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Assist prof Dr. Wali Khan | Zoology | Best Paper Award

PHD at University of Karachi, Pakistan.

🌦️📚  Dr. Wali Khan is an Assistant Professor in Zoology (Parasitology) at the University of Malakand. With a Ph.D. in Zoology (Helminthology), he received the prestigious Muhammad Afzal Hussain Qadri Memorial GOLD MEDAL at the Pakistan Congress of Zoology in 2014. His impactful contributions include winning the 1st Research award and securing the third position in a poster presentation. Dr. Khan’s research interests cover Parasitology, Vector biology, and the ecology of Vertebrate Pests. He actively leads research projects on helminth parasitic infections and rodent pests. As a dedicated academic, he also holds a Certificate of Approved PhD Supervisor from the Higher Education Commission. 🌍

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📚 Education:

Matric (1994): Biology, Math, Physics, Chemistry, BISE Swat F.Sc (1997): Biology, Physics, Chemistry, BISE Swat B.Sc (2000): Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, University of Peshawar M.Sc (2008): Zoology, Federal Urdu University Karachi M.Phil (2010): Zoology (Parasitology), University of Karachi Ph.D (2014): Zoology (Helminthology), University of Karachi

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (IPFP), University of Malakand: 14-07-2014 to 13-07-2015
  • Assistant Professor (Daily wages), University of Malakand: 14-07-2015 to 13-07-2016
  • Assistant Professor (TTS), University of Malakand: 14-07-2016 to Till date


Won Muhammad Afzal Hussain Qadri Memorial GOLD MEDAL for Ph.D. in Parasitology, Pakistan Congress of Zoology, 2014.

Research Awards and Achievements:

1st Research award for SRGP project completion. Award for chairing an academic session in the 39th Pakistan Congress of Zoology. Certificate of appreciation for excellence in research and participation in research performance. Third position and cash award in a poster presentation in 2022. Membership of International Society of Zoological Sciences until 2026. Certificate of Approved PhD Supervisor by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in 2022.

Research Interests:

Parasitology (Protozoology and Helminthology), Vector biology, Medical and Veterinary Parasitology, Parasites of Zoonotic and economic importance, Infectious diseases, Ecology of Vertebrate Pest their Management and Control.

Research Grants/Projects (As PI):

Helminth parasitic infection of fish fauna from river Swat (HEC) – Completed. Helminthosis of Chickens in Malakand Division (University of Malakand) – In progress. Feeding biology and parasitic infection in Schizothorax plagiostomus (HigherEducationDepartment KhyberPakhtunkhwa) – Submitted. Intestinal Parasitosis in Scavenging Chickens (Higher Education Commission) – Submitted. Species composition and damage estimation of rodent pests (NRPU, Higher Education Commission) – Submitted.

Research Focus

Dr. Wali Khan’s research primarily focuses on parasitology and related aspects in the field of biological sciences. His studies encompass a wide range of topics within parasitology, including the assessment of growth characteristics, survival rates, and body composition of fish under different feeding rates. Additionally, he investigates the prevalence and risk factors associated with intestinal parasitic infections among various populations, such as food handlers and individuals in educational institutions. Dr. Khan’s work delves into the diversity of intestinal parasites, evaluation of ecto and endo parasitic fauna, and the overall endemicity of parasitic infections in specific regions. His research contributes valuable insights into the field of parasitology, addressing both aquatic and human ecosystems.

Peer Reviewer & Academic Engagements:

Dr. Wali Khan, citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

Citations: 713 (All), 675 (Since 2019)
h-index: 16 (All), 14 (Since 2019)
i10-index: 30 (All), 28 (Since 2019)


Publications (TOP NOTES)

Evaluation of ecto and endo parasitic fauna of Schizothorax plagiostomus inhabitants of river Swat, Khyber PakhtunKhwa, Pakistan, publication date: 2021.

Growth performance, haematological assessment and chemical composition of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) fed different levels of Aloe vera extract as feed, publication date: 2021.

Assessment of ecto and endo parasites of Schizothorax plagiostomus inhabiting river Panjkora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, publication date: 2021.
Gastrointestinal helminths in dog feces surrounding suburban areas of Lower Dir district, Pakistan: A public health threat, publication date: 2020.
Prevalence and risk factors assessment of theileriosis in livestock of Malakand Division, Pakistan, publication date: 2021.
Wali Khan | Zoology | Best Paper Award

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