Dr. Mohammad Abul Farah

Name of the editor Dr. Mohammad Abul Farah
Designation Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, King Saud University, Riyadh
Short Profile Mohammad Abul Farah, Ph.D., serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology at King Saud University, Riyadh. Dr. Farah attended Aligarh Muslim University in India where he received his Ph.D. in Zoology (Genetics). He worked as a Research Scientist at Proteonik Inc., a biotechnology company in Seoul, South Korea. He also served as Research Professor at RCPM, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea. With over 15 years of experience in academics and research, he has worked extensively on cytogenetics, genotoxicity, diabetes research focusing on the process of insulin signaling. At KSU, he is involved in research on natural products and biosynthesized nanoparticles for the development of anticancer drugs. He obtained expertise in the field of molecular biology, genomics, and computer based drug design and drug development.
Dr. Farah is an astute professional with experience in process optimization & biochemical lab practices. Proficient in analysing and interpreting research results and technical data. Adroit at identifying potential in the design phase of the project, troubleshoot and solve problems associated with the process. Proven track record of participating in various research projects with real-time experience in planning, execution, application of methodologies, documentation and presentation of findings. Detail oriented with an analytical bent of mind and a positive attitude.
Email farahabul@gmail.com
Office / Residential address Lab No. 2B 162, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh-11451, Saudi Arabia
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Publications (If publications are not available online, then provide a list of 4 publications published during last 10years)(Excludepaperspublishedbytheeditorinthejournalsofwhichhe/sheisin-chargeofthepublishing
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  1. ArunBahadurGurung, Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Joongku Lee, Mohammad Abul Farah, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi. 2020. Unravelling lead antiviral phytochemicals for the inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 Mpro enzyme through in silico approach. Life Sciences 255, 117831.
  2. ArunBahadurGurung, Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Joongku Lee, Mohammad Abul Farah, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi. 2020. In silico screening of FDA approved drugs reveals ergotamine and dihydroergotamine as potential coronavirus main protease enzyme inhibitors. Saudi Journal of biological Sciences. (In Press), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjbs.2020.06.005
  3. Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Soo-Yong Kim, Tapan Kumar Pan, F. Al-Hemaid, M. S. Elshikh, MeenaElangbam, Joongku Lee, Mohammad Abul Farah& Khalid M. Al-Anazi. 2020. Complete chloroplast genome of vulnerable medicinal plant Saracaasoca (Fabaceae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B Resources, 5 (1), 754-755.
  4. Muhammad Ajmal Ali, Mohammad Abul Farah*, Joongku Lee, Khalid M. Al-Anazi, Fahad Al-Hemaid. 2020. Molecular Insights into the Interaction of Ursolic Acid and Cucurbitacin from Colocynth with Therapeutic Targets of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, (In Press),DOI : 10.2174/1570180817999200514102750
  5. ArunBahadurGurung, Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Joongku Lee,  Fahad Al-Hemaid, Mohammad Abul Farah, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi. 2020. Molecular docking elucidates the plausible mechanisms underlying the anticancer properties of acetyldigitoxigenin from Adeniumobesum. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 27, 1907–1911.
  6. Ahmed Hossam Mahmoud, Mohammad Abul Farah, Ahmed Rady, Khalid MashaiAlanazi, Osama Mohammed, Nabil Amor, Khaloud Mohammed Alarjani. 2020. Molecular characterization of goats from Saudi Arabia using microsatellite markers. Journal of King Saud University – Science, 32, 1681–1686.
  7. M. Ajmal Ali, Mohammad Abul Farah, Khalid M. Al-Anazi, Syed HussainBasha, Fang Bai, Joongku Lee, Fahad M.A. Al-Hemaid, Ahmed Hossam Mahmoud and Waleed A.Q. Hailan. 2020. In Silico Elucidation of the Plausible Inhibitory Potential of Withaferin A of WithaniaSomnifera Medicinal Herb Against Breast Cancer Targeting Estrogen Receptor. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2020, 21, 000-000, DOI: 10.2174/1389201021666200129121843
  8. Ahmed Ali Al-kawmani, Khalid MashaiAlanazi, Mohammad Abul Farah, M. Ajmal Ali, Waleed Ali QaidHailan, Fahad M.A. Al-Hemaid. 2020. Apoptosis-inducing potential of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles in breast cancer cells. Journal of King Saud University – Science 32, 2480–2488.
  9. Ahmad Khan R, Al-Lohedan HA, Abul Farah M, Sajid Ali M, Alsalme A, Mashay Al-Anazi K, Tabassum S. (2019). Evaluation of (ɳ6-p-cymene) ruthenium diclofenac complex as anticancer chemotherapeutic agent: interaction with biomolecules, cytotoxicity assays. J BiomolStructDyn. 2019 Sep;37(15):3905-3913. doi: 10.1080/07391102.2018.1528180.
  1. Ali MS, Al-Lohedan HA, Tariq M, Farah MA, Altaf M, Wabaidur SM, ShakeelIqubal SM, Tabassum S, Abdullah MMS. (2019). Modulation of amyloid fibril formation of plasma protein by saffron constituent “safranal”: Spectroscopic and imaging analyses. Int J BiolMacromol. 2019 Apr 15;127:529-535. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.01.052
  1. Ahmed H. Mahmoud, Amgad A. Saleh, Abdelzaher M. Abasiry, Mohammad Abul Farah, Ahmed M. Rady and Reda H. Sammour (2020). Molecular characterization of tyrosinase gene (exon 1) in camels of Saudi Arabia. Indian J. Anim. Res., 54 (5), 529-533. DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-1001
  1. JavedMasood Khan, Anwar Ahmed, Salman Freeh Alamery, Mohammad Abul Farah, TajamulHussain, Mohmmad Imran Khan, RizwanHasanKhane, Ajamaluddin Malik, Sadaf Fatima, PriyankarSen (2019). Millimolar concentration of sodium dodecyl sulfate inhibit thermal aggregation in hen egg white lysozyme via increased α-helicity. Colloids and Surfaces A 572 (2019) 167–173.
  1. Ahmed Hossam Mahmoud, Mohammad Abul Farah, Ahmed Rady, Khalid Alanazi, Osama Mohammed, Nabil Amor, Mohammed Alshaikh, Riyadh Jumaah, Mahmoud Salah, AmgadSaleh (2019). Utilization of microsatellite markers in genotyping of Saudi Arabian camels for productivity and conservation. Canadian Journal of Animal Science, Published on the web 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1139/CJAS-2018-0170.
  1. Ahmed Qasem Ali, Mohammad Abul Farah, Faisal M. Abou-Tarboush, Khalid M. Al-Anazi, M. Ajmal Ali, Joongku Lee, Waleed A.Q. Hailan, Ahmed Hossam Mahmoud (2019). Cytogenotoxic effects of Adeniumobesum seeds extracts on breast cancer cells. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 26 (2019) 547–553.
  1. Khalid M. Al-Anazi, Ahmed H. Mahmoud, Mohammad Abul Farah, Ahmed A. Allam, Moustafa M. G. Fouda, Hatem E. Gaffer (2019). 2-Amino-5-arylazothiazole-Based Derivatives: In Vitro Cytotoxicity, Antioxidant Properties, and Bleomycin-Dependent DNA Damage. Chemistry Select: Volume4, Issue19, Pages 5570-5576.
  1. Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Mohammad TabrezQuasim, Mohammad Abul Farah, Fahad Mohammad Al-Hemaid, Joongku Lee, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi, Soo Yong Kim and Tapan Pan (2019). CSTNPD: A Database for Cancer Specific Toxic Natural Products. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 12(10), DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2019/v12i10/141396.
  1. MuthumariappanAkilarasanSakthivelKogularasuShen‐Ming Chen  Mani GovindasamyTse‐Wei Chen  M. Ajmal Ali  Fahad M. A. Al‐Hemaid  M. S. ElshikhM. Abul Farah (2018). Green Approach to the Synthesis of Well‐structured Prussian Blue Cubes for the Effective Electrocatalytic Reduction of Antiprotozoal Agent CoccidiostatNicarbazin. Electroanalysis, DOI: 10.1002/elan.201700750.
  1. Waleed A. Q. Hailan, Faisal M. Abou-Tarboush, Khalid M. Al-Anazi, Areeba Ahmad, Ahmed Qasem and Mohammad Abul Farah (2018). Gemcitabine induced cytotoxicity, DNA damage and hepatic injury in laboratory mice. DRUG AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY, https://doi.org/10.1080/01480545.2018.1504957
  1. Ayman M. Mahmouda, Mousa O. Germoushd, Khalid M. Al-Anazi, Ahmed H. Mahmoud, Mohammad Abul Farah, Ahmed A. Allam (2018). Commiphoramolmol protects against methotrexate-induced nephrotoxicity by up-regulating Nrf2/ARE/HO-1 signaling. Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy 106 (2018) 499–509.


  1. Mohammad Usman, SartajTabassum, FarukhArjmand, Rais Ahmad Khan, Mohd. Sajid Ali, Hamad A. AlLohedan, Ali Alsalme, Mohammad Abul Farah, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi, Musheer Ahmad (2018). CuII-NaIHeteronuclear complex as Anticancer Entity against Human Breast Cancer Cell lines: DNA binding, Cleavage, and Computational studies. InorganicaChimicaActa. 479: 229-239.
  1. Shah AlamSiddiqui, AtiqurRahman, M. OliurRahman, Mohammad Ahsanul Akbar, A.S. ShamsurRauf, Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Fahad M.A. Al-Hemaid, Mohammad Abul Farah (2018). Evaluation of anti-nociceptive, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic potential of Mikaniacordata (Burm. f.) Robinson in experimental animal model. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 25(6): 1049-1055.
  1. Shah AlamSiddiqui, AtiqurRahman, M. OliurRahman, Mohammad Ahsanul Akbar, Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Fahad M.A. Al-Hemaid, M.S. Elshikh, M. Abul Farah (2019). A novel triterpenoid 16-hydroxy betulinic acid isolated from Mikaniacordata attributes multi-faced pharmacological activities. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 26(3): 554-562.
  1. Shen-Ming Chen, RajajiUmamaheswari, Govindasamy Mani, Tse-Wei Chen,M. Ajmal Ali, Al-HemaidFahad M. A. M. S. Elshikhb and M. Abul Farah. (2018). Hierarchically structured CuFe2O4 ND@RGO composite for the detection of oxidative stress biomarker in biological fluids. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. 5: 944-950.
  1. Ahmed H. Mahmoud, Faisal M. Abou-Tarboush, Ahmed Rady, Khalid M. Al-Anazi, Mohammad Abul Farah and Osama B. Mohammed (2018). Genetic variability of sheep populations of Saudi Arabia using microsatellite markers. Indian Journal of Animal Research, (Accepted Article, In Press, DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-775).
  1. Mohd. Sajid Ali, Mohammad Abul Farah, Hamad A. Al-Lohedan, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi. (2018). Comprehensive exploration of the anticancer activities of procaine and its binding with calf thymus DNA: a multi spectroscopic and molecular modelling study. RSC Advances. 8: 9083-9093.
  1. Mohd. Sajid Ali, Mohammad Abul Farah, Hamad A. Al-Lohedan, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi. (2018). Antiproliferative activities of procainamide and its binding with calf thymus DNA through multi-spectroscopic and computational approaches. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 258: 74-84.
  1. K. Thenmozhi, N. Anusuya, M. Ajmal Ali, S. Jamuna, , K. Karthika, A. Venkatachalapathi, F.M. Al-Hemaid, M.A. Farah, S. Paulsamy. (2018). Pharmacological credence of the folklore use of Bauhinia malabarica in the management of jaundice.  Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 25(1): 22-26.
  1. Mohammad Ibrahim Alallah, FahadAlhemaid, Fang Bai, Ramzi Ahmed Mothana, Mohamed SolimanElshikh, Mohammad Abul Farah, Mohammad Ajmal Ali, Joongku Lee, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi (2018). The binding proximity of methyl b-lilacinobioside isolated from Carallumaretrospiciens with topoisomerase II attributes apoptosis in breast cancer cell line. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 25 (8): 1826-1833.
  1. James Milton, Ajaz A. Bhat, M.A. Haniffa, ShaikAlthafHussain, Irfan A. Rather, Khalid Mashay Al-Anazi, Waleed A.Q. Hailan, Mohammad Abul Farah (2018). Ovarian development and histological observations of threatened dwarf snakehead fish, Channagachua (Hamilton, 1822). Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 25(1):149-153.
  1. Ahmed A. Al-kawmani, Mansour M. Alfuraiji, Salehkandeal, Mohammad Abul Farah, Khalid MashaiAlanazi (2018). Pubertal changes in testicular parameters and secretion of testosterone in Najdi and Naemi ram lambs under desert conditions. Indian Journal of Animal Research, 52(2): 212-219.