Dr. Riaz Hussain Pasha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (Histology), Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He is a Graduate in Veterinary Medicine, from the University of Agriculture (Faisalabad, Pakistan) 2001. He did a Master’s in Anatomy (same University, 2005) and Ph. D from UAF, Faisalabad, 2010. He served as Lecturer of Anatomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad Pakistan, 2003-2005. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy, UAF, 2005-2010 under the auspices of the Fellowship Program of HEC Pakistan. He was an Assistant Professor for Anatomy & Histology, University College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, 2011-2012. From 2012 until the present, he is serving as an Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (Histology), Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture, University Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Dr. Riaz Hussain Pasha's research interests are focused on understanding the ecological and environmental effect/pollution on the anatomy of the male reproductive tract and correlating it with the physiological behavioral and hormonal status of the seasonal breeders. Heavy metal reprotoxicity is a global threat. Recent studies have shown that heavy metal groundwater contamination and toxicity have to lead to a massive epidemic of heavy metal poisoning in many countries of the world. I am working on the heavy metal-induced morphometric and cellular alterations in the male reproductive system. I am also focusing on identifying and quantifying the cells of Adenohypophysis of foetal and dam pituitary glands and the distribution of Corticotrophs, along with other cells including thyrotrophs, lactotrophs, Somatotrophs, LH, and FSH producing cells of gonadotrophs, & to understand the stress effect on HPA & HPG axis.