Dr. Saifullah Bullo

Associate Professor

Chairperson of The Department of Human and Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact Details saifullah.bullo@bnbwu.edu.pk


Dr. Saifullah Bullo is an Associate Professor and also serving as Director ORIC at The Begum Nusrat Bhutto Women University, Sukkur Sindh Pakistan. Dr. Bullo has more than 13 years of Research and Teaching experience. He has published more than 38 research publications with cumulative impact factor of 125, he also has 20 conference proceedings publications etc. He has been awarded one gold medal and two silver medals in international Research Exhibitions. He also has been awarded Research grants/funding from different international research funding agencies etc.


1. European Respiratory Society (ERS) Short-Term Research Training Fellowship 2016 (STRTF 2016) (November 2016 -March 2017).
2. Fully funded Scholarship for PhD studies under “Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP)” by Malaysian Higher Education Commission (MOHE) for three years 2011-2014.
3. Gold MEDAL AWARD For the Best Research at The Invention, Research And Innovation (PRPI) Exhibition, Held In University Putra Malaysia On 15-16th November 2016.
4. Silver Medal Award in The 3 rd International, Innovation, Design and Articulation IDeA 2016, University Technology Mara (UiTM) Perlis. 27-29 th April 2016.
5. Silver medal award in for the best research at the Invention, Res: and Innovation (PRPI) 2014 exhibition, held in University Putra Malaysia on 30 th September to 1st October 2014.


Ph.DInstitute of Advanced Technology, University Putra Malaysia (UPM)Nanoscience (Nanomedicine)2014
Master of ScienceShah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, PakistanOrganic Chemistry2006
Bachelor of ScienceShah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh, PakistanChemistry2004


1Dual-Functional Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Coated with Polyvinyl Alcohol/5- fluorouracil/ Zinc-Aluminium- Layered Double Hydroxide for Simultaneous Drug and Target Delivery System.  Accepted in Polymer 3 rd March 2021. IF. 3.426Mona Ebadi, Saifullah Bullo, Kalaivani Buskaran et al.
2Characterization of betulinic acid-multiwalled carbon nanotubes modified with hydrophilic biopolymer for improved biocompatibility on NIH/3T3 cell line. Accepted 26h Feb 2021. Polymers IF. 3.426Julia Meihua Tan, Saifullah Bullo, Sharida Fakurazi & Mohd Hussein.
3Anticancer Molecular Mechanism of Protocatchic Acid loaded on Foate coated functionalized graphene oxide nanocomposite delivery system in human hepatocellular carcinoma. Materials 2021, 14, 817. IF. 3.057Kalaivani Buskaran, Saifullah Bullo, Mohd Zobir et al.
4Graphene oxide‐ellagic acid nanocomposite as effective anticancer and antimicrobial agentSamer Hasan Hussein‐Al‐Ali , Suha Mujahed Abudoleh , Mohd Zobir Hussein, Saifullah Bullo, Arul Palanisamy.
5Synthesis and Cytotoxicity Study of Magnetite Nanoparticles Coated with Polyethylene Glycol and Sorafenib–Zinc/Aluminium Layered Double Hydroxide. Polymers 2020, 12, 2716. IF. 3.426Mona Ebadi, Kalaivani Buskaran, Saifullah Bullo
6Preparation, characterization and biological evaluation of biopolymer-coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes for sustained-delivery of silibinin. Scientific Reports. October 2020). IF. 3.998Julia Tan, Bullo Saifullah Bhullo and Mohd Zobir et al.
7Release of a Liver Anticancer Drug, Sorafenib from its PVA/LDH- and PEG/LDH-Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications. Materials June 2020. IF 2.97.Mona Ebadi 1 , Saifullah Bullo 1,2 , Kalaivani Buskaran et al.
8Synthesis and Properties of Magnetic Nanotheranostics coated with Polyehylene Glycol/5-Fluorouracil/Layered Double Hydroxide. in International Journal of Nanomedicine. (Volume 2019:14 Pages 6661—6678). (IF 5.11)Mona Ebadi, Bullo Saifullah and Mohd Zobir Hussein.
9The Impact of Magnesium–Aluminum-Layered Double Hydroxide-Based Polyvinyl Alcohol Coated on Magnetite on the Preparation of Core-Shell Nanoparticles as a Drug Delivery Agent. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(15), 3764; (IF 4.183)Mona Ebadi,Kalaivani Buskaran , Bullo Saifullah, Sharida Fakurazi,  and Mohd Zobir Hussein.
10Dual Drugs Anticancer Nanoformulation Using Graphene Oxide-PEG as Nanocarrier For Protocatechuic Acid and Chlorogenic Acid. Pharm Res (springer) (2019) 36:91. (IF 3.896).Bullo Saifullah, Kalaivani Buskaran, Rabia Baby Shaikhet al.
11Graphene oxide-PEG-Protocatechuic acid Nanocomposite formulation with improved anticancer properties. Nanomaterials 8, 820, 2018(IF 4.038).Bullo Saifullah, Kalaivani Buskaran, Rabia Baby Shaikhet al.
12Chemopreventive Effects Of Phenethyl Isothiocyanate In A Graphene Oxide Based Nanocomposite Against Human Lung, Breast And Colon Cancer Cell Lines. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2018, 9(1), 1-9. (IF 0.0)D.M. Seema, Bullo Saifullah, Mariadoss Selvanayagam et al.
13Greener Method for the Removal of Toxic Metal Ions from the Wastewater by Application of Agricultural Waste as an Adsorbent. Water (MDPI) Accepted 10 th September 2018. (IF 2.524)Rabia Baby, Bullo Saifullah, Fawad ur Rehman and Ruqia Iqbal Shaikh.
14Designing of the anticancer nanocomposite with sustained release properties by using graphene oxide nanocarrier with phenethyl isothiocyanate  as anticancer agent. Pharmaceutics 2018, 10, 109. (IF 4.773)D.M. Seema, Bullo Saifullah, Mariadoss Selvanayagam et al.
15Incorporation of Levodopa into Biopolymer Coatings based on Carboxylated Carbon Nanotubes for pH-dependent Sustained Release Drug Delivery. Nanomaterials 2018, 8(6), 389. (IF 4.038).Julia Tan, Bullo Saifullah, A.M. Kura et al.
16Improved anticancer effect of Magnetite nanocomposite formulation(Fe 3 O 4 -PEG-GA) of Gallic acid against lung, breast and colon Cancer cells. Nanomaterials 2018, 8, 83. (IF 4.038).Raihana Rosman, Bullo Saifullah, Sandra Maniamet al.
17Evaluate the Cytotoxicity of Kojic Acid Nanocomposites on Melanoma Cells and Normal Cells of the Skin.Samer Hasan Hussein-Al-Ali, Palanisamy Arulselvan, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Sharida Fakurazi, Bullo Saifullah.
18Synthesis of (Hexaconazole- Zinc/Aluminum-Layered Double Hydroxide Nanocomposite) Fungicide Nanodelivery System for Controlling Ganoderma Disease in Oil Palm. Journal of Agricultural and food chemistry.J. Agric. Food Chem.2018, 66(4):806-813. (IF 4.192).Isshadiba Mustafa, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Bullo Saifullah et al.
19Nano-Formulation of Ethambutol with Multifunctional Graphene Oxide and Magnetic Nanoparticles Retains Its Anti-Tubercular Activity with Prospects of Improving Chemotherapeutic Efficacy. Molecules (MDPI) 2017, 22, 1697. (IF 3.060)Bullo Saifullah, Arundhati Maitra et al.
20Novel anti-tuberculosis nanodelivery formulation of ethambutol with graphene oxide. Molecule2017, 22, 1560. (IF 3.060)Bullo Saifullah, Arundhati Maitra et al.
21Sustained Release of anticancer agent phytic acid from its chitosan coated magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery system. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2017:12 2361–2372. (IF 4.471)Faraha Naz, Bullo Saifullah, Dena dorniani et al.
22Graphene oxide as a nanocarrier for controlled release and targeted delivery of an anticancer active agent, chlorogenic acid. Materials Science and Engineering C 74 (2017) 177–185. (IF 4.959)Faraha Naz, Bullo Saifullah, Dena dornianiet
23Structural, Optical and Electrical Properties of ZnO/ZnAl2O4 Nanocomposites Prepared via Thermal Reduction Approach. Journal of Materials Science JMSC.30.8. 2017 1504-9).(IF 3.442)Mohd Faizul Mohd Sabri, Ethar, Mohd Zobir Hussein,  Khaulah Binti Sulaiman, Dr. Suhana Binti Mohd Said, Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Bashir.
24Synthesis, characterization, and efficacy of antituberculosis isoniazid zinc aluminum-layered double hydroxide based nanocomposites. International Journal of nanomedicine (2016:11 3225–3237). (IF 4.471)Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir B Hussein et al.
25Graphene Oxide-Gallic Acid Nanodelivery System for Cancer Therapy. Nanoscale Research Letters (2016) 11:491. (IF 3.159)Dena dornaini, Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir Hussein et al.
26Serum concentrations of ketamine associated with mechanical antinociceptive effects in conscious dogs. BMC Veterinary Research (2016) 12:198(IF 1.792)Ubedullah Kaka; Bullo Saifullah and et al.
27Inorganic nanolayers structure preparation and biomedical applications.International Journal of nanomedicine. 2015:10 5609–5633. (IF 4.471)Bullo Saifullah and Mohd Zobir B Hussein*.
28Acute oral toxicity and biodistribution study of zinc aluminium-levodopa nanocomposite. Nanoscale Research letters (Springer)- March 2015, 10:105. (IF 3.159)Aminu Umar Kura 1, Saifullah Bullo, Pike-See Cheah Mohd Zobir Hussein 4 , Norazrina Azmi 5 , SharidaFakurazi 1,3 .
29Development of highly biocompatible nanodelivery system for tuberculosis drug based on isoniazid-Mg/Al Layered Double Hydroxide. International Journal of Nanomedicine. 2014:9 4749–4762. (IF 4.471)Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir B Hussein et al.
30Antimycobacterial, antimicrobial activities and biocompatibility of nanocomposites of Para aminosalicyclic acid with ZnLH and Zn/Al LDHs. Drug Design, Development and Therapy . 2014:8 1029–1036. (IF 3.208)Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir B Hussein* et al.
31Development of a highly biocompatible anti-tuberculosis nanodelivery formulation basedon para-aminosalicylic acid–zinc layered hydroxide nanocomposites. The scientific world journal Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 401460, 12 pages. (IF 2.30)Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir Hussein* et al.
32Antituberculosis nanodelivery system with controlled-release properties based on para-amino-salicylate–zinc aluminum-layered double-hydroxide nanocomposites. Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2013: 7: 1365–1375. (IF 3.208)Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir B Hussein*, Samer et al.
33Samer et al. Sustained release formulation of an anti-tuberculosis drug based on para-aminosalicylic acid-zinc layered hydroxide nanocomposite. Chemistry Central Journal 2013, 7:72 (IF 2.094)Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir B Hussein
34Samer: Controlled-release approaches towards the chemotherapy of tuberculosis. International Journal of Nanomedicine 2012:7.5451-5463. (IF 4.471)Bullo Saifullah, Mohd Zobir B Hussein*,
35Hippuric acid nanocomposite enhances doxorubicin and oxaliplatin-induced cytotoxicity in MDA-MB231, MCF-7 and Caco2 cell lines. Drug Design, Development and Therapy 2013:7: 25-31. (IF 3.208)Samer Hasan Hussein Al Ali, Mothanna Al-Qubaisi, Mohd Zobir Hussein, Maznah Ismail, Bullo Saifullah.
36A Facile and Concise Route to Hydroxy Benzoyl Pyrido [2,3-d] Pyrimidine Heterocycles Derivatives: Synthesis, Structural, Spectral and Computational Exploration. RSC Advances (Accepted September 2019) (IF 3.049)Khalid Muhammad, Bullo Saifullah; Kamal, Mustafa et al.
37Carbon Nanomaterials for the treatment of heavy metal contaminated water and environmental remediation. (Nanoscale Research letters (springer) (Accepted 14 th September 2019). (IF 3.159)Rabia baby, Bullo Saifullah and Mohd Zobir Hussein.
38Palm kernel shell as an effective adsorbent for the treatment of heavy metal contaminated water. Scientific Reports (springer nature )11,12Dec 2019). IF. 3.998Rabia Baby, Bullo Saifullah and Mohd Zobir Hussein.

Professional Memberships

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1Member of the European Respiratory Society(ERS) (membership # 306755) (http://www.ersnet.org) September 2015 - now
2Member of the British Society for Nanomedicine (www.BritishSocietyNanomedicine.org)May 2015 - now
3Member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ID 134812) (https://www.escmid.org/)November 2016 - now