Assistant Professor Dr Tooba Mahboob

Assistant Professor | Department of Pharmaceutical Biology

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Parasitology)
MSc (Chemistry)
BSc (Hons) (Chemistry)

Areas of Interest
Natural Products
Professional Bodies Membership:

  1. Member of Royal Society of Biology
  2. Member of World Union of Herbal Drug Discovery


Current research project (PI/Co-PI)




Medicinal under-exploited Thai Native Plants against Acanthamoeba, Leishmania donovani and Plasmodium falciparum – Toward South East Asia Collaboration Initiative.

The Plant Genetics Conservation Project under the Royal Initiation of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Walailak University, Thailand

School of Allied Health Sciences, Walailak University





Master students (Current)

Haya Mohammed Qaid Al-Mansari


Undergraduate students (Completed)

Ang Ming Yee (2020)

Chan Kar Lok (2020)


  1. Mahboob, T., Ismail, A. A., Shah, M. R., Rahmatullah, M., Paul, A. K., Pereira, M. D. L., ... & Nissapatorn, V. (2023). Development of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Challenges and Prospects. Diseases, 11(2), 64.
  2. Khojali, W. M., Hussein, W., Bin Break, M. K., Alafnan, A., Huwaimel, B., Khalifa, N. E., Mahboob, T., ... & Alshammari, H. (2023). Chemical Composition, Antibacterial Activity and In Vitro Anticancer Evaluation of Ochradenus baccatus Methanolic Extract. Medicina, 59(3), 546.
  3. Mahmood, R. A., Hasan, A., Rahmatullah, M., Paul, A. K., Jahan, R., Jannat, K., Bondon, A., Mahboob, T., ... & Wilairatana, P. (2022). Solanaceae family phytochemicals as inhibitors of 3C-Like protease of SARS-CoV-2: An in silico analysis. Molecules, 27(15), 4739.
  4. Zulkipli, M., Mahbub, N., Fatima, A., Wan-Lin, S. L., Khoo, T. J., Mahboob, T., ... & Wiart, C. (2022). Isolation and characterization of werneria chromene and dihydroxyacidissimol from Burkillanthus malaccensis (Ridl.) swingle. Plants, 11(11), 1388.
  5. Rajagopal, M., Paul, A. K., Lee, M. T., Joykin, A. R., Por, C. S., Mahboob, T., ... & Nissapatorn, V. (2022). Phytochemicals and Nano-Phytopharmaceuticals Use in Skin, Urogenital and Locomotor Disorders: Are We There?. Plants, 11(9), 1265.
  6. Paul, A. K., Jahan, R., Paul, A., Mahboob, T., Bondhon, T. A., Jannat, K., ... & Rahmatullah, M. (2022). The role of medicinal and aromatic plants against obesity and arthritis: A review. Nutrients, 14(5), 985.
  7. Lim, C. L., Raju, C. S., Mahboob, T., Kayesth, S., Gupta, K. K., Jain, G. K., ... & Nissapatorn, V. (2022). Precision and advanced nano-phytopharmaceuticals for therapeutic applications. Nanomaterials, 12(2), 238.
  8. Paul, A. K., Hossain, M. K., Mahboob, T., Nissapatorn, V., Wilairatana, P., Jahan, R., ... & Rahmatullah, M. (2022). Does oxidative stress management help alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms in patients experiencing diabetes?. Nutrients, 14(2), 321.
  9. Jannat, K., Paul, A. K., Bondhon, T. A., Hasan, A., Nawaz, M., Jahan, R., Mahboob, T., ... & Rahmatullah, M. (2021). Nanotechnology applications of flavonoids for viral diseases. Pharmaceutics, 13(11), 1895.
  10. Chong, Z. L., Soe, H. J., Ismail, A. A., Mahboob, T., Chandramathi, S., & Sekaran, S. D. (2021). Evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of a new biosensors-based rapid diagnostic test for the point-of-care diagnosis of previous and recent dengue infections in Malaysia. Biosensors, 11(5), 129.
  11. Mahboob, T., Nawaz, M., de Lourdes Pereira, M., Tian-Chye, T., Samudi, C., Sekaran, S. D., ... & Nissapatorn, V. (2020). PLGA nanoparticles loaded with Gallic acid-a constituent of Leea indica against Acanthamoeba triangularis. Scientific reports, 10(1), 8954.
  12. Mahboob, T., Nawaz, M., Tian-Chye, T., Samudi, C., Wiart, C., & Nissapatorn, V. (2018). Preparation of poly (dl-lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles encapsulated with periglaucine A and betulinic acid for in vitro anti-Acanthamoeba and cytotoxicity activities. Pathogens, 7(3), 62.
  13. Mahboob, T., Azlan, A. M., Shipton, F. N., Boonroumkaew, P., Azman, N. S. N., Sekaran, S. D., ... & Nissapatorn, V. (2017). Acanthamoebicidal activity of periglaucine A and betulinic acid from Pericampylus glaucus (Lam.) Merr. in vitro. Experimental parasitology, 183, 160-166.
  14. Abdul Majid, M. A., Mahboob, T., Mong, B. G., Jaturas, N., Richard, R. L., Tian-Chye, T., ... & Nissapatorn, V. (2017). Pathogenic waterborne free-living amoebae: An update from selected Southeast Asian countries. PloS one, 12(2), e0169448.

Journal Reviewers

Heliyon, Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Public Health, Review Editor in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, International Journal of General Medicine, Pathogen Global, Pharmaceutical Biology, Journal of Herbal Medicine, Determination in Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology

Editorial Board Member

Current Trends in Medicine

Community engagement

Organizing member of Animal Awareness Day, University of Malaya, 2014-2017

Awards and Recognitions

Postgraduate Research Grant, University of Malaya , 2015

Excellence Award, University of Malaya, 2018