Prof. Choudhary obtained his PhD from the HEJ Institute – in Organic Chemistry in 1987; and his MSc degree in 1983 from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, also in Organic Chemistry. He also did his BSc degree at the University of Karachi in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Botany.
Dr Choudhary is involved in nationally important projects of academic nature including; the survey of medicinal plants in Pakistan, environmental monitoring, capacity building in Science and Technology in Pakistan, etc. He is also involved in industrial projects and currently heading the largest “Industrial Analytical Centre” of Pakistan. He is also currently the project director of the newly established “Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicines and Drug Development.”
He is a Fellow of Lead-International and a member of the board of governors of Lead-Pakistan.
Prof. Choudhary is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London; American Chemical Society; International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC); American Society of Pharmacology; New York Academy of Sciences; Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS); and a member of executive board of the Asian Network of Research on Anti Diabetic Plants (ANRAP).
Prof. Choudhary was awarded the Tamgha-E-Imtiaz, in 1998; the Sitara-E-Imtiaz in 2001, both by the President of Pakistan. He was also awarded the Abdussalam Prize in Chemistry in 1990; and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) young chemist award in 1994.
Prof. Choudhary was elected as a Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences in 2002.