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Like any ordinary child raised with a rural background, throughout life I have remained closely associated with nature, the rural environment, and have keenly observed the interactions between people and the natural environments in which they reside. During my undergraduate studies I spent most of my holidays taking long walks and hikes exploring the deserts, deep gorges, wide valleys and high mountains that have always inspired and educated me. At the graduate level I received training in cytogenetics, wide hybridization and plant biosystematics, which lead me toward the development and introduction of new crops. One of our high yielding, early maturing and disease resistant commercial variety, Hasnain 2013 is widely grown on farmers field and contributing significantly to edible oil production. More recently, my research has focused on molecular anthropology and conservation biology of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region of Pakistan and this research has yielded very interesting results that have been appreciated by the international community, .........Read More

MPhil/Phd Supervised Students

Muhammad Tariq

  • Email: mtariq@icp.edu.pk
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2017
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Genetic Analysis of The Major Tribes of Buner and Swabi Areas Through Dental Morphology And DNA Analysis
  • Short Profile:

    Muhammad Tariq currently works as Assistant Professor at the Centre for Omic Sciences, Islamia College Peshawar. Tariq does research in Molecular Anthropology and Dental Anthropology.

Sajid ul Ghafoor

  • Email: Sajidulghafoor@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 200t
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Molecular Characterization of Ephedra Species found in Pakistan
  • Short Profile:

    I am working as Assistant Professor Department of Genetics Hazara University Mansehra. Prof Dr Habib Ahmad remained my teacher, Colleague, mentor and Friend.

Nasir Ali

  • Email: Nociralee@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: MPhil
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: DNA mutation in myuclonus epilepsy with regged red cells fibers in Mansehra
  • Short Profile:

    Nasir Ali is currently working on ancient DNA. Unavailing genetic truth of ancient people residing khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Saadia afzal(PHD)

  • Email: afzal.saadia54@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2018
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: WEED ECOLOGY OF BRASSICA FIELDS OF ABBOTTABAD DISTRICT AND CORRELATION OF WEEDS WITH PHYSICAL CHEMICAL NATURE OF THE SOIL
  • Short Profile:

    Dr.Saadia AfzalAssociate Prof of Botany.GGPGC.O.1 Abbottabad.Entered as lecturer(BPS.17.) in Higher Education Dept.KP. Peshawar .Pakistan.(NWFP).Promoted as Assist.Prof Of Botany and now servingas as Associate to date.Qual.MSc.Botany.from Hazara University.Gold Medallist.M.Phil in Plant Physiology /Tissue Culture from Quaid E Azam University Islamabad.Have published 5 articles in reputed local and international journals.PJB.KARACHI.Weed SC J.NARC.PAKISTAN

Dr. Sana Ullah

  • Email: sunkhan13@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2019
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Biosystematics of the True Bugs (Heteroptera) of District Swat, Pakistan
  • Short Profile:

    Dr. Sana Ullah is working as Lecturer in Zoology at Agriculture University Peshawar.

Ishtiaq Ahmad

  • Email: drishtiaq@icp.edu.pk
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2011
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Evaluation of Vernonia anthelemintica for Seed Yield under Rainfed Conditions of District Mansehra
  • Short Profile:

    I am a fungal taxonomist, finding evolutionary attributes of fungi through molecular tools is my zeal. I have served as Research Officer at the Herbarium of Hazara University, Manserhra Pakistan from April 2009 to Nov 2010, then Lecturer in Biology/Botany at HED KP from Nov 2010 to Sep 2018 and now I am Assistant professor in Botany at Islamia College Peshawar (a public sector university), Peshawar Pakistan.

Dr. Sahib Gul Afridi

  • Email: drafridi@awkum.edu.pk
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2011
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Molecular and Phytochemical Elaboration of Tea Genotypes Grown in Pakistan
  • Short Profile:

    I am presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Pakistan. My major research areas include Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and epidemiology of infectious diseases and non communicable diseases. I have published more than 50 research articles and have supervised 20 MPhil research students and few PhD students are under supervision.

Numan fazal

  • Email: numansaadi@yahoo.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2014
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Mutation analysis of GJB2 gene of young deaf population of Swat with non-syndromic hearing loss
  • Short Profile:

    I did my matric in 2005 from Abdali public school Matta Swat.My intermediate was from Excelsior college swat.Moved on, selected genetics and did my bachelor's from Hazara University.Soon after completing my bachelor's in genetics, I started my M.Phil from the same department. Currently, I am doing P.hD in molecular biology from National Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab.

ABDUL MAJID

  • Email: abdulmajidhu@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2015
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Distribution Pattern and Conservation Status of Plants Endemic to Pakistan in Hazara Region
  • Short Profile:

    Working as Assistant Professor at Department of Botany, Hazara University, Mansehra. Have supervised 12 MPhil scholars in the field of Plant Biodiversity and conservation. Other 5 PhD and 5 M Phil scholars are under supervision.

Shah Hussain

  • Email: shahpk85@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: PhD
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Species diversity of Basidiomycetes of District Malakand
  • Short Profile:

    I did PhD in Mycology in 2016, from Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Habib Ahmad. Currently i am working as Assistant Professor at Center for Plant Sciences and Biodiversity, University of Swat, Pakistan.

Dr. Mohammad Islam

  • Email: mislamsw2@gmail.com / mislamhu@hu.edu.pk
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2015
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Phenotypic and Molecular characterization of the land races of Pears cultivated in Northern Pakistan
  • Short Profile:

    Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan since 2006.Courses Taught:Undergraduate level: Cell Biology, Bacterial Genetics, Cyto-genetics, Environmental Biology, Morphology of Vascular Plants, Molecular Biology, Principles of plant Breeding, Project Planning and Report writing, Conservation Genetics.Graduate Level: Advance Conservation Genetics.Publications: Ahmad, I., R. Khurshad, Ziaullah, N. Azhar, M. Islam, S. Ashraf et al., 2019. First report of Russula brunnueopurpurea from state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan using Internal transcribed spacer technique. SYLWAN, 163(9): 113-132.Afridi, S. G., N. Islam, D. F. Shams, S. Shams, A. Khan, M. Shah, W. Shah, M.Shah, M. Islam and A. Iqbal. 2019. Assessment of air pollution tolerance of selected trees and crop species using biochemical and phytochemical analyses. Fresenius Env. Bulletin. 28(6): 4805-4810.Islam, M., H. Ahmad, H. Ali, J.Alam, M. Fahim and M. Hanif. 2019. Four new records of the genus Pyrus (Rosaceae) from Pakistan. TheJAPS. 29(2):483- 491. Islam, M., Salman, H. Ahmad, M.Sajid and Inamullah.2018. Meiotic Evaluation of Brassica campestris Desi and Brassica napus HS-98 for chromosomal stability and pollen fertility. Pak. J. Sci., 70(2): 157-161. Islam, M., H. Ahmad, H. Ali and J. Alam.2016. New records of the genus Pyrus (Rosaceae) from Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Iran. J. Bot. 22: (2) 82-87.Islam, M., H. Ahmad and I. A. Khan. 2013. An efficient protocol for DNA isolation from the genus Pyrus. Int. J. Biosciensis, 03: 122-127. Razzaq, A., A. Rashid, M. Islam and A. Iqbal. 2013. Medicinal biodiversity of weeds and livelihood security of District Shangla, Pakistan. J. Medicinal Pl. Research. 7: 1039-1042.Razzaq, A., A. Rashid, M. Islam and A. Iqbal and H. Khan. 2013. Ethno-medicinal profile and conservation status of plant biodiversity in Alexander the great valley, District Shangla, Pakistan.J. Medicinal Pl. Research. 7: 1379-1386.Islam, M. and H. Ahmad. 2012. Morphological Evaluation of Pyrus genotypes of Kaghan Valley, Pakistan through quantitative parameters. Int. J. Biosciensis, 02: 1-6.M. Afzal, F. S. Mehdi, M. Islam and A. H. Shah. 2011. Efficacy of Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Virch. Leaves extracts against some atmospheric fungi. African J. Biote. 10 (52): 10790-10794.Razaq, A., A. Rashid, H. Ali, H. Ahmad and M. Islam. 2010. Ethnomedicinal Potential of Plants of Changa Valley District Shangla, Pakistan. Pak. J. Bot. 42: 3463-3475.Aslam, S., S. M. Khan, M. Khan, A. S. Qureshi, A. Khan, M. Islam and S. Masaud Khan. (2010). Heterosis for the improvement of oil quality in sunflower ( Helianthus annus L.).Pak. J. Bot. 42: 1003-1008. Quick View Ur-Rahman, H. Ahmad, Inamullah, Sirajuddin, I. Ahmad,F. M.Abassi, M. Islam and Sajidul Ghafoor (2009). Evaluation of Rapeseed genotypes for yield and oil qualityunder rainfed conditions of District Mansehra. Afri. J. Biotech.8: 6844-49. Quick ViewAhmad, H., M. Islam, I. A. Khan, Haidar Ali, Hidayath Rahman and Inamullah. (2008). Evaluation of Advance Rapeseed Line HS- 98 for yield Attributes and Biochemical characters. Pak. J. Bot. 40: 1099-1101. View as HTML http://www.pakbs.org/pjbot/PDFs/40%283%29/PJB40%283%291099.pdf>Nisar, M., A. Ghafoor, H. Ahmad, M. R.Khan, A. S. Qureshi, Haidar Ali and M. Islam. (2008). Evaluation of Genetic Diversity of Pea Germplasm Through Phenotypic Trait Analysis.Pak. J. Bot.40: 2081-2086. View as HTMLRazziq. A., A. Rashid, M. Islam and Asadullah (2008). Medicinal Weeds From Changa Valley, District Shangla, Pakistan. Pak. J. Pl. Sci.14: 41-46. - View as HTMLManan, Z., Sirajuddin, A. Razzaq, M. Islam and Ikramullah. 2007. Diversity of Medicinal Plants in Wari Subdivision, District upper Dir, Pakistan. Pak. J. Pi. Sci. 30: 19-26. View as HTMLIkramullah Khan, Razziq and M.Islam. 2007. Ehenomedicinal studies of some medicinal and aromatic plants at higher altitude of Pakistan. American-Eurasian J.of Agric. and Environ. Sci. 2 (5): 470-473Islam, M., H. Ahmad, A Rashid and A. Razzaq (2006). Evaluation of the Advance Rapeseed line HS-98 for Cytogenetic and Physiological stability.W. J. A. S. 2: 193-195. www.idosi.org/wjas/wjas2(2)/12.pdf Quick ViewIslam, M., H. Ahmad, A. Rashid and A. Razzaq, Naveed Akhtar and Ikramullah khan (2006). Weeds and Medicinal Plant of Shawer Valley, District Swat. Pak J. Weed Sci.Res.12: 83-88. www.wssp.org.pk/article.htm - 31k View as HTMLFarrukh, H. M. Islam and A. Zaman (2006). Ethnobotanical Profile of Shawar Valley, District Swat, Pakistan. Int. J. Biol. Biotech., 3: 301-307. ijbbku.com/ http://ijbbku.com/Vol%20No%203.htmIslam, M. H. Ahmad, A. Rashid, Amjad Khan and Hafiz Derawadan (2004). Comparative Study of Agronomic Traits of Rape Seed Genotypes Under Swat Condition. Pak. J. Pl. Sci., 10: 31-33.Book Chapter: Pear (Pyrus) of Northern Pakistan. Edited in “Crop ProductionTechnologies for Sustainable use and Conservation”. Published by Applied Academic Press. ISBN:1771887265Books: Five Books publishedSupervision:Eight M.Phil students supervisedEleven M.Sc students supervised

Nazia Akbar

  • Email: naziasaadiq@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2014
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Genetic Analyses of The Major Tribes of Abbottabad and Mansehra Districts through Dental Morphology and DNA Analyses
  • Short Profile:

    Currently working as Assistant Professor at Centre for Human Genetics, Hazara University Mansehra Pakistan. Research interest area hold numerous advanced approaches viz., Molecular and Dental Anthropology, mtDNA and YSTRs Haplotyping, to evaluate genetic background of ethnic groups. Also involved in studies related to Genetic Disorders viz., Depression, Autism, human population history and forensic applications.

Sadia Tabassum (PhD)

  • Email: saadia.tabassum81@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2016
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Haplotype diversity and mtDNA HV-I variation among major tribes of Charsada and Mardan Districts, KP, Pakistan
  • Short Profile:

    Serving as an Assistant Professor in Department of Zoology, Hazara University, Mansehra and running two HEC funded projects besides teaching and administrative tasks.

Dr Irum Naz

  • Email: enn.k2015@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2016
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Effect of inoculum on the distribution of nutrients in plant parts and associated rhizosphere
  • Short Profile:

    Currently working as senior subject specialist

Muhammad Zakaria

  • Email: zakariaswati@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: M. Phil Genetics
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Genetic Elaboration of Shama- Khel Tribe through Dental Morphology and Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Analysis
  • Short Profile:

    Currently my Phd is in progress under the supervision of Dr. Habib Hamad. The title of my Phd Thesis is "Molecular Characterization of Disease Associated Genetic Variants in Families with Rare Inherited Disorders".

Bushra Khan

  • Email: bushra.khan2010@hotmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2020
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS OF SOME RARE AND ENDANGERED PLANT SPECIES FROM GILGIT-BALTISTAN
  • Short Profile:

    Bushra Khan Ph.D Scholar, Dpt. of Genetics, Hazara University Mansehra

Muhammad Fiaz

  • Email: muhammadfiazhu@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2013
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Species Diversity of Basidiomycetes of District Mansehra
  • Short Profile:

    Currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Botany, Hazara University, Mansehra, KP

Muhammad Ismail Khan

  • Email: ismailkks1979@gmail.com
  • Degree Awarded Year: 2019
  • Degree: PhD
  • Thesis Title: Spectrum of gene mutations in patients with non-syndromic hearing loss residing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Short Profile:

    I did my PhD in Genetics from the Department of Genetics, Hazara University Mansehra under the supervision of Prof. Dr Habib Ahmad. I am working on the genetic basis of in born diseases.

Contacts

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Islamia College, Peshawar, Pakistan

Phone Number

+92 3339991959