Humaira Akhtar

Lecturer and Research Associate, Institute of Integrative Biosciences

Humaira is a highly motivated biologist and a recent graduate from the Institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering, Agriculture University where she received her MPhil. During her time as a researcher, she worked on Oryza sativa and tried to characterize novel genes from the CCCH family, which potentially have a role in biotic and abiotic stress tolerance. In addition to that, she also worked on a project to study the physiological, biochemical and heavy metal concentration of different Brassica genotypes. This bioremediation project aimed to study the role of plants in the removal of heavy metals from contaminated soil, and to investigate heavy metal uptake by three Brassica genotypes and their physiological and biochemical parameters.

Humaira is now a Lecturer at the Institute of Integrative Biosciences and a Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr Faisal Khan where she works on the network biology analysis of the Hepatitis C virus. She is also the Academic & Exam Coordinator at the Institute.