Biological Sciences

Dr Samina Mehnaz
Professor and Chairperson
PhD Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Germany); National Science & Engineering Research Council Fellow (Canada); International Atomic Energy Agency Fellow (Vienna); Postdoctoral Fellow (USA)
Over 24 years of teaching and research experience; 36 national and international publications
Research Interests: Plant Microbes Interactions, Characterization of Secondary Metabolites of Rhizobacteria
HEC approved supervisor
saminamehnaz@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 304; Ext: 526

Dr Mian Wajahat Hussain
Professor and Controller of Examinations
PhD University of Florida, USA
Over 40 years of teaching and research experience; 22 national and international publications
Research Interests: Plant Biochemistry, Enzymes Kinetics
HEC approved supervisor
wajahathussain@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 353; Ext: 544

Dr Hamid Saeed
Professor and Registrar
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
Over 40 years of teaching and research experience
Research Interests: Paleopalynology, Air Pollution, Sustainable Development, Solid Waste Management, Occupational Health and Safety
hamidsaeed@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 338; Ext: 550

Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik HI, SI, TI
Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies
PhD University of Aston, UK
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Germany); Distinguished National Professor (Biotechnology); Founder Director General of NIBGE; Former Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council; Former Member of Biosciences, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission; Former Member of Planning Commission (Food and Agriculture), Islamabad; Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Fellow of Third World Academy of Sciences
More than 40 years of teaching and research experience; over 250 national and international publications; 5 patents
Research Interests: Molecular Biology of Plant Microbes Interactions, Osmo-Regulation and Bioenergy Production
HEC approved supervisor
kausermalik@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 404; Ext: 504

Dr Muhammad Arslan
Professor
PhD University of Wisconsin, USA
Fulbright Senior Scholar, USA; Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Visiting Scientist at University of Muenster, Germany and University of Pittsburgh, USA; Former Vice Chancellor and Meritorious Professor of Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; Former Chairman of Pakistan Council of Science and Technology; Former Head of the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore; Former Dean of Faculty of Science, University of Lahore.

More than 50 years of teaching and research experience; Over 100 national and international publications
Research Interests: Endocrinology and Metabolism, Genetic and Endocrine Aspects of Obesity in Children, Reproductive Dysfunction Associated with Familial Metabolic Diseases
HEC approved supervisor
muhammadarslan@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 349

Dr M Rehan Siddiqi
Professor Emeritus
PhD Miami University, USA
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Postdoctoral Fellow, Germany; Fulbright Fellow (USA); President of Pakistan Best Teacher Award 1993; Former Principal, Dean of Natural Sciences and Head of Botany Department of Forman Christian College; Former Principal of Pakistan Education Center, Doha-Qatar
Over 50 years of teaching and research experience; 14 national and international publications
Research Interests: Integrative Plant Anatomy
mrehansiddiqi@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 403; Ext: 505

Dr Aftab Bashir
Professor
PhD University of Illinois, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow (USA and UK); Training in Industrial Biotechnology at GBF, Germany
29 years of teaching and research experience; 23 national and international publications
Research Interests: Development of Transgenic Plants for Specific Traits including cotton fiber improvement, disease resistance, drought and salt tolerance and utilization of sweet proteins
HEC approved supervisor
aftabbashir@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 339; Ext: 548

Dr Khalid Zamir Rasib
Associate Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
Postdoctoral Fellow (UK)
18 years of teaching and research experience; 8 national and international publications
Research Interests: Biology of Termites, Integrated Pest Management Strategies, Biological Control of Pests
HEC approved supervisor
khalidrasib@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 335; Ext: 551

Dr Natasha Anwar
Associate Professor
PhD Imperial College of Sciences, UK
PGD Biomedical Ethics; Former Consultant Molecular Biologist at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center, Lahore
15 years of teaching and research experience; 19 national and international publications
Research Interests: Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Biology of Cancers
HEC approved supervisor
natashaanwar@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 328; Ext: 542

Dr Aisha Saleem Khan
Assistant Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
Postdoctoral Fellow (USA)
11 years of teaching and research experience; 11 national and international publications
Research Interests: Plant Anatomy, Electron microscopy, Heavy Metal Toxicity
HEC approved supervisor
aishasaleemkhan@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 436; Ext: 520

Dr Saba Butt
Assistant Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
8 years of teaching and research experience; 2 national publications
Research Interests: Animal and Human Physiology, Endocrinology, Medical Microbiology, Protozoology
sababutt@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 435; Ext: 524

Dr Asma Maqbool
Assistant Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
7 years of teaching and research experience; 15 national and international publications
Research Interests: Plant Molecular Biology, Stress Tolerance, Genomics
HEC approved supervisor
asmamaqbool@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 441; Ext: 523

Dr Deeba Noreen Baig
Assistant Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
Postdoctoral Fellow (Pakistan, Japan and USA)
7 years of teaching and research experience; 6 international publications
HEC approved supervisor
Research Interests: Molecular Biology of Cognitive Diseases, Isolation and Identification of Vip (Insecticidal Protein) Positive Bacillus thuringenesis Strains
deebabaig@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 334; Ext: 541

Dr Muhammad Irfan
Assistant Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
6 years of teaching and research experience; 12 national and international publications
Research Interests: Plant Molecular Biology, Stress Tolerance, Genomics
HEC approved supervisor
muhammadirfan@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No 442: Ext: 519

Dr Nadeem Asad
Assistant Professor
PhD University of Kansas, USA (Fulbright Fellow)
6 years of teaching and research experience; 2 international publications
Research Interests: RNAi and Effects of Medicinally Important Products on Caenorabhditis elegans, Development of Caenorabhditis elegans models to study human diseases
nadeemasad@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 326

Dr Syed Farhat Ali
Assistant Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
3 years of teaching and research experience; 2 national and international publications
Research Interests: Protein Biochemistry, Production of Industrial Enzymes
farhatali@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 337; Ext: 552

Dr Muhammad Imran
Assistant Professor
PhD University of Manchester, UK
3 years of teaching and research experience; 3 national and international publications
Research Interests: Structural Biology, Membrane protein Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Crystallography, Rational Design of Insecticides
muhammadimran@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 337; Ext: 552

Dr Ibatsam Khokhar
Assistant Professor
PhD Punjab University, Lahore
1 year of teaching and research experience; 29 national and international publications
Research Interests: Mycology and Plant Pathology
ibatsamkhokhar@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 327; Ext: 566

Dr Haroon Butt (on leave)
Assistant Professor
PhD University of Vienna, Austria
3 years of teaching and research experience; 3 international publications
Research Interests: Plant Molecular Biology, Genome Editing
HEC approved supervisor
haroonbutt@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 160; Ext: 591

Umarah Mubeen (on leave)
Lecturer
MPhil GC University, Lahore
4 years of teaching and research experience; 6 national and international publications
Research Interests: Bioenergy, Microalgal Biotechnology
umarahmubeen@fccollege.edu.pk
Room No: 334; Ext: 541