|Dr. Rabia Naz|
|Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Chak Shahzad, Park Road, Islamabad|
|Impact Factor: 120.621|
|April 2014- Present||Assistant Professor|
|Department of Biosciences, COMSATS University, Islamabad|
|Sep 2012 to March 2013||Visiting Research Fellow|
|Faculty of Agriculture and Environment University of Sydney, Australia|
|Four year post graduation research project for Ph.D. under HEC Indigenous Fellowship at Plant Stress Physiology Lab. Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.|
|NIP (National Internship Programme) in Ministry of Food and Agriculture.|
|March 2007-March 2008
PCST (Pakistan council for Science and Technology).
|Field of specialization||Plant stress physiology, Crop Pathology, Plant microbe interaction, Biocontrol, Plant Protection, Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Medicinal plants, Plant Stress Physiology, Crop protection, Plant biochemistry & molecular biology (plant proteomics (1DE, 2DE), gene expression analyses (RT-PCR, qPCR), Biochemical and molecular mechanisms in plants under abiotic & biotic stress tolerance, plant-microbe interaction, plant microbial volatile organic compounds, Phytohormones, Phytochemistry and antimicrobial activities of medicinal plants, Allelopathy Experimental designs and layout of pot and field experiments, Analysis of data including Statistix, Correlation, Costate, ANOVA, PDQuestTM 2D analysis software, Image lab for gel detection, CFX Manager (3.0) software for gene expression, ChemDraw Ultra (8.0).|
|Projects completed||1. Biochemical and Molecular Responses of Maize (Zea mays L.) to Bioformulations Following Inoculation of Fungal Pathogen (PI) (0.5 m HEC).
2. Chemical elicitor application in maize (Zea mays L.) to counteract the effects of drought stress: An intrinsic study on stress related genes and antioxidant defense system (PI) (0.3m COMSATS University Islamabad)