I am interested in Genome Engineering to improve the potato crop. During my Ph.D, I have worked on PVY resistance by knock-out of the EIF4E-Gene in Solanum tuberosum through CRISPR/Cas9. I have also exploited CRISPR/Cas13a to generate PVY-Resistant lines. Currently I am attempting gene knock-ins using site-specific nucleases and also I am using prime editing.
Visiting ScientistThe Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
2018 - 2021
Research AssociateNIBGE, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2017 - 2018
TA-ShipPMAS-ARID Agriculture University, Pakistan
2013 - 2016
Biology LecturerChanab college Islamabad, Pakistan