Monday, August 03, 2020

Dr. Shaheen Aftab

Principal Scientist

Work Phone: (+92 41) 9201316-20-Ext 263
Fax Phone: +92-41-9201472
Dr. Shaheen Aftab



  • B.Sc. 1982. ( Zoology, Botany, Chemistry) University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • M.Sc. 1985 (Biochemistry)University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Ph.D. 2005. (Biochemistry) University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Postdoc(2007)(Host Virus Interaction ) Ohio State University, Ohio, USA


Research interests:


  • Genetic engineering of crops  for abiotic and biotic stress tolerance.
  • Main Crops: Cotton, Sugarcane, Potato and Tobacco


Funded Projects:


  • International Atomic Energy Agency   (IAEA)
  • Third World Academy of Sciences      ( TWAS)
  • Pakistan Science Foundation             (PSF)
  • Higher Education Commission            (HEC)
  • Punjab Agricultural Research Board    ( PARB)




  • Buchmann,  C.R., Asad, S., Wolf, N. J.,Mohannath, G. , and Bisaro, M.D.(2009). Geminivirus AL2 and L2 proteins suppress transcriptional gene silencing and cause  genome-wide reductions in cytosine methylation. Jeneral of Virology  83:5005-13.


  • Asad, S., Arshad, M,  Mansoor , S and Zafar, Y. Effect of various amino acids on shoot regeneration of sugarcane (Sacchrum officinarum L.). (2009) African journal of Biotechnology. 8: 1214-1218.


  • Asad, S., Mukhtar, Z.,Nazir,  F.,  Hashmi  A. J., Mansoor,  S.,  Zafar, Y., Arshad, M. (2008). Silicon carbide whisker-mediated embryogenic callus transformation of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) and regeneration of salt tolerant plants.  Moecular  Biotechnoogy 40: 161-169.
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