Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Dr. Bushra Tabassum

Associate Professor
Dr. Bushra Tabassum
Dr. Bushra Tabassum has completed her Ph.D in the subject of Molecular Biology from CEMB, University of the Punjab under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Idrees Ahmad Nasir and Prof. Dr. Tayyab Husnain. She has served CEMB for 15 years. At SBS, She is working on protection of plants from pathogenic viruses, fungi, and insect pests through the use of RNA Interference technology (siRNA, hpRNA & dsRNA). She is Gold medalist, Academic roll of Honor holder and HEC Approved Supervisor. She has supervised PhD students and M.Phil students under her direct supervision. She has managed seven research projects funded by PARB, HEC, and IFS as Co-PI/PI and has published several research articles in peer-reviewed international journals. Her research interests include: Crop Protection from insect pests, fungi and viruses for which her group make use of all available molecular biology tools including RNAi, Gene Pyramiding, genetic engineering and transgenic strategies to develop a crop product with sustainable yield output.
Research Interests: Plant protection from various biotic (insect pests, viruses, fungi) and abiotic stresses (heat, frost) by employing Molecular Biology techniques like RNAi, transgenic technology, and gene pyramiding.
Designation:- Associate Professor