Dr. Sania Riaz (Bio Sciences)

Dr. Sania Riaz

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sania Riaz is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Biosciences, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. She has completed her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology with distinction from CEMB (Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology), University of the Punjab, Lahore. She is a motivated Research Professional holding a Ph.D. in Functional Genomics with extensive working experience in molecular research projects. She is a passionate academician and researcher from almost last two decades. Her research interests include working on diseased animal models, their determinants, drug development and expression profiling through cDNA and oligonucleotide microarray. She has been awarded TWAS fellowship during her PhD tenure at CEMB. During her Ph.D. project, she explored the potential of abiotic stressed genes and developed cDNA Library and submit to NCBI. To date she has many publications in HEC-recognized and internationally reputed journals. She has taught many courses in the domains of Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Allied Health Sciences at Undergraduate and Graduate levels, along with various administrative duties including Focal person ORIC, Member Quality Assurance Committee, Graduate Program Committee and Library management committee at CUST, Islamabad.

PhD Molecular Biology CEMB, University of Punjab 2017
MPhil Food Science & technology Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture 2004
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since- 2021
Assistant Professor Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, University of Lahore 2020 – 2021
Assistant Professor Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore 2017 – 2019
Master Trainer F&VDP, Government of Punjab 2006 – 2008
Nutrient Specialist Nestle, Kabirwala 2005
MEMBS Member Middle East Molecular Biology Society (MEMBS)
1. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
2. Protein Engineering
3. Enzyme Technology
4. Medical Microbiology
Sania Riaz, Maria Zahid, Rizwan ur Rehman, Beenish Aftab, Muhammad Imran and Sana Ijlal Khan (2022). Effect of phytoestrogens in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome in Rat model. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2022, Vol. 10, No. 7, 518-525 DOI:10.12691/jfnr-10-7-11.
Hao Wang, Zhenou Sun, Rizwan ur-Rehman, Sania Riaz, Ting-Ting Shen, Zhen- Chuan Fan, Dong Liu. (2019). Apple Phlorizin Reduce Plasma Cholesterol by Down-regulating Hepatic HMG-CoA Reductase and Enhancing the Excretion of Fecal Sterols. Journal of Functional Foods. 62: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2019.103548.
Hao Wang, Zhenou Sun, Rizwan-urRehman, Ting Tingshen, Sania Riaz, Xiang Li, ErBing Hua, Jiang Zhao (2018). Apple phlorizin supplementation attenuates oxidative-stress in hamsters fed a high-fat diet. Journal of Food Biochemistry, 42: 1-10.
Muhammad Bilal SARWAR,Sajjad SADIQUE, Sameera HASSAN, Sania Riaz, Bushra RASHID, BahaeldeenBabiker MOHAMED, Tayyab HUSNAIN (2017). Physio-Biochemical and Molecular Responses in Transgenic Cotton under Drought Stress. TARIM BİLİMLERİ DERGİSİ; Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 23(2) 157-166.
Sania Riaz, Beenish Aftab, Muhammad Bilal Sarwar, Fatima Batool, Fozia Iqbal, Zarnab Ahmad, Bushra Rashid, Tayyab Husnain (2016). Adaptations of Plant Responses in Agave sisalana under Drought Stress Conditions. J. Bio. Env. Sci. 9(4), 114-123.
Beenish AFTAB*, Muhammad Naveed SHAHID, Sania Riaz, Adil JAMAL, BahaeldeenBabiker MOHAMED, Muzna ZAHUR, Mahwish AFTAB, Bushra RASHID, Tayyab HUSNAIN (2014). Identification and expression profiling of CLCuV-responsive transcripts in upland cotton (Gossypiumhirsutum L.) Turkish Journal of Biology. 38: 226-237.

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