Mr. Sami Ullah Jan (PhD Scholar USTC, China)

Senior Lecturer

I am always passionate and concerned with the ambitious study of biochemical and molecular mechanisms happening inside a plant cell. Due to this reason, I pursued a career in plant biotechnology. I earned BS (Hons) in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering from Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) Kohat, and then MS in Plant Biotechnology from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad. Moving forward, I commenced doctoral studies from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) China (which is in progress yet). Before joining CUST as Senior Lecturer, I served for more than 10 years in various capacities of renowned organizations including educational, industrial and research organizations. My major research interests include, but are not limited to, understanding biochemical and molecular mechanisms involved in plant – environment interactions. I also exploit novel strategies for bioremediation, phytoremediation, and plant-microbe interaction.

PhD Scholar Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei, China Since – 2017
MS Plant Biotechnology National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan 2015
BS Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) Kohat, Pakistan 2013
Senior Lecturer Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2021
Visiting Lecturer Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan 2021
Teacher Alfalah Model School Shaidu, Nowshera, Pakistan 2005 – 2008
Lab Officer Pakistan Tobacco Company, Akora Khattak, Pakistan 2014 – 2017
Research Assistant Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) Kohat, Pakistan 2010 – 2013
  1. Mohsin Ali, Alvina Gul, Humna Hasan, Sumaiya Gul, Azam Fareed, Muhammad Nadeem, Raffia Siddique, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Muhammad Jamil. (2020). Cellular mechanisms of drought tolerance in wheat. In: Climate change and food security with emphasis on wheat. Editors: Munir Ozturk, Alvina Gul. Academic Press. Elsevier, UK. Pages: 155-167.
  2. Afsheen Malik, Alvina Gul, Uzma Hanif, Ghulam Kubra, Shaheen Bibi, Mohsin Ali, Humna Hasan, Tayyaba Fayaz, Raffia Siddique, Muhammad Jamil, SAMI ULLAH JAN. (2020). Salt responsive transcription factors in wheat. In: Climate change and food security with emphasis on wheat Editors: Munir Ozturk, Alvina Gul. Academic Press. Elsevier, UK. Pages: 107-127.
  3. Mehvish Riaz Khattak, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Ijaz Malook, Sehrish Riaz Khattak, Nazneen Akhtar, Sehresh Khan, Muhammad Jamil. (2019). Effects of halophilic bacteria on biochemical characteristics of rice cultivars under salinity stress conditions. In: Saline soil-based agriculture by halotolerant microorganisms. Editors: Manoj Kumar, Hassan Etesami, Vivek Kumar. Springer, Singapore. pp. 161-174.
  4. SAMI ULLAH JAN, Muhammad Jamil, Muhammad Faraz Bhatti, Alvina Gul. (2019). Hallmark attributes of plant transcription factors and potentials of WRKY, MYB and NAC in abiotic stresses. In: Approaches for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in plants. Editors: Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Kamrun Nahar, Masayuki Fujita, Hirosuke Oku, M. Tofazzal Islam. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton. Florida, US. Pages: 441-458.
  5. Muhammad Asif Shahzad, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Fakiha Afzal, Maria Khalid, Alvina Gul, Iti Sharma, Adriano Sofo, Parvaiz Ahmad. (2016). Drought stress and morphological responses in plants. In: Water stress and crop plants: a sustainable approach. Editor: Parvaiz Ahmad. Wiley Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. UK. Pages: 452-467.
  6. SAMI ULLAH JAN, Ghulam Kubra, Mehreen Naz, Ifrah Shafqat, Muhammad Asif Shahzad, Fakiha Afzal, Alvina Gul Kazi. (2015). Biotechnological applications to improve salinity stress in wheat. In: Plant-environment interaction: responses and approaches to mitigate stress. Editors: Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz, Parvaiz Ahmad. Wiley Blackwell, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. UK. Pages: 1-27.
1. SAMI ULLAH JAN, Maha Rehman, Alvina Gul, Muhammad Fayyaz, Shafiq Ur Rehman, Muhammad Jamil. (2021). Combined application of two Bacillus species enhance phytoremediation potential of Brassica napus in an industrial metal-contaminated soil. International Journal of Phytoremediation. DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2021.1962797.
2. Tahmina Nazish, Mamoona Arshad, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Ayesha Javaid, Muhammad Hassaan, Muhammad Afzal Naeem, Muhammad Baber, Mohsin Ali. Transporters and transcription factors gene families involved in improving nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) and assimilation in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Transgenic Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11248-021-00284-5.
3. Alamin Alfatih, Jie Wu, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Zi-Sheng Zhang, Jin-Qiu Xia, Cheng-Bin Xiang. (2020). Loss of PARAQUAT TOLERANCE 3 confers enhanced resistance to abiotic stresses and increases grain yield in field. Plant, Cell & Environment. 43(11): 2743-2754. DOI: 10.1111/pce.13856.
4. Alamin Alfatih, Jie Wu, Zi-Sheng Zhang, Jin-Qiu Xia, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Lin-Hui Yu, Cheng-Bin Xiang. (2020). Rice NIN-LIKE PROTEIN 1 rapidly responds to nitrogen deficiency and improves yield and nitrogen use efficiency. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71(19): 6032-6042. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eraa292.
5. SAMI ULLAH JAN, Muhammad Jamil, Hadi Alipour, Muhammad Faraz Bhatti, Alvina Gul. (2017). Analysis of salinity tolerance potential in synthetic hexaploid wheat. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 49(4): 1269-1278.
6. Naveed Ahmad, Numan Khan, Fahad Ali, Khalil Ur Rahman, Sulaiman Bahadar, Muhammad Ismail Khan, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Raheem Bahadar, Ziafat Rehman, Rabia Zardad, Muhammad Hubab, Saira Zahoor, Azam Hayat, Muhammad Anwar. (2016). Comparison of different parameters for the in vitro propagation of various cultivars of olive (Olea europaea L.). International Journal of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy. 6(1): 4-8.
7. Javid Khan, Umer Iqbal, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Faheem Ullah Jan, Iqra Ghaffar, Mujadad-Ur-Rahman, Muhammad Ayub Khan, Azam Hayat, Muhammad Qasim, Mubashir Hussain. (2015). Prevalence of malaria in local population of district Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences. 3(3&4): 113-118.
8. Muhammad Hafeez Ullah Khan, Ijaz Malook, Amir Atlas, Mehmood Jan, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Gulmeena Shah. (2014). The effect of sodium chloride (NaCl) stress on seed germination and seedling growth of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences. 2(4): 100-107.
9. SAMI ULLAH JAN, Burhan Ullah, Aimal Khan, Muhammad Asif Shahzad, Zeeshan Ali Yousaf, Atif Shafique, Muhammad Ali Abbas. (2014). Synthetic biology will reinvigorate new generation drugs, vaccines and biofuels research and development. Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences. 2(2): 47-64.
10. Muhammad Faizan, Irfan Ullah, Kashif Ullah, Ilyas Khan, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Fahad Ali, Khalil Ur Rahman, Aimal Khan, Burhan Ullah, Mubashir Hussain. (2014). Prevalence and antibiogram of hospital acquired methicllin resistant Stapylococcus aureus (HA-MRSA) from a tertiary care hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan. Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences. 2(2): 28-37.
11. Azizullah, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Farman Ullah, Aimal Khan, Burhan Ullah, Baharullah. (2014). Isolation and identification of atrazine degrading microorganisms from Soil of Dera Ismail Khan district of Pakistan. Journal of Bio-Molecular Sciences. 2(1): 12-20.
12. Muhammad Hayat, Iqbal Ahmad, Uzair Afaq, Shahzad Munir, Muhammad Anees, Tassadaq Hussain, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Sikandar Khan Sherwani, Sultan Ayaz, Mubbashir Hussain. (2013). Prevalence and molecular diagnosis of Cutaneous leishmaniasis in local population of Dir district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review and Research. 21(2): 359-364.
13. Muhammad Jamil, Ijaz Malook, Salma Parveen, Tayybah Naz, Arshad Ali, SAMI ULLAH JAN, Shafiq Ur Rehman. (2013). Smoke priming, a potent protective agent against salinity: effect on proline accumulation, elemental uptake, pigmental attributes and protein banding patterns of rice (Oryza sativa). Journal of Stress Physiology & Biochemistry. 9(1): 169-183.

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