I was born and got my early education in Karachi and done my B.Sc. in Physiology, with Biochemistry and Microbiology and finish my M.Sc. in Biotechnology in 2005. In 2006, I started working as Junior Research Fellow at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry where I focused on the enhanced production of valuable plant secondary metabolites using cell suspension cultures and chemical elicitors. In 2007, I got the Overseas Scholarship offered by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for the Ph.D. studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. I did my Ph.D. research on a project named Genomic Research Assisted breeding for Sustainable Production of quality grapes. In September 2011, I went to Qiagen (Germany) on Marie Curie Secondment (FP7 program) for my first Postdoc to work on metabolomics standardization. Later, I joined Leiden University for my second Postdoc where my work was on marine metabolomics. After that, I went to University of Florida as a Postdoctoral Associate to work on Vitamin B6 Metabolism in Maize.
In 2013, I joined SZABIST-Karachi as an Assistant Professor at Biosciences Department. During my tenure here, I have worked as a Program Manager for BS-Biosciences, BS-Biotechnology, MS-Biosciences, and Master of Science in Public Health Programs, and for the last five and a half years, I am working as a Head of Biosciences Department. Recently, I have been promoted to Professor and appointed as a Dean Faculty of Life Sciences. I am also in-charge SZABIST’s Center for Biosciences Research (SCBR) and also working on projects related to metabolic profiling of the various ornamental, fruit, and medicinal plants using NMR and other analytical platforms. My new interest is understanding Multi-Drug Resistance in Microbial Pathogens and developing methods to overcome this trait. So far, I have published more than 20 research articles in ISI indexed journals and contributed three book chapters in books published by international publishers.