Dr. Muhammad Zakir Ali
Comsats Institute of Information Technology
I have my scientific carrier with interest in understanding the interdependence of animal behavior on their sensory systems as well as modulation in behavior by external stimuli such as olfactory signals and then got the chance to pursue my PhD with Chemical Ecology group, Alnarp Sweden. During my PhD work I learned about chemical signaling, behavioral perception and sensory system modulations in moths. Since 2013, during my teaching and research career as Assistant Professor (TTS) at QAU-Islamabad and currently at CIIT-Vehari, I have engaged M.Phil./MS students to work on the role of plant growth promoting rhizobacterias (PGPRs) in plant protection measures and reduction of heavy metal toxicity. In addition, MS students have also been involved in interdisciplinary research such as understanding the epidemiological effects of pesticides and cigarette smoking on human and animal health.