Faculty & Staff
Dr. Rashid Mehmood
Assistant Professor

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics
Phone : +92-51-9292097
Mobile : +92-315-6606481
Fax :
Email : [email protected]
Address : Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, PMAS- Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 6 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Functional analysis of abiotic and biotic stress related genes using transgenic and mutants
  • Protein-Protein interaction studies using Yeast-two-hybrid assay
  • Bioinformatic analysis of novel gene families
  • Breeding for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance
  • Functional genomics
  • genetic diversity and QTL analysis
  • Marker assisted selection
  • Total Publications : 17
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Fahad Masoud Wattoo, Rashid Mehmood Rana, Sajid Fiaz, Syed Adeel Zafar, Mehmood Noor Ali Noor, Hafiz Mumtaz Hassan, Muhammad Husnain Bhatti, Shoaib ur Rehman, Galal Bakr Anis and Rai Muhammad Amir. 2018. Identification of Drought Tolerant Maize Genotypes and Seedling based Morpho-Physiological Selection Indices for Crop Improvement. Sains Malaysiana, 47(2) February (Impact Factor: 0.47)

    2. Amir Afzal, A.R., Farah Naz, Gulshan Irshad, Rashid Mehmood Rana. 2018. Detection of durable resistance against stripe rust and estimating genetic diversity through pedigree analysis of candidate wheat lines. Int. J. Biosci. 12: 24-35.

    3. Rashid Mehmood Rana, Saima Saeed, Fahad Masoud Wattoo, Muhammad Waqas Amjid, Muhammad Azam Khan. 2018. Protein modeling and evolutionary analysis of Calmodulin Binding Transcription Activator (CAMTA) gene family in sorghum bicolor. Asian J Agric & Biol. 2019;7(1):27-38 (HEC Recognized Journal).

    4. Rehman Shoaib Ur, Bilal Muhammad, Rana, Rashid Mehmood, Tahir Muhammad Naveed, Shah Muhammad Kausar Nawaz, Ayalew Habtamu, Yan Guijun (2016) Cell membrane stability and chlorophyll content variation in wheat (Triticum aestivum) genotypes under conditions of heat and drought. Crop and Pasture Science 67: 712-718. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CP15385

    5. M. Sajjad, Khan, Sultan Habibullah. and Rana, Rashid Mehmood. 2014. Family and/or Friends? Gene Mapping at Crossroads. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5(1): 112-118

    6. Rana, Rashid Mehmood; Bilal, M; Rehman, SU; Iqbal, F; Shah, MKN. 2013. Synthetic wheat; a new hope for the hungry world. Asian J Agri Biol. 1(2):91-94

    7. Ahmad, Fiaz; Rana, Rashid Mehmood; Huang, Ji; Zhang, Hong-Sheng. 2013. Pakistan requires modern techniques and proper management to boost up its agriculture as compared to china. Asian J Agri Biol, 1(4): 164-174.

    8. Rana, Rashid Mehmood; Rehman, Shoaib Ur; Ahmed, Junaid; Bilal, Muhammad. 2013. A comprehensive overview of recent advances in drought stress tolerance research in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Asian J Agri Biol. 1(1): 29-37

    9. Rana, Rashid Mehmood; Dong, S; Ali, Z; Huang, J; Zhang, HS. 2012. Regulation of ATG6/Beclin-1 homologs by abiotic stresses and hormones in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Genetics and Molecular Research. 11(4): 3676-3687 (Impact Factor: 1.18)

    10. Hameed, MA; Rana, Rashid Mehmood; Ali, Z. 2012. Identification and characterization of a novel Iraqi isolate of Fusarium pseudograminearum causing crown rot in wheat. Genetics and Molecular Research, 11(2): 1341-1348 (Impact Factor: 1.18)