Faculty Dr. Asia Bibi


Dr. Asia Bibi

Dr. Asia Bibi

Assistant Professor
  • Zoology

  • drasia@wum.edu.pk

  • Doctorate


Dr. Asia Bibi has been working as Assistant Professor of Zoology since 2013 and as Chairperson since 2015 in the Department of Zoology, The Women University Multan. She got her PhD degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore in 2012. As a part of her PhD, she availed IRSIP scholarship of HEC and moved to University of Edinburgh, UK in 2010 where she worked on Breast Cancer Genetics. Successful achievements during PhD included the study of Genetic Alterations of TP53 Tumor Suppressor Gene in Human Cancer tissue by SSCP, RFLP and sequencing, expression of AGR2 Gene in cancer tissue by Immunohistochemistry, testing and validating a series of PDK1 kinase inhibitors and peptide aptamers that inhibit AGR2 gene in cancer cell lines and developing isogenic inducible cell lines (through gateway cloning technology) expressing AGR2 gene etc. Currently, she is involved in teaching and research including supervision of research projects of Postgraduate students for their M.phil and Ph.D dissertations, in the Department of Zoology. Her research interests include pathological basis of genetic diseases, drug discovery, gene expression, molecular markers, DNA Barcoding, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Microbiology and Microbiome studies.

Academic Background
  • Ph.D


    University of the Punjab

    - 2012

  • M.Sc. Zoology


    Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan

    - 1998

Honours and Awards
  • Certificate of appreciation from Edinburgh


  • Certificate of successful achievements from Edinburgh


  • Awarded IRSIP Fellowship from HEC Pakistan for University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.


  • Awarded indigenous Ph.D. Fellowship from HEC Pakistan


  • Merit Certificate for 4th Position in B.Ed.


  • Merit certificate for 5th position in M.Sc. Zoology


  • Identification of genetic and non-genetic risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes, 2020 (HEC- SRGP as Co-PI)- Completed (Rs. 1 million)

    One year

  • Genotyping of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms associated with breast cancer risk in Pakistani population, 2019 (WUM project as PI)- Completed (Rs. 0.2 million)

    One year

  • Investigation of Toll Like Receptor 3 as Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer, 2018 (HEC- NRPU as Co-PI)- Completed (Rs. 6.8 million)

    2 year

  • Effect of Combination Therapy of Reg3-δ and C-peptide on the blood hyperglycemia and pancreatic cellular mass in Control and Diabetic mice (HEC- SRGP as Co-PI)- Completed (Rs. 0.5 million)

    One year

  • Analyzing the role of polymorphisms of p53 and p21 genes in Pakistani chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients (HEC- SRGP as PI) – Completed (Rs. 0.5 million)

    One year

  • Antimicrobial Efficacy of Biogenic Cobalt and Copper Nanoparticles against Pathogenic Isolates.

    DOI: 10.5650/jos.ess22197

  • Association of epidemiological and hematological parameters with repeated spontaneous miscarriages during first-trimester: A case control study


  • In vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Biogenically Synthesized Nickel and Zinc Nanoparticles against Selected Pathogenic Bacterial Strains.

    DOI: 10.5650/jos.ess22068

  • Increased risk of infertility, marital maladjustment and psychological morbidity in PCOS patients of Southern Punjab Pakistan.


  • Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of CTX-M Type B-Lactamases in Gram Negative Bacterial Strains Isolated from Hospitals, Lahore, Pakistan.

    DOI: 10.5650/jos.ess22041

  • Population dynamics of pelagic rotifers in Marala Headworks (Pakistan)


  • Biogenic Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Properties of Silver Nanoparticles against Human Pathogens.

    DOI: 10.5650/jos.ess21291

  • Molecular Detection of Fancy Birds Parasites for Clinical Diagnosis and Epidemiology-A Review.


  • Cloning and over Expression Studies of Ovine Somatotropin cDNA of Kajli (sheep breed) in a Prokaryotic System.

    DOI: 10.5650/jos.ess21291

  • Gut dysbiosis, inflammation and type 2 diabetes in mice using synthetic gut microbiota from diabetic humans

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/1519-6984.242818

  • Antibiofilm Activity of Proteolytic Enzymes against Salmonella Gallinarum Isolates from Commercial Broiler Chickens.

    DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/20191029131040

  • Assessment and Association between Lipid and Hormonal Profile in Non-Pregnant Females Having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.


  • BMP-2 Polymorphism c.893T>A (rs235768) Does Not Affect Bone Mineral Density in Female Population of Lahore.


  • Spectrum of K ras mutation in Pakistani colorectal cancer patients. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research


  • Association of Sequence Variation 713–8delC in Intron 4 of Transforming Growth Factor-β1 Gene and Low Bone Mineral Density in Pakistani Female Osteoporotic Population


  • Identification of a Novel Mutation in Codon 31 of Kirstein Rat Sarcoma Viral Oncogene Homologue in Colon Cancer: Another Evidence of Non-Canonical Mutational Pathway.

    0030-9923/2013/0003-0847 0030-9923/2012/0006-1671

  • Aquatic Coleoptera of Multan.


  • Aquatic Hemiptera of Multan.


  • The Women University Multan
    Assistant Professor (BPS-19) Regular

    23-06-2015 to till date

  • The Women University Multan
    Assistant Professor (BPS-19) Contract

    11-11-2013 to 22-06-2015

  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
    Assistant Professor (BPS-19) Visiting

    01-06-2013 to 31-08-2013

  • University of Health Sciences, Lahore
    Assistant Professor (BPS-19) IPFP

    01-06-2012 to 31-05-2013

  • Nishat Science College Multan
    Lecturer (Full Time)

    01-01-2001 to 31-12-2002

  • Govt. Deg. College for Women, Multan
    Lecturer (visiting)

    26-11-1998 to 30-11-1999