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Abdul Latif Khan

Dr. Abdul Latif Khan

Office Location: SAB1, 218
Office Tel: +1 713 743 5642
Office Fax: +1 713 743 4032
Email: alkhan@uh.edu

Waqar Ahmed

Waqar Ahmad

Waqar joined the lab as Ph.D. student. He is working on exploring plant stress microbiomes. He uses multi-OMIC approaches to understand the role of abiotic stresses, specifically the impact of greenhouse gases on shaping the plant microbiome and biosynthetic pathways. His other interests include isolating, characterization, and identifying salt and temperature-tolerant endophytic microbes and utilizing them as a stress alleviating strategy for growing crop plants in salinity and temperature stresses.

LaurynLauryn Coffman

Lauryn is investigating the changes in microbiome of soybeans (Fiskeby III) due to abiotic stress conditions caused by climate change. Future projects include the studying Halophytes as a potential source of genetic and microbial properties of plants thriving in extreme conditions. With a primary interest is to understand how the macroscopic properties observed in living systems emerge from the complex interplay of microscopic interactions utilizing interdisciplinary methods.

Naomi Pluma

Naomi Pluma is a recent graduate from the University of Houston with a focus in Biotechnology specializing in Biomanufacturing.  Her current project focuses on microbial strains detecting the ACC Deaminase products and its application in drought stress conditions for plants

Imad Aijaz

Imad Aijaz has a keen interest in the intersections of microbiology, stem cells, and bioinformatics. He is committed to advancing knowledge and contributing to breakthroughs in these fields. He is always seeking new opportunities to contribute to the biotechnology industry and make a positive impact on society.

Nida Fatima

Nida Fatima, a master’s student at the University of Houston, is passionate about plant biotechnology and microbiology. She is currently engaged in research on the effectiveness of biofertilizers on various plants to enhance growth and sustainability.

Muzna BalochMuzna Baloch

Muzna Baloch is an undergraduate student at the University of Houston, majoring in Biotechnology and specializing in biomanufacturing. Her current project is on heavy metals translocating bacteria and their genetic makeup.

Tisha HaukongoTisha Haukongo

Tisha Haukongo is a Biotechnology undergraduate at the University of Houston, and minoring in Medicine & Society. Her current project is researching the help and improvements that microbial consortiums can have on and bring to plants, with focus on pearl millet, sorghum, and soybeans.

Past Students

Mark Kimotho
Mark Kimotho
Jevea Moore
Mia Borrego
Sakina Mandviwala
Sakina Mandviwala
Yelinska Alicea
Yelinska Alicea
Raneem Mustafa
Raneem Mustafa
Hector Mejia
Hector Mejia
Jose R Solis Gonzalez
Jose R. Solis Gonzalez
Phu Huynh
Phu Huynh
Marissa C Lopez
Marissa C Lopez
Andrea R Tovar
Andrea R. Tovar