Dr. Gulzar Khan
Dr. Gulzar Khan
I am a molecular ecologist with background in population genetics, phylogenetics, speciation, biodiversity and
conservation. I began my career as a plant systematists & taxonomist and moved into molecular ecology, mainly
working on speciation, biodiversity and conservation utilizing tools from next generation phylogenetics, and
population genetics combined with ecological niche modelling. My research integrates knowledge of genetic
diversity into conservation strategies. Previous research projects include accessing hybridization and
introgression in some Melocactus species from eastern Brazil to see their effects on conservation by using ddRAD-
seq protocol, population genetic structure in an microendemic and threatened cactus species from eastern
Brazil, taxonomic challenges posed by a naturally fragmented system in microendemic cactus species, and
molecular phylogenetics and comparative Phylogeography of Spiroides (Rosaceae) found on the Qinghai-
Tibetan Plateau. I am committed to research about next generation biogeography, population genetics,
evolution, and Phylogenomics to contribute towards conservation issues.
- High Priority and Microendemic species
- Determinants of genetic diversity
- Genetic Conservation
- Next generation population genomics
- Gene Flow
- Landscape genomics
|Research Associate, AG Biodiversität und Evolution der Pflanzen, The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, 26129, Germany|
July 2018 - December 2018
|Research Assistant, Biosystematics and Taxonomy Lab, Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan|
May 2015 - June 2018
|Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Laboratory of Genetics and Evolution, Department of Biology, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Campus Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil.|
|2011-2015||Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Northwest Institute of plateau Biology; University of Chinese Academy |
of Sciences. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Chen Shilong.
Dissertation Title: Molecular Phylogenetics and Comparative Phylogeography of the Genus Spiraea L.
(Rosaceae): Found on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
|2007-2009||Master of Philosophy. (18 years education) Plant Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty |
of Biological Sciences, Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mir Ajab Khan.
Dissertation Title: Morphological, anatomical and Palynological study of the flora of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan.
Master of Science in Botany, Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.