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Dr Nudrat Aisha Akram is currently assistant professor of botany at the Government College University Faisalabad and a member of the Pakistan Academy of Science (PAS). She started her teaching and research career about eight years ago. She earned a doctorate in 2011 from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and is a recipient of a cash award for completing her PhD before the due date and a PAS Gold Medal (botany) in 2012. She was selected as a TWAS Young Affiliate in 2015 for Central and South Asia.
She has worked in a variety of research projects funded by different national and international agencies, including PAS, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. During this period she carried out extensive research to examine the effects of different stresses on potentially important cereal crops (wheat, rice and maize), vegetables (carrot, cauliflower, okra, pea, turnip, radish and brinjal), oilseed crops (canola, sunflower and safflower) and grasses. Improvement in crop tolerance to various stresses has been one of her major focuses of research.