Yasir Abdur Rehman
Yasir Abdur Rehman was born in 1st November, 1985 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He completed his MSc from PMAS-University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi in 2011 where his thesis comprised health risk assessment of subjects living in vicinity of wastewater channels in urban settings and its relationship with malarial incidence. This study was accepted for poster presentation in 10th International Conference on Urban Health, Belo Horizonte Brazil in 2011. He than started MPhil in Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad in 2012 and worked on biomarkers of exposure to PAHs, 1-OHP and its association with GSTM1 polymorphism among different cancer patients. The work was published in Chemosphere in 2017.
He started PhD in September, 2014 from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and started working on Arsenic exposure through drinking water, and its associated genetic and epigenetic effects in the rural population of two districts of Punjab Province reported to have elevated Arsenic levels above the WHO prescribed limits. He has also been involved in teaching activities as well as in various sampling activities of different MPhil and PhD projects on Environmental and Biomonitoring aspects in Quaid-i-Azam University. He received a grant from Higher Education Commission Pakistan under IRSIP program for six months research stay starting in September 2017 to work in Department of Toxicogenomics, Maastricht University Netherlands. Here He will work on genetic polymorphisms in selected genes associated with arsenic toxicity, DNA methylation levels and gene expression analysis and integration of the data to investigate the detailed mechanism of arsenic Induced toxicity.