Profile of Kishwar Jahan Shethi

... Name Kishwar Jahan Shethi
Designation Lecturer
Last Degree M.S. (DU), MRes. (UK)
   

2012-2013   Attained M.Res. degree in Molecular Plant Biology and Biotechnology with Merit (60%) from Imperial College London, UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in the year 2013.

2010-2011   M.S. (Thesis) in Botany from Department of Botany, University of Dhaka positioned as first class (2nd position) with 81% marks.

2005-2009   B.Sc. (Honors) in Botany from Department of Botany, University of Dhaka positioned as first class (1st position) with 73% marks.

2002-2004   H.S.C. (Higher Secondary School Certificate) in Science group was completed with grade A (CGPA-4.40 out of 5) from Ideal School & College, Motijheel, Dhaka.

2002    During this year S.S.C. (Secondary School Certificate) was conducted with grade A (CGPA-4.75 out of 5) from St. Francis Xavier’s Girls’ High School.

  • R&D Project 2015-2016, Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Govt. of Bangladesh. Principle Investigator, Project Title: Evaluation of antioxidant activity of two locally grown Mentha species of Bangladesh.
  • Special Allocation 2015-2016, Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Govt. of Bangladesh. Associate Investigator, Project Title: Study of Ethno-medically potential medicinal plants used by the ethnic and local people of Bangladesh in relation to climate change.
  • Centre for Advanced Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, 2015-2016. University of Dhaka. Principle Investigator, Project Title: Comparative antioxidant activity study of different parts of native and exotic coriander available in Bangladesh.
  •  University Grants Commission financed research grants in the year 2016-2017.  Principle Investigator, Project Title: Physiological and anatomical study of arsenic phytostabilizing plant arum (Colocasia esculentum L.).
  • Research Associate (November 2013 to March 2015) Lentil Improvement Project supported by USDA, Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • M.Res. Student (September 2012 to September 2013) Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology course, Faculty of Life sciences, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
  • M.S. Research Student (March 2010 to August 2011) Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Kishwar Jahan Shethi, Mabia Khanam Doty, Saima Jahan Liza and Parveen Rashid 2018. Anatomical Study of Momordica charantia L. from Bangladesh. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 27(1): 69-74.
  • Shethi K. J. 2017. Evaluation of Antioxidant Activity of Four Locally Grown Aromatic Herbs Commonly Consumed in Bangladesh. Bioresearch Communications. 3(2): 391-396. 
  • Kishwar Jahan Shethi, Momtaz Begum and Parveen Rashid (June 2017). Comparative anatomy of Momordica dioica Roxb.ex.Willd. And M. cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng. Bangladesh Journal of Botany. 46(2):725-732.Jorg Schumacher, Christopher J. Waite, Mark H. Bennett, Marcos F. Perez,
  • Jorg Schumacher, Christopher J. Waite, Mark H. Bennett, Marcos F. Perez, Kishwar Shethi and Martin Buck ( July 2014). Differential Secretome Analysis of Pseudomonas syringae pv. Tomato using gel- free MS proteomics. Frontiers in Plant Science. 5: 242.
  • Subroto K. Das, Kishwar Jahan Shethi, M. I. Haque and R.H.Sarker (June 2012). Agrobacterium-mediated Genetic Transformation in Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) followed by In vitro Flowering and Seed formation. Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology.22 (1): 13-26.

Abstract and Poster publications:

  • K.J. Shethi and P. Rashid. Anatomical and physiological responses of Colocasia esculenta L. to various concentrations of arsenic.7th International Botanical Conference 2017, Bangladesh, 1-4 February, 2018.
  • P. rashid, K.J. Shethi and A. Ahmaed. Leaf anatomical adaptation of several mangrove plant species from Bangladesh Sundarbans.7th International Botanical Conference 2017, Bangladesh, 1-4 February, 2018.(Poster).

  • Subroto K. Das, Kishwar Jahan Shethi, M. I. Haque and R.H.SarkerIntegration of fungal diseases resistant gene in lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) through Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation. Bangladesh Botanical Societies Conference 2011, Bangladesh, 9-11 December, 2011.
  • Jorg Schumacher, Kishwar Jahan Shethi and Martin Buck Proteomic approach to understand the T3SS mediated pathogenecity of Pseudomonas syringae. 7th International Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Conference 2014, Bangladsh, 1-3 March, 2014.

Currently I am teaching two crouses namely " BOT 312 (Embryology of Angiosperms )" and " BOT 309 (Higher Cryptogams II)" in the 3rd Year B. Sc. (Hons.). Besides, I have been demonstrating practical classes on Plant Anatomy, Cytology, Plant Physiology, Plant Nutrition and Plant Biochemistry.

  • Commonwealth scholarship for Master’s degree from 2012 to 2013 funded by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC).
  •  Dean’s Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in the B.Sc. Honors’ Examination for the year 2008, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka.
  • National Science and Information & Communication Technology (NSICT)   Fellowship 2010-2011.
  • Golden Jubilee Award, 2010 for securing First Class First position in B.Sc. (Hons.) examination, 2008 from Department of Botany, University of Dhaka.
  • Government Junior School Scholarship, 2000.

Plant Developmental Biology, Plant Anatomy, Plant Physiology, Molecular biology and Abiotic Stress Biology are the areas of my research interest. More specifically I want to involve myself in any research that will aid to secure food production and sustainable environmental development. At present I am involved in research on plant anatomy and physiology in response to abiotic stress,antioxidant potential of edible plants and anatomical adaptation of plants to diverse environments. 

 

Currently I am teaching two crouses namely " BOT 312 (Embryology of Angiosperms )" and " BOT 309 (Higher Cryptogams II)" in the 3rd Year B. Sc. (Hons.). Besides, I have been demonstrating practical classes on Plant Anatomy, Cytology, Plant Physiology, Plant Nutrition and Plant Biochemistry.