Dr. Umara Sahar Rana, from Pakistan, is an Assistant Professor at University of Agriculture Faisalabad where she earned her B.Sc (Hons.) and M.Sc (Hons.) degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics. Following completion of her master’s program, she was awarded a faculty development scholarship funded jointly by Government of Punjab and University of Agriculture Faisalabad to pursue her doctoral research at Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA under the supervision of Dr. Guihua Bai. Rana’s research identified genomic regions associated with resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB) in US winter wheat. She also developed and characterized wheat germplasm for durable rust resistance and reduced fungicide use. She recently been awarded with “2022 Women in Triticum Early Career Award” by Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI). She is passionate about agriculture sciences because it has the power to transform people’s lives. She fondly enjoying her role as an academic person, wheat researchers and an administrator at University of Agriculture Faisalabad.