Ali Taheri

Ali Taheri
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

Contact Information
111 Agricultural Biotechnology Building
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN, 37209-1561
Tel: (615) 963-6056
Fax: (615) 963-5436


Research Areas
Plant Molecular Genetics and Breeding
High-throughput genotyping and phenotyping
Functional genomics 

Dillon JR, Ali Taheri, T Kusalik and R Parti. Detecting Neisseria Gonorrhoeae and Its Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Determinants Using Specific Marker Sequences. In process

Recent Publications 
Ali Taheri, Gao Peng, Min Yu, Dejun Cui, Sharon Regan, Isobel Parkin and Margaret Gruber. 2014. Hunting for new trichome mutants in Arabidopsis T-DNA population. Plant Biology

Nayidu, N., Kagale, S., Withana-Gamage, T.S., Taheri, A., Parkin, I. and Gruber, M.Y. 2014. Sequence and expression analysis of five major trichome regulatory genes within the Brassicaceae. Plant Molecular Biology. DOI 10.1007/s11103-014-0201-1

Nayidu, N., Li, X., Taheri, A., Trent Bjordahl, and Gruber, M.Y. 2014. Trichome composition and global gene expression of hairy leaves from Brassica villosa. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95877. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095877

Ali Taheri, Stephen J Robinson, Isobel AP Parkin and Margaret Y Gruber. 2012. Revised selection criteria for candidate restriction enzymes in genome walking. PLoS ONE 7(4): e35117. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035117

Ali Taheri, Subramanian Jayasankar, John A. Cline, Manish N. Raizada & Peter K. Pauls. 2012. A WD-repeat gene from peach (Prunus persica L.) is a functional ortholog of Arabidopsis thaliana TTG1. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. 48:23–29

Ali Taheri, J. Cline, S. Jayasankar and K. P. Pauls. 2012. Ethephon-induced abscission of “Redhaven” peach. American Journal of Plant Sciences. 3: 295-301

El-kereamy Ashraf, El-sharkawy Isla, Ramamoorthy R, Ali Taheri, Errampalli Deena, et al. 2011. Prunus domestica pathogenesis-related protein-5 activates the defense response pathway and enhances the resistance to fungal infection. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17973

Ashraf El-kereamy, Subramanian Jayasankar, Ali Taheri, Deena Errampalli and Gopinadhan Paliyath. 2009. Expression analysis of a plum pathogenesis related 10 (PR10) protein during brown rot infection. Plant Cell Reports. 28: 95-102

PhD in Plant Molecular Biology 2009, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
MSc in Horticulture, 2000, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Date joined staff:  2014


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