Abidur Rahman

Associate Professor,Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan

M.Sc in Biochemistry- Dhaka University, Bangladesh

Ph.D. in Plant Biology- Kobe University- Japan

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow- Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Japan

Senior Postdoctoral researcher- University of Massachusetts, USA

Plant molecular physiology, Plant molecular biology, Cell biology

Iwate University, Japan
Associate Professor,Faculty of Agriculture, Iwate University, Japan

Current research topics in the lab

Understanding the role of auxin in regulating temperature stress mediated growth and development

Mechanism of subcellular targeting of auxin efflux proteins

Understanding the molecular cross talk between actin and hormones during meristem development

Elucidating the regulatory/ molecular mechanism of 2,4-D induced change in cytoskeletal structure and its impact on selective herbicidal action on monocots and dicots

Understanding the role of actin dynamicity in determining the plants response to auxin

Elucidating the molecular pathway of IBA response in plant development

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of cadmium and caesium toxicity in plants to engineer hyperaccumulator plants for phytoremediation

Research Articles:
1. Maho T, Umetsu K, Oono Y, Higaki T, Blanclaflor EB, Rahman A* (2016) Small acidic protein 1 and SCFTIR1 ubiquitin proteasome pathway act in concert to induce 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid-mediated alteration of actin in Arabidopsis roots.
*Corresponding author
Plant Journal doi: 10.1111/tpj.13433; 89: 940-956 
2. Hanzawa T, Shibasaki K, Numata T, Kawamura K, Gaude T, Rahman A* (2013) Cellular auxin homeostasis under high temperature is regulated through a SORTING NEXIN 1 dependent endosomal trafficking pathway.
Plant Cell doi/10.1105/tpc.113.115881; 9: 3424-3433 
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3. Nakasone A, Fujiwara M, Fukao Y, Biswas KK, Rahman A, Kawai-Yamada M, Narumi I, Uchimiya H, and Oono Y (2012) SMAL