Ramin Yadegari

Professor - The School of Plant Sciences, Genetics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Training Program
Marley 441D
yadegari@arizona.edu
(520) 621-1616 / (520) 621-9095 (Lab)
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Educational Background

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Ph.D., Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, UCLA
  • LSRF-DOE Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Genetic and epigenetic regulation of plant gene expression
  • Early reproductive development in angiosperms
  • Gene regulatory networks in early seed development
  • Endosperm development in maize and Arabidopsis

Selected Publications

  • Qin Y, Yadegari R and Palanivelu R (2015) ACTIN-RELATED PROTEIN 6 regulates DISRUPTED MEIOTIC cDNA 1 gene expression in Arabidposis thaliana ovules. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 82: 499. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22472
  • Zhan J, Thakare D, Ma C, Lloyd A, Nixon NM, Arakaki AM, Burnett WJ, Logan KO, Wang D, Wang X, Drews GN, and Yadegari R (2015) RNA sequencing of laser-capture microdissected compartments of the maize kernel identifies regulatory modules associated with endosperm cell differentiation. Plant Cell 27: 513-531. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​114.​135657
  • Thakare D, Yang R, Steffen JG, Zhan J, Wang D, Clark RM, Wang X, and Yadegari R (2014) RNA-Seq analysis of laser-capture microdissected cells of the developing central starchy endosperm of maize. Genomics Data 2: 242–245. doi:10.1016/j.gdata.2014.07.003
  • Leroux B, Goodyke A, Schumacher K, Abbott C, Clore A, Yadegari R, Larkins BA, Dannenhoffer JM (2014) Early maize endosperm development: from fertilization to differentiation. American Journal of Botany 101: 1259-1274. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1400083
  • Li G, Wang D, Yang R, Logan K, Chen H, Zhang S, Skaggs MI, Lloyd A, Burnett WJ, Laurie JD, Hunter BG, Dannenhoffer JM, Larkins BA, Drews GN, Wang X, Yadegari R (2014) Temporal patterns of gene expression in developing maize endosperm identified through transcriptome sequencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111: 7582-7587. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406383111
  • Qin Y, Zhao L, Skaggs MI, Andreuzza S, Tsukamoto T, Panoli A, Wallace KN, Smith S, Siddiqi I, Yang Z, Yadegari R, Palanivelu R (2014) ACTIN-RELATED PROTEIN6 Regulates Female Meiosis by Modulating Meiotic Gene Expression in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26: 1612-1628. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​113.​120576 [Faculty of 1000 (F1000) recommendation]
  • Xin M, Yang R, Li G, Chen H, Laurie J, Ma C, Wang D, Yao Y, Larkins BA, Sun Q, Yadegari R, Wang X, Ni Z (2013) Dynamic expression of imprinted genes associates with maternally controlled nutrient allocation during maize endosperm development. Plant Cell 25: 3212-3227. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​113.​115592
  • Drews GN, Wang D, Steffen JG, Schumaker KS, Yadegari R (2011) Identification of genes expressed in the angiosperm female gametophyte. J Exp Bot 62: 1593-1599. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erq385
  • Wang D, Zhang C, Hearn DJ, Kang IH, Punwani JA, Skaggs MI, Drews GN, Schumaker KS, Yadegari R (2010) Identification of transcription-factor genes expressed in the Arabidopsis female gametophyte. BMC Plant Biol 10: 110. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-10-110

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PLS 560, Advanced Plant Biology, Fall

Areas of Research

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology

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