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Shahin S. Ali

Shahin S. Ali


Ph.D. in Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2012

Current position

Visiting Scientist, USDA/ARS Sustainable Perennial Crops Lab, BARC, Beltsville, MD, USA (01/2013-present)


Peer reviewed journal articles

  1. Ali, S. S., Melnick, R. L., Crozier, J., Phillips-Mora, W., Strem, M. D., Shao, J., Zhang, D., Sicher, R., Meinhardt, L. and Bailey, B. A. (2014). Successful pod infections by Moniliophthora roreri result in differential Theobroma cacao gene expression depending on the clone's level of tolerance. Mol Plant Pathol 15(7): 698-710.
  2. Bailey, B. A., Melnick, R. L., Strem, M. D., Crozier, J., Shao, J., Sicher, R., Phillips-Mora, W., Ali, S. S., Zhang, D. and Meinhardt, L. (2014). Differential gene expression by Moniliophthora roreri while overcoming cacao tolerance in the field. Mol Plant Pathol 15(7): 711-729.
  3. Ali, S. S., Gunupuru, L. R., Kumar, G. B., Khan, M., Scofield, S., Nicholson, P. and Doohan, F. M. (2014). Plant disease resistance is augmented in uzu barley lines modified in the brassinosteroid receptor BRI1. BMC Plant Biol 14: 227.
  4. Ali, S. S., Khan, M., Mullins, E. and Doohan, F. (2014). Identification of Fusarium oxysporum genes associated with lignocellulose bioconversion competency. BioEnergy Research 7, 110-119.
  5. Hasin, N., Cusack, S. A., Ali, S. S., Fitzpatrick, D. A. and Jones, G. W. (2014). Global transcript and phenotypic analysis of yeast cells expressing Ssa1, Ssa2, Ssa3 or Ssa4 as sole source of cytosolic Hsp70-Ssa chaperone activity. BMC Genomics 15: 194.
  6. Ali, S. S., Nugent, B., Mullins, E. and Doohan, F. M. (2013). Insights from the fungus Fusarium oxysporum point to high affinity glucose transporters as targets for enhancing ethanol production from lignocellulose. PLoS One 8(1): e54701.
  7. Ali, S. S., Kumar, G. B., Khan, M. and Doohan, F. M. (2013). Brassinosteroid enhances resistance to fusarium diseases of barley. Phytopathology 103(12): 1260-1267..
  8. Petti, C., Reiber, K., Ali, S. S., Berney, M. and Doohan, F. M. (2012). Auxin as a player in the biocontrol of Fusarium head blight disease of barley and its potential as a disease control agent. BMC Plant Biol 12: 224。
  9. Ali, S. S., Khan, M., Fagan, B., Mullins, E. and Doohan, F. M. (2012). Exploiting the inter-strain divergence of Fusarium oxysporum for microbial bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol. AMB Express 2(1): 16.
  10. Ali, S. S., Khan, M., Mullins, E. and Doohan, F. (2012). The effect of wheat genotype on ethanol production from straw and the implications for multifunctional crop breeding. Biomass and Bioenergy 42: 1-9.
  11. Ali, S. S., Kasoju, N., Luthra, A., Singh, A., Sharanabasava, H., Sahu, A. and Bora, U. (2008). Indian medicinal herbs as sources of antioxidants. Food Research International 41(1): 1-15.
  12. Ali, S. S., Ryakala, V. K., Sharanabasava, H., Hasin, N., Sharma, P. and Bora, U. (2010). Ethnobotany of plants used to cure diabetes by the people of North East India. Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Science and Biotechnology 4, 64-68.
  13. Kasoju, N., Ali S. S., Sahu, A., Das, R. K., Babu, P. J. and Bora, U. (2010). Surface functionalization of chitosan-PEO electrospun nanofibrous scaffold. Asian Chitin Journal 6, 41-46.
  14. Ali, S. S., Yealla, P. and Sarmah, B. K. (2009). Bar as a potential selectable marker gene to obtain putative transformants in Indian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivars. Transgenic Plant Journal 3, 102-106.
  15. Kasoju, N., Ali, S. S., Dubey, V. K. and Bora, U. (2013). Exploiting the potential of collagen as a natural biomaterial in drug delivery. Journal of Proteins & Proteomics 1(1).
  16. Ali S. S., Kasoju N., Sahu A., Bora D. K. and Bora U. (2008). Removal of coomassie brilliant blue from laboratory wastewater with chitosan beads. Asian Chitin Journal 4, 75-84.

Book chapter

  1. McPhee, K. E., Croser, J., Sarmah, B. K., Ali, S. S., Amla, D. V., Rrajesh, P. N., Zhang, H. B. and Higgins, T. J. (2006). Development of Transgenics in Chickpea. In: Yadav, S. (ed). Chickpea breeding and management. CAB International 462-478.
Protocols by Shahin S. Ali
  1. Virus-induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) in Barley Seedling Leaves
  2. Visual Assessment of the Severity of Fusarium Seedling Blight (FSB) and Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Disease in Barley