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Sujon Sarowar


Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea,2005

Current position

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas.


  1. Nalam, V. J., Alam, S., Keereetaweep, J., Venables, B., Burdan, D., Lee, H., Trick, H. N., Sarowar, S., Makandar, R. and Shah, J. (2015). Facilitation of Fusarium graminearum Infection by 9-Lipoxygenases in Arabidopsis and Wheat. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(10): 1142-1152.

  2. Makandar, R., Nalam, V. J., Chowdhury, Z., Sarowar, S., Klossner, G., Lee, H., Burdan, D., Trick, H. N., Gobbato, E., Parker, J. E. and Shah, J. (2015). The Combined Action of ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1, PHYTOALEXIN DEFICIENT4, and SENESCENCE-ASSOCIATED101 Promotes Salicylic Acid-Mediated Defenses to Limit Fusarium graminearum Infection in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(8): 943-953.

  3. Vu, H. S., Shiva, S., Roth, M. R., Tamura, P., Zheng, L., Li, M., Sarowar, S., Honey, S., McEllhiney, D., Hinkes, P., Seib, L., Williams, T. D., Gadbury, G., Wang, X., Shah, J. and Welti, R. (2014). Lipid changes after leaf wounding in Arabidopsis thaliana: expanded lipidomic data form the basis for lipid co-occurrence analysis. Plant J 80(4): 728-743.

  4. Lee, J. Y., Sarowar, S., Kim, H. S., Kim, H., Hwang, I., Kim, Y. J. and Pai, H. S. (2013). Silencing of Nicotiana benthamiana Neuroblastoma-Amplified Gene causes ER stress and cell death. BMC Plant Biol 13: 69.

  5. Nalam, V. J., Keeretaweep, J., Sarowar, S. and Shah, J. (2012). Root-derived oxylipins promote green peach aphid performance on Arabidopsis foliage. Plant Cell 24(4): 1643-1653.

  6. Sarowar, S., Zhao, Y., Soria-Guerra, R. E., Ali, S., Zheng, D., Wang, D. and Korban, S. S. (2011). Expression profiles of differentially regulated genes during the early stages of apple flower infection with Erwinia amylovora. J Exp Bot 62(14): 4851-4861.

  7. Sarowar, S., Zhao, Y., Wang, D., Soria-Guerra, R. E., Zheng, D. and Korban, S. S. (2011). Transcriptome analysis of apple blossom after challenging with fire blight pathogen Erwinia amylovora wild type and mutant strains. Acta Horticulture, 896, 245-251.

  8. Ahn, E. R., Sarowar, S., Jeon, Y. and Pai, H. S. (2011). Molecular characterization of NLP in Nicotiana benthamiana. Journal of Plant Biology, 54, 199-208.

  9. Sarowar, S., Kim, Y. J., Kim, K. D., Hwang, B. K., Ok, S. H. and Shin, J. S. (2009). Overexpression of lipid transfer protein (LTP) genes enhances resistance to plant pathogens and LTP functions in long-distance systemic signaling in tobacco. Plant Cell Rep 28(3): 419-427.

  10. Sarowar, S., Lee, J. Y., Ahn, E. R. and Pai, H. S. (2008). A role of hexokinases in plant resistance to oxidative stress and pathogen infection. Journal of Plant Biology, 51, 341-346.

  11. Sarowar, S., Oh, H. W., Cho, H. S., Baek, K. H., Seong, E. S., Joung, Y. H., Choi, G. J., Lee, S. and Choi, D. (2007). Capsicum annuum CCR4-associated factor CaCAF1 is necessary for plant development and defence response. Plant J 51(5): 792-802.

  12. Sarowar, S., Kim, Y. J., Kim, E. N., Kim, K. D., Choi, J. Y., Hyung, N. I. and Shin, J. S. (2006). Constitutive expression of two pathogenesis-related genes in tomato plants enhanced resistance to oomycete pathogen Phytophthora capsici. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 86, 7-14.

  13. Sarowar, S., Kim, Y. J., Kim, E. N., Kim, K. D., Hwang, B. K., Islam, R. and Shin, J. S. (2005). Overexpression of a pepper basic pathogenesis-related protein 1 gene in tobacco plants enhances resistance to heavy metal and pathogen stresses. Plant Cell Rep 24(4): 216-224.

  14. Sarowar, S., Kim, E. N., Kim, Y. J., Ok, S. H., Kim, K. D., Hwang, B. K. and Shin, J.S. (2005). Overexpression of a pepper ascorbate peroxidase-like1 gene in tobacco plants enhances tolerance to oxidative stress and pathogens. Plant Science, 169, 55-63.

  15. Sarowar, S., Hyung, N. I., Min, B. W., Harn, C. H., Yang, S. K., Ok, S. H. and Shin, J. S. (2003). In vitro micropropagation of a Cucurbita interspecific hybrid variety- a root stock plant. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 75, 179-182.

Protocols by Sujon Sarowar
  1. Establishment of a Fusarium graminearum Infection Model in Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves and Floral Tissues