Bio

Postdoc – UMass Amherst | Science Writer (www.aribidopsis.com) | ASPB Ambassador | Plantae Fellow | Co-founder – Plant Postdoc Slack

Career Status:
Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Areas:
Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Development, Computational Biology

Publications

Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Kana Umetsu, Olena Ponomarenko, Michiko Saito, Mohammad Aslam, Olga Antipova, Natalia Dolgova, Cheyenne D. Kiani, Susan Nezhati, Keitaro Tanoi, Katsuyuki Minegishi, Kotaro Nagatsu, Takehiro Kamiya, Toru Fujiwara, Christian Luschnig, Karen Tanino, Ingrid Pickering, George Graham, and Abidur Rahman. (2020) PIN FORMED 2 modulates the transport of Arsenite in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Communications. 1(3): 100009.

Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Sayaka Kumagai, Keita Ito, Ryohei Sugita, Keitaro Tanoi, Abidur Rahman. (2019) ATP Binding Cassette Proteins ABCG37 and ABCG33 function as cesium uptake carriers in Arabidopsis thaliana. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/823815. 

Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Abidur Rahman. (2019) Cold stress response in Arabidopsis thaliana is mediated by GNOM ARF-GEF. The Plant Journal. (97): 500 – 516. 

Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Abidur Rahman. (2018) Hormonal regulation of cold stress response in Cold Tolerance in Plants. (eds: Shabir Hussain Wani and Venura Herath). Springer Nature. pp. 65 – 88. 

Alan M Jones, Jane P Ellis, Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Hemayet Ullah. (2016) My Life as a Plant - Bengali: Coloring & Activity Book for Plant Biology. American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB). ISBN: 978-0-943088-95-2. 

Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Sudip Biswas, Samsad Razzaque, Taslima Haque, Zeba I Seraj. (2014) Cloning and Characterization of Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH) Promoter Region for Expression under Submergence and Salinity Stress. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology. 24(1): 111-120.

Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Achia Khatun, Tanzila Sharmin, Faraid Mobin, Arifur Rahman Tanu, Toufique Morshed, Tawkir Ahmad Fakir, Rifat Ara Begum, AHM Nurun Nabi. (2014) MPDB 1.0: a medicinal plant database of Bangladesh. Bioinformation. 30; 10(6):384-6.  

Mohammad Arif Ashraf, Mohammed Monzur Morshed, A. J. Saleh Ahammad, Mohammad Neaz Morshed. (2013) Computational study of silicon transporter protein in rice and wheat. Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling. 2(4):199-205.     

*Complete list of publication and thesis: Google Scholar and ResearchGate

Volunteer Activities

INTERVIEW AND VIDEO

Plant Postdoc Slack – Academic Webinar (Moderator, April 2020) (Link

ASPB Ambassador of the year 2019, May/June 2019, Page – 17 (Link

ASPB News Membership Corner, November/December 2017, Page 11 – 12 (Link

Plant Biology 2017 – Pitch Your Science, Plantae Video – YouTube (Link

ASPB News Luminaries Interview: Philip Benfey (Link

ASPB News Luminaires Interview: Eric Schaller (Link)

SCIENCE WRITING AND COMMUNICATION

Research article Reviewer: Plant Biotechnology Journal (2020 – Present), Frontiers in Plant Sciences (2020 – Present), PLOS One (2020 – Present), Journal of Plant Growth and Regulation (2019 – Present)

Plant Science Research Weekly (September 2017 – Present; 100+ research article summaries) – Published by American Society of Plant Biologists and Plantae. Editor: Mary Williams.

Coordinator and Editor of Faculty Job: Myths and Realities – Planate Interview series (February 2019 – Present; 10 interviews and ~13k reads) (Link)

Personal Plant Science Blog (www.aribidopsis.com) (June, 2015 – Present; 79 posts and ~60k reads worldwide)

Editorial board member – Maize Genetics and Genomics Database (MaizeGDB) (January 2020 – Present) – Hot New Papers

Ambassador of American Society of Plant Biologists (July 2015 – Present)

Plantae Fellow (January 2019 – Present)

Co-founder of Plant Postdoc Slack (July 2019 – Present) Website | Twitter | YouTube 

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