Faculty Profile

Dr. Ahmed Jawaad Afzal

Associate Professor

Department Of Biology

Plants employ multiple layers of immunity  to guard against infection. The first layer responds to structures within conserved microbial molecules. The second layer responds to effector proteins, which are pathogen-encoded virulence factors.  These two “branches” of the immune system synergize to provide robust host defense that halts most infections. My current work focuses on understanding the role of the multifunctional protein RIN4, which regulates both branches of the plant immune system.

Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Doctoral Thesis Research 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Directed Research Project 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Advance Biochemistry 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Biochemistry 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Biochemistry 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Introductory Biology 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Doctoral Thesis Research 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Master's Thesis I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Advanced Methods in Biology 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Molecular Biology 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Advance Biochemistry 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Biochemistry 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Biochemistry 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Introductory Biology 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Doctoral Thesis Research 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Master's Thesis I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Advanced Methods in Biology 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introductory Biology 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Literature in MCB (Seminars) 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Advance Biochemistry 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Biochemistry 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Biochemistry 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Introductory Biology 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Directed Research Project 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Master's Thesis I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Directed Research Project 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Advance Biochemistry 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Biochemistry 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Biochemistry 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Introductory Biology 1302
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Biochemistry 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Seminar in Biology-II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Biochemistry 1102