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.

TitleSemesterCode
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
Advanced Molecular & Cell BiologyFall Semester 2014-151401
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2014-151401
Directed Research ProjectFall Semester 2014-151401
Introductory BiologySpring Semester 2014-151402
BiochemistrySpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
BiochemistrySpring Semester 2014-151402
Advance BiochemistrySpring Semester 2014-151402
Literature in MCB (Seminars)Spring Semester 2014-151402
Independent StudySummer Semester 2014-151403
Introductory BiologyFall Semester 2015-161501
Methods in Cell and Molecular BiologyFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudyFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Advanced Methods in BiologyFall Semester 2015-161501
Advanced Molecular & Cell BiologyFall Semester 2015-161501
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2015-161501
Doctoral Thesis ResearchFall Semester 2015-161501
Introductory BiologySpring Semester 2015-161502
BiochemistrySpring Semester 2015-161502
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
BiochemistrySpring Semester 2015-161502
Advance BiochemistrySpring Semester 2015-161502
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSummer Semester 2015-161503
Methods in Cell and Molecular BiologyFall Semester 2016-171601
Molecular BiologyFall Semester 2016-171601
Advanced Methods in BiologyFall Semester 2016-171601
Advanced Molecular & Cell BiologyFall Semester 2016-171601
Master's Thesis IFall Semester 2016-171601
Doctoral Thesis ResearchFall Semester 2016-171601
Introductory BiologySpring Semester 2016-171602
BiochemistrySpring Semester 2016-171602
BiochemistrySpring Semester 2016-171602
Advance BiochemistrySpring Semester 2016-171602
Directed Research ProjectSpring Semester 2016-171602
Master's Thesis IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Doctoral Thesis ResearchSpring Semester 2016-171602
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    BiochemistrySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Seminar in Biology-IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    BiochemistrySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Introductory BiologySpring Semester 2013-141302
    BiochemistrySpring Semester 2013-141302
    BiochemistrySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Advance BiochemistrySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Directed Research ProjectSpring Semester 2013-141302