Faculty Profile

Dr. Ahmed Jawaad Afzal

Associate Professor


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.

Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Doctoral Thesis Research1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Directed Research Project1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Advance Biochemistry1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Biochemistry1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Biochemistry1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Introductory Biology1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Doctoral Thesis Research1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Master's Thesis I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Advanced Methods in Biology1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Molecular Biology1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology1601
Summer Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1503
Spring Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Advance Biochemistry1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Biochemistry1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Biochemistry1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Introductory Biology1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Doctoral Thesis Research1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Master's Thesis I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Advanced Methods in Biology1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Independent Study1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Methods in Cell and Molecular Biology1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Introductory Biology1501
Summer Semester 2014-15Independent Study1403
Spring Semester 2014-15Literature in MCB (Seminars)1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Advance Biochemistry1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Biochemistry1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project II1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Biochemistry1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Introductory Biology1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Directed Research Project1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Master's Thesis I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
  • Past Courses
    Spring Semester 2013-14Directed Research Project1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Advance Biochemistry1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Biochemistry1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Biochemistry1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Introductory Biology1302
    Spring Semester 2011-12Biochemistry1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Seminar in Biology-II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Biochemistry1102