Dr Mohammed Shabab

Designation: Associate Professor

Teaching Experience: 12

Industry Experience: 1

Brief: Dr Mohammed Shabab holds a Ph.D. from a joint program at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany. With fifteen years of combined teaching and research experience as a staff scientist and faculty member at various institutes, he is deeply engrossed in exploring the biotic interactions of living systems. Following his postdoctoral tenure, he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, as a staff scientist, delving into signaling and bactericidal cysteine-rich peptides.  He continues his research on signaling in S.meliloti-Medicago Interactions and Antimicrobial Peptides. Beyond research, he passionately teaches undergraduate courses, including Analytical Techniques, Foundation in Biology and Biotechnology, and Genetic Engineering.

Research Publication: 21

Key Publications:

1. Shabab, M.; Arnold, M.; Penterman, J.; Wommack, A.; Nolan, E.; Walker, G. Disulfide crosslinking influences symbiotic activities of nodule peptide NCR247. PNAS 2016, 113:10157-10162.

2. Shabab, M.; Khan, S.; Vogel, H.; Boland, W. OPDA Isomerase GST16 is involved in phytohormone detoxification and insect development. FEBS Journal 2014, 281, 2769–2783.

3. Shabab, M. ; Kaschani, F. ; Bozkurt, T.; Shindo, T.; Gu, C.; Schornack, S.; Ilyas M. ;Kamoun, S.; van der Hoorn, R.A. L. An effector-targeted protease contributes to defense against Phytophthora infestans and is under diversifying selection in natural hosts. Plant Physiology, 2010, 154: 1794 – 1804.

4. Shabab, M.; Shindo, T.; Gu, C.; Kaschani, F.; Pansuriya, T.; van der Hoorn, R.A. Fungal Effector Protein AVR2 Targets Diversifying Defense-Related Cys Proteases of Tomato. The Plant Cell, 2008, 20: 11691183.

5. Shabab, M.; Kulkarni, M.J.; Khan, M.I. Determination of binding constant of cystatin for papain by Intensity Fading MALDI-TOF. The Protein Journal, 2008, 27: 7–12.

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