lab members

Spring Semester

Graduate Courses:

Plant Molecular Biology
Course Number 1143

Writing Skill
Course Number 1148


Undergraduate Course

General Plant Biology
Course Number 1106


Journal Club

June 3, 2015
Dr. Mohammad Aslam from India joined the lab as
a JSPS postdoctoral fellow. His tenure will be for two 
years. Dr. Aslam will work on micro RNA mediated auxin 
signaling under cold  stress. Before joining the lab, he was 
a fulbright scholar in Texas A&M university. 
A warm welcome to him!!!
March 23, 2015
Kana Umetsu , Eisuke Kobayashi completed their 
M.Ag succesfully.  
Yukino Nakasato and Sayaka Kumagai completed their
B. Ag  succesfully. 
Congratulations to all fours! Lab will miss all of you.
March16-18, 2015
Lab PI and students attended the 56th JSPP meeting
held at Tokyo University of Agriculture, Setagaya
Campus, Tokyo
January 31- Feb 7, 2015
Lab  PI, Dr. Abidur Rahman and one of MS  students, 
Miori Yoshida visited Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI)
in Vienna to start a collaborative project with Dr.
Wolfgang Busch's group on using GWAS. Dr. Rahman
also  presented the lab's work on temperature stress
and auxin homeostasis on February 6.
January 9-10, 2015
Lab  PI, Dr .Abidur Rahman succesfully organized the 
"International Conference of Health and Agriculture 
(ICBHA) 2nd GNOBB conference 2015" in Dhaka, 
Bangladesh with the help of colleagues from Dhaka 
University. Two faculties from UGAS, Dr. Tawaraya of 
Yamagata University and Dr. Hiroyoki Shimono of 
Iwate University also attended the conference. 
November 13, 2014
Siriwat Boonchaisiri joined the lab as a doctoral student.
Siriwat hails from Thailand. He will be working on 
understanding the role of protein trafficking 
pathways in regulating the high temperature stress in
plants. A warm welcome to him !! 
October 27-29, 2014
The Lab PI participated the XII France-Japan workshop
on Plant Science as an invited speaker. He talked about
cellular mechanism of auxin homeostasis under high 
temperature stress on the second day of th workshop.
October 1, 2014
Kana Umetsu has been awarded "Outstanding Female
Researcher award" by Iwate University. Congratluations
September 25, 2014
MEXT scholar, Arif Ashraf arrived yesterday to study 
in our lab. He will study temperature stress and protein
trafficking for his Ph.D. Arif is the first foreign student
of our lab. A warm welcome to him!
The Abidur Lab at CRC, Iwate University
Plant Hormone Biology
The primary research interest of my lab lies in understanding the hormonal regulation of plant growth and development under optimum condition and various stresses. For this, we are primarily focusing on the plant hormone auxin, which influences plant behavior from embryogenesis to senescence and exhibits complex interactions with other hormones. To know more about our research please click here.