lab members

Spring Semester

Graduate Courses:

Plant Molecular Biology
Course Number 1143

Writting skill
Course Number 1148


Undergraduate Course

General Plant Biology
Course Number 1106


Journal Club

April 10, 2014
The Lab PI, Dr. Abidur Rahman has been appointed as the 
program coordinator for Iwate University- University of 
Saskatchewan dual Ph.D. program; 
If any one is interested about the program or have any 
questions please feel free to contact him.
April 1, 2014
Second year MS student, Kana Umestsu  has been 
awarded the ASPB travel grant to attend the Plant 
Biology- 2014 meeting. This is the 4th year on a row at
least one of our lab members has been awarded the 
travel grant. Congratulations to the award winners!!
March 24, 2014
Takahiro Numata and Miori Yoshida successfully 
completeled their M.Sc. and B.Sc. respectively. 
Congratulations to both of them!!!
Takahiro joinned Quintill as a research associate 
and Miori enrolled as a M.Sc. student at Iwate 
University. She will continue her research work in 
Abidur Lab.
Best of luck to both of them.
February 12, 2014
The Japanese version of the website has been 
uploaded. Masahiro did a wonderful job in creating 
the new web page. Thanks Masahiro!!
Jan 12, 2014
We had a new year party at Abidur's residence.
Check out the photos at lab member section.
October 15, 2013
Yukino Nakasato and Sayaka Kumagai joined the lab
to work on their senior year thesis work. Taiki Naka-
mura and Masahiro Tsukano joined the lab as work-
study student. A warm welcome to all of them!
September 3, 2013
Recent research work on high temperature and auxin 
homeostasis has been published in PLANT CELL. 
To read the article please click here.
August 28, 2013
Dr. Abidur Rahman was interviewed by Japanese 
society ofPlant Physiologists on his experience 
as a foreign P.I in Japan. Click here to read the 
August 11-15, 2013
Takahiro Numata attended the 25th Scandinavian
Plant Physiology Society (SPPS) meeting held in 
Helsingor,Denmark. He was awarded a travel 
fellowship from SPPS to attend the meeting.
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.