March 23,  2016
Miori Yoshida successfully completeled her M.Sc. Congratulations to Miori!!! She will work in a Japanese pharmaceutical company.
March18-20, 2016
Lab PI and students attended the 57th JSPP meeting held at Iwate University, Ueda Campus, Morioka. Lab PI, Abidur Rahman organized the symposium
entitled "Ethylene on Plant Growth and Development:from signaling to physiological responses" in the meeting. 
March 11,  2016
Lab PI, Abidur Rahman delivered talks in Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China and RCEES, Chinese academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
March 1,  2016
Ph.D. student Arif Ashraf has been selected for University of Saskatchewan summer internship program. He will be working with Dr. Hong Wang of Biochemistry department on hormonal influence of cell cycle regulation 
in root meristem.
January 10, 2016
Lab PI. Dr. Abidur Rahman has joined the editorial board of Journal of Plant growth regulation on a 5 year term. 
June 3, 2015
Dr. Mohammad Aslam from India joined the lab as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow. His tenure will be for two years (2015-2017). 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 the workshop.
October 1, 2014
Kana Umetsu has been awarded "Outstanding Female Researcher award" by Iwate University. Congratluations Kana!!!
September 25, 2014
MEXT scholar, Arif Ashraf arrived yesterday to study in our lab. He will study cold temperature stress and protein trafficking for his Ph.D. Arif is the first foreign student of our lab. 
A warm welcome to him!
September 12, 2014
The Lab PI, Dr. Abidur Rahman has returned from  University of Saskatchewan after suscessfully starting the Iwate University-University of Saskatchewan 
summer program. He was instrumental in developing the program and currently serving as the program leader.
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 Iwate University and 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 Nakamura 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 interview.
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 SPSS to attend the meeting.
July 20-24, 2013
Dr. Abidur Rahman, Kana Umetsu and Eisuke Kobayashi attended the Plant Biology 2013 meeting held in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Rahman gave a 
talk in "Temperature Stress" minisymposia session on mechanism of auxin homeostais under high temperature

Grant news
We have been awarded gakkei Project grant for the fiscal year 2012-2013 from Iwate University to work on "Understanding the molecular mechanisms of 

cadmium and cesium toxicity in plants to engineer hyperaccumulator plants for phytoremediation".  We will work with a challenging concept and hope it will 

work out!!!

New Lab Members
Miori Yoshida,Teruki Sugiyama and Yukino Nakasato have joined the lab. 

Eisuke Kobayashi and Kana Umetsu have been accepted for doing their graduate studies in the lab. 

A warm welcome to all of them!!!
New Publications
1. Hanzawa T, Shibasaki K, Numata T, Kawamura K, Gaude T, Rahman A* (2013) Cellular auxin homeostasis under high temperature is regulated through a SORTING NEXIN 1dependent
endosomal trafficking pathway.
     Plant Cell doi/10.1105/tpc.113.115881 

2. Rahman A* (2013) Auxin: a regulator of cold stress response. 
	Physiologia Plantarum 147: 28-35; doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01617.x 
*** Invited review for Abiotic stress issue.

3. Shibasaki, K, Rahman A* (2013) Auxin and temperature stress: Molecular and  cellular Perspectives.
	In Polar Auxin Transport, Signaling and  Communication in Plants 17 (eds: Chen, R and Baluska, F) pp 295-310. Springer. 
4. Muday GK*, Rahman A*, Binder BM (2012) Auxin and ethylene: collaborators or competitors?
    Trends in Plant Science. 17: 181-195 doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2012.02.001
*These authors contributed equally.*** Feature review and cover article. 

5. Nakasone A, Fujiwara M, Fukao Y, Biswas KK, Rahman A, Kawai-Yamada M, Narumi I, Uchimiya H, and Oono Y (2012) SMALL ACIDIC PROTEIN 1 acts with RUB modification
components, the COP9 signalosome and AXR1, to regulate growth and development of  Arabidopsis thaliana.
	Plant Physiol. 160:93-105
Opportunity for postdoctoral fellowship
We are seeking candidates for JSPS postdoctoral fellowship. Interested applicants with a proven track record are encouraged to send their resume to lab P.I. 

abidur (at)