Staff Scientist/Principal Investigator
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Amir H. Ahkami joined Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2015 as a Staff Scientist. He also holds a position of adjunct Assistant Professor at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. He received his B.Sc. in Plant Breeding from Shiraz University, and his M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology from Tehran University, Iran. He conducted his doctoral research at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany, in the area of plant molecular physiology. Before joining EMSL, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington State University’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, Pullman, WA, where he worked with Prof. Mark Lange to study the regulation and improvement of plant specialized metabolism using cell-type specific promoters. Dr. Ahkami’s research focuses on plant responses to abiotic stresses, molecular physiology of root formation, and physiological phenotyping to narrow the genotype-to-phenotype knowledge gap for crop improvement.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM EDT