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									                                 Curriculum Vitae


Personal Data:
                            Farhad Ghavami
                            Address: 205 East Bison Court, Fargo,
                            North Dakota, USA.

                            Tel: 1(701) 446- 8010 (Cell)
                                 1(701) 231- 6420 (Work)
                            Fax: 1(701) 231- 8474
                            E-Mail: farhad@ghavami.net

Education:
Sept. 1998 to Feb. 2004
Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Plant breeding: major Molecular Genetics and Genetic
Engineering.
   Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Tehran University, Karaj,
   Iran.
   Ranked number 1 in the graduating class.
   G.P.A.: 3.73/4.00 or 18.64/20

Sept. 1995 to Feb. 1998
Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering: major Plant Breeding.
   Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan,
   Iran.
   Ranked number 1 in the graduating class.
   G.P.A.: 3.80/4.00 or 18.98/20

Sept. 1991 to Sept. 1995
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering: major Agronomy and Plant
Breeding.
   Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Tehran University, Tehran,
          Iran.
   Ranked number 1 in the whole department.
   G.P.A.: 3.63/4.00 or 18.15/20
Honors and Awards:
Presidential travel award, 2009, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. USA.
Presidential travel award, 2008, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. USA.
Presidential travel award, 2007, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. USA.
Presidential travel award, 2006. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. USA.
Elected Member of the Iranian Genetic Society (IGS), Plant genetics division, 2004.
First rank among 2004 Ph.D. graduates of Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of
Agriculture, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
First rank among 1998 M.Sc. graduates of Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of
Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.
First rank among 1995 B.Sc. graduates of Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of
Agriculture, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
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Technical Skills:
Protein and genomic DNA Extraction.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), RT-PCR, and Real Time PCR.
Total RNA and mRNA extraction and cDNA synthesis and cloning.
Amplified fragments length polymorphism (AFLP).
Plant tissue culture.
Differential display (DD-PCR and DD-AFLP) and homology based gene isolation.
Dot blot, southern blot, northern blot, and reverse northern blot analysis (Macroarray).
Microarray analysis
Designing and application of SNPs, IP (Intron polymorphic) and RJ Markers.
Bioinformatics and biocomputing
Association mapping analysis
5´ and 3´-RACE.
Map based cloning by chromosome walking
Radiation Hybrid (RH) mapping for BAC assemblies and map based cloning
Training:
The Genuine Leadership Program (a management and supervisory leadership program). Sept.10- Dec.
10, 2009. Department of Human Resources, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
The international Microarray workshop. January 7-12, 2007. University of Arizona, Tuscan, Arizona,
USA.
A course on Theory and application of Proteomics and Isoelectric Focusing. National Research Center
for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. February 21-25, 2004. Tehran, Iran.
National workshop for executive options of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Department of the
Environment. October 26-27 2003. Tehran, Iran.
Laboratory safety training. Spring 2002. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Radioactive safety training. Spring 2002. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Workshop on application of bioinformatics in molecular biology. Summer 2001. Tehran University,
Tehran, Iran.
Laboratory safety training. Spring 2001. National Research Center for Genetic Engineering and
Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran.

Grants:
Jan. 2009     CoPI of the proposal funded by USDA-USWBSI entitled “Pedigree based association
            analysis of novel sources of FHB resistance in durum wheat”. $ 188,000 for FY2009-2010.

Sept. 2007 CoPI of the proposal funded by USDA-ARS entitled "Pedigree Based Association
          Analysis of Novel Sources of FHB Resistance in Durum Wheat". $ 64000 for funding
          period 2008-2009, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. USA.

Sept. 2006 CoPI of the proposal funded by USDA-USWBSI entitled “Pedigree Based Association
          Analysis of New FHB Resistance Sources in Wheat”. $ 40,000 for FY2007, North Dakota
          State University, Fargo, ND. USA.

Publications:
1) Ghavami, F., E. M. Elias, S. Mamidi, O. Ansari, M. Sargolzaei, T. Adhikari, M. Mergoum, and
   S. Kianian. 2011. Mixed model association mapping for Fusarium head blight resistance in
   Tunisian-derived durum wheat populations. G3:Genes, Genomes and Genetics (in press)
2) Huhn, M. R., Elias M. Elias, F. Ghavami, S. F. Kianian, S. Chao, M. Mergoum, and A.
    Yahyaoui. 2011. Tetraploid Tunisian wheat germplasm as new source of Fusarium head
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    blight resistance. Crop Science (accepted).
3) Singh, P. K., M. Mergoum, T. B. Adhikari, F. Ghavami, S. F. Kianian. 2010. Genetics and
    mapping of resistance to spore inoculum and culture filtrate of Phaeosphaeria nodorum in spring
    wheat line ND735. Crop Protection. doi:10.1016/j.cropro.2010.09.010
4) M. K. Michalak, F. Ghavami, G. R. Lazo, Y. Q. Gu, S. F. Kianian. 2009. Evolutionary
    relationship of nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial proteins across four grass species and
    Arabidopsis thaliana. Maydica. 54:471-483.
5) Singh, P. K., M. Mergoum, T. B. Adhikari. T. Shah, F. Ghavami, S. F. Kianian. 2009. Genetic
    and molecular analysis of wheat tan spot resistance effective against Pyrenophora tritici-repentis
    races 2 and 5. Mol. Breeding. DOI 10.1007/s11032-009-9336-1.
6) Mergoum, M., P.K. Singh, R.C. Frohberg, S.F. Kianian, F. Ghavami, K. Hossain, T.B. Adhikari,
    V.E. Harilal, and S. Simsek. 2009. Registration of Steele-ND/ND 735 wheat recombinant inbred
    lines mapping population. Journal of Plant Registerations 3:300-306.
7) Ghavami, F., M. A. Malboobi, M.R.Ghannadha, T. Lohrasebi, B. Yazdi Samadi, J. Mozaffari
    and A. L. Plant. 2006. Up-regulation of succinate dehydrogenase and prophobilinogen deaminase
    in response to high salt concentration in wheat. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 36
    1437-1444.
8) Jafar Aghaei, M., F. Ghavami, R. Bozorgi pour. 2005. A review on salt tolerant resources in wild
    relatives of common wheat. Iranian Journal of Modern Genetics. 2,12-21.
9) Ghavami, F., T. Lohrasebi, K. Razavi and A. Malboobi. 2005. Molecular mechanisms of salt
    stress tolerance in plant cells. Iranian Journal of Modern Genetics.1, 9-18.
10) Ghavami, F., M. A. Malboobi, M.R.Ghannadha, B. Yazdi Samadi, J. Mozaffari and M. Jafar
    Aghaei. 2004. Evaluation of salt tolerance of Iranian wheat cultivars at germination and seedling
    stages. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences,35, 453-464.
11) Ghavami, F. (2004). Isolation of salt-inducible genes from wheat. (Ph.D. Thesis).
12) Ghavami, F. and Rezai, A. (2000). Variation and relation of morphological and phenological
    traits in Mungbean. Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 31, 147-158.
13) Ghavami, F., Rezai, A., Abdemishani, S. and Arzani, A. (1999). Variation of seed storage
    protein electrophoretic patterns in Mungbean. J.Sci. and Tech. Agric. and Nat. Resour., 3, 47-58.
14) Ghavami, F. (1998)           Variation of morphological and phenological traits and protein
    electrophoretic patterns in mungbean (MSc Thesis).


Conference Proceedings:

1) Ghavami, F., M. K. Michalak de Jimenez, F. Bassi, J. Zurn, Y. Q. Gu, R. Thilmony, and S. F.
   Kianian. 2011. High resolution radiation hybrid mapping in a centromic region of wheat.
    Plant Biology 2011. Minneapolis, MN.
2) Soltani, Ali, F. Ghavami, A. Noyszewski, A. Rishi, S. Meinhardt, S. F. Kianian. 2011.
   Overexpression of two mitochondrial orfs can lead to cytoplasmic male sterility in alloplasmic
   durum wheat. Plant Biology 2011. Minneapolis, MN.
3) Kumar, A., V. Tiwari, M. Michalak, K. Simons, F. Bassi, M. Iqbal, F. Ghavami, M. C. Luo, Y.
   Gu. A. Denton, G. Lazo, J. Leonard, O. Riera-Lizarazu, and S. Kianian. 2011. Radiation hybrid
   mapping: Towards a complete physical map of the wheat genome. Plant and Animal Genome
   XIX Conference, Sandiego, California, USA.
4) Bassi, F. M. Michalak, F. Ghavami, J. Zurn, H. Simkova, J. Dolezel, Y. Q. Gu, J. Dvorak, S. S.
   Maan, and S. F. Kianian. 2011. Radiation hybrid mapping in wheat and its utilization in detailed
   comparative analysis of grass genomics. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference, Sandiego,
   California, USA.
5) Pirseyedi, S. M., F. Ghavami, O. Ansari, E. Elias and S. Kianian. 2010. Association analysis of
   FHB resistance derived from Tunisian 108 in durum wheat. National Fusarium Head Blight
   (NFHB) Forum, Milwaukee, Wi, USA.
6) Ghavami, F., M. K. Michalak, O. Riera-Lizarazu, Y. Q. Gu, R. Thilmony, S. S. Maan, and S. F.
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    Kianian. 2010. A new strategy to map scs genes: Combining radiation hybrid mapping with high
    resolution genetic mapping. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Sandiego, California,
    USA.
7) S. F. Kianian, O. Riera-Lizarazu, Y. Q. Gu, M. C. Luo, A. Denton, G. Lazo, and F. Ghavami.
    2010. Construction of high-resolution radiation hybrid based physical maps for large plant
    genomes. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Sandiego, California, USA.
8) V. K. Tiwari, A. Kumar, M. Michalak, F. Ghavami, H. Gunn, J. M. Leonard, A. Denton, Y. Q.
    Gu, M. C. Luo, G. Lazo, S. F. Kianian and O. Riera-Lizara. 2010. Development and
    characterization of D-genome radiation hybrids of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant and
    Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Sandiego, California, USA.
9) Ghavami, F., S. Mamidi, M. Sargolzaei, E. Elias, S. Kianian. 2009. Mixed model association
    analysis for FHB resistance in Tunisian durum wheat populations. National Fusarium Head Blight
    (NFHB) Forum, Orlando, Florida, USA.
10) O. Ansari, F. Ghavami, E. Elias, and Shahryar Kianian. 2009. Quantitative trait loci mapping of
    Fusarium head blight resistance in advanced back cross population (BC1F6) derived from Tun 34
    × Lebsock tetraploid wheat. National Fusarium Head Blight (NFHB) Forum, Orlando, Florida,
    USA.
11) Ghavami, F., K. Seth, Y. Gu, R. Thilmony, and S. F. Kianian. 2009. Chromosome walking
    toward the Species Cytoplasmic-Specific (scs) gene in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var.
    durum). Plant and Animal genome. Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, Sandiego,
    California, USA.
12) Ghavami, F., M. Huhn, E. Ellias, and S. F. Kianian. 2008. Linkage disequilibrium analysis of
    Fusarium head blight resistance in Tunisian durum wheat. National Fusarium Head Blight
    (NFHB) Forum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
13) Ghavami, F., M. Huhn, E. Ellias, and S. F. Kianian. 2007. Tunisian durum wheat as new sources
    of resistance to Fusarium head blight. National Fusarium Head Blight (NFHB) Forum, Kansas
    City, Missouri, USA.
14) Ghavami, F., A. Byun-McKay, R. I. Alfaro, J. Bohlmann, and A. L. Plant. 2005. Traumatic
    resinosis in Sitka spruce – a resistance mechanism against attack by the white pine weevil? Plant
    Canada 2005, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
15) Ghavami, F., M.A. Malboobi, M.R. Ghannadha, J. Mozaffari, B. Yazdi-Samadi and A. Plant.
    2004. Protection of photosynthesis and respiration during long term and sever salt stress in salt
    tolerant wheat cultivar “ Mahouti”. 8th congress of Agronomy and Plant Breeding. Rasht, Iran.
16) Ghavami, F., M.A. Malboobi, A.L. Plant and M.R. Ghannadha. 2003. Identification of
    differentially expressed genes responsive to salinity from a salt-tolerant wheat cultivar. 7th
    International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology. 23-28 June. Barcelona, Spain.
17) Ghavami, F., T. Lohrasebi, M. A. Malboobi, M.R.Ghannadha. 2003. Up-regulation of succinate
    dehydrogenase and prophobilinogen deaminase in response to high salt concentration in
    wheat.The Third Biotechnology Conference (Volume 3). Mashhad, Iran.
18) Ghavami, F., M.A. Malboobi, A.L. Plant and M.R. Ghannadha. 2003. Isolation of salt-induced
    genes from an Iranian salt-tolerant wheat cultivar. 8th Iranian Genetic Congress.Tehran, Iran.
19) Ghavami, F., M. A. Malboobi, M. Jafar Aghaei and M.R.Ghannadha. 2002. Study salt tolerance
    in Iranian salt tolerant varieties. The first International Wheat Congress. Tehran, Iran.
20) Ghavami, F., and Rezai, A. (2001). Variation of seed storage protein electrophoretic patterns in
    Mungbean. Proceeding of the second international Iran and Russia conference, Moscow-Russia.
21) Ghavami, F., and Rezai, A. (2001). Variation and relation of morphological and phenological
    traits in Mungbean. Proceeding of the second international Iran and Russia conference, Moscow-
    Russia.

Working Experience:
Effective May 01 2010: Research Assistant Professor, Wheat genomics and Nuclear-
           cytoplasmic interaction. Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State
           University, Fargo, ND. 58105, USA.
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May 2009- May 2010: Project Manager, TRPGR-Transformative research on the construction
           of high resolution physical maps for large plant genomes. Department of Plant
           Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. 58105, USA.
July 2008 -April 2009: Post doctoral fellow, Functional and regulatory analysis of scs gene, a major
           gene for Nucleous-cytoplasm interaction in tetraploid wheat. Department of Plant
           Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. 58105, USA.
July 2006-July 2008: Post doctoral fellow, Association mapping of Fusarium head blight (Scab)
           resistance in durum and bread wheat. Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State
           University, Fargo, ND. 58105, USA.
Feb. 2005-May 2006: Post doctoral fellow, Development of PCR-based technologies to assess gene
           expression levels in stems of insect-attacked and mechanically wounded Sitka spruce”.
           Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC., Canada.
Jan. 2004-Jan. 2005 Research associate, working on project No.166. “Identification and isolation of
           salt responding genes in a salt tolerant wheat cultivar”. National Research Center for
           Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran.

Teaching Experience:
Sept. 2004-Jan. 2005 Lecturer, Plant molecular biology and genetic engineering, Graduate course,
           Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biotechnology, Sciences and Research (Olom
           Tahghighat) branch of Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Sept. 2004- Jan. 2005 Lecturer, Application of computer in Biotechnology (Bioinformatics),
           Graduate course, Faculty of agriculture, Department of Biotechnology, Boali university,
           Hamadan, Iran.
Sept. 2004- Jan. 2005 Lecturer, Application of computer in Biotechnology (Bioinformatics),
           Graduate course, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biotechnology, Mazandaran
           University, Sari, Iran.
Sept. 2004- Jan. 2005 Lecturer, New Concepts in Plant breeding. Graduate coarse, Faculty of
           Agriculture, Azad University of Karaj, Karaj, Iran.
June. 2004 – July. 2004 Lecturer, Application of computer in Biotechnology (Bioinformatics),
           Graduate coarse, Faculty of agriculture, Department of Biotechnology, Boali University,
           Hamadan, Iran.
Feb. 2004 Instructor of workshop on Bioinformatics in molecular biology, National Research Center
           for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran.
Feb. 2003 Instructor of workshop on Application of bioinformatics in molecular biology, National
           Research Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran.
Oct. 2002- Feb. 2003 Lecturer, Biometrics, undergraduate course, College of Medical Sciences,
Qom, Iran.


Presentations:
Sept. 2004 Methods of GMOs detection and quantification. Standard and Industrial Research
          Institute, Karaj. Iran.
Jan. 2000 Proteinase inhibitors and resistance of transgenic plants to insects. Department of
           Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Faculty, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
Jun. 1996 Plant protoplasts technology. Department of Agronomy and Plant breeding, Isfahan
           University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran.


References:
Dr. Kianian, S. Associate Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University,
          Fargo, ND. 58105, USA. s.kianian@ndsu.edu
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Dr. Plant, A. L. Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences Simon Fraser University,
           Burnaby B.C. Canada. V5A 1S6 aplant@sfu.ca
Dr. Malboobi, M. A. Associate Professor, National Research Center for Genetic Engineering and
           Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran. malboobi@nrcgeb.ac.ir
Dr. Mirlohi, A. Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Isfahan
           University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran. mirlohi@cc.iut.ac.ir




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