Advances in Life Sciences

Advances in Life Sciences is an international journal publishing articles that emphasize the molecular, cellular, and functional basis of therapy. All articles are rigorously reviewed. The journal favors publication of full-length papers where modern scientific technologies are used to explain molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms.

Shahid Mukhtar

Editorial Board Member of Advances in Life Sciences

Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Research Areas

Plant Genetics, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Genomics and Systems Biology


2002-2005Ph.D Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
1997-2000M.ScUniversity of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
1993-1997B.ScUniversity of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan


2010-presentResearch Assistant Professor, Mukhtar lab, Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
2006-2010Postdoctoral Researcher, Laboratory of Dr. Jeff Dangl, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
2005-2006"Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Imre Somssich, Dept. of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research,
2000-2002"Research Fellow/Scientific Officer, Agricultural Biotechnology Division, National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Faisalabad, Pakistan

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Moreno A*, Mukhtar MS*, Blanco F, Boatwright JL, Moreno I, Jordan MR, Chen Y, Brandizzi F, Dong X, Orellana A*, Pajerowska-Mukhtar KM* (2011) The IRE1 pathway of the unfolded protein response is activated by biotic stress and involves the splicing of bZIP60 mRNA in Arabidopsis. Submitted to PLoS Pathogens* These authors contributed equally.
[2]  Klopffleisch K, Phan N, Augustin K*, Booker S*, Botella JR*, 4 Carpita NC*, Carr T*, Chen JG*, Cooke TR*, Delgado M*, Escudero V*, Frick-Chen A*, Friedman E*, Hahn MG*, Jiang K*, Jorda L*, Kruppe L*, Liu C*, Lorek J*, McCann MC*, Molina A*, Moriyama EN*, Mukhtar MS*, Mudgil Y*, Pattathil S*, Schwarz J*, Seta S*, Tan M*, Temp U*, Trusov Y*, Urano D*, Welter B*, Yang J*, Panstruga R, Uhrig JF, Jones AM. (2011). The Arabidopsis G protein network: linking G protein signaling, cell wall carbohydrates and plant morphogenesis. Provisionally accepted in MOLECULAR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY* These authors contributed equally and are listed alphabetically.
[3]  Mukhtar MS*, Carvunis A-R*, Dreze M*, Epple P*, Steinbrenner J, Moore J, Tasan M, Galli M, Hao T, Nishimura MT, Pevzner SJ, Donovan SE, Ghamsari L, Santhanam B, Romero V, Poulin MM, Gebreab F, Gutierrez BJ, Tam S, Monachello D, Boxem M, Harbort CJ, McDonald N, Gai L, Chen H, He Y, EU Effectoromics Consortium, Vandenhaute J, Roth FP, Hill DE, Ecker JR, Vidal M*, Beynon J*, Braun P* and Dangl JL* (2011) Independently evolved virulence effectors converge onto hubs in a plant immune system network. SCIENCE, 333: 596-601.
[4]  The Arabidopsis Interactome Mapping Consortium (2011) Evidence for Network Evolution in an Arabidopsis Interactome Map. SCIENCE, 333: 601-607.
[5]  Baltrus DA, Nishimura MT, Romanchuk A, Chang JH, Mukhtar MS, Law TF, Cherkis K, Roach J, Grant SR, Jones CD and Dangl JL (2011) Dynamic evolution of pathogenicity revealed by sequencing and comparative genomics of 19 Pseudomonas syringae isolates. PLoS PATHOGENS 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002132.
[6]  Mukhtar MS, Nishimura MT, Dangl JL (2009) NPR1 in Plant Defense: It's Not Over 'til It's Turned over. CELL, 29:804-806.
[7]  Mukhtar MS, Deslandes L, Auriac MC, Marco Y and Somssich IE (2008) The Arabidopsis transcription factor WRKY27 influences wilt disease symptom development caused by Ralstonia solanacearum. THE PLANT JOURNAL, 56:935-47.
[8]  Pajerowska-Mukhtar KM, Mukhtar MS, Guex N, Halim VA, Rosahl S, Somssich IE, Gebhardt C (2008) Natural variation of potato allene oxidesynthase 2 causes differential levels of jasmonates and pathogen resistance in Arabidopsis. PLANTA, 228:293–306.
[9]  Ulker B, Mukhtar MS and Somssich IE (2007) The WRKY70 transcription factor of Arabidopsis influences both the plant senescence and defense signaling pathways. PLANTA 226:125-137.
[10]  Mukhtar MS, Rahman M and Zafar Y (2002) Assessment of genetic diversity among wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis. EUPHYTICA 128: 417–425.
[11]  Mansoor S, Mukhtar MS, Hussain M, Amin I, Zafar Y, Malik KA and Markham PG (2000) Widespread occurrence of cotton leaf curl virus on Radish in Pakistan. PLANT DISEASE 84-02:809.