Faculty Profile for Dr. Nihal Dharmasiri

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Dr. Nihal Dharmasiri
Associate Professor — Biology
Ingram 5308
phone: (512) 245-4911

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Kathare, P., Dharmasiri, S., Vincill, E., Roberts, D., & Dharmasiri, N. (2020). Arabidopsis PIC30 encodes a Major Facilitator  Superfamily (MFS) transporter responsible for the uptake of picolinate herbicides. Plant Journal, 102(1), 18–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14608
  • Kathare, P. K., Dharmasiri, S., Arellano, I., & Dharmasiri, N. (2020). Interaction of SAUR53 and its close homologs with Calmodulin may play a role in early development in Arabidopsis. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 38, 343–351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11105-020-01199-x
  • Kathare, P., Dharmasiri, S., Arellano, I., & Dharmasiri, N. (2020). Interaction of SAUR53 and Its Close Homologs with Calmodulin May Play a Role in Early Development in Arabidopsis. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 38(2), 343–351. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11105-020-01199-x
  • Kathare, P. K., Dharmasiri, S., Vincill, E., Routray, P., Ahmad, I., Roberts, D. M., & Dharmasiri, N. (2019). Arabidopsis PIC30 encodes a Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS) transporter responsible for the uptake of picolinate herbicides. The Plant Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.14608.
  • Kathare, P. K., Dharmasiri, S., & Dharmasiri, N. (2018). SAUR53 regulates organ elongation and apical hook development in Arabidopsis. Plant Signaling & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592324.2018.1514896

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner-up for the Presidential award for excellence in scholarly/creative activities, Texas State University. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: National Science Foundation CAREER award, NSF. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner-up for the Presidential award for excellence in scholarly/creative activities, Texas State University. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner-up for the Presidential award for excellence in scholarly/creative activities, Texas State University. 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Science citation. Runner-up # 2 Breakthrough Research in Science 2005. 2005

Selected Grants

  • Dharmasiri, Nihal (Principal). Characterization of auxin signaling, cell Ca2+ and MAP kinase pathway in plant stress response., Texas State University, $80000.00. (Funded: 2010 - 2014). Grant.
  • Moody, Sandra West (Supporting), Dharmasiri, Nihal (Principal). NSF, Career: Characterization of new Arabi dopsis mutants with altered response to auxin, $549999. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Dharmasiri, Nihal (Principal). Characterization of two new picloram resistant mutants from plants., Texas State University. (Funded: 2008 - 2009). Grant.
  • Dharmasiri, Nihal (Principal), Dharmasiri, Sunethra (Co-Principal). Functions of SAUR genes in auxin response., Texas State University, $14500.00. (Funded: 2006 - 2007). Grant.
  • Dharmasiri, Nihal (Principal). Structural requirements necessary for auxin activity., Texas State University, $8000.00. (Funded: 2005 - 2006). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Research Mentor for San Marcos High School Students
Texas State University
September 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
2017-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Plants
2017-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal Plant Growth and Regulation
2016-Present
Board of Directors
Thapovanaye International Buddhist Center
May 2015-Present