Associate Professor Sassan Asgari

Associate Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
s.asgari@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52043

Overview

Insect host-pathogen interactions

A/Prof Asgari is interested in investigating evolutionary adaptations employed by parasites, pathogens and their host insects that play important roles in their interactions. These include:

  1. Investigating the role of small RNA molecules (microRNAs) in insect biology and host-pathogen interactions.
  2. Understanding mechanisms evolved by parasitic insects to manipulate host physiology; including immunity and development.
  3. Exploring virus-encoded genes that are responsible for replication, pathogenesis and manipulation of host gene expression machinery.

For more information, visit his lab's website: http://www.insect-host-pathogen.org/

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide
  • Master of Agriculture, The University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science, Isfahan University of Technology

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Asgari, Sassan (2012). Venoms from endoparasitoids. In Nancy E. Beckage and Jean-Michel Drezen (Ed.), Parasitoid viruses: symbionts and pathogens (pp. 217-231) London, U.K.: Academic Press.

  • Bigot, Y., Asgari, S., Bideshi, D., Cheng, X. W., Federici, B. A. and Renault, S (2011). Family Ascoviridae. In Andrew M. Q. King, Michael J. Adams, Eric B. Carstens and Elliot J. Lefkowitz (Ed.), Virus taxonomy: Ninth report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (pp. 147-150) San Diego, CA, United States: Academic Press.

  • Asgari, Sassan and Sullivan, Christopher S. (2010). Role of MicroRNAs as regulators of host-virus interactions. In Sasson Asgari and Karyn N. Johnson, (Ed.), Insect Virology 1 ed. (pp. 347-365) Norfolk, U.K.: Caister Academic Press.

  • Asgari, S. (2007). Endoparasitoid venom proteins as modulators of host immunity and development. In Rivers, D. and Yoder, J. (Ed.), Recent Advances in the Biochemistry, Toxicity, and Mode of Action of Parasitic Wasp Venoms (pp. 57-73) India: Research Signpost.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor