Jyoti Shah Department of Biological Sciences and the BioDiscovery Institute, University of North Texas, USA, USA,
2 protocols

Monika Patel Department of Biological Sciences and the BioDiscovery Institute, University of North Texas, United States, United States,
1 protocol

Joe Louis Department of Entomology and Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, USA,
1 protocol

Sujon Sarowar Department of Biological Sciences and BioDiscovery Institute, University of North Texas, TX
1 protocol

Vamsi Nalam
  • Department of Biology, Indiana-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, USA, USA,
  • 2 Author merit


Ph.D. (Molecular Biology), University of North Texas, Denton, TX., 2012

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Science Building 342 Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne


  1. Nachappa, P., Culkin, C. T., Saya, P. M., 2nd, Han, J. and Nalam, V. J. (2016). Water Stress Modulates Soybean Aphid Performance, Feeding Behavior, and Virus Transmission in Soybean. Front Plant Sci 7: 552.

  2. Rapp, M., Schein, J., Hunt, K. A., Nalam, V., Mourad, G. S. and Schultes, N. P. (2016). The solute specificity profiles of nucleobase cation symporter 1 (NCS1) from Zea mays and Setaria viridis illustrate functional flexibility. Protoplasma 253(2): 611-623.

  3. Nalam, V. J., Alam, S., Keereetaweep, J., Venables, B., Burdan, D., Lee, H., Trick, H. N., Sarowar, S., Makandar, R. and Shah, J. (2015). Facilitation of Fusarium graminearum Infection by 9-Lipoxygenases in Arabidopsis and Wheat. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(10): 1142-1152.

  4. Makandar, R., Nalam, V. J., Chowdhury, Z., Sarowar, S., Klossner, G., Lee, H., Burdan, D., Trick, H. N., Gobbato, E., Parker, J. E. and Shah, J. (2015). The Combined Action of ENHANCED DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY1, PHYTOALEXIN DEFICIENT4, and SENESCENCE-ASSOCIATED101 Promotes Salicylic Acid-Mediated Defenses to Limit Fusarium graminearum Infection in Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28(8): 943-953.

  5. Nalam, V. J. and Nachappa, P. (2014). The Role of Roots in Plant Defense Responses to Aboveground Herbivores. In: Morte, A. and Varma, A.(ed). Root Engineering. Springer, pp 369-384

  6. Nalam, V. J., Shah, J. and Nachappa, P. (2013). Emerging role of roots in plant responses to above ground insect herbivory. Insect Sci 20(3): 286-296.

  7. Nalam, V. J., Keereetaweep, J. and Shah, J. (2013). The green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, acquires a LIPOXYGENASE5-derived oxylipin from Arabidopsis thaliana, which promotes colonization of the host plant. Plant Signal Behav 8(1): e22735.

  8. Nalam, V. J., Keeretaweep, J., Sarowar, S. and Shah, J. (2012). Root-derived oxylipins promote green peach aphid performance on Arabidopsis foliage. Plant Cell 24(4): 1643-1653.

  9. Chaturvedi, R., Venables, B., Petros, R. A., Nalam, V., Li, M., Wang, X., Takemoto, L. J. and Shah, J. (2012). An abietane diterpenoid is a potent activator of systemic acquired resistance. Plant J 71(1): 161-172.

  10. Makandar, R., Nalam, V. J., Lee, H., Trick, H. N., Dong, Y. and Shah, J. (2012). Salicylic acid regulates basal resistance to Fusarium head blight in wheat. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 25(3): 431-439.

  11. Gfeller, A., Liechti, R. and Farmer, E. E. (2006). Arabidopsis jasmonate signaling pathway. Sci STKE 2006(322): cm1.

  12. Johnson, E. B., Nalam, V. J., Leonard, J. M., Zemetra, R. S. and Riera-Lizarazu, O. (2008). Mapping the compactum, C, locus in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and its relationship to some spike-compacting genes of the Triticeae. Euphytica 163:193-201.

  13. Nalam, V. J., Vales, M. I., Watson, C. J., Johnson, E. B. and Riera-Lizarazu, O. (2007). Map-based analysis of genetic loci on chromosome 2D that affect glume tenacity and threshability, components of the free-threshing habit in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theor Appl Genet 116(1): 135-145.

  14. Nalam, V. J., Vales, M. I., Watson, C. J., Kianian, S. F. and Riera-Lizarazu, O. (2006). Map-based analysis of genes affecting the brittle rachis character in tetraploid wheat (Triticum turgidum L.). Theor Appl Genet 112(2): 373-381.

  15. Nalam, V. J., Watson, C. J. W., Vales, M. I. and Riera-Lizarazu, O. (2003). Molecular mapping of tenacious glumes, Tg: a gene involved in the evolution of the free-threshing character of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). In: Pogna, N. E., Romano, M., Pogna, E. A. and Galterio, G. (eds). Proceedings of the 10th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, p. 595- 597, September 1-6, Paestum, Italy.

2 Protocols published
Arabidopsis-Green Peach Aphid Interaction: Rearing the Insect, No-choice and Fecundity Assays, and Electrical Penetration Graph Technique to Study Insect Feeding Behavior
Authors:  Vamsi Nalam, Joe Louis, Monika Patel and Jyoti Shah, date: 08/05/2018, view: 132, Q&A: 0
Aphids constitute a large group of Hemipterans that use their slender stylets to tap into the sieve elements of plants from which they consume copious amounts of phloem sap, thus depriving the plant of photoassimilates. Some aphids also transmit ...
Establishment of a Fusarium graminearum Infection Model in Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves and Floral Tissues
Authors:  Vamsi J Nalam, Sujon Sarowar and Jyoti Shah, date: 07/20/2016, view: 4672, Q&A: 0
Fusarium graminearum (Fg) is the causal agent of Fusarium head blight disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum), oats (Avena sativa) and barley (Hordeum vulgare), which targets the floral tissues and thereby adversely ...