Md Tariqul Islam

Md Tariqul Islam

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Co-Advised by:
  • Dr. Cristina Rosa and Dr. Wakar Uddin
107 Buckhout Lab (office)
410/310 Buckhout Lab (lab)

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Plant molecular biology
  • Microbe-plant interaction
  • Bio-stimulant/Bio-control mediated mechanism
  • Biotic-abiotic stresses
  • Bioinformatics

Education

  • B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • M.S. in Plant Pathology, Penn State

Areas of Study

  • Underpinning the molecular mechanisms of biostimulants mediated defense responses in plants like Tomato, Nicotiana benthamiana, Arabidopsis under different biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Exploring disease pressure in response to climate change focusing on Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

MT. Islam, W. Ckurshumova, M. Fefer, J. Liu, W. Uddin, C. Rosa. 2021. A Plant Based Modified Biostimulant (Copper Chlorophyllin), Mediates Defense Response in Arabidopsis thaliana under Salinity Stress. Plants 2021, 10(4), 625.

N. Li, MT. Islam, S. Kang. 2019. Secreted metabolite-mediated interactions between rhizosphere bacteria and Trichoderma biocontrol agents. PLoS ONE 14(12):e0227228.

N. Li, A. Alfiky, W. Wang, MT. Islam, K. Nourollahi, X. Liu, S. Kang. 2018. Volatile compound-mediated recognition and inhibition between Trichoderma biocontrol agents and Fusarium oxysporum. Frontiers in Microbiology, Vol 9, no. 2614.

A. Das, O. Ahmed, AKMA. Baten, S. Bushra, MT. Islam, AS. Ferdous, MR. Islam, H. Khan. 2017. Draft genome sequence of Grammothele lineata SDL-CO-2015-1, a jute endophyte with a potential for paclitaxel biosynthesis. Genome Announcements 5(33). doi:10.1128/genomeA.00825-17

S. Hauqe, AS. Ferdous, SK. Sarker, MT. Islam, K. Hossain, H. Khan. 2016. Identification and expression profiling of microRNAs and their corresponding targets related to phytoremediation of heavy metals in jute (Corchorus olitorius var. O-9897). Bioresearch Communications 2(1): 152-157.

MT. Islam, AS. Ferdous, RA. Najnin RA, SK. Sarker, H. Khan. 2015. High-throughput sequencing reveals diverse sets of conserved, nonconserved, and species-specific miRNAs in jute. International Journal of Genomics, Article ID 125048.

MT. Islam, AS. Ferdous, SS. Alam, H. Khan. 2015. Identification of stable reference genes for quantitative PCR in jute under different experimental conditions: An essential assessment for gene expression analysis. Australian Journal of Crop Science 9(7): 646-655.

AM. Tanmoy, AM. Alam, MM. Moosa, A. Ghosh, W. Quarni, F. Ahmed, NR. Zaman, S. Sharmin, MT. Islam, MS. Islam, K. Hossain, R. Ahmed, H. Khan. 2015. Corchorus L. and Hibiscus L.: molecular phylogeny helps to understand their relative evolution and dispersal routes. Bioresearch Communications 1(1): 1-10.

C. Saha, AH. Polash, MT. Islam, F. Shafrin. 2014. In silico prediction of structure and functions for some proteins of male-specific region of the human Y chromosome. Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences 5(4): 258-269.

MI. Hosen, AM. Tanmoy, D-A. Mahbuba, U. Salma, M. Nazim, MT. Islam, S. Akhteruzzaman. 2014. Application of a subtractive genomics approach for in silico identification and characterization of novel drug targets in Mycobacterium tuberculosis F11. Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences 6(1): 48-56.

Plant Disease Management Report

PDMR, Volume 14, 2020. Prepared by the Plant Disease Management Reports Editorial Board of The American Phytopathological Society.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Evaluation of fungicide for control of Pythium foliar blight on perennial ryegrass, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Control of dollar spot on annual bluegrass putting green turf with fungicides, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Control of dollar spot on creeping bentgrass putting greens with fungicides, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Management of dollar spot on a creeping bentgrass fairway with various classes of fungicide, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Curative effects of fungicide on brown patch severity in creeping bentgrass putting green turf, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Management of anthracnose basal rot on an annual bluegrass putting green turf, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Management of brown patch on an annual bluegrass putting green turf with fungicides, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Fungicidal control of anthracnose basal rot on annual bluegrass greens, 2019.

W. Uddin, W. Fescemyer, MT. Islam, Chemical control of dollar spot on an annual bluegrass putting green turf, 2019.

Conference Abstracts

MT. Islam, J. Walls III, C. Kudla-Williams, PW. Pai, W. Uddin, C. Rosa. Exogenous application of Jasmonic acid reduces tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus infection in tomato under control conditions and drought stress. Plant Health 2021, APS.

PW. Pai, J. Walls III, MT. Islam, BE. Hed, M. Centinari, C. Rosa (2019). Incidence and the Effect of Grapevine Leafroll Associated Viruses (GLRaVs) in Pennsylvania vineyards.Gamma Sigma Delta, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

S. Bushra, A. Amin, RA. Najnin, MT. Islam, AS. Ferdous, H. Khan. 2015. Identification and commercial prospects of high cellulase activity containing endophytic fungi in jute. (Abstract published in International conference of Biotechnology in health and agriculture (ICBHA), January 10, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

A. Khatun, I. Jahan, MT. Islam, AS. Ferdous, T. Najnin, H. Khan (2014). Analysis of expression patterns of genes involved in Abscisic acid biosynthesis pathways in olitorius var. O-9897 in comparison with C. olitorius 2015 under salinity stress. 5th International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, September 5-6, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

MT. IslamT, SS. Alam, AS. Ferdous, NN. Fancy, H. Khan. 2014. MiRNA placed within coding sequence of putative VPS 51 gene in jute; a novel insight to non-coding RNA world. (Abstract published in 7th International Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology Conference March 1-3, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh).

Scholarships and Awards

Lester P. Nichols Memorial Award for outstanding graduate student, 2020.

Best Poster Award in National Conference on Biochemistry Industry and Sustainable Economy, BSBMB, March 15, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Best Poster Award in International Conference of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture (ICBHA), January 10, 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Best Paper Award in 5th International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh, September 5-6, 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh.