Ramin Yadegari

Professor - School of Plant Sciences, Genetics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Training Program

Educational Background

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Ph.D., Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, UCLA
  • LSRF-DOE Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Transcriptional regulation in plant reproductive development
  • Epiegenetic mechanisms and gene imprinting

Selected Publications

Wu H, Galli M, Spears CJ, Zhan J, Liu P, Yadegari R, Dannenhoffer JM, Gallavotti A, Becraft PW. (2023) NAKED ENDOSPERM1, NAKED ENDOSPERM2, and OPAQUE2 interact to regulate gene networks in maize endosperm development.Plant Cell. 2023 Dec 21;36(1):19-39. doi: 10.1093/plcell/koad247.
Li Y, Liu W, Zhang X, Wang S, Yadegari R, Wang J. (2023) Editorial: Advances in crop biomass production based on multi-omics approach. Front Plant Sci. 2023 Apr 19;14:1155442. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1155442. eCollection 2023.
Wu, H, Li, G, Zhan, J, Zhang, S, Beall, BD, Yadegari, R, Becraft, PW (2022). Rearrangement with the nkd2 promoter contributed to allelic diversity of the r1 gene in maize (Zea mays). Plant J. 111:1701-1716. doi: 10.1111/tpj.15918.
Plant Cell Atlas Consortium; Jha, SG, Borowsky, AT, Cole, BJ, Fahlgren, N, Farmer, A, Huang, SC, Karia, P, Libault, M, Provart, NJ, Rice, SL, Saura-Sanchez, M, Agarwal, P, Ahkami, AH, Anderton, CR, Briggs, SP, Brophy, JA, Denolf, P, Di Costanzo, LF, Exposito-Alonso, M, Giacomello, S, Gomez-Cano, F, Kaufmann, K, Ko, DK, Kumar, S, Malkovskiy, AV, Nakayama, N, Obata, T, Otegu,i MS, Palfalvi, G, Quezada-Rodríguez, EH, Singh, R, Uhrig, RG, Waese, J, Van Wijk, K, Wright, RC, Ehrhardt, DW, Birnbaum, KD, Rhee, SY (2021). Vision, challenges and opportunities for a Plant Cell Atlas. Elife. 2021 Sep 7;10:e66877. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66877.
Friesner, J, Colon-Carmona, A, Schnoes, A, Stepanova, A, Mason, G, MacIntosh, G, Ullah, H, Baxter, I, Callis, J, Sierra-Cajas, K, Elliott, K, Haswell, E, Zavala, ME, Wildermuth, M, Williams, M, Ayalew, M, Henkhaus, N, Prunet, N, Lemaux, P, Yadegari, R, Amasino, R, Hangarter, R, Innes, R, Brady, S, Long, T, Woodford-Thomas, T, May, V, Sun, Y, and Dinneny, JR (2021). Broadening the impact of plant science through innovative, integrative and inclusive outreach. Plant Direct, in press DOI: 10.1002/pld3.316
Zhan J, Li G, Ryu C-H, Ma C, Zhang S, Lloyd A, Hunter BG, Larkins BA, Drews GN, Wang X, and Yadegari R (2018) Opaque-2 regulates a complex gene network associated with cell differentiation and storage functions of maize endosperm. Plant Cell DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00392
Zhang S, Wang D, Zhang H, Skaggs MI, Lloyd A, Ran D, An L, Schumaker KS, Drews GN, Yadegari R. (2018) FERTILIZATION-INDEPENDENT SEED-Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 plays a dual role in regulating type I MADS-box genes in early endosperm development. Plant Physiol. pp.00534.2017. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.00534. PMID: 29523711
Zhang S, Zhan J, and Yadegari R (2018) Maize opaque mutants are no longer so opaque. Plant Reproduction. PMID: 29978299 DOI: 10.1007/s00497-018-0344-3
Zhang S, Thakare D, and Yadegari R (2018) Laser-Capture Microdissection of Maize Kernel Compartments for RNA-Seq-Based Expression Analysis. Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1676:153-163. PMID: 28986909 DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7315-6_9
Zhan J, Dannenhoffer JM, and Yadegari R (2017) Endosperm Development and Cell Specialization. Maize Kernel Development, Larkins BA (Eds), CABI Publishers.
Monihan SM, Magness CA, Yadegari R, Smith SE, and Schumaker KS. (2016) Arabidopsis CALCINEURIN B-LIKE10 Functions Independently of the SOS Pathway during Reproductive Development in Saline Conditions. Plant Physiol. 171:369-79. doi: 10.1104/pp.16.00334. PMID: 26979332
Qin Y, Yadegari R and Palanivelu R (2015) ACTIN-RELATED PROTEIN 6 regulates DISRUPTED MEIOTIC cDNA 1 gene expression in Arabidposis thaliana ovules. Mol. Reprod. Dev., 82: 499. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22472
Zhan J, Thakare D, Ma C, Lloyd A, Nixon NM, Arakaki AM, Burnett WJ, Logan KO, Wang D, Wang X, Drews GN, and Yadegari R (2015) RNA sequencing of laser-capture microdissected compartments of the maize kernel identifies regulatory modules associated with endosperm cell differentiation. Plant Cell 27: 513-531. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​114.​135657
Thakare D, Yang R, Steffen JG, Zhan J, Wang D, Clark RM, Wang X, and Yadegari R (2014) RNA-Seq analysis of laser-capture microdissected cells of the developing central starchy endosperm of maize. Genomics Data 2: 242–245. doi:10.1016/j.gdata.2014.07.003
Leroux B, Goodyke A, Schumacher K, Abbott C, Clore A, Yadegari R, Larkins BA, Dannenhoffer JM (2014) Early maize endosperm development: from fertilization to differentiation. American Journal of Botany 101: 1259-1274. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1400083
Li G, Wang D, Yang R, Logan K, Chen H, Zhang S, Skaggs MI, Lloyd A, Burnett WJ, Laurie JD, Hunter BG, Dannenhoffer JM, Larkins BA, Drews GN, Wang X, Yadegari R (2014) Temporal patterns of gene expression in developing maize endosperm identified through transcriptome sequencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111: 7582-7587. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406383111
Qin Y, Zhao L, Skaggs MI, Andreuzza S, Tsukamoto T, Panoli A, Wallace KN, Smith S, Siddiqi I, Yang Z, Yadegari R, Palanivelu R (2014) ACTIN-RELATED PROTEIN6 Regulates Female Meiosis by Modulating Meiotic Gene Expression in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26: 1612-1628. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​113.​120576 [Faculty of 1000 (F1000) recommendation]
Xin M, Yang R, Li G, Chen H, Laurie J, Ma C, Wang D, Yao Y, Larkins BA, Sun Q, Yadegari R, Wang X, Ni Z (2013) Dynamic expression of imprinted genes associates with maternally controlled nutrient allocation during maize endosperm development. Plant Cell 25: 3212-3227. doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​113.​115592

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introductory Biology 1, MCB 181R, Fall semesters

Research Areas

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology