Sunethra Dharmasiri

Sunethra Dharmasiri, Ph.D.

Sunethra Dharmasiri, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ph.D., 1995, University of Hawaii
M.S., 1990, University of Hawaii
B.S., 1982, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)


Functional Biology (BIO 1330)
Intermediate General Botany (BIO 2410)
Modern Biology I Honors (BIO 1320H)

Research Interests 

Molecular regulation of plant growth and development

Selected Publications

Kathare PK, 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 Mol. Biol. Rep. 38(2):343-351 DOI:10.1007/s11105-020-01199-x 

Kathare PK, Dharmasiri S, Vincil ED, Routray P, Ahmad I, Roberts DM, Dharmasiri N. (2019) Arabidopsis PIC30 encodes a Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS) transporter responsible for uptake of picolinate herbicides. Plant J. DOI: 10.1111/tpj.14608

Parry G, Calderon-Villalobos LI, Prigge M, Peret B, Dharmasiri S, Itoh H, Lechner E, Gray WM, Bennett M, Estelle M (2009) Complex regulation of the TIR1/AFB family of auxin receptors. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106:22540-22545

Dharmasiri S*, Swarup R*, Mockaitis K*, Dharmasiri N, Singh SK, Kowalchyk M, Marchant A, Sandberg G, Bennett M, Estelle M.  (2006) AXR4 is required for asymmetric localization of the auxin influx facilitator AUX1. Science. 312:1218-1220. * Co-first authors

Dharmasiri NB, Dharmasiri S, Estelle M (2005) The F-box protein TIR1 is an auxin receptor. Nature 435: 441-445

Dharmasiri N*, Dharmasiri S*, Weijers D*, Lechner E, Yamada M, Hobbie L, Ehrismann JS, Jurgens G, Estelle M (2005) Plant development is regulated by a family of auxin receptor F-box proteins. Dev. Cell 9:109-119. * Co-first authors

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