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)


Modern Biology I (BIO 1320)
General Botany (BIO 2410)
Plant Physiology (BIO 3465)

Research Interests 

Molecular regulation of plant growth and development

Selected Publications

Dharmasiri, S, Harrington, HM, Dharmasiri, N (2010) Heat shock modulates phosphorylation status and activity of nucleoside diphosphate kinase in cultured sugarcane cells. Plant Cell Reports 29:1305-1314.

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.

Torres, CA, Bucio, JL, Ramirez, AC, Laclette, EI, Dharmasiri, S, Estelle, M, Estrella, LH (2008) Phosphate availability alters lateral root development in Arabidopsis by modulating auxin sensitivity via a mechanism involving the TIR1 auxin receptor. Plant Cell 20:3258-3272.

Dharmasiri, N, Dharmasiri, S, Weijers, D, Karunarathne, N, Jurgens, G, Estelle, M (2007) AXL1 and AXR1 have redundant functions in RUB conjugation and growth and development in Arabidopsis. Plant J. 52:114-123.

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.

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

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