Mikhail Nasrallah

Mikhail Nasrallah


261 Emerson Hall
(607) 255-8191

Mikhail Nasrallah obtained a B.Sc. at the American University of Beirut, an M.Sc. at the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. at Cornell University.

Research Focus

Plant Reproductive Biology, Self-incompatibility, Evolution of Plant Mating Systems

Teaching Focus

Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering of Plants

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Tantikanjana, T., Nasrallah, M. E., & Nasrallah, J. B. (2010). Complex networks of self-incompatibility signaling in the Brassicaceae.. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 13:520-526.
  • Tantikanjana, T., Rizvi, N., Nasrallah, M. E., & Nasrallah, J. B. (2009). A Dual Role for the S-Locus Receptor Kinase in Self-Incompatibility and Pistil Development Revealed by an Arabidopsis rdr6 Mutation. The Plant Cell. 21:2642-2654.
  • Nasrallah, M. E., Boggs, N. A., Dwyer, K. G., & Nasrallah, J. B. (2009). In vivo detection of residues required for ligand-selective activation of the S-locus receptor in Arabidopsis. Current Biology. 19:786-791.
  • Boggs, N. A., Nasrallah, J. B., & Nasrallah, M. E. (2009). Independent S-locus mutations caused self-fertility in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics. 5:e1000426.
  • Boggs, N. A., Dwyer, K. G., Shah, P., McCulloch, A. A., Bechsgaard, J., Schierup, M. H., Nasrallah, M. E., & Nasrallah, J. B. (2009). Expression of Distinct Self-Incompatibility Specificities in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 182:1313-1321.
  • Fujimoto , R., Kinoshita , Y., Kawabe , A., Kinoshita , T., Takashima , K., Nordborg , M., Nasrallah, M. E., Shimizu , K. K., Kudoh , H., & Kakutani , T. (2008). Evolution and control of imprinted FWA genes in the genus Arabidopsis. PLoS genetics. 4:e1000048.
  • Liu, P., Sherman-Broyles, S., Nasrallah, M. E., & Nasrallah, J. B. (2007). A cryptic modifier causing transient self-incompatibility in Arabidopsis thaliana. Current Biology. 17:734-740.
  • Nasrallah, J. B., Liu, P., Sherman-Broyles, S., Schmidt, R., & Nasrallah, M. E. (2007). Epigenetics mechanisms for breakdown of self-incompatibility in inter-specific hybrids. Genetics. 175:1965-1973.
  • Sherman-Broyles, S., Boggs, N., Farkas, A., Liu, P., Vrebalov, J., Nasrallah, M. E., & Nasrallah, J. B. (2007). S locus genes and the evolution of self-fertility in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell. 19:94-106.