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Core Citrus Transformation Facility

Dr. Seyed Ali Ravanfar

Dr. Seyed Ali Ravanfar


  Biological Scientist
  Phone: 863.956.8728


Program Emphasis

My current research focuses on genetic improvement of citrus relation to disease resistance.


Ph.D.  2009.  Plant Biotechnology - University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
M.S.   2007.  Plant Biotechnology - University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
B.Sc.  1998.  Agronomy and Plant Breeding-  Shiraz University, Iran

Past Positions

Post Doctoral Researcher 2015.  University of Florida, USA
Post Doctoral Researcher 2014.  National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Post Doctoral Researcher 2013.  University Putra Malaysia

Refereed Papers

1. Ravanfar, S.A., Aziz, M.A., Saud, H.M. and Abdullah, J.O. (2015). Optimization of In Vitro Regeneration using Thidiazuron and Agrobacterium tumefaciens- mediated Transformation with Heat Resistance cDNA in Brassica oleracea subsp. italica cv. Green Marvel. – Current Genetic. 61(4): 653-663. DOI: 10.1007/s00294-015-0494-x

2. Ashkani, S., M. Y. Rafii, M. Shabanimofrad, Ali Ghasemzadeh, Seyed Ali Ravanfar, and M. A. Latif (2014). Molecular progress on the mapping and cloning of functional genes for blast disease in rice (Oryza sativa L.): current status and future considerations. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 36 (2): 353-367. DOI: 10.3109/07388551.2014.961403.

3. Ravanfar, S.A., Orbovic, V., Moradpour, M., Aziz, M.A., Karan, R., Wallace, S., and Parajuli, S. (2017). Improvement of in vitro regeneration, gene transformation and biotechnology applications to Brassica. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. DOI: 10.1080/02648725.2017.1309821. In Press.

4. Ravanfar, S.A. and Aziz, M.A.(2015). Shoots tip Regeneration and Optimization of Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated Transformation of Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) cv. Green Marvel. Plant Biotechnology Reports. 9 (1): 27- 36. DOI 10.1007/s11816-014-0340-5.

5. Ravanfar, S.A., Salim, S., Aziz, M.A., Abdullah,S.N.A., Rashid, A.A. (2014). Influence of phenyl-urea and adenine-type cytokinins on direct adventitious shoot regeneration of cabbage (Brassica oleracea subsp. capitata) cv. KY Cross. Plant Biotechnol (Japanese Society for Plant Cell and Molecular Biology) 31:1-6.

6. Samarfard, S, Kadir, M.A, Kadzimin, S.B, Saud, H.M and Ravanfar, S.A. (2014). In Vitro propagation and Detection of somaclonal variation in Phalaenopsis gigantea as affected by chitosan and thidiazuron combination. HortScience. 49(1): 1-7.

7. Ravanfar, S.A., Aziz, M.A., Rashid, A.A., Salim,S. (2014). In Vitro adventitious shoot regeneration from cotyledon explant of Brassica oleracea subsp. italica and Brassica oleracea subsp. capitata using TDZ and NAA. Pak. J. Bot., 46(1): 329-335.

8. Ravanfar, S.A., Aziz, M.A., Shabanimofrad, M. (2013). Greenhouse Evaluation on Performance of Transgenic Broccoli and Genetic Diversity Analysis of the Transgenic and Non-Transgenic Plants Using Inter Simple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) Markers. Electron J Biotechnol. 16(5): 1-10.

9. Haddadi, F., Aziz, M.A., Kamaladini,H., Ravanfar,S.A. (2013). Thidiazuron and Zeatin Induced High Frequency Shoot Regeneration from Leaf and Shoot Tip Explant of Strawberry. HortTechnology. 23: 276-281.

10. 9. Samarfard,S,Kadir,M.A,Kadzimin,S.B,Ravanfar,S.A.and,Saud,H.M.(2013) Genetic Stability of In vitro Multiplied Phalaenopsis gigantea Protocorm-like Bodies as Affected by Chitosan. Not Bot Horti Agrobo. 41(1): 177-183.

11. Ravanfar, S. A., Aziz, M. A., Kadir, M. A., Rashid, A. A., Sirchi, M. H. T. (2009). Plant regeneration of Brassica oleracea sub sp. italica (Broccoli) CV Green Marvel as affected by plant growth regulators. Afr J Biotechnol. 8 (11): 2523- 2528.

12. Ravanfar, S.A., Aziz, M.A., Kadir, M.A, Rashid, A.A. Haddadi,F. (2011). In vitro adventitious shoot regeneration and acclimatisation of Brassica oleracea subsp. italica cv.Green Marvel. Afr J Biotechnol. 10(29): 5614-5619.