Shahideh Nouri

Dr. Nouri grew up in Iran. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Isfahan University of Technology in Plant Pathology Department. Dr. Nouri received her Ph.D. from the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her dissertation focused on the molecular evolution of Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) field isolates in the United States and the role of satRNA in the virus epidemics. She then moved to California to conduct her postdoctoral research at the University of California in Davis. Dr. Nouri`s postdoctoral research focused on the discovery and characterizing novel viruses in the Asian citrus psyllid and evaluating the potential of the new viruses to be used as gene delivery tools to control the insect vector. The Nouri lab research at K-State is focused on basic and translational virology. The basic research focuses on: Identifying and characterizing emerging viruses in important crops including wheat; understanding the virus evolution and molecular mechanism(s) of virus tolerance in wheat wild relatives; and studying interactions between insect vectors of plant pathogens and their natural virome, and the potential role that the insect virome plays in pathogen transmission. Developing new viral vectors by using plant and insect-specific viruses to induce VIGS as an effective control strategy is the focus of the translational research in the Nouri lab.