Ph.D. in Plant Virology
Shirin Parizad graduated from the Isfahan University of Technology and completed the Ph.D. from the University of Tehran. The doctoral study was focused on a novel Potyvirus infecting saffron plants (more than 80% incidence), a major commercial crop of Iran. The viral genome was fully characterized and the evolutionary, phylogenetically, and biological aspects of this virus were studied. The influence of the novel potyvirus on saffron quality (taste, color, and aroma) was also evaluated. After the doctoral defense, she was associated with Seed and Plant Certification and Registration Institute. Currently, a researcher in Nature Biotechnology Company, a reviewer in “Iranian Journal of Plant Protection Science (IJPPS) and “Food Chemistry” journal possess expertise in plant virology, phylogeny, genetic diversity, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Science and Engineering, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran | Parizad@ut.ac.ir, Parizadshr@gmail.com