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Tarek Abdel Fattah Hewezi

Professor | Plant Sciences

Specialization: Plant Molecular Biology

Overview

Dr. Tarek Hewezi is a Professor of Plant Molecular Biology in the Department of Plant Sciences. Dr. Hewezi earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Crop Sciences at Menoufia University, Egypt. He was awarded his doctorate in Plant Biosciences from the “Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse” in France. Following his Ph.D., Dr. Hewezi accepted a postdoctoral position at Génoplante-INP-ENSAT in France, where he worked in the area of sunflower functional genomics. He then joined the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Iowa State University, initially as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later as an Associate Scientist. His research focus at Iowa State University was the molecular and biochemical characterization of the compatible interaction between cyst nematodes and host plants.

The Hewezi laboratory is interested in deciphering the mechanisms of action of cyst and root-knot nematode effectors and their impacts on plant growth and development. His laboratory is also interested in understanding the epigenetic regulation of plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses in Arabidopsis and soybean by combining molecular biology with cell biology, biochemistry, genetic and genomic approaches. This research program is expected to determine cellular components of plant growth and defense signaling that directly or indirectly interact with each other. Interrupting this association will lay the foundation for new approaches to increase plant performance, yield and defense simultaneously.

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112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Plant Biosciences , INP-ENSAT, Toulouse, France, 2003
  • MS, Crop Sciences, Menoufia University, Egypt, 1996
  • BS, Crop Sciences, Menoufia University, Egypt, 1991
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Tarek Abdel Fattah Hewezi

Professor | Plant Sciences
Tarek Abdel Fattah Hewezi image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Plant Biosciences , INP-ENSAT, Toulouse, France, 2003
  • MS, Crop Sciences, Menoufia University, Egypt, 1996
  • BS, Crop Sciences, Menoufia University, Egypt, 1991
Overview

Dr. Tarek Hewezi is a Professor of Plant Molecular Biology in the Department of Plant Sciences. Dr. Hewezi earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Crop Sciences at Menoufia University, Egypt. He was awarded his doctorate in Plant Biosciences from the “Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse” in France. Following his Ph.D., Dr. Hewezi accepted a postdoctoral position at Génoplante-INP-ENSAT in France, where he worked in the area of sunflower functional genomics. He then joined the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Iowa State University, initially as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and later as an Associate Scientist. His research focus at Iowa State University was the molecular and biochemical characterization of the compatible interaction between cyst nematodes and host plants.

The Hewezi laboratory is interested in deciphering the mechanisms of action of cyst and root-knot nematode effectors and their impacts on plant growth and development. His laboratory is also interested in understanding the epigenetic regulation of plant response to biotic and abiotic stresses in Arabidopsis and soybean by combining molecular biology with cell biology, biochemistry, genetic and genomic approaches. This research program is expected to determine cellular components of plant growth and defense signaling that directly or indirectly interact with each other. Interrupting this association will lay the foundation for new approaches to increase plant performance, yield and defense simultaneously.

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