Amir Ali Khoddamzadeh, PhD


Research Scholar
Department of Horticulture &
Landscape Architecture
Oklahoma State University
358 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078, USA

Biography

Dr. Khoddamzadeh is an Instructor in the Department of Earth and Environment at the Florida International University, FL, USA. Earlier, he worked as a Research Scholar in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Oklahoma State University. He graduated in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology in 2011 from University Putra Malaysia and worked as an Assistant Professor for about two years at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and in Agricultural Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran. His doctoral dissertation focused on a relatively new methodology for tissue culture, application of molecular markers for somaclonal variation detection, synthetic seed production and cryopreservation in orchid. He also worked on drought stress, ecophysiological effects on seed and plant characteristics of soybean cultivars during his masters.
As a previous faculty in research institute, all of his research proposals were based on the growers and industries need. As the previous team lead and researcher of a biotechnology knowledge-based company, he always tried to link the science achievement with industry requirements. He has experience in conducting research trials, analyzing data, and summarizing/publishing results. He has taught different courses (such as general plant biology, botany fundamental, and techniques in plant molecular biology) and supervised few student final projects and thesis in undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dr. Khoddamzadeh has published more than 10 papers in peer reviewed journals and three more have been submitted. He also awarded some grants.

Research Interest

His research interests include: Molecular marker, Tissue culture, Synthetic seed production and seed testing, Cryopreservation, Histology and scanning electron microscope, Fruit trees, Ornamentals, Gene banking, Medicinal plants, Sensors.

Scientific Activities

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

• American Society for Horticultural Science
• Society For In Vitro Biology
• The Society for Conservation Biology
• American Seed Trade Association
• MidSouth Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Society
• Agriculture Biotechnologist in Malaysia
• Genomic Association in Malaysia
• Seed Technologist in Malaysia
• Seed Association of Iran

Publications

1. Khoddamzadeh AA, Sinniah UR, Lynch P, Kadir MA, Kadzimin SB, Maziah M. Cryopreservation of Protocorm-Like Bodies (PLBs) of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson by Encapsulation-Dehydration. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture. 2011; 107 (3): 471-481.doi: 10.1007/s11240-011-9997-4
2. Khoddamzadeh AA, Sinniah UR, Kadir MA, Kadzimin, SB, Maziah M. Invitro Induction and Proliferation of Protocorm-Like Bodies (PLBs) from Leaf Segments of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. Plant Growth Regulation. 2011; 65(2): 381-387. doi: 10.1007/s10725-011-9611-0
3. James Antony JJ, Sinniah UR, Ceong CL, Pobathy R, Khoddamzadeh AA, Sreeramanan S. Selected potential encapsulation – dehydration parameters on Dendrobium Bobby Messina protocorm – like bodies using TTC analysis. Australian Journal of Crop Sciences. 2011; 5 (13): 1817-1822.
4. Sreeramanan S, Sinniah UR, Khoddamzadeh AA, Periasamy S, James J. Fundamental concept of cryopreservation using Dendrobium sonia-17 protocorm-like bodies by encapsulation-dehydration technique. African Journal of Biotechnology. 2011; 10 (19): 3902-3907.
5. Khoddamzadeh AA, Sinniah UR, Kadir MA, et al. Detection of Somaclonal Variation by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Analysis During Micropropagation of Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. African Journal of Biotechnology. 2010; 4(90): 6632-6639.
6. Khoddamzadeh AA, Sinniah UR, Kadir MA, Kadzimin SB, Maziah M. Synthetic Seed Production: Establishment of a Short-term Storage Method via Encapsulation of PLBs in Phalaenopsis bellina (Rchb.f.) Christenson. Seed Science and Technology. 2011; 39 (3): 697-702.
7. Zainudin M, Julkifle AL, Khoddamzadeh AA, et al. Preliminary analysis on cryopreservation of Dendrobium/Bobby Messina orchid using an encapsulation-dehydration technique with Evans blue assay. African Journal of Biotechnology. 2011; 10(56): 11870-11878.