Adjunct Professor

Contact Information:

Temasek Senior Investigator
Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory
1 Research Link
NUS Campus,
Singapore 117604

Lab webpage

6872 7493 |

Research Areas

Plant-fungus interactions
Cell signaling
Chemical Biology
Developmental genetics and Patho-biology

Research Interests

  • Molecular communication across plant-microbe interface
  • Signaling networks that drive fungal morphogenesis and pathogenesis
  • Chemical biology of Rice Blast pathosystem
  • Molecular patterns and natural variation in rice blast
  • Microbiomes and beneficial plant-microbe systems


Selected Publications

  1. Shen Q, Liu Y, Naqvi N. (2018) Fungal effectors at the crossroads of phytohormone signaling. Current Opinion in Microbiology 46: 1-6

  2. Patkar R, Naqvi N. (2017) Fungal manipulation of hormone-regulated plant defense. PLOS Pathogens 13(6): e1006334.

  3. Kou Y, Tan YH, Ramanujam R, Naqvi N. (2017) Structure–function analyses of the Pth11 receptor reveal an important role for CFEM motif and redox regulation in Rice Blast. New Phytologist 214: 330-342.

  4. Zheng W, Zhou J, He Y, Xie Q, Chen A, Zheng H, Shi L, Zhao Xm Zhang C, Huang Q, Fang K, Lu G, Ebbole D, Naqvi N* and Wang Z*. (2015) The Retromer is essential for autophagy-dependent plant infection by the rice blast fungus. PLOS Genetics 11(12): e100570.

  5. Patkar R, Benke P, Qu Z, Chen Y, Yang F, Swarup S, Naqvi N. (2015) A fungal monooxygenase-derived jasmonate attenuates host innate immunity. Nature Chemical Biology 11: 733-740.

  6. He Y, Deng YZ, Naqvi N (2013) Atg24-assisted mitophagy in the foot cells is necessary for proper asexual differentiation in Magnaporthe oryzae. Autophagy 9(11): 1818-1827

  7. Ramanujam R, Calvert M, Selvaraj P, Naqvi N. (2013) The Late Endosomal HOPS complex Anchors Active G-protein Signaling essential for pathogenesis in Magnaporthe oryzae. PLOS Pathogens 9(8): e1003527