Dr. Nat Kav, B.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Deans Office

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
nat@ualberta.ca
Address
Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Deans Office
Email
nat@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degree

Ph.D, Biochemistry, University of Calgary

Job/Research Area 

Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Administrative Service 

Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science; July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009

Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; July 1, 2009 - December 31, 2015

Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research; October 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Vice-Provost (Programs), University of Alberta; July 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Our research involves the application of proteomics- and genomics-based discovery techniques to identify, characterize and validate novel genes for crop improvement through biotechnology (genetic engineering). We are interested in characterizing he role of specific proteins and non-coding RNAs in mediating plant responses to stress. Knowledge generated will be translated to improved crop plants using genetic engineering, genome editing and/or traditional breeding. Other areas of interest include the development of exquisitely specific antibodies for diverse applications in agricultural biotechnology and their deployment in the characterization of protein structure and function.


Teaching

I have taught courses in Introductory Biochemistry (Plant Science 331), Introductory Biochemistry (Biochem 200), Developmental Physiology and Biotechnology of Crop Plants (Plant Science 301), Biotechnology for Crop Improvement / Plant Biotechnology (Plant Science 492 / BOT 382), Plants in our lives (Plant Science 100), and Invasive and alien plants (Plant Science 352). 


Courses

PL SC 352 - Invasive Alien Plants: Biology and Control

Biology and ecology of invasive alien species in cropped, disturbed, and natural environments. Methods of control of weedy species, including biological, cultural, mechanical, and chemical and an introduction to the herbicide mechanism of action and environmental impacts. Prerequisite: PL SC 221 recommended.

Winter Term 2022

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Publications

Characterization of microRNA-like RNAs associated with sclerotial development in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum
Author(s): Characterization of microRNA-like RNAs associated with sclerotial development in Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.
Publication Date: 9/22/2020
Publication: Fungal Genetics and Biology
Volume: 144
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fgb.2020.103471
Proteome of the fungus Phoma macdonaldii, the causal agent of black stem in sunflower. Journal of Proteomics
Author(s): Sun, H., Kav, N. N. V., Sun, L., Chen, W. and Liang, Y.
Publication Date: 8/15/2020
Publication: Journal of Proteomics
Volume: 225
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2020.103878
Identification of lncRNAs responsive to infection by Plasmodiophora brassicae in clubroot-susceptible and -resistant Brassica napus lines carrying resistance introgressed from rutabaga.
Author(s): Summanwar, A., Basu, U., Rahman, H. and Kav, N. N. V.
Publication Date: 8/15/2019
Publication: Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
Volume: 32
Page Numbers: 1360-1377

Functional characterization of four APETALA2-family genes (RAP2.6, RAP2.6L, At1g21910 and At2g38340) in Arabidopsis
Author(s): Krishnaswamy, S., Verma, S., Rahman, M. H. and Kav, N. N. V.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Plant Molecular Biology
Volume: 75: .
Page Numbers: 107-127

Genome wide identification and functional prediction of long non coding RNAs responsive to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infection in Brassica napus.
Author(s): Joshi, R. K., Megha, S., Basu, U., Rahman, M. H. and Kav, N. N. V.
Publication: PLoS One
External Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0158784
The toxicity of antiprion antibodies is mediated by the flexible tail of the prion protein.
Author(s): Sonati, T., Falsig, J., Reimann, R., Baral, P. K., O`Connor, T., Hornemann, S., Yaganoglu, S., Sorce, S., Li, B., Herrmann, U., Wieland, B., Swayampakula, M., Rahman, M. H., Das, D., Kav, N., Riek, R., Liberski, P., James, M. N. G. and Aguzzi, A.
Publication: Nature
Volume: 501
Page Numbers: 102-106