Azam Noori

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Biology

Additional Titles

  • Zampell Family Faculty Fellow
  • Director of the Mendel Greenhouse
  • Phytoremediation
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Natural Medicines
  • Environmental Biology

Dr. Noori’s research focuses on plant biotechnology, natural medicines, and phytoremediation. The latter focuses on plant epigenetic, biochemical, and physiological responses to environmental pollutants such as nanoparticles, heavy metals, or organic contaminants to better understand  the effects of contaminants on plants and their potential to remove contaminants from their surrounding environments. Currently, she is studying the impact of silver nanoparticles on plant physiological and molecular responses by focusing on their defense responses and the mechanisms by which plants take up and translocate silver nanoparticles.

Postdoctoral Associate, State University of New York- College of Environmental Science and Forestry

  • Ph.D. Plant Physiology Tarbiat Modares University
  • M.Sc. Plant Ecology Shahid Bahonar University
  • B.S. Biology North Tehran Azad University
  • Nanoparticles in Biological System
  • Phytoremediation
  • Plant-Biotic Interaction
  • Plant Immune Responses

Noori, A., Donnelly, T., Colbert, J., Cai, W., Newman, L. A., White, J. C. (2019). Exposure of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) to silver nanoparticles and silver nitrate: physiological and molecular response. International Journal of Phytoremediation.

Ehsanpour, A., Ghanati, F., Noori, A., Moradi, K. (2018). Plant Hormones, Molecular Mechanisms of Action. Isfahan University Press, pp 304. ISBN 9786001101502 (Book in Persian).

Noori, A., White, J., Newman, L. (2017). “Role of Mycorrhizal Fungi on Silver Uptake and Membrane Protein Gene Expression Following Ag-NPs Exposure.” Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 19:66, 1-13.

Noori, A., Taghavi, S., van der Lelie, D., Cai, W., Newman, L. (2017).“Elucidating Mechanisms of Biopesticide Induced Plant Pathogen Resistance for Bacillus Species.” Advances in Environmental Biology. 11(7): 14-25

Noori, A., Zare Maivan, H., Alaie, E. Newman, L. (2015). “Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Crude Oil Phytoremediation.” International Journal of Phytoremediation.

Noori, A., Zare Maivan, H., Alaie, E. (2014). “Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. Germination, Growth and Mycorrhizal Symbiosis Under Crude Oil Contamination.” International Journal of Phytoremediation, 16:962–970.

Pourang, N., Noori, A. (2014). “Heavy Metals Contamination in Soil, Surface Water and Groundwater of an Agricultural Area Adjacent to Tehran Oil Refinery, Iran.” International Journal of Environmental Research, 8(4): 841-886.

Khoyi, J.K., Farmohammadi, Noori, A.S., Padash, A. (2013). “Bioremediation; A Nature-Based Approach Towards Having A Healthier Environment.” Global Journal of Plant Ecophysiology, 3(2): 70-73.

Pourang, N., Noori, A. (2012). “Assessment of Metals in 14 Species of Vegetables and Crops Cultivated in a Suburban Area Using Multivariate Analyses.” Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 94 (4): 694-712.

Noori, A.S., Zare Maivan, H., Alaie, E. (2012). “Changes in Total Phenol and Flavonoid Contents in Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Under Crude Oil Contamination.” Advances in Environmental Biology, 6(12): 3057-3064.

Khoyi, J.K., Noori, A.S. (2012). “The Survey on Microorganisms’ Role as TPH Decomposers.” Advances in Environmental Biology, 6(10): 2704-2708.

Mohebali, S., Nasri, S., Kamalinajhad, M., Noori, A.S. (2011). “Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Berberis vulgaris L., Root’s Hydroalcoholic Extract and Determination of Its Possible Antinociceptive Mechanism in Male Mice,” Journal of Paramedical Sciences, 2 (4): 12-18.

  • Zampell Family Faculty Fellowship, Merrimack College, 2019
  • SCURCA Fellowship, Merrimack College, 2018 & 2019
  • Davis Educational Foundation Grant, 2019
  • Murray Fellowship, School of Science and Engineering, Merrimack College, 2017.
  • Best Teachers Summer Institute Travel Award, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Merrimack College. 2017