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Amir Khoddamzadeh

Title: Instructor

Office: AHC5 391

Phone: 305-348-3083

Email: akhoddam@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Department(s): Earth and Environment

Research Areas

The majority of his research projects deal with sustainable floriculture production, precision horticulture, nutrition and water management, seed biology, conservation techniques (cryobiology and synthetic seed), tissue/cell culture, pharmaceutical compounds, and molecular marker applications for somaclonal variation detection in some endangered/rare species, flowers,fruit trees, medicinal plants and ornamentals.

Current Research

His current research focuses on:

  1.  In-vitro propagation (tissue/cell culture) and gene-banking (cyopreservation) of the imperiled/rare Floridian native plants (mostly orchids)
  2. Optical non-destructive handheld sensor technology for sustainable fertilizer management in horticultural crops
  3. Anti-quorum sensing activity of medicinal plants
  4. Seed technology and biotechnology