Rachel Shahan

Assistant Professor

email: rshahan@ucla.edu
phone: (424) 259-5568
office: 4018 Terasaki Life Sciences Building.

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Nolan TM and Shahan R (2023) Resolving plant development in space and time with single-cell genomics. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 76:102444. DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2023.102444.

Nolan TM, Vukasinovic N, Hsu C-W, Zhang J, Vanhoutte I, Shahan R, Taylor IW, Greenstreet L, Heitz M, Afanassiev A, Wang P, Szekely P, Brosnan A, Yin Y, Schiebinger G, Ohler U, Russinova E, Benfey PN (2023) Brassinosteroid gene regulatory networks at cellular resolution in the Arabidopsis root. Science. 31; 379 (6639). DOI: 10.1126/science.adf4721.

Shahan R, Hsu C-W, Nolan TM, Cole BJ, Taylor IW, Greenstreet L, Zhang S, Afanassiev A, Vlot AHC, Schiebinger G, Benfey PN, Ohler U (2022) A single cell Arabidopsis root atlas reveals developmental trajectories in wild type and cell identity mutants. Developmental Cell. 57(4): 543-560. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2022.01.008.

Hsu C-W, Shahan R, Nolan TM, Benfey PN, Ohler U (2022) Protocol for fast scRNA-seq raw data processing using scKB and non-arbitrary quality control with COPILOT. STAR Protocols. 3(4):101729. DOI: 10.1016/j.xpro.2022.101729.

Shahan R, Li D, and Liu Z (2019) Identification of genes preferentially expressed in wild strawberry receptacle fruit and demonstration of their promoter activities. Horticulture Research. 6:50.   

Shahan R, Zawora C, Sittmann J, Wight H, Wang W, Mount S, and Liu Z (2018) Consensus co-expression network analysis identifies key regulators of flower and fruit development in wild strawberry. Plant Physiology. 178(1): 202-216.

Darwish O, Shahan R, Liu Z, Slovin JP, Alkharouf N (2015) Reannotation of the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca) genome. BMC Genomics. 16(1):29.

Kang C, Darwish O, Geretz A, Shahan R, Alkharouf N, Liu Z (2013) Genome-scale transcriptomic insights into early stage fruit development in woodland strawberry Fragaria vesca. The Plant Cell. 25(6):1960-1978.