Mona Monfared

Mona Monfared

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences

Briggs 156


  • BIS 102 Structure and Function of Biomolecules
  • BIS 103 Energetics and Metabolism

Honors and Awards

  • USDA/ARS Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-2011)
  • Genentech Scholar/ Karen J. DeLapp Memorial Scholarship (2007)
  • Regents' Scholar, UC Santa Cruz (1994-1998)


    • 2009 PhD Biochemistry and Molecular Biology UC Davis
    • 1998 BA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology UC Santa Cruz


    Pires, H.R., Monfared, M., Shemyakina, E., and Fletcher, J.C. (2014) ULTRAPETALA trxG Genes Interact with KANADI Transcription Factor Genes to Regulate Arabidopsis Gynoecium Patterning. The Plant Cell 26 (11): 4345-4361.

    Monfared, M. and Fletcher, J. (2014) The ULT trxG Factors Play a Role in Arabidopsis Fertilization. Plant Signaling and Behavior 9(12): e977723.

    Monfared, M. and Fletcher, J.C. (2014) Genetic and Phenotypic Analysis of Shoot Apical and Floral Meristem Development. In Flower Development: Methods and Protocols: 157-189. Riechmann, J.L. and Wellmer, F. Eds. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.

    Monfared, M., Carles, C.C., Rossignol, P., Pires, H.R., and Fletcher, J.C. (2013) The ULT1 and ULT2 trxG Genes Play Overlapping Roles in Arabidopsis Development and Gene Regulation. Molecular Plant 6 (5): 1564-1579.

    Monfared, M., Simon, M.K., Meister, R.J., Roig-Villanova, I., Kooiker, M., Colombo, L., Fletcher, J.C., and Gasser, C.S. (2011) Overlapping and antagonistic activities of BASIC PENTACYSTEINE genes affect a range of developmental processes in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal 66(6): 1020-1031.

    Fiume, E., Monfared, M. (co-first author), Jun, J.H., and Fletcher, J.C. CLE polypeptide signaling gene expression in Arabidopsis embryos. 2011. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 6(3):443-444.

    O'Hagan, K.A., Cocchiglia, S., Zhdanov, A.V., Tambawala, M.M., Cummins, E.P., Monfared, M., Agbor, T.A., Garvey, J.F., Papkovsky, D.B., Taylor, C.T., and Allan, B.B. (2009) PGC-1α is coupled to HIF-1-dependent gene expression by increasing mitochondrial oxygen consumption in skeletal muscle cells. PNAS 106(7):2188-93.

    Meister, R.J., Williams, L.A., Monfared, M.M., Gallagher, T.L., Kraft, E.A., Nelson, C.G., and Gasser, C.S. (2004) Definition and interactions of a positive regulatory element of the Arabidopsis INNER NO OUTER promoter. Plant Journal 37(3):426-438.