PhD, University of Göttingen, Germany
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The focus of my research is to understand the molecular basis of sensing and adaptation of plant systems to abiotic stresses, especially gravity, light and salt. My team is using genomic, genetic, computational and engineering approaches to identify regulators of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of signal transduction in plants. Several of our discoveries have current applications in food, feed and biofuel production.
Salinas-Mondragon R, Kajla JD, Perera IY, Brown CS, Winter Sederoff H. (2010). InsP3 turnover integrates the transcriptional response to gravity and light in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell & Environment. 33:2041–2055.
Khodakovskaya M, Sword C, Wu Q, Perera IY, Boss WF, Brown CS, Winter Sederoff H. (2010). Increasing inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate metabolism affects drought tolerance, carbohydrate metabolism and phosphate-sensitive biomass increases in tomato. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 8:170–183.
Howard BE, Sick B, Perera I, Im YJ, Winter Sederoff H, and Heber S. (2007). Quality Assessment of Affymetrix GeneChip data using the EM algorithm and a naïve Bayes Classifier. Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE) 2007. Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference. pp.145–150.
Kimbrough JM, Salinas-Mondragon R, Boss WF, Brown CS, and Winter Sederoff H. (2004). The fast and transient transcriptional network of gravity and mechanical stimulation in the Arabidopsis root apex. Plant Phys. 136:2790–2805.
Winter Sederoff H, and Perera IY. (2010). Engineering Signal Transduction to Improve Abiotic Stress Response. pp. 8-10. In: Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report, Virginia PTI, Blacksburg, VA.
Salinas-Mondragon RE, Brogan A, Ward N, Perera IY, Boss WF, Brown CS, and Winter Sederoff H. (2005). Gravity and Light: Integrating Transcriptional Regulation in Roots. Gravitational and Space Biology. 18:121–123.
Kimbrough JM, Brown CS, Winter Sederoff H. (2005). Co-expression and hormonal regulation of genes throughout gravity and mechanical stimulation in the Arabidopsis root apex. Gravitational and Space Biology. 18:117–119.