North Carolina State University - Program Of Genetics

William F. Thompson
William F. Thompson
Program in Genetics


Distinguished University Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology

Type: Faculty

PhD, University of Washington
Postdoctoral, Harvard University

Contact Info
Office: 1203 Partners II, Centennial Campus
T: 919-515-7164
F: 919-515-3436
Email: WFTb

Website: Visit our Lab Home Page

Research Areas: Molecular / Cell / Development

My overall goal is to understand basic factors that influence gene expression and use that understanding to enhance gene transfer technology for crop improvement. Most of our current projects are concerned with nuclear structure, DNA replication, plant transformation, and expression of tranferred genes.

Selected Publications:

Lee T-J, Pascuzzi PE, Settlage SB, Shultz RW, Tanurdzic M, Rabinowicz PD, Menges M, Zheng P, Maine D, Murray JAH, Sosinski B, Allen GC, Martienssen RA, Hanley-Bowdoin L, Vaughn MW, and Thompson WF. (2010). Arabidopsis thaliana chromosome 4 replicates in two phases that correlate with chromatin state. PLoS Genetics. e-pub ahead of print

Shultz RW, Lee TJ, Allen GC, Thompson WF, and Hanley-Bowdoin L. (2009). Dynamic localization of the DNA replication proteins MCM5 and MCM7 in plants. Plant Physiol. 150: 658–669.

Tanurdzic M, Vaughn M, Jiang H, Lee T-J, Slotkin RK, Sosinski B, Thompson WF, Doerge RW, and Martienssen R. (2008). Epigenomic consequences of immortalized plant cell suspension culture. PLoS Biol. 6(12): e302. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060302

Shultz RW, Tatineni VM, Hanley-Bowdoin L, and Thompson WF. (2007). Genome-wide analysis of the core DNA replication machinery in the higher plants Arabidopsis and rice. Plant Physiol. 144(4): 1697–714.

Halweg C, Thompson WF, and Spiker S. (2005). The rb7 matrix attachment region increases the likelihood and magnitude of transgene expression in tobacco cells: a flow cytometric study. Plant Cell. 17(2): 418–29.

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