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CURRICULUM VITAE : NANCY R. FORSTHOEFEL
Address: Biology Department, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 99362; e-mail: email@example.com
1991 M.S. Agronomy and Plant Genetics, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Graduate. Advisor: Dr. Steven Smith, University of Arizona
1985 B.A. Biology; Minor in Mathematics. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Research and Teaching Experience:
1997- present: Research Specialist, Laboratory of Dan Vernon, Biology Department, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362 [not including 9/99-7/00, see below]
1999-2000: Research Specialist, Laboratory of Hans J. Bohnert, Biochemistry Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
1996: Visiting Laboratory Instructor, Cell Biology (Bio 309L), Department of Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA. 99362
1993-1995: Laboratory Technician II, Laboratory of John C. Cushman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
1991-1992: Research Specialist, Laboratory of Kenneth A. Feldmann, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 85721
1989 - 1991: Graduate Research Assistant, Laboratory of Steven E. Smith, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 85721
1985-1988: Peace Corps, Gambia, West Africa; Mathematics teacher
Forsthoefel N, Dao TP, and Vernon DM (2010) The Arabidopsis Leucine-Rich Repeat proteins PIRL1 and PIRL9 are essential for differentiation of microspores into pollen. Submitted
Forsthoefel N , Cutler K, Port MD, Yamamoto T, & Vernon DM (2005) PIRLs: A novel plant-specific class of intracellular leucine rich repeat proteins related to Ras-interacting LRR proteins from animals and yeast. Plant & Cell Physiology, 46: 913-922
Cushing DA, Forsthoefel NR , Gestaut DR, & Vernon DM (2005) Arabidopsis emb 175 and other ppr knockout mutants reveal essential roles for PPR proteins in plant embryogenesis. Planta, 221: 424-436 [Published online , 1/05: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00425-004-1452-x.]
Vernon DM, Hannon MJ, Le M-P, Forsthoefel N (2001) An expanded role for the TWN 1 gene in embryogenesis: defects in cotyledon pattern and morphology in the twn 1 mutant of Arabidopsis . American Journal of Botany , 88(4), 570-582.
Chauhan S, Forsthoefel N , Ran Y, Quigley F, Nelson D, and H.J. Bohnert (2000) Na+ /myo-inositol symporters and Na+/H+-antiport in M. crystallinum. Plant Journal 24: 511-522
Forsthoefel, N.R. , D.M. Vernon, J.C. Cushman. (1995). A salinity-induced gene from the facultative halophyte M. crystallinum encodes a glycolytic enzyme, cofactor-independent phosphoglyceromutase. Plant Molecular Biology 29:213-226.
Forsthoefel, N.R. , M.A.F. Cushman, and J.C. Cushman. (1995). Post-transcriptional and post-translational control of Enolase expression in the facultative CAM plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum Plant Physiology 108:1185-1195.
Schaeffer, H.J., N.R. Forsthoefel , and J.C. Cushman. (1995). Identification of enhancer and silencer regions involved in salt-responsive expression of Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) genes in the facultative halophyte M. crystallinum . Plant Molecular Biology 28:205-218.
8) Forsthoefel, N.R ., J.C. Cushman. (1994). Characterization and expression of Photosystem II genes ( psb E, psb F, and psb L) from the facultative CAM plant Mesembryanthemum crystallinum . Plant Physiology 105:761-762.
9) Forsthoefel, NR , Y. Wu, B. Shulz, M.J. Bennett, and K.A. Feldmann. (1992). T-DNA insertion mutagenesis in Arabidopsis : prospects and perspectives. Aust. J. Plant Phys . 19:353-366.
10) Forsthoefel, N.R ., H.J. Bohnert, and S.E. Smith. (1992). Discordant inheritance of mitochondrial and plastid DNA in diverse alfalfa genotypes. J. Heredity 83:342-345.
Other Relevant Publications:
1) Vernon DM & Forsthoefel NR (2002) Leucine-rich repeat proteins in plants: diverse roles in signaling and development. Research Signpost: Recent Research Developments in Plant Biology. 2: 201-214.
2) Forsthoefel NR , Yamamoto TN, Vernon DM. PIRL1 and PIRL9, encoding novel plant intracellular LRR proteins, are required for male gametophyte function in Arabidopsis . In preparation; for submission in 2005 .
3) Forsthoefel N , Cutler K, & Vernon DM. The Arabidopsis PIRL 6 locus: Overlapping genes and organ-specific aberrant splicing of PIRL 6 transcripts. In preparation; for submission in 2005 .
Meeting Presentations (since 2001):
Forsthoefel N, Reinhart C, Dao TP, Simeles BP, & Vernon DM (2009) The Arabidopsis PIRL1 & PIRL9 genes are essential for microspore mitosis, growth, and differentiation into pollen, and have limited functional overlap with related PIRLs. Plant Biology 2009 (ASPB conference), Honolulu, HI.
Vernon DM, Shafer M, and Forsthoefel NR (2009) An adaptable undergraduate molecular biology lab module that integrates use of genomic resources with bench experiments to pursue original research questions. Plant Biology 2009 (American Society of Plant Biologists conference), Honolulu, HI.
Vernon DM, Davis NA, Forsthoefel NR (2008) Diverse impacts of PPR knockout mutations on Arabidopsis embryo morphology, cell organization, and plastid development. Plant Biology 2008 (American Society of Plant Biologists conference), Merida Mexico. [Invited minisymposium talk]
Forsthoefel NR, Simeles BP, Dao TP, & Vernon DM (2008) The Arabidopsis PIRL1 & PIRL9 genes are essential for differentiation of microspores into pollen. Plant Biology 2008 (American Society of Plant Biologists Conference), Merida, Mexico, June, 2008.
Dao TP, Forsthoefel N, Vernon DM, Juers D (2007) Expression, purification & biophysical characterization of Arabidopsis LRR protein PIRL1. Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD, March, 2007
Forsthoefel N, Dao TP, Geiser HA, and Vernon DM (2006) The novel intracellular LRR proteins PIRL1 and PIRL9 are required for Arabidopsis pollen development and viability . Plant Biology 2006 (ASPB conference), Boston, MA [Invited minisymposium talk (D.V) and poster presentation]
Forsthoefel N, Geiser HA, & Vernon DM (2005) PIRL1 and PIRL9, novel intracellular LRR proteins, are required for pollen development in Arabidopsis. Plant Biology 2005 (Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists), Seattle, WA, July 2005. [poster presentation]
Forsthoefel N , Cutler K, & Vernon DM (2003) Overlapping genes and aberrant splicing at the Arabidopsis PIRL6 locus, Plant Biology 2003, Honolulu, HI, July, 2003 [poster presentation]
Cushing DA, Gestaut DR, Forsthoefel N, & Vernon DM (2003) Essential roles for PPR proteins in plant development revealed by Arabidopsis knock-out mutants. Plant Biology 2003, Honolulu, HI, July, 2003 [poster; and invited talk by DMV]
Forsthoefel N , Yamamoto TN, & Vernon DM (2001) Structural and reverse genetic analysis of the SLAT s. 12 th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research. Madison, WI, June, 2001 [poster presentation]
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