Biofuels, roots, microbes, scicomm, outreach

Research Areas:
Abiotic Interactions, Bioenergy, Biotic Interactions, Education and Outreach, Environmental Plant Biology, Genomics, Signals and Responses


Donze-Reiner, T., N.A. Palmer, E. Scully, T. Prochaska, K, Koch, T. Heng-Moss, J. Bradshaw, P. Twigg, K. Amundsen, S. Sattler, & G. Sarath. (2017)  Transcriptional analysis of defense mechanisms in upland tetraploid switchgrass to greenbugs.  BMC Plant Biol. Vol 17, p. 1-21.

Wang, H., C. Zhang, Y. Dou, B. Yu, Y. Liu, T. Heng-Moss, G. Lu, M. Wachholz, J. Bradshaw, P. Twigg, E. Scully, N. Palmer, G. Sarath. (2017) Insect and plant-derived miRNAs in greenbug (Schizapis graminum) and yellow sugarcane aphid (Sipha flava) revealed by deep sequencing. Gene. Vol 599, p.68-77.

Scully, E., T. Donze-Reiner, H. Wang, T. Eickhoff, F. Baxendale, P. Twigg, F. Kovacs, T. Heng-Moss, S. Sattler, & G. Sarath (2016) Identification of an orthologous clade of peroxidases that respond to feeding by greenbugs (Schizaphis graminum) in C4 grasses. Functional Plant Bio. Vol 43, p. 1134-1148.

Scully, E., T. Gries, G. Sarath, N. Palmer, L. Baird, M. Serapiglia, B. Dien, A. Boateng, G. Zhenxiang, D. Funnell-Harris, P. Twigg, T. Clemente, & S. Sattler. (2016) Overexpression of SbMyb60 impacts phenylpropanoid biosynthesis and alters secondary cell wall composition in Sorghum bicolor. The Plant J. Vol. 85, p. 378-395.

Ramm, C., M. Wachholz, K. Amundsen, T. Donze, T. Heng-Moss, P. Twigg, N.A. Palmer, G. Sarath, and F. Baxendale (2015) Transcriptional profiling of resistant and susceptible buffalograsses in response to Blissus occiduus (Hemiptera:Blissidae) feeding.  J. Econ. Entom:Pl Resistance. Vol. 108, p. 1354-1362.

Volunteer Activities

Operating a STEM outreach initiative in Kearney Public Schools during 2017-18 academic year.

Operated an Agricultural Biotechnology middle school science camp in June 2017.

Many academic service appointments such as Assistant to our college Dean and Chair of Peer Review.

Current Affiliations
Experience & Education