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.
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.