Research Areas:
Signals and Responses


Kruse CPS, Basu P, Luesse DR, Wyatt SE (2017) Transcriptome and Proteome Stability in RNAlater® Preserved Tissue of Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS One

Wang, Y., Ballard, Jr., H. E., Stockinger, E. J., Nadella, V., Sternberger, A., Wyatt, S. E. (2017) The role of two LEAFY orthologs in the chasmogamous/cleistogamous mixed breading system of Viola pubescens (Violaceae), Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 144: 206-217

Hutchinson, S., Basu, P., Wyatt, S. E., Luesse, D. (2016) Methods for on-orbit germination of Arabidopsis thaliana for proteomic analysis. Gravitational and Space Research 4: 20-17

Cook CA, Tucker A, Shen K and Wyatt SE. (2015) Microarray identifies transcription factors potentially involved in gravitropic signal transduction. Gravitational and Space Research 3:18-27

Rothwell, GR, Wyatt, SE, Tomescu AMF (2014) Plant evolution at the interface of paleontology and developmental biology: an organism centered paradigm. American Journal of Botany 101: 899-913 (cover)

Tomescu AMF, Wyatt SE, Hasebe M, Rothwell GR (2014) Early evolution of the vascular plant body plan - the missing mechanisms. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 17:126–136

Wyatt SE, Kiss JZ (2013) Plant Tropisms: From Darwin to the International Space Station. American Journal of Botany 100:1-3 (cover)

Schenck CA, Nadella V, Clay SL, Lindner J, Abrams Z, Wyatt SE (2013) A proteomics approach identifies proteins involved in gravitropic signal transduction. American Journal of Botany 100:194-202

Withers JC, Shipp MJ, Rupasinghe SG, Sukumar P, Schuler M, Muday G, Wyatt SE (2013) GRAVITY PERSISTENT SIGNAL 1 (GPS1) reveals a novel cytochrome P450 involved in gravitropism. American Journal of Botany 100:183 -193

Wang, Y., Ballard, H. E., McNally, R. R., and Wyatt, S. E. (2013) Gibberellic acid is involved in, but not sufficient to invert the closed status of the cleistogamous flowers in Viola pubescens. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 140: 1-8

Shen, K., Wyatt, S.E., Nadella, V. (2012) ArrayOU: a web application for microarray data analysis and visualization. Journal of Biomolecular Techniques 23: 37-39

Sanders, H, Rothwell, GW, and Wyatt, SE. (2011), Parallel Evolution of Auxin Regulation in Rooting Systems. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 291: 221-225.

*Luesse, DR, *Schenck, CA, Berner, BK, Justus, B, and Wyatt, SE (2010) GPS4 is allelic to ARL2: Implications for gravitropic signal transduction. Gravitational and Space Biology 23: 95-97.

Lev-Yadun, S., Wyatt, S.E. and Flaishman, M.A., (2010) Unconscious selection and domestication in "wild-type" Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae). Int. J. of Plant Breeding 4: 76-77.

Liang, X.,  Shen, K., Lichtenberg, J., Wyatt, S.E., and Welch,, L.R. (2010) An integrated bioinformatics approach to the discovery of cis-regulatory elements involved in plant gravitropic signal transduction. International Journal of Computational Bioscience 1:33-54.

Wyatt, S.E., Sederoff, R., Flaishman, M., and Lev-Yadun, S.  (2010) Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for gelatinous fiber formation. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology 57:384-388.

Sanders, H.L., Rothwell, G.W., and Wyatt, S.E. (2009) Key Morphological alterations in the evolution of leaves.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 170:860-868.

Lichtenberg, J., Alam, M., Bitterman, T., Drews, F., Ecker, K., Elnitski, L., Evans, S., Grotewold, E., Gu, G., Jacox, E., Kurz, K., Lee, S.L., Liang, X., Majmudar, P.M., Morris, P., Nelson, C., Stockinger, E., Welch, J.D., Wyatt, S.E., Yilmaz, A. and Welch, L.R. (2009) Construction of genomic regulatory encyclopedias: Strategies and case studies. Proceedings of the Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics, IEEE Computer Society Press 67-70.

Sanders, H.L. and Wyatt, S.E. (2009) Leaf Evolution and Development:  Advancing Technologies, Advancing Understanding. BioScience59: 17-26.

Rothwell, G.W., Sanders, H.L., Wyatt, S.E., and Lev-Yadun, S. (2008) A fossil record for growth regulations: the role of auxin in wood evolution. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 95, 121-134.

Roberts, D.R., Nadella, V., and Wyatt, S.E. (2007) ARF9 and the gravitropic persistence signal response.  Gravitational and Space Biology   20: 103-104.

Sanders HL, Rothwell GW, and Wyatt SE (2007) A paleontological context for the developmental mechanisms of evolution. Int. J. Plant Sci. 168:719-728.

Nadella V, Hildenbrand CD, and Wyatt SE (2006) Transcription profiling of the gps1 mutant of Arabidopsis.  Gravitational and Space Biology 20:155-156. 

Nadella V, Shipp MJ, Muday GM, and Wyatt SE (2006) Evidence for altered polar and lateral auxin transport in the gravity persistent signal (gps) mutants of Arabidopsis.   Plant Cell and Environment 29:682-690. (cover)

Lev-Yadun S, Wyatt SE, and Flaishman MA (2005) The inflorescence stem fibers of Arabidopsis thaliana revoluta (ifl1) mutant. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 23, 301-306 (cover).

Wyatt, S.E., Tsou, P.-L., and Robertson, D. (2004) Transgenic plants with increased calcium stores (US Patent # 6,753,462).

Wyatt, S.E., Rashotte, A., Shipp, M., Robertson, D, and Muday, G.K. (2002) Mutations in the GPS loci in Arabidopsis disrupt the perception and/or signal transduction of gravitropic stimuli. Plant Physiology 130, 1426-1435 (Featured in “On the Inside”).

Wyatt, S.E., Tsou, P.-L., and Robertson, D. (2002) Expression of the high capacity calcium-binding domain of calreticulin increases bioavailable calcium stores. Transgenic Research 11, 1-10.

*Perrson, S., *Love, J., *Wyatt, S. E., Thompson, W., Robertson, D., and Boss, W.F. (2001) The Ca+ status of the endoplasmic reticulum is altered by induction of calreticulin expression in transgenic plants. Plant Physiology 126, 1092-1104.

Collings, D.A., Carter, C.N., Rink, J.C., Scott, A.C., Wyatt, S.E., and Allen, N.S. (2000) Plant nuclei can contain extensive grooves and invaginations. Plant Cell 12, 2425-2439.

Scott, A. Wyatt, S.E., Tsou, P.-L., Robertson, D., and Allen, N.S. (1999) A model system for plant cell biology:  GFP imaging in living onion epidermal cells.  BioTechniques 26, 1127-1132 (cover).

Collings, D.A., Winter, H., Wyatt, S.E., and Allen, N.S. (1998) Growth dynamics and cytoskeleton organization during stem maturation and gravity-induced stem bending in Zea maysPlanta 207, 246-258.

Gorshkova, T.A., Wyatt, S.E., Salnikov, V.V., Gibeaut, D.M., Ibragimov, M.R., Lozovaya, V.V., and Carpita, N.C. (1996) Cell-wall polysaccharides of developing flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) plants.  Plant Physiology 110, 721-729 (cover).

Wyatt, S.E., Dolph, A.L., Avery, A.A., and Carpita, N.C. (1995) Plasma membrane to cell wall adhesion and its role in response to biotic and abiotic stresses.  IN:  Current Issues in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vol. 22 (M. Terzi, R. Cella, A. Falavigna, eds.).  Dordrecht: Kluwer Press. p. 19-29.

Wyatt, S.E. and Carpita, N.C. (1993) Plant cytoskeleton-exocellular matrix continuum.  Trends in Cell Biology 3, 413-417 (cover).

Zhu, J.K., Shi, J., Singh, U., Wyatt, S.E., Bressan, R.A., Hasegawa, P.M., and Carpita, N.C. (1993) Enrichment of vitronectin- and fibronectin-like proteins in NaCl-adapted plant cells and evidence for their involvement in plasma membrane-cell wall adhesion.  Plant Journal 3, 637-646.

Wyatt, S.E. and Kuc, J.  (1992) The accumulation of b-ionone and 3-hydroxy esters of b-ionone in tobacco immunized by foliar inoculation with tobacco mosaic virus.  Phytopathology 82, 580-582.

Wyatt, S.E., Pan, S.Q., and Kuc, J. (1991) b-1,3-Glucanase, chitinase, and peroxidase activities in tobacco tissues resistance and susceptible to blue mold as related to flowering, age, and sucker development.  Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 39, 433-440.

Data submissions

Wyatt, S.E., Luesse, D.R. (2015) GLDS-38 Transcriptomic and Proteomic Data from BRIC20 published to GeneLab Data System (

Invited Book Chapters

 Basu, P., Luesse, D.R., and Wyatt, S.E. (2015) “Proteomic approaches and their application to plant gravitropism” IN: Methods in Molecular Biology Elison Blancaflor (Ed.) Springer – Humana Press

Ballard, H.E., A. C. Cortés-Palomec, M. Feng, Y. Wang and S. E. Wyatt, The chasmogamous/cleistogamous mixed breeding system, a widespread and evolutionarily successful reproductive strategy in angiosperms.  (2011) in Frontiers in Biodiversity Studies, eds. D. Thangadurai and M. Hijri (India: Bioscience Publications) p. 16-41.

Wyatt, S. E., The ups and downs of gravity (2002) in Biochemical & Molecular Responses of Plants to the Environment. Wood AJ (Ed.) Research Signpost, Trivandrum India. pp 45-55. ISBN: 81-7736-167-8.

Published Book Reviews

Wyatt, S.E. (2011) A Ballet of Plant Movement: a Review of The Restless Plant by Dov Killer. Science 331, 1520.

Wyatt, S.E. (2008) A review of Plant Tropisms by Simon Gilroy and Patrick Masson. The Quarterly Review of Biology.  Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA

Outreach and Education Publications and Materials

 Briju, B.J. and Wyatt, S.E. (2015) Grocery store genetics: a PCR based genetics lab that links genotype to phenotype. The American Biology Teacher 77: 211-214.

Wyatt, S.E. and Ballard, H.E. (2006) Arabidopsis ecotypes: A model for course projects in organismal plant biology and evolution. The American Biology Teacher 69, 477-481.

 Wyatt, S.E. (2005) Extending inquiry-based learning to include original experimentation.  Journal of General Education 54, 83-89.

*S. Hawranick and S. E. Wyatt (2005) Linking general education courses to enhance student engagement in It Works for Us, Collaboratively (eds. H. Blythe, C. Sweet) New Forums Press, Stillwater, OK

*Anderson, J., Brokaw, C., Dugan, J., Hawranick, S., Knott, D., Moore, D., Morrone, M., Simon Westendorf, S., Thomas, M., and Wyatt, S.E. (2004).   Enhancing Critical Thinking in Introductory Courses.  Ohio University, Scholarly Communities of Practice in Education (SCOPE) Web site:  *Authors are in alphabetical order.  All authors contributed equally.

Wyatt, S.E. (2002) "Project logs" and "Evaluation of student writing" IN "Writing across the Curriculum: an instructional CD-ROM" produced by the Center for Writing Excellence, Ohio University

Wyatt, S.E. (2001) "Plant Gravitational Biology. in "Space Biology: a multi-unit instructional CD-ROM produced by the Space Programs, Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

Wyatt, S.E. (2000) "Gravitropism" lecture and resource materials for the Plant Biology module for Space Biology: An Educator's Resource, a web base class on space biology for undergraduates.

Wyatt, S.E. (1996) Why Study Plants. An on-line article in the Plant Educational Activity Package for S/MORE (Shuttle/Mir Online Research Experience).

Wyatt, S.E. and Brown, C. (1999) Clinorotation. The American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology Newsletter 15, 22-23 and on-line.


Volunteer Activities

Chair, organizing committee, Tech Savvy OHIO, a STEM program for middle school girls in the surrounding Appalachian region

Faculty adviser and organizer of the Ohio University Science Cafe series, a biweekly series of talks from science faculty for the general public.

Current Affiliations
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