Short CV/Education and training

POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Since 2016
    Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair in Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, USA

  • Since 2016
    Director, Institute for Integrative Genome Biology, University of California, Riverside, USA

  • 2011 – 2016
    Endowed Chair of Paul Stumpf in Plant Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside, USA

  • 2009 – 2016
    Chair of Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology, University of California, Riverside, USA

  • 2006 – 2009
    Chair of plant biology graduate group, University of California, Riverside, USA

  • Since 2002
    Full-Professor, University of California, Riverside, USA

  • 2000 – 2002
    Lipids program leader, Calgene Campus of Monsanto, USA

  • 2000 – 2002
    Adjunct Professor, Plant Biology, UC Davis, USA

  • 1997 – 2000
    Senior Research Scientist, Calgene Campus of Monsanto, USA

  • 1994 – 1997
    Principle Research Scientist, Calgene, USA

  • 1989 – 1994
    Assistant Specialist Plant Gene Expression/ Department of Plant Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Selected publications

  • Xiao, Y., Savchenko, T., Baidoo, E.E., Chehab, W.E., Hayden, D.M., Tolstikov, V., Corwin, J.A., Kliebenstein, D.J., Keasling, J.D., and Dehesh, K. (2012). Retrograde signaling by the plastidial metabolite MEcPP regulates expression of nuclear stress-response genes. Cell 149, 1525-1535.

  • Walley, J. W., Kleibenstein, D. J., Bostock, R. M., and Dehesh, K. (2013). Fatty acids and early detection of pathogens. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 16, 520-526.

  • Wang, C.Q., Guthrie, C., Sarmast, M.K., and Dehesh, K. (2014). BBX19 Interacts with CONSTANS to Repress FLOWERING LOCUS T Transcription, Defining a Flowering Time Checkpoint in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 26: 3589-3602.

  • Wang, C.Q., Khoshhal Sarmast, M., Jishan, J., and Dehesh K. (2015). BBX19 modulates circadian gating of PIF4/5 expression to promote hypocotyl growth by facilitating COP1-mediated EARLY FLOWERING3 Degradation in Arabidopsis.

    The Plant Cell 27: 1128–1139

  • Walley, J., Xiao, Y., Wang, J., Baidoo, E., Keasling, Shen, Z., Steven P. Briggs, S., and Dehesh, K. (2015). Plastid-produced interorgannellar stress signal MEcPP potentiates induction of the Unfolded Protein Response in endoplasmic reticulum. The Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences 112(19), 6212-6217.

  • Glennon, E., K., Adams, L., G., Hicks D., R, Dehesh, K, and Luckhart, S. (2016). Supplementation with Abscisic Acid Reduces Malaria Disease Severity and Parasite Transmission. 1; 94(6):1266-75. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0904.

  • Benn, G., Bjornson, M., Ke, H., Souza, A., Balmond, E., Shaw, J., and Dehesh, K. (2016). The plastidial metabolite MEcPP induces a transcriptionally centered stress response hub via the transcription factor CAMTA3. The Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences 113(31) 8855-8860.

  • Wang, J.Z, Li, B., Xiao, Y., Ni, Y., Ke, H., Yang, P., de Souza, A., Bjornson, M., He, X., Shen, Z., Balcke, G.U, Briggs, S.P, Tissier, A., Kliebenstein, D.J, Dehesh, K. (2017). COI1-dependent induction of indole glucosinolates and ER body formation is regulated by the plastidial retrograde signal MEcPP. Mol Plant, 10 (11): 1400–1416


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • ASPB

    AAAs

Media coverage

Additional qualifications

  • Elected member of German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), 2017

  • Ernst and Helen Leibacher Endowed Chair in Botany and Plant Sciences, 2016

  • AAAS Fellow, 2013

  • Honorary Professor at South West University, China, since 2012

  • Endowed Chair of Paul Stumpf in Plant Biochemistry, 2011

  • Monsanto Fellow, since 2011


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