Adan Colon-Carmona, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

University Of Massachusetts - Boston
Phone: (617) 287-6680
Fax: (617) 287-6650


adan.colon-carmona@umb.edu

Adan Colon-Carmona, PhD

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, College of Science and Math, University Of Massachusetts - Boston

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Research in my laboratory consists of four projects covering three major themes. Two projects are focused on understanding how plant growth is influenced by physical and chemical environments. More specifically, the laboratory is studying how plants respond to and biodegrade the petroleum pollutants polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and how cell division contributes to growth responses to light cues. A third project focuses on studying the roles of the motor proteins kinesins in organ development, while a forth project is a multi-disciplinary multi-investigator (including collaborations with Drs. Dukes, Kesseli, and Shiaris of UMass Boston) focusing on understanding bacterial-plant interactions in the rhizosphere of plants. All four projects use molecular, cellular and genetic tools to study growth control during development of the plant model system Arabidopsis thaliana (transgenic plant lines are available with all projects).

Publications

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  • Alkio M, Tabuchi TM, Wang X, Col. Stress responses to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Arabidopsis include growth inhibition and hypersensitive response-like symptoms. J Exp Bot 2005; 56:2983-94. PubMed
  • Li C, Potuschak T, Col. Arabidopsis TCP20 links regulation of growth and cell division control pathways. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2005; 102:12978-83. PubMed
  • Dubrovsky JG, Rost TL, Col. Early primordium morphogenesis during lateral root initiation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta 2002; 214:30-6. PubMed
  • Boisnard-Lorig C, Colon-Carmona A, Bauch M, Hodge S, Doerner P, Bancharel E, Dumas C, Haseloff J, Berger F. Dynamic analyses of the expression of the HISTONE::YFP fusion protein in arabidopsis show that syncytial endosperm is divided in mitotic domains. Plant Cell 2001; 13:495-509. PubMed
  • Dubrovsky JG, Doerner PW, Col. Pericycle cell proliferation and lateral root initiation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 2000; 124:1648-57. PubMed
  • Col. Aux/IAA proteins are phosphorylated by phytochrome in vitro. Plant Physiol 2000; 124:1728-38. PubMed
  • Col. Technical advance: spatio-temporal analysis of mitotic activity with a labile cyclin-GUS fusion protein. Plant J 1999; 20:503-8. PubMed