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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Dr. Ruth Martin - Curriculum Vitae
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Ruth Catherine Martin

USDA-ARS National Forage Seed Production Research Center

Phone: (541) 738‑4174(Work)¨(541)‑757-8053 (Home)

E-mail: martinr@science.oregonstate.edu, Fax: 541-738-4160

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Horticulture                 Oregon State University, 1996

M.S. in Horticulture                  Oregon State University, 1989

B.S. in Horticulture                   University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985

B.S. in Medical Technology      University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

3/2005-present             Plant Molecular Biologist, USDA ARS NFSPRC

1999- 3/2005               Assistant Professor, senior research; OSU Department of Horticulture

1996-1999:                  Research Associate, OSU Department of Horticulture

1987‑1996:                  Research Assistant, OSU Department of Horticulture

1986‑1987:                  Teaching Assistant,  OSU Department of Horticulture

1977-1985:                  Medical Technologist‑Clinical Chemistry.

                                    University Hospital and Clinics ‑ Madison, Wisconsin

 

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR

Po-Pu (Eric) Liu          Ph. D. candidate

Jessica R. Hewitt       M. Sc. student

Chantalak Tiyayon    PhD Student

Kahraman Gurcan     PhD Student

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

 

International Society for Seed Science

American Society of Plant Biologists

Sigma Xi Honor Society

 

PUBLICATIONS

     

Martin RC, Liu P-P, Nonogaki H. 2006. MicroRNAs in seeds - Modified techniques and potential applications. Canadian Journal of Botany 84, 189-198. 

Martin RC, Liu P-P, Nonogaki H. 2005. Simple purification of small RNAs from seeds and efficient detection of multiple microRNAs expressed in Arabidopsis thaliana and tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) seeds. Seed Science Research 15, 319-328.

Martin RC, Liu P-P, Nonogaki H. 2006. Seed microRNA research. In S. Adkins, S. Ashmore, S. Navie, eds, Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Seeds (tentative title), CAB International, Wallingford, UK, in press.

Liu P-P, Martin RC, Hewitt JR, Koizuka N, Homrichhausen T, Nonogaki H. 2006. A Seed-GUS-Expression enhancer-trap library for germination research. In S. Adkins, S. Ashmore, S. Navie, eds, Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Seeds (tentative title), CAB International, Wallingford, UK, in press.

Liu P-P, Koizuka N, Martin RC, Nonogaki H. 2005. The BME3 (Blue Micropylar End 3) GATA zinc finger transcription factor is a positive regulator of Arabidopsis seed germination. The Plant Journal 44, 960-971. 

      Liu,P, N Haizuka, TM Homrichausen, JR Hewitt, RC Martin and H. Nonogaki.  2005.  Large scale screening of Arabidopsis enhancer-trap lines for seed germination-associated genes.  Plant J 41:936-945.

      Mok, MC, RC Martin, PI Dobrev, R Vankova, PS Ho and DWS Mok. 2005.  Cytokinin O-Glucosyltransferase substrates include topolins and hydroxylated thidiazuron derivatives with position specificity related to cytokinin activity.  Plant Physiol.  137:1057-1066.

      Veach, Y.K., R.C. Martin, D.W.S. Mok, J. Malbeck, R. Vankova, and M.C. Mok. 2003. O-Glucosylation of cis-zeatin in maize. Characterization of genes, enzymes, and endogenous cytokinins. Plant Physiol. 131:1374-1380.

      Martin, R.C., M.C. Mok, J.E. Habben and D.W.S. Mok. 2001. A maize cytokinin gene encoding an O-glucosyltransferase specific to cis-zeatin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98:5922-5926.

      Martin, R.C., D.W.S. Mok and M.C. Mok. 2001. Development of transgenic tobacco harboring a zeatin O-glucosyltransferase gene from Phaseolus. In Vitro Cell. Devel. Biol. – Plant 37:354-360.

      Martin, R.C., K.A. Cloud, M.C. Mok and D.W.S. Mok. 2000. Substrate specificity and domain analyses of zeatin O-glycosyltransferases. Plant Growth Regul. 32:289-293.

      Mok, D.W.S., R.C. Martin, X. Shan and M.C. Mok. 2000. Genes encoding zeatin O-glycosyltransferases. Plant Growth Regul. 32:285-287.

      Mok, M.C., AI. Samuelsen, RC. Martin and DWS. Mok.  2000.  Fe(III) reductase, the FRE genes and FRE-transformed tobacco.  J. Plant Nutrition 23:1941-1951.

      Martin, R.C., M.C. Mok and D.W.S. Mok. 1999. A gene encoding the cytokinin enzyme zeatin O-xylosyltransferase of Phaseolus vulgaris. Plant Physiol. 120:553-557.

      Martin, RC., MC. Mok and DWS. Mok. 1999. Isolation of a cytokinin gene, ZOG1, encoding zeatin O-glucosyltransferase from Phaseolus lunatus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 284-289.

      Samuelsen, AI., RC. Martin, DWS. Mok and MC. Mok. 1998. Expression of the yeast FRE genes in transgenic tobacco. Plant Physiol. 118:51-58.

      Martin, RC., MC. Mok and DWS. Mok. 1997. Protein processing and auxin response in transgenic tobacco harboring a putative cDNA of zeatin O-xylosyltransferase from Phaseolus vulgaris. The Plant J. 12:305-312.

      Mok, DWS. and RC. Martin. 1994. Cytokinin metabolic enzymes. In: Cytokinins: Chemistry, Activity and Function. Eds. David W. S. Mok and Machteld C. Mok. 24 chapters, CRC Press, 1994. pp. 129-138.

      Martin, RC., MC. Mok, and DWS. Mok.  1993.  Cytolocalization of zeatin  O‑xylosyltransferase in Phaseolus.  Proc.  Natl.  Acad.  Sci.  USA. 90:953‑957.

      Mok, DWS., MC. Mok, RC. Martin, and NV. Bassil.  1992.  Zeatin metabolism in Phaseolus:  Enzymes and genes. In: Progress in Plant Growth Regulation.  Eds. CM. Karssen, LC. Van Loon and D. Vreugdenhil.  Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp.  597-606.

      Mok, MC., RC. Martin, DWS. Mok and G. Shaw.  1992.  Cytokinin activity, metabolism and function in Phaseolus.  In: Physiology and Biochemistry of Cytokinins in Plants.  SPB Academic Press, The Netherlands, pp. 41‑46.

      Mok, DWS., MC. Mok, RC. Martin, N. Bassil, and G. Shaw.  1992. Immuno‑Analyses of zeatin metabolic enzymes of Phaseolus.  In: Physiology and Biochemistry of Cytokinins in Plants.  SPB Academic Press, The Netherlands, pp.  17‑24.

      Mok DWS, Mok MC, Shaw G, Dixon SC and RC Martin.  1990. Genetic differences in the enzymatic regulation of zeatin metabolism in Phaseolus embryos.  Plant Growth Substances.  1988.  Eds.  RP. Pharis and SB. Rood, Springer‑Verlag.  pp. 267‑274.

      Martin RC, Martin RR, Mok MC and DWS Mok.  1990.  Monoclonal antibody specific to zeatin O‑glycosyltransferases of Phaseolus.  Plant Physiol.  94:1290‑1294.

      Martin RC, Mok MC, Shaw G, and DWS Mok.  1989.  An enzyme mediating the conversion of zeatin to dihydrozeatin in Phaseolus embryos.  Plant Physiol.  90:1630‑1635.

      Dixon SC, Martin RC, Mok MC, Shaw G and DWS Mok.  1989.  Zeatin glycosylation enzymes in Phaseolus: Isolation of O‑glucosyltransferase from P. lunatus and comparison to O‑xylosyltransferase from P. vulgaris.  Plant Physiol.  90:1316‑1321.

 

 

PATENT

 

Patent Number 6,600,091 B1; Enzymes Responsible for the Metabolism of Zeatin, July 29,2003

            Inventors: David W.S. Mok, Machteld C. Mok and Ruth C. Martin


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