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Jennifer Normanly

Professor and Head

Plant Metabolic Engineering We use a variety of plant systems including the model flowering plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, the non-food crop Camelina sativa and Nicotiana benthamiana to either engineer plant metabolism or study the biosynthesis of plant specialized metabolites. Mass spectrometry features prominently in our experimental approaches. For example, we use stable isotope labeling and metabolite profiling to examine the regulation of plant growth and development by the signaling molecule indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), also known as auxin and to examine flux through the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP; aka the non-mevalonate pathway) in Camelina sativa lines engineered to produce monoterpenes for biofuels applications.

Current Research
We are working with campus colleagues to mine a recently acquired plant cell culture collection (pcc.library.umass.edu) for new molecules with industrial, pharmaceutical and agricultural applications.

Learn more at www.biochem.umass.edu/faculty/jennifer-normanly

Academic Background

  • BA Biology, UC Santa Cruz
  • PhD Biology, California Institute of Technology
  • Postdoc, The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Pieck, Michael; Yuan, Youxi; Godfrey, Jason; Fisher, Chris; Zolj, Sanda; Thomas, Nicholas; Wu, Connie; Ramos, Julian; Lee, Norman; Normanly, Jennifer; Celenza, John. Auxin and Tryptophan Homeostasis Are Facilitated by the ISS1/VAS1 Aromatic Aminotransferase in Arabidopsis. "Genetics", vol doi:10.1534/genetics.115.180356, early online June 10, 2015
Lenka, S. K., Boutaoui, N., Paulose, B., Vongpaseuth, K., Normanly, J., Roberts, S. C., Walker, E. Identification and expression analysis of methyl jasmonate responsive ESTs in paclitaxel producing Taxus cuspidata suspension culture cells, BMC Genomics (2012) 13:148
Patil, R. A., Kolewe, M. E., Normanly, J., Walker, E. L., Roberts, S. C. Taxane biosynthetic pathway gene expression in Taxus suspension cultures with different bulk paclitaxel accumulation patterns – a molecular level approach to understand variability in paclitaxel accumulation Biotechnology Journal (2012) 7, 418–427
Normanly, J., (ed.), High-Throughput Phenotyping in Plants: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 918, (2012) Springer, New York, DOI 10.1007/978-1-61779-995-2
 
Contact Info

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
913K LGRT
710 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003

(413) 545-3422
normanly@biochem.umass.edu

www.umass.edu/biochem/faculty/jennifer-normanly