Ryan Anderson

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA, 2005-2011 
Doctor of Philosophy, Plant Physiology, Molecular Plant Sciences Program   
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2001-2005
Bachelor of Science, Integrated Science and Technology, Concentration in Biotechnology

Project Description:

I am interested in the plant immune receptor, RPM1 and the molecular events that transpire pre- and post- RPM1 activation.


R.G. Anderson and J.M. McDowell, A PCR assay for the quantification of growth of the oomycete pathogen Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis in Arabidopsis thaliana, 2015.Molecular Plant Pathology PMID: 25676785

M. Stegmann, R. G. Anderson, L. Westphal, S. Rosahl, J. M. McDowell, M. Trujillo, The exocyst subunit Exo70B1 is involved in the immune response of Arabidopsis thaliana to different pathogens and cell death. 2013, Plant Signaling and Behavior. doi:10.4161/psb.27421.PMID: 24389869  

C. Zhang, Q. Xie, R. G. Anderson, G. Ng, N. Seitz, C.R. McClung, J. M. McDowell, D. Kong, J. Kwak, and H. Lu, Crosstalk between the Circadian Clock and Innate Immunity in Arabidopsis. 2013, PLoS Pathogens. 9(6): e1003370. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003370. PMID: 23754942

M. Stegmann, R.G. Anderson, K. Ichimura, T. Pecenkova, P. Reuter, V. Žárský, J. M. McDowell, K. Shirasu, M.Trujillo, 2011. The PUB22 Ubiquitin Ligase Targets a Subunit of the Exocyst Complex to Down-Regulate PAMP-Triggered Responses. 2013 The Plant Cell. http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​112.​104463. PMID: 23170036

R.G. Anderson, M.S. Casady, R.A. Fee, D. Deb, B.M. Tyler, J.M. McDowell, Homologous RXLR effectors from Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Phytophthora sojae suppress immunity in distantly related plants, 2012.  The Plant Journal. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05079.x. PMID: 22709376

Baxter L, Tripathy S, Ishaque N, Boot N, Cabral A, Kemen E, Thines M, Ah-Fong A, Anderson R.G., Badejoko W, Bittner-Eddy P, Boore JL, Chibucos MC, Coates M, Dehal P, Delehaunty K, Dong S, Downton P, Dumas B, Fabro G, Fronick C, Fuerstenberg SI, Fulton L, Gaulin E, Govers F, Hughes L, Humphray S, Jiang RH, Judelson H, Kamoun S, Kyung K, Meijer H, Minx P, Morris P, Nelson J, Phuntumart V, Qutob D, Rehmany A, Rougon-Cardoso A, Ryden P, Torto-Alalibo T, Studholme D, Wang Y, Win J, Wood J, Clifton SW, Rogers J, Van den Ackerveken G, Jones JD, McDowell JM, Beynon J, Tyler BM., 2010, Signatures of Adaptation to Obligate Biotrophy in the Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis Genome. Science. 330:1549-1551. PMID: 21148394

McDowell J.M., T. Hoff, R.G. Anderson, D. Deegan. Propogation, Storage, and Assays with Hyaloperonospora arabidopsidis, a model oomycete pathogen of Arabidopsis, 2011, In: Methods in Molecular Biology: The Plant Immune System (J. McDowell, ed.), John Wiley and Sons, New York. PMID: 21359806

Dou, D., Kale, S. D., Wang, X., Chen, Y., Wang, Q., Wang, X., Jiang, R. H. Y., Arredondo, F. D., Anderson, R.G., Thakur, P. B., McDowell, J. M., Wang, Y., Tyler, B. M., 2008, Conserved C-terminal motifs required for avirulence and suppression of cell death by Phytophthora sojae effector Avr1b.  The Plant Cell, 20:1118-1133. PMID: 18390593