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Christopher T. DeFraia, PhD

Christopher T. DeFraia, PhD

Christopher T. DeFraia, PhD
Christopher T. DeFraia, PhD

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
Phone: (231) 591-2509
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • PhD, University of Florida, Microbiology and Cell Science
  • BS, Rutgers University, Biotechnology

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Journal Article
    Martinez, G., Wolff, P., Wang, Z., Moreno-Romero, J., Santos-González, J., Conze, L. L., DeFraia, C. T., Slotkin, R. K., Köhler, C. (2018). "Paternal easiRNAs regulate parental genome dosage in Arabidopsis." Nature genetics. 50 (2). pp. 193-198.
  • Journal Article
    DeFraia, C. T., Slotkin, R. K. (2014). "Analysis of retrotransposon activity in plants." Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 1112 pp. 195-210.
  • Journal Article
    DeFraia, C. T., Wang, Y., Yao, J., Mou, Z. (2013). "Elongator subunit 3 positively regulates plant immunity through its histone acetyltransferase and radical S-adenosylmethionine domains." BMC plant biology. 13 p. 102.
  • Journal Article
    Nuthikattu, S., McCue, A. D., Panda, K., Fultz, D., DeFraia, C. T., Thomas, E., Slotkin, R. K. (2013). "The initiation of epigenetic silencing of active transposable elements is triggered by RDR6 and 21-22 nucleotide small interfering RNAs." Plant physiology. 162 (1). pp. 116-31.
  • Journal Article
    DeFraia, C. T., Mou, Z. (2011). "The role of the Elongator complex in plants." Plant signaling & behavior. 6 (1). pp. 19-22.
  • Journal Article
    DeFraia, C. T., Zhang, X., Mou, Z. (2010). "Elongator subunit 2 is an accelerator of immune responses in Arabidopsis thaliana." The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology. 64 (3). pp. 511-23.
  • Journal Article
    Xiong, Y., DeFraia, C. T., Williams, D., Zhang, X., Mou, Z. (2009). "Deficiency in a cytosolic ribose-5-phosphate isomerase causes chloroplast dysfunction, late flowering and premature cell death in Arabidopsis." Physiologia plantarum. 137 (3). pp. 249-63.
  • Journal Article
    Xiong, Y., DeFraia, C. T., Williams, D., Zhang, X., Mou, Z. (2009). "Characterization of Arabidopsis 6-phosphogluconolactonase T-DNA insertion mutants reveals an essential role for the oxidative section of the plastidic pentose phosphate pathway in plant growth and development." Plant & cell physiology. 50 (7). pp. 1277-91.
  • Journal Article
    DeFraia, C. T., Schmelz, E. A., Mou, Z. (2008). "A rapid biosensor-based method for quantification of free and glucose-conjugated salicylic acid." Plant methods. 4 p. 28.
  • Journal Article
    Zhang, X., Xiong, Y., DeFraia, C. T., Schmelz, E., Mou, Z. (2008). "The Arabidopsis MAP kinase kinase 7: A crosstalk point between auxin signaling and defense responses?" Plant signaling & behavior. 3 (4). pp. 272-4.