Professor, Vice-Chair, & Director, MAXIMIZING Access to Research Careers Scholars Program
PhD, University of California Riverside
BA, Skidmore College
Regulation of photosynthetic gene expression in plant cells, nuclear-chloroplast interactions, expression of foreign therapeutic proteins in the unicellular green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii
Courses Regularly Taught
Genetics and Molecular Biology, Principles of Gene Manipulation, Plant Cell Physiology
Franklin, H. A., Stapp, P. and Cohen, A.. 2010. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identification of blood meals confirms host sharing by flea vectors of plague. Journal of Vector Ecology. 35: 1-9.
Alizadeh, D. and Cohen, A. 2010. Red light and calmodulin regulate the expression of thepsbA binding protein genes rb38 and rb60 in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell Physiology. 51: 312–322 .
Barnes, D., Cohen, A., Bruick, R., Kantardjief, K., Fowler, S., Efuet, E. and Mayfield, S. P. 2004. Identification and characterization of a novel RNA binding protein that associates with the 5’-untranslated region of the chloroplast psbA mRNA. Biochemistry. 43: 8541-8550 .
Cohen, A., Yohn, C.B., Mayfield, S.P. 2001. Loss of D2 synthesis affects translation initiation of the psbA mRNA Chlamydomonas reinhardtii . J. Plant Physiol. 158: 1069-1075.
Cohen, A., Moses, M.S., Plant, Á.L., Bray, E.A. 1999. Expression of three drought-induced genes in the leaves of whole tomato plants exposed to a prolonged period of water deficit parallels increases in endogenous ABA content and decreases in relative water content. Plant Cell Env. 22: 989-998.