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Margaret Werner-Washburne

Associate Professor
University of New Mexico
4201 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22230

Phone: 505-277-9338
FAX: 505-277-0304
Email: maggieww@unm.edu
URL: http://biology001.unm.edu/~maggieww/ Maggieww.html



B.S. Stanford 1971
M.S. U of Hawaii 1979
Ph.D. U of Wisconsin-Madison 1984


Description of Research
Stress responses in yeast; biochemical and molecular responses to starvation; stationary phase in yeast. Also, fungal genomics.
Recent Papers or Publications

The highly conserved, coregulated SNZ and SNZ gene families in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. P.A. Padilla, E.K. Fuge, M.E. Crawford, A. Errett, and M. Werner-Washburne J. Bact. (in press)

The role of the carboxyl-terminus of Bcy1p in stationary-phase yeast. V. M. Peck, M.A. Gomez, and M. Werner-Washburne. Current Genetics.32: 83-92 (1997)

Expressed sequences from the mycelial, conidial and sexual stages of Neurospora crassa. M. A. Nelson, S. Kang, E. L. Braun, M. E. Crawford, P. L. Dolan, P. M. Leonard, J Mitchell, A. M. Armijo, L. Bean, E. Blueyes, T. Cushing, A. Errett, M. Fleharty, M Gorman, K. Judson, R. Miller, J. Ortega, I. Pavlova, J. Perea, S. Todisco, R. Trujillo, J. Valentine, A. Wells, M. Werner-Washburne, S Yazzie, and DO Nativg. Fungal Genetics and Biology 21: 348-363 (1997).

Stationary phase in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Edwina K. Fuge and Margaret Werner-Washburne in Yeast Stress Responses, ed. Stefan Hohmann and W. H Mager. Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit, R.G. Landes Company, Austin, TX, pp. 53-74 (1997)

A stationary-phase gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a member of a novel, highly conserved gene family. Edward L. Braun, Edwina K. Fuge, Pamela A. Padilla, and Margaret Werner-Washburne. J Bact 178:6865-6872 (1996).

Stationary Phase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Margaret Werner-Washburne, E. L. Braun, M.E. Crawford, and V.M.Peck. Molecular Microbiology 19:1159-1166 (1996).

Protein synthesis in long-term stationary phase cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Edwina K. Fuge, Edward L. Braun, and Margaret Werner-Washburne. Journal of Bacteriology 176:5802-5813. (1994).

Stationary phase in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. M. Werner-Washburne, E. Braun, G.C. Johnston, and R. A. Singer. Microbiological Reviews 57:383-401. (1993).

Isolation and characterization of AAP1; a gene encoding an alanine/arginine aminopeptidase in yeast. Dan Caprioglio, Christopher Padilla, and Margaret Werner-Washburne. Journal of Biological Chemistry 268:14310-14315. (1993).

Heat-shock mediated cell-cycle blockage and G1 cyclin expression in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. A.Rowley, B. Butler, M. Werner-Washburne, G.C. Johnston, and R.A. Singer. Molecular and Cellular Biology 13:1034-1041. (1992)

The translation machinery and 70 kilodalton heat shock protein cooperate in protein synthesis. R. J. Nelson, T. Ziegelhoffer, C. Nicolet, M. Werner-Washburne, and E. A. Craig. Cell 71: 97-105.(1992).

Bcy1, the regulatory protein of cAMP- dependent protein kinase, is differentially modified in response to the physiological status of the cell. M. Werner-Washburne, David Brown, and Edward Braun. Journal of Biological Chemistry 266:19704-19709. (1991).

Yeast Hsp70 RNA levels vary in response to the physiological status of the cell. M. Werner-Washburne, J. Becker, J. Kosic-Smithers, and E. A. Craig. J. Bacteriol. 171: 2680-2688. ( 1989).

Expression of members of the S.cerevisiae HSP70 multigene family. M. Werner-Washburne and E.A.Craig. Genome 31 :684-689. ( 1989).

SSC1, an essential member of the yeast HSP70 multigene family, encodes a mitochondrial protein. E.A. Craig, J. Kramer, J. Shilling, M. Werner-Washburne, S. Holmes, J. Kosic-Smithers, and C.M. Nicolet. Molec. Cell Biol .9:3000-3008. (1989).

A subfamily of stress proteins facilitates translocation of secretory and mitochondrial precursor polypeptides. R. Deshaies, B.D. Koch, M. Werner-Washburne, E. Craig, and R. Schekman. Nature 332:800-805. (1988).

Complex interactions among members of an essential subfamily of Hsp70 genes in yeast. M. Werner-Washburne, D.Stone, and E.A. Craig. Mol. Cell Biol. 7: 2568-2577. (1987).

L-Aspartate transport into pea chloroplasts. Kinetic and inhibitor evidence for multiple transport systems. M. Werner-Washburne and K. Keegstra. Plant Physiol. 78: 221-227. (1985).

Precursors to two chloroplast proteins bind to the outer chloroplast membrane prior to import. K. Cline, M. Werner-Washburne, T.H. Lubben, and K. Keesgtra. J.Biol. Chem. 260: 3691-3696. (1985) .

Special Honors or Awards
Presidential Young Investigator

Former board member of SACNAS;

Organizer of Yeast Molecular Genetics Meeting

Current Program Director in Genetics at NSF

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