Stacey Harmer

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Professor

Departments

Plant Biology

Offices and Labs

2129 Life Sciences
(530) 752-8101

Degrees

1998 PhD Biochemistry University of California, San Francisco
1991 BA Biochemistry University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Understanding the molecular basis of circadian rhythms in plants and how these daily rhythms affect plant physiology.

Awards

American Society of Photobiology - New Investigator Award, 2004
Chancellor’s Fellow, UC Davis, 2011-2016

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Plant Biology

ProfessionalSocieties

American Society of Plant Biologists
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrated Genetics and Genomics
Plant Biology

Specialties / Focus

Plant Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics
Integrated Genetics and Genomics
  • Model Plants
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation
  • Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology

Publications

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  • Hsu, P.Y., Devisetty, U.K., and Harmer, S.L. (2013) Cycling activators control the evening arm of the plant clock. eLife. 2:e00473. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00473.
  • Zemach, A., Kim, M.Y., Hsieh, P.-H., Coleman-Derr,D., Eshed-Williams, L., Thao, K, Harmer, S.L., and Zilberman, D. (2013) The Arabidopsis nucleosome remodeler DDM1 allows DNA methyltransferases to access H1-containing heterochromatin. Cell 153(1):193-205. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.02.033.
  • Hu, W., Franklin, K.A., Sharrock, R.A., Jones, M.A., Harmer, S.L., and Lagarias, J.C. (2013) Unanticipated regulatory roles for Arabidopsis phytochromes revealed by null mutant analysis. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, 110(4) 1542-1547. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1221738110
  • Hsu, P.Y. and Harmer, S.L. (2012) Circadian phase has profound effects on differential expression analysis. PLoS One, 7(11):e49853. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049853.
  • Jones, M.A., Williams, B.A., McNicol J., Simpson, C.G., Brown, J.W., and Harmer, S.L. (2012) Mutation of Arabidopsis SPLICEOSOMAL TIMEKEEPER LOCUS 1 causes circadian clock defects. Plant Cell, 24(10):4066-82. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.104828.
  • Nozue, K., Harmer. S.L., and Maloof, J.N. (2011) Genomic analysis of circadian clock-, light-, and growth-correlated genes reveals PIF5 as a modulator of auxin signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 156(1): 357-372.
  • Rawat, R., Takahashi, N., Hsu, P.Y., Jones, M.A., Schwartz, J., Salemi, M.R., Phinney, B.S., and Harmer, S.L. (2011) REVEILLE8 and PSEUDO-REPONSE REGULATOR5 form a negative feedback loop within the Arabidopsis circadian clock. PLoS Genetics, 7(3): e1001350.
  • Kerwin, R.E., Jimenez-Gomez, J.M., Fulop, D., Harmer, S.L., Maloof, J.N., Kliebenstein, D.J. (2011) Network QTL mapping of circadian clock outputs identifies metabolic pathway to clock linkages in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23(2):471-85.
  • Jones, M.A., and Harmer, S.L. (2011) JMJD5 functions in concert with TOC1 in the Arabidopsis circadian system. Plant Signaling & Behavior 6(3): 1-4.
  • Ellison ,C.T., Vandenbussche, F., Van Der Straeten, D., Harmer, S.L. (2010) XAP5 CIRCADIAN TIMEKEEPER regulates ethylene responses in aerial tissues of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 2010 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21163961.
  • Jones, M.A., Covington, M.F., Ditacchio, L., Vollmers, C., Panda, S., Harmer, S.L. (2010) Jumonji domain protein JMJD5 functions in both the plant and human circadian systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences 107(50): 21623-21628.
  • Harmer, S.L. (2010). Plant biology in the fourth dimension. Plant Physiology, 154:467 - 470.
  • Rawat, R., Schwartz, J., Jones, M.A., Sairanen, I., Cheng, Y., Andersson, C.R., Zhao, Y., Ljung, K., and Harmer, S.L. (2009). REVEILLE1, a Myb-like transcription factor, integrates the circadian clock and auxin pathways. Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences 106(39) 16883-16888.

Labs

Harmer Lab website

Teaching Interests

Plant biology, molecular biology, genetics, signal transduction.
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Courses

MCB 121 Mol Bio Eukaryotic Cells (Fall)
MCB 160L Genetics Lab (Winter)