Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff

Phone: (202) 789-1212
Fax: (202) 234-3550

Dr. Nina Fedoroff serves as Senior Science Advisor on science and policy issues associated with the use of modern molecular methods, including recombinant DNA (rDNA) techniques, for the improvement of agricultural plants, animals and microorganisms.

Nina’s primary scientific expertise is in plant genetics and molecular biology. She has served as a Staff Scientist of the Carnegie Institution for Science and in academic posts at the Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She has published more than 150 papers in scientific journals on the molecular analysis of plant transposable elements, stress responses and microRNA processing.

As one of the first plant molecular biologists, Nina has long been involved in regulatory issues surrounding genetic modification of organisms, aka GMOs, by modern molecular techniques, serving on the NIH Recombinant DNA Committee and various scientific advisory bodies to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the USDA, the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Dr. Fedoroff was an author of the 1987 NAS Council White Paper titled “Introduction of Recombinant DNA-Engineered Organisms into the Environment: Key Issues” which first articulated the principle that GMOs should be regulated based on their properties, not on the method by which they were derived.

Nina has lectured all over the world on plant science, science diplomacy and the future of food production. She served as the Science and Technology Adviser to Secretaries of State Condoleeza Rice and Hillary Clinton, as well as to USAID Administrator Henrietta Fore. Nina established and serves as science adviser to the Global Knowledge Initiative, an organization devoted to promoting collaborative problem solving between scientists of developed and developing nations (http://globalknowledgeinitiative.org). Most recently, she served as the founding Director of the Center for Desert Agriculture at KAUST.

Nina has served on the National Science Board, the Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the Board of Directors of the AAAS, BIOSIS, and the Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Company; she served as President of AAAS in 2012. She is currently a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Santa Fe Institute and of the Board of Trustees of the Library of Alexandria (Egypt). She has received a number of honors and awards, including the Howard Taylor Ricketts Award, the Sigma Xi John P. McGovern Science and Society Medal, the Arents Pioneer Medal, the Nevada Medal and a National Medal of Science.

Education

  • Syracuse University, B.S. Biology and Chemistry
  • Rockefeller University, Ph.D. Molecular Biology

Previous Positions

  • Distinguished Professor of Biosciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2011-14
  • Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State and to the Administrator of USAID, 2007-10
  • Willaman Professor of Life Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State University, 1995-2010; founding Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and Director of the Biotechnology Institute, 1995-2002
  • Staff Scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Embryology and Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, Biology Department, Johns Hopkins University, 1978-95
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution for Science, funded by Damon Runyan-Walter Winchell and NIH post-doctoral fellowships, 1974-78
  • Acting Assistant Professor, Biology Department, University of California, Los Angeles, 1972-74

Honors and Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 1989
  • National Institutes of Health Merit Award (10 year research grant, 1989-99)
  • National Academy of Sciences, elected 1990
  • Howard Taylor Ricketts Award, 1990
  • Outstanding Contemporary Woman Scientist, New York Academy of Sciences, 1992
  • Named one of the 50 most outstanding alumni of the Damon Runyan-Walter Winchell Found., 1996
  • Sigma Xi John P. McGovern Science and Society Medal, 1997
  • American Academy of Microbiology, elected 1998
  • Evan Pugh Professorship, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • European Academy of Sciences, elected 2002
  • Arents Pioneer Medal, Syracuse University, 2003
  • National Medal of Science, 2006
  • Honorary Doctorate, Rockefeller University, 2008
  • Leadership in Science Public Service Award, American Society of Plant Biology, 2010
  • International Academy of Food Sciences and Technology, elected 2010
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected 2011
  • Nevada Medal, 2013

Interviews and Talks

Books

  • Fedoroff, N. and Botstein, D. (1992). The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics. (Cold Spring Harbor Press: Cold Spring Harbor).
  • Brown, N. and Fedoroff, N. (2004) Mendel in the Kitchen: A Scientist’s View of Genetically Modified Foods. (Joseph Henry Press, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC).
  • Fedoroff, N. (2013). Plant Transposons and Genome Dynamics in Evolution. (Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ)

Non-technical Publications

  • Fedoroff, N. (1984). Transposable genetic elements in maize. Sci. Am. 250, 84-98.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1986). The recombinant DNA controversy: a contemporary cautionary tale. Syracuse Scholar 7, 19-33.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1987). Impeding genetic engineering. OpEd page, New York Times, 2 September.
  • Kelman, A., Anderson, W., Falkow, S., Fedoroff, N. and Levin, S. (1987). Introduction of Recombinant DNA-Engineered Organisms into the Environment: Key Issues. (National Academy Press: Washington).
  • Fedoroff, N. (1987). Genetically engineered organisms: monsters or miracles? OpEd piece released by National Academy Service, reprinted in 40 newspapers.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1989). Knowledge behind biotechnology is a towering achievement -- let's use it. Scripps Howard News Service release, 27 March.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1990). The restless gene. The Sciences, 31, 22-28.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1991). Ethic for a small planet. In: Human Biology. Health, Hoeostasis, and the Environment. D. D. Chiras (West Publishing Co., St. Paul). p. 127.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1992). Barbara McClintock: the geneticist, the genius, the woman. Cell, 71, 181-182.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1994). Barbara McClintock. Genetics, 136 1-10.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1996). Two women geneticists. American Scholar 65,587-592.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1997). Food for a hungry world: we must find ways to increase agricultural productivity. The Chronicle of Higher Education 43: 84-85.
  • Nester, E., Brakke, M, K., Chilton, M.-D., Fedoroff, N. V., and Kelman, A. (1998). EPA plant pesticide rule review. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, Issue Paper 10.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2001). What is the future of GMOs? In: 2001 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook. A. H. Teich, S. D. Nelson, C. McEnaney, and S. J. Lita, eds. (AAAS, Washington, D.C.) pp. 165-172.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2001). Biotechnology and agriculture: promise and peril. In: “The Role of New Technologies in Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development,” R. K. Pachauri and G. Vasudeva, eds., (Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi), pp. 85-88.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2001). Barbara McClintock. In: The Encycopedia of Genetics (Academic Press, NY) pp. 1161-1162.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2002). Forward. Business Briefing: Life Sciences Technology (World Markets Research Centre) p. 14
  • Fedoroff, N. (2007). Genetically modified foods: making the Earth say beans. Science Journal, Spring Issue, 1-5.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2008). 19th century agriculture for the 21st century? I don’t think so. Internationale Politik, November, 48-55.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2008). The Malthus gun. Project Syndicate. Reprinted in the Taipei Times, 27 December 2008 under the title “The ugly difference between accepting and rejecting GM food.” 
  • Fedoroff, N. (2009). Science diplomacy for the 21st century or on being a citizen of a world without borders or boundaries, Seed February issue, pp 48-49.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2011). Engineering food for all. New York Times Op Ed 18 August.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2012). Is eating genetically modified potatoes going to harm my health? Sciencefocus.com. 5 January 2012, p. 25.
  • Lodish, H. and Fedoroff N. (2012). Norton Zinder (1928-2012) Science 335: 1316.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2012) We can feed 10 billion, but will we? This is Africa, 4 July.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2013) Will common sense prevail? Trends Genet. 29: 188-189.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2013). Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world? In: New Life Sciences : linking science to society: BioVisionAlexandria2012 Eds, I. Serageldin, M. Yahia, M. El-Faham & M. El-Wakil (Alexandria, Egypt: Bibliotheca Alexandrina), pp. 167-176.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2013) Can we trust Monsanto with our food? Scientific American, 25 July.
  • Alberts, G., Beachy, R., Baulcombe, D., Blobel, G., Datta, S., Fedoroff, N., Kennedy, D., Khush, G. S., Peacock, J., Rees, M., and Sharp, P. (2013). Standing up for GMOs. Science 341: 1320.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2013). Uncommon sense. Boston Review forum titled “The Truth About GMOs,” September issue.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2014). Will agriculture be a victim of its own success? Cosmos Magazine, Feb/March issue.
  • Fedoroff, N., Cassmann, K. and Matz, M. (2014). Americans need to rethink their concern on GMO vs. organic crops. Des Moines Register, 22 November.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. and Kershen, D. L. (2015). Agricultural biotechnology – an opportunity to feed a world of ten billion. Penn State Law Review, SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2542310.

Technical Publications

  • Fedoroff, N., and Zinder, N.D. (1971). Structure of the poly(G) polymerase component of the bacteriophage f2 replicase. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 68, 1838-1843.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Zinder, N.D. (1972). Properties of the phage f2 replicase. II. Comparative studies on the ribonucleic acid-dependent and poly(C)-dependent activities of the replicase. J. Biol. Chem. 247, 4586-4592.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Zinder, N.D. (1972). Properties of the phage f2 replicase. I. Optimal conditions for replicase activity and analysis of the polynucleotide product synthesized in vitro. J. Biol. Chem. 247, 4577-4585.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Zinder, N.D. (1973). Factor requirement of the bacteriophage f2 replicase. Nature New Biol. 241, 105-108.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1975). Bacteriophage f2 replicase. In RNA Phages, N.D. Zinder, ed. (Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Press), pp. 235-258.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1976). Sequencing studies on Xenopus 5S DNA. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Yrbk. 75, 17-20.
  • Fedoroff, N.V., and Wall, T.R. (1976). Complementary sequences in heterogeneous nuclear RNA. In Molecular Mechanisms in the Control of Gene Expression, W.J. Rudder, D.P. Nierlich, and D.F. Fox, eds. (New York: Academic Press), pp. 379-384.
  • Salser, W., Bowen, S., Browne, D., El Adli, F., Fedoroff, N., Fry, K., Heindell, H., Paddock, G., Poon, R., Wallace, B., and Whitcome, P. (1976). Investigation of the organization of mammalian chromosomes at the DNA sequence level. Fed. Proc. 35, 23.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Brown, D.D. (1977). The nucleotide sequences of the repeating unit in the oocyte 5S ribosomal DNA of Xenopus laevis. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 42, 1195-1200.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1977). Sequencing studies on the 5S DNA of Xenopus laevis. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Yrbk. 76, 100-102.
  • Fedoroff, N.V., Wellauer, P.K., and Wall, R. (1977). Intermolecular duplexes in heterogeneous nuclear RNA from HeLa cells. Cell 10, 597-610.
  • Wall, R., Lippman, S., Toth, K., and Fedoroff, N. (1977). A general method for the large-scale isolation of polysomes and messenger RNA applied to MOPC 21 mouse myeloma tumors. Analyt. Biochem. 82, 115-129.
  • Brown, D.D., and Fedoroff, N.V. (1978). The dual 5S RNA gene system in Xenopus. In Cell Differentiation and Neoplasia, G.F. Saunders, ed. (New York: Raven Press), pp. 297-303.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1978). The structure of deletion derivatives of a recombinant plasmid containing the transposable element Tn9 in the spacer sequence of Xenopus laevis 5S DNA. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 43, 1287-1292.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1978). Deletion analysis of X. laevis 5S DNA. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Yrbk. 77, 131-136.
  • Fedoroff, N.V., and Brown, D.D. (1978). The nucleotide sequence of oocyte 5S DNA in Xenopus laevis. I. The AT-rich spacer. Cell 13, 701-716.
  • Miller, J.R., Cartwright, E.M., Brownlee, G.G., Fedoroff, N.V., and Brown, D.D. (1978). The nucleotide sequence of oocyte 5S DNA in Xenopus laevis. II. The GC-rich region. Cell 13, 717-725.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Mauvais, J. (1979). Controlling elements in maize. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Yrbk. 78, 61-65.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1979). Deletion mutants of Xenopus laevis 5S ribosomal DNA. Cell 16, 551-563.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1979). On spacers. Cell 16, 697-710.
  • Fedoroff, N., McCormick, S., and Mauvais, J. (1980). Molecular studies on the controlling elements in maize. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Yrbk. 79, 51-62.
  • Chaleff, D., Mauvais, J., McCormick, S., Shure, M., Wessler, S., and Fedoroff, N. (1981). Controlling elements in maize. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Yrbk. 80, 158-174.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1982). Introduction to transposable controlling elements in maize. In Maize for Biological Research, W.F. Sheriden, ed. (Charlottesville: Plant Molecular Biology Association), pp. 203-211.
  • Fedoroff, N., Chaleff, D., Mauvais, J., Shure, M., and Wessler, S. (1982). Molecular studies on maize genes with controlling element mutations. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Yrbk. 81, 161-171.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Mauvais, J. (1982). A purification scheme for the Bronze-encoded UDPglucose:flavonoid glucosyl transferase. Maize Genet. Coop. Newslet. 56, 8-10.
  • McCormick, S., Mauvais, J., and Fedoroff, N.V. (1982). Evidence that the two sucrose synthetase genes in maize are related. Mol. Gen. Genet. 187, 494-500.
  • Courage-Tebbe, U., Döring, H.-P., Fedoroff, N., and Starlinger, P. (1983). The controlling element Ds at the Shrunken locus in Zea mays: structure of the unstable sh-m5933 allele and several revertants. Cell 34, 383-393.
  • Fedoroff, N., Chaleff, D., Courage-Tebbe, U., Döring, H.-P., Geiser, M., Starlinger, P., Tillman, E., Weck, E., and Werr, W. (1983). Mutations at the Shrunken locus in maize caused by the controlling element Ds. In Structure and Function of Plant Genomes, O. Ciferri, and L. Dure, eds. (New York: Plenum Press), pp. 61-72.
  • Fedoroff, N., Wessler, S., and Shure, M. (1983). Isolation of the transposable maize controlling elements Ac and Ds. Cell 35, 243-251.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1983). Notes on cloning maize DNA. Maize Genet. Coop. Newslet. 57, 154-155.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Chaleff, D. (1983). The structure and expression of the Shrunken locus in maize strains with mutations caused by the controlling element Ds. In Genetic Engineering: Applications to Agriculture, L.D. Owens, ed. (Totowa: Rowman and Allanheld), pp. 27-33.
  • Fedoroff, N.V., Mauvais, J., and Chaleff, D. (1983). Molecular studies on mutations at the Shrunken locus in maize strains with mutations caused by the controlling element Ds. J. Mol. Appl. Gen. 2, 11-29.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1983). Controlling elements in maize. In Mobile Genetic Elements, J. Shapiro, ed. (New York: Academic Press), pp. 1-63.
  • Sheldon, E., Ferl, R., Fedoroff, N., and Hannah, L.C. (1983). Isolation and analysis of a genomic clone encoding sucrose synthetase in maize: evidence for two introns in Sh. Mol. Gen. Genet. 190, 421-426.
  • Shure, M., Wessler, S., and Fedoroff, N. (1983). Molecular identification and isolation of the Waxy locus in maize. Cell 35, 225-233.
  • Fedoroff, N., Wessler, S., and Shure, M. (1983). Isolation of the transposable maize controlling elements Ac and Ds. Cell 35, 235-242.
  • Behrens, U., Fedoroff, N., Laird, A., Müller-Neumann, M., Starlinger, P., and Yoder, J. (1984). Cloning of Zea mays controlling element Ac from the wx-m7 allele. Mol. Gen. Genet. 194, 346-347.
  • Fedoroff, N., Shure, M., Kelly, S., Johns, M., Furtek, D., Schiefelbein, J., and Nelson, O. (1984). Isolation of Spm controlling elements from maize. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 49, 339-345.
  • Fedoroff, N., Furtek, D., and Nelson, O. (1984). Cloning of the Bronze locus in maize by a simple and generalizable procedure using the transposable controlling element Ac. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 81, 3825-3829.
  • Pohlman, R.F., Fedoroff, N.V., and Messing, J. (1984). The nucleotide sequence of the maize controlling element Activator. Cell 37, 635-643.
  • Weck, E., Courage, U., Döring, H.-P., Fedoroff, N., and Starlinger, P. (1984). Analysis of sh-m6233, a mutation induced by the transposable element Ds in the sucrose synthetase gene of Zea mays. EMBO J. 3, 1713-1716.
  • Banks, J., Kingsbury, J., Raboy, V., Schiefelbein, J.W., Nelson, O., and Fedoroff, N. (1985). The Ac and Spm controlling element families in maize. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 50, 307-311.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1985). Moving genes in maize. In Engineered Organisms in the Environment: Scientific Issues. H.O. Halvorson, D. Pramer, and M. Rogul, eds. (American Society for Microbiology: Washington), pp. 70-75.
  • Fedoroff, N., Wessler, S., Shure, M., Pohlman, R., Messing, J., Furtek, D., and Nelson, O. (1985). The transposable Ac and Ds elements of maize: isolation, structure and utility. In Genome Rearrangement, I. Herskowitz, and M. Simon, eds. (New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc.), pp. 3-12.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1985). Maize transposable controlling elements. Proc. 16th FEBS Congress, Part C 91-98.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1985). Biochemical and molecular techniques in maize research. In Genetic Engineering. Vol. 7, J.K. Setlow, and A. Hollaender, eds. (New York: Plenum Press), pp. 115-133.
  • Schell, J., Kaulen, H., Kreuzaler, F., Eckes, P., Rosahl, S., Willmitzer, L., Spena, A., Baker, B., Herrera-Estrella, L., and Fedoroff, N. (1985). Transfer and regulation of chimeric genes in plants. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 50, 421-431.
  • Schiefelbein, J.W., Furtek, D.B., Raboy, V., Banks, J.A., Fedoroff, N.V., and Nelson, O.E. (1985). Exploiting transposable elements to study the expression of a maize gene. In Plant Genetics, M. Freeling, ed. (New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc.), pp. 445-459.
  • Schiefelbein, J.W., Raboy, V., Fedoroff, N.V., and Nelson, O.E. (1985). Deletions within a defective Suppressor-mutator element in maize affect the frequency and developmental timing of its excision from the bronze locus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 82, 4783-4787.
  • Baker, B., Schell, J., Lörz, H., and Fedoroff, N.V. (1986). Transposition of the maize controlling element Activator in tobacco. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83, 4844-4848.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1986). Activation of Spm and Modifier elements. Maize Genet. Coop. Newslet. 60, 18-20.
  • Baker, B., Coupland, G., Fedoroff, N., Starlinger, P., and Schell, J. (1987). Phenotypic assay for excision of the maize controlling element Ac in tobacco. EMBO J. 6, 1547-1554.
  • Masson, P., Surosky, R., Kingsbury, J., and Fedoroff, N.V. (1987). Genetic and molecular analysis of the Spm-dependent a-m2 alleles of the maize a locus. Genetics 177, 117-137.
  • Van Sluys, M.A., Tempé, J., and Fedoroff, N. (1987). Transposition of the maize Activator element in Arabidopsis thaliana and Daucus carota. EMBO J. 13, 3881-3889.
  • Banks, J.A., Masson, P., and Fedoroff, N. (1988). Molecular mechanisms in the developmental regulation of the maize Suppressor-mutator transposable element. Genes Dev. 2, 1364-1380.
  • Fedoroff, N., Masson, P., and Banks, J. (1988). Regulation of the maize Suppressor-mutator element. In Eukaryotic Transposable Elements as Mutagenic Agents, M.E. Lambert, J.F. McDonald, and I.B. Weinstein, eds. (Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Press), pp. 63-70.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1988). Mobile genetic elements in maize. In Developmental Genetics of Higher Organisms, G. Malacinski, ed. (New York: Macmillan), pp. 97-126.
  • Fedoroff, N., Masson, P., Banks, J., and Kingsbury, J. (1988). Positive and negative regulation of the Suppressor-mutator element. In Plant Transposable Elements, O.E. Nelson, ed. (New York: Plenum Press), pp. 1-15.
  • Fedoroff, N.V., and Banks, J.A. (1988). Is the Suppressor-mutator element controlled by a basic developmental regulatory mechanism? Genetics 120, 559-577.
  • Masson, P., Toohey, K., and Fedoroff, N. (1988). Excision of Spm in tobacco. Maize Genet. Coop. Newslet. 62, 26-27.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1989). Maize transposable elements. In Mobile DNA, M. Howe, and D. Berg, eds. (Washington: American Society for Microbiology), pp. 375-411.
  • Fedoroff, N., Banks, J.A., and Masson, P. (1989). Developmental determination of Spm expression. In Molecular Basis of Plant Development, R. Goldberg, ed. (Plenum Press: New York), pp. 51-65.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1989). About maize transposable elements and development. Cell 56, 181-191.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1989). The heritable activation of cryptic Suppressor-mutator elements by an active element. Genetics 121, 591-608.
  • Masson, P., Banks, J., Surosky, R., Kingsbury, J., and Fedoroff, N. (1989). Structure and regulation of the maize Suppressor-mutator transposable element. In Plant Molecular Biology, D. von Wettstein, and N.-H. Chua, eds. (Plenum Press: New York), pp. 589-597.
  • Masson, P., and Fedoroff, N. (1989). Mobility of the maize Suppressor-mutator element in transgenic tobacco cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86, 2219-2223.
  • Fedoroff, N., Masson, P., and Banks, J.A. (1989). Mutations, epimutations, and the developmental programming of the maize Suppressor-mutator transposable element. BioEssays, 10, 139-144.
  • Fedoroff, N., and Baker, B. (1989). The structure, function and uses of maize transposable elements. In Molecular Biology of Plant Nuclear Genes. Vol. 6. Cell Culture and Somatic Cell Genetics of Plants, I. Vasil, and J. Schell, eds., pp 101-132.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (1989) Maize transposable elements in development and evolution, Am. Zool. 29, 549-555.
  • Masson, P., Rutherford, G., Banks, J.A. and Fedoroff, N. (1989). Essential large transcripts of the maize Spm transposable element are generated by alternative splicing. Cell, 58, 755-765.
  • Banks, J.A. and Fedoroff, N. (1989). Patterns of developmental and heritable change in methylation of the Suppressor-mutator transposable element. Develop. Genet. 10, 425-437.
  • Fedoroff, N., Banks, J.A., and Masson, P. (1989). Molecular genetic analysis of the maize Suppressor-mutator element's epigenetic developmental regulatory mechanism. Genome, 31, 973-979.
  • Masson, P., Banks, J. A., and Fedoroff, N. (1991). Structure and function of the maize Spm transposable element. Biochimie, 73, 5-8.
  • Fedoroff, N. V., Masson, P., and Banks, J. A. (1991). Expression and regulation of the maize Spm transposable element. In Plant Molecular Biology 2, R. G. Herrmann and B. A. Larkins, eds. (Plenum Press: New York), pp. 299-308.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1991). Maize transposable elements. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 35, 2-19.
  • Masson, P., Strem, M., and Fedoroff, N. (1991). The tnpA and tnpD gene products of the Spm element are required for transposition in tobacco. The Plant Cell, 3, 73-85.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (1992). Maize transposable elements: a story in four parts. In The Dynamic Genome: Barbara McClintock's Ideas in the Century of Genetics, N. Fedoroff and D. Botstein, eds. (Cold Spring Harbor Press: Cold Spring Harbor).
  • Fedoroff, N. V., and Smith, D. L. (1993). A versatile system for detecting transposition in Arabidopsis. Plant J., 3,273-289.
  • Schläppi, M., Smith, D., and Fedoroff, N. (1993). TnpA trans-activates methylated maize Suppressor-mutator transposable elements in transgenic tobacco. Genetics 133, 1009-1021.
  • Raina, R., Cook, D., and Fedoroff, N. (1993). The maize Spm transposable element has an enhancer-insensitive promoter. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 90, 6355-6359.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. and Chandler, V. (1994). Inactivation of maize transposable elements. In: Homologous Recombination in Plants. J. Paszkowski, ed. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands), 349-385.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (1994) DNA methylation and activity of the maize Spm transposable element. In: Gene Silencing in Higher Plants and Related Phenomena in Other Eukaryotes. P. Meyer, ed. (Springer-Verlag, New York), 143-164.
  • Schläppi, M., Raina, R. and Fedoroff, N. (1994). Epigenetic regulation of the maize Spm transposable element: novel activation of a methylated promoter by TnpA. Cell 77, 427-437.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1995). Maize transposable element regulation. Maydica 40, 7-12.
  • Raina, R., and Fedoroff, N. (1995). The role of TnpA and TnpD in transposition of Spm. Maize Genet. Coop. Newslet. 69, 13-15.
  • Schläppi, M. and Fedoroff, N. (1995). Analysis of the Spm-encoded TnpA and TnpD proteins using single-and double-hybrid protein fusions in a plant transient assay. Maize Genet. Coop. Newslet. 69, 15-17.
  • Fedoroff, N. V., Schläppi, M., and Raina, R. (1995). Epigenetic regulation of the maize Spm transposon. Bioessays 17, 291-297.
  • Smith, D. L. and Fedoroff, N. V. (1995). LRP1, a gene expressed in lateral and adventitious root primordia of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 7, 735-745.
  • Tsugeki, R. , Kochieva, E. Z. and N. V. Fedoroff (1996). The ARP-S16 gene: rapid identification of the biochemical lesion underlying a transposon-tagged embryo-defective Arabidopsis mutation. Plant J. 10, 479-489.
  • Smith, D., Liu, Y.-G., Yanai, Y., Ishiguro, S., Okada, K., Shibata, D., Whittier, R. F., and Fedoroff, N. V. (1996). Characterization and mapping of Ds-GUS-T-DNA lines for targeted insertional mutagenesis. Plant J. 10, 721-732.
  • Schläppi, M., Raina, R., and Fedoroff, N. (1996) A highly sensitive plant hybrid protein assay system based on the Spm promoter and TnpA protein for detection and analysis of transcription activation domains. Plant Mol. Biol. 30, 1223-1232.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (1996). Epigenetic regulation of the maize Spm transposable element. In: Epigenetics, V. E. A. Russo, R. A. Martienssen, and A. D. Riggs, eds. (Cold Spring Harbor Press: Cold Spring Harbor), 575-592.
  • Fedoroff, N. (1998). Marcus Rhoades and transposition, Genetics 150, 957-961.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (1998). The discovery of transposable elements. In: Discoveries in Plant Biology, Vol 1, Shain-Dow Kung & Shang-Fa Yang, eds., (World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore) pp 89-104.
  • Raina, R., Schläppi, M., and Fedoroff, N. (1998). Epigenetic mechanisms in the regulation of the maize Spm transposon. In: Epigenetics. Proc. Novartis Foundation Symposium 241 (John Wiley &Sons, New York), pp 133-143.
  • Tsugeki, R., Olson, M., and Fedoroff, N. (1998). Transposon insertional mutagenesis and the study of plant root development. In: Radical Biology: Advances and Perspectives on the Function of Plant Roots. H. E. Flores, J. P. Lynch and D. Eissenstat, eds. Current Topics in Plant Physiology, 18: 48-58.
  • Tsugeki, R., Olson, M., and Fedoroff, N. (1998). Transposon tagging and root development in Arabidopsis. Gravitational and Space Biology Bulletin 11: 79-87.
  • Raina, R., Schläppi, M., Karunananandaa, B., Elhofy, A. and Fedoroff, N. (1998). Concerted formation of macromolecular Spm transposition complexes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 95: 8526-8531.
  • Fedoroff, N.V. (1999). Transposable elements as a molecular evolutionary force. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 18: 251-264.
  • Eckardt, N.A. and N.V. Fedoroff (1999). Identification of genes up-regulated in response to ozone in Arabidospsis. Plant Physiol. abst. supp. pp. 130.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. and J. E. Cohen (1999). Plants and population: Is there time? Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA 96: 5903-5907.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (1999). Spm and the riddle of transposons. Genes to Cells, 4: 11-19.
  • Merritt, C. D., Raina, S., Fedoroff, N., and Curtis, W.R. (1999). Direct Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Hyoscyamus muticus hairy roots using green fluorescent protein. Biotechnol. Prog. 15:278-282
  • Scortecci, K., Raina, R., Fedoroff, N., and M.A.Van Sluys. (1999). Negative effect of the 5' untranslated leader sequence on the Ac transposon promoter expression. Plant Mol. Biol. 40: 935-944.
  • Tsugeki, R., and N. V. Fedoroff (1999). Genetic ablation of root cap cells in Arabidopsis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 12941-12946.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2000). Transposons and genome evolution in plants. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97: 7002-7007
  • Holter, N. S., Mitra, M., Maritan, A, Cieplak, M., Banavar, J. R. and N. Fedoroff (2000) Fundamental patterns underlying gene expression profiles: simplicity from complexity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97: 8409-8414. [Cited in Editor’s Choice, Science, 289: 511 (2000)]
  • Lu, C. and N. Fedoroff (2000). A mutation in the Arabidopsis HYL1 gene encoding a dsRNA binding protein affects responses to abscisic acid, auxin, and cytokinin. Plant Cell 12:2351-2366. [Cited in Editor’s Choice, Science, 291: 557 (2001)]
  • Holter, N. S., Maritan, A., Cieplak, M., Fedoroff, N. V., and J. R. Banavar (2001). Dynamic modeling of gene expression data. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 98: 1693-1698.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2001) How transposition was discovered. Nature Struct. Biol. 8: 300-301.
  • Mahalingam, R. and N. Fedoroff (2001). Using DNA microarrays to screen insertion libraries for mutations in many genes simultaneously. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98: 7420-7425.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2002) Control of mobile DNA. In: Mobile DNA II. N. Craig, R. Craigie, M. Gellert and A. Lambowitz, eds. (Washington: American Society for Microbiology), 997-1007.
  • Mitra, M., Shah, N, Mueller, L., Pin, S. and N. Fedoroff (2002). StessDB, a locally installable relational microarray database designed for small user communities. Comp. Funct. Genomics 3:91-96.
  • Nicewarner-Peña, S. R., Raina, S., Goodrich, G. P., Fedoroff, N. V., and Keating, C. D. (2002) Hybridization and enzymatic extension of Au nanoparticle-bound oligonucleotides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124:7314-7323
  • Fedoroff. N. V. (2002) "Cross talk" in abscisic acid signaling. Science's STKE.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2002). RNA-binding proteins in plants: the tip of an iceberg? Curr. Op. Plant Biol., 5:452-459.
  • Raina, S., Mahalingam, R., Chen, F., and N. Fedoroff (2002). A collection of sequenced and mapped Ds transposon insertion sites in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Mol.Biol. 50:93-110.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. and W. Fontana (2002) Small numbers of large molecules. Science 297:1129-1130.
  • Cui, H., and Fedoroff, N. V. (2002) Inducible DNA demethylation mediated by the maize Spm transposon-encoded TnpA protein. Plant Cell 14:1-17.
  • Lu, C., Han, M.-H., Guevara-Garcia, A., and Fedoroff, N. (2002) Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling in post-germination arrest of development by abscisic acid. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99:15812-15817.
  • Mahalingam, R., Buitrago, A. M., Eckardt, N., Shah, N., Guevara-Garcia, A., Day, P, Raina, R., and Fedoroff, N (2003). Charactarizing the stress/defense transcriptome of Arabidopsis. Genome Biology 4: R20.
  • Mahalingam, R., and Fedoroff, N (2003). Stress response, cell death and signaling: the many faces of ROS. Physiologia Plantarum, 119:56-68.
  • Racunas, S.A., N. Shah & N.V. Fedoroff (2003). A contradiction-based framework for testing gene regulation hypotheses. In IEEE Bioinformatics. Stanford University, Palo Alto, California: IEEE Computer Society.
  • Shah, N. H., King, D. C., Shah, P. N. and Fedoroff, N. V. (2003) A tool-kit for cDNA microarray and promoter analysis. Bioinformatics, 19: 1848-8.
  • Zhang, S. Raina, S., Li, H., Li, J. Ma, H., Huang, H., and N. Fedoroff (2003). Resources for targeted insertional and deletional mutagenesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Mol. Biol. 53: 133-150.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2003) Prehistoric GM corn. Science 302:1158-59.
  • Han, M.-H., Goud, S., Song, L., and Fedoroff, N. (2004) The Arabidopsis dsRNA-binding protein HYL1 plays a role in microRNA-mediated gene regulation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101: 1093-1098.
  • Shah, N., and Fedoroff, N. (2004) CLENCH: a program for calculating Cluster ENriCHment using the Gene Ontology. Bioinformatics 20: 1196-7.
  • Racunas, S.A., Shah, N. H., Albert I. and Fedoroff N. V. (2004). HyBrow: A prototype system for computer-aided hypothesis evaluation. Bioinformatics, 20 Suppl 1: I257-I264
  • Joo, J. H., Wang, S, Chen, , J. G. , Jones, A. M. , and Fedoroff, N.V (2005). Different signaling and cell-death roles of heterotrimeric G protein and subunits in the Arabidopsis oxidative stress response to ozone. Plant Cell, 17: 957-970.
  • Fedoroff, N., Racunas, S. and Shrager, J. (2005) Making biological computing smarter. The Scientist, 19: 20-21.
  • Mahalingam, R., Shah, N., Scrymgeour, A. and Fedoroff, N. (2005) Temporal profiling of the Arabidopsis thaliana oxidative stress response. Plant Mol. Biol. 57:709–73.
  • Racunas, S. S., Shah, N. H., and Fedoroff, N. V. (2006) A case study in pathway knowledgebase verification. BMC Bioinformatics 7: 196-205.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2006) Redox regulatory mechanisms in cellular stress responses. Ann. Bot. 98:289-300.
  • Lezon, T., Banavar, J. R., Cieplak, M., Maritan, A., and Fedoroff, N. (2006). Using entropy maximization to infer genetic interaction networks from gene expression patterns. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103:19033-19038.
  • Wang, S., Narendra, S., and N. Fedoroff (2007). Heterotrimeric G protein signaling in the Arabidopsis unfolded protein response. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:3817-3822.
  • Song, L., Han, M.-H., Lesicka, J., and N. Fedoroff (2007). Arabidopsis primary microRNA processing proteins HYL1 and DCL1 define a nuclear body distinct from the Cajal body. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104: 5437-5442.
  • Li, C. F., Henderson, I. R., Song, L., Fedoroff, N., Lagrange, T., and Jacobsen, S. E. (2008). Dynamic regulation of ARGONAUTE4 within multiple nuclear bodies in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics 4:e27.
  • Wang, S., Assmann, S. M., and Fedoroff, N. V. (2008). Characterization of the Arabidopsis heterotrimeric G protein. J. Biol. Chem. 283: 13913-22.
  • Dong, Z., Han, M.-H., and Fedoroff, N. V. (2008). The RNA-binding proteins HYL1 and SE promote accurate in vitro processing of pri-miRNA by DCL1. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105: 9970-5.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2008). Seeds of a perfect storm. Science 320: 425.
  • Lezon, T., Banavar, J. R., Cieplak, M., Fedoroff, N. V., and Maritan, A. (2008) The most probable genetic interaction networks inferred from gene expression patterns. In Analysis of Microarray Data.” Eds F. Emmett-Streib and M. Dehmer (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA), pp 385-412.
  • Iwata, Y., Fedoroff, N. V., and Koizumi, N. (2008). Arabidopsis bZIP60 is a proteolysis-activated transcription factor involved in the endoplasmic reticulum stress response. Plant Cell 20: 3107-21.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2009). Science diplomacy in the 21st century, Cell 139: 9-11.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2010) Systems biology of abiotic stress: the elephant and the blind men. In: Abiotic Stress Adaptation in Plants: Physiological, Molecular and Genomic Foundation. Eds. A. Pareek, S. K. Sopory, H. J. Bohnert, Govindjee (Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands), pp 485-502.
  • Song, L., Axtell, M. J. and Fedoroff, N. V. (2010) Secondary structural determinants of MIRNA precursor processing in Arabidopsis. Cur. Biol. 20: 37-41.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2010). The past, present and future of crop genetic modification, New Biotech. 27: 461-65.
  • Fedoroff, N., Battisti, D. S., Beachy, R. N., Cooper, P. J. M., Fischhoff, D. A., Hodges, C. N., Knauf, V. C., Lobell, D., Mazur, B. J., Molden, D., Reynolds, M. P., Ronald, P. C., Rosegrant, M. W., Sanchez, P. A., Vonshak, A., and Zhu, J. K. (2010). Radically rethinking agriculture for the 21st century. Science 327: 833-4.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2011). Burdensome and unnecessary regulation. GM Crops 2:1-2.
  • Fedoroff, N., Haselkorn, R. and Chassy, B. M. (2011). EPA’s proposed biotech policy turns a deaf ear to science. FASEB J 25:2855-2867.
  • Fedoroff, N. (2012). The global knowledge society. Science, 335: 503.
  • Giddings, L. V., Potrykus, I., Ammann, K. and Fedoroff, N. (2012). Confronting the Gordian knot, Nature Biotechnology. 30:208-9.
  • Liu, C., Axtell, M. J. and Fedoroff, N. V. (2012). The helicase and RNaseIIIa domains of Arabidopsis DCL1 modulate catalytic parameters during microRNA biogenesis. Plant Physiol 159: 748-58.
  • Toope, S.J., Tan, C. C. & Fedoroff N. V (2012) Improving Asia-Pacific science collaboration. Science 336: 38-39.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2012). Genetic modification of crops: past, present, and future. In: Improving Crop Resistance to Abiotic Stress, Vol. 1 & 2, pp. 193-205.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. and R. Beachy (2012). Facilitating market access for GE crops developed through public sector research. In: C. A. Wozniak and A. McHughen (eds), Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology: The United States and Canada, pp 377-90.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2012). Transposable elements, epigenetics, and genome evolution. Science 388: 758-767.
  • Fedoroff, N. V. (2012). McClintock’s challenge in the 21st century. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109: 20200-3.
  • Li L., Atef A., Piatek A., Ali Z., Piatek M., Aouida M., Sharakou A., Mahjoub A., Wang G., Khan S., Fedoroff N.V., Zhu J..K, and Mahfouz M. (2013). Characterization and DNA-binding specificities of Ralstonia TAL-like effectors. Mol Plant 6:1318-30.
  • Iwata, Y., Takahashi, M., Fedoroff, N., and Hamdan, S. (2013). Dissecting the interactions of SERRATE with RNA and DICER-LIKE 1 in Arabidopsis microRNA precursor processing. Nucleic Acids Res. 41:9129-40
  • Fedoroff, N. (2013). Molecular genetics and epigenetics of CACTA elements. In: Plant Transposable Elements: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 1057. Thomas Peterson (ed.), (New York: Springer), pp. 177-192.
  • Alberts, B., Beachy, R., Baulcombe, D., Blobel, G., Datta, S., Fedoroff, N., Kennedy, D., Khush, G. S., Peacock, J., Rees, M. and Sharp, P. (2013). Standing up for GMOs. Science 341: 1320.
  • Khraiwesh, B., Pugalenthi, G. and Fedoroff, N. V. (2013). Identification and analysis of Red Sea mnagrove (Avicennia marina) microRNAs by high-throughput sequencing and their association with stress responses. PLoS One 8:e60774.

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