Erin Morrison (Ph.D. Candidate)

 

Environmental & Life Science Graduate Studies Program
Email: erinmorrison@trentu.ca

Education

Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
PhD Candidate in the Environmental & Life Science Graduate Studies Program
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario
Bachelor of Science, Honours, Biology/Anthropology (2007)

Scholarly Publications Refereed

Morrison, E.N.,
Donaldson, M.E., and Saville, B.J. (2012) Identification and analysis of genes expressed in the Ustilago maydis dikaryon: uncovering a novel class of pathogenesis genes. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 34 (3): 417-435.

Doyle, C.E., Donaldson, M.E., Morrison, E.N., and Saville, B.J. (2011) Ustilago maydis transcript features identified through full-length cDNA analysis. Mol. Genet. Genomics, 286 (2): 143-159.

Conference Presentations & Published Abstracts

Donaldson, M.E.*, Morrison, E.N., & Saville, B.J. (2012) Ustilago maydis dikaryon transcript analysis: uncovering a novel class of pathogenesis genes. Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Workshop in Mycology. Western, Ontario.

Morrison, E.N.*, Marsh, K.M., Emery, R.J.N., and Saville, B.J. (2011) Investigating the impact of fungal produced cytokinins on fungal development  and disease progression in the Ustilago maydis- Zea mays pathosystem. Plant Canada Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Morrison, E.N.*, Marsh, K.M., Emery, R.J.N., and Saville, B.J. (2011) The Ustilago maydis- Zea mays pathosystem: the role and regulation of cytokinins in tumor development. Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Workshop in Mycology. Peterborough, Ontario.

Doyle, C.E., Donaldson, M.E., Morrison, E.N., Saville, B.J.* (2011) Identification and bioinformatic analysis of Ustilago maydis full-length cDNAs. 26th Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar. Asilomar, California.

Morrison, E.N. *, Emery, R.J.N., and Saville, B. J. (2010) Alteration of cytokinin biosynthesis by Ustilago maydis: Impacts on pathogenesis. The American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting. Charlotte, N.C., USA.

Morrison, E.N.*, Emery, R.J. Neil, and Saville, Barry J. (2010) Cytokinin biosynthesis and its impact on corn smut disease progression. International Symposium on Plant Productivity. Peterborough, Canada.

Morrison, E.N.*, Emery, R.J.N., and Saville, Barry J. (2010) Cytokinin biosynthesis: impacts on the interaction between the fungal plant pathogen Ustilago maydis and its host Zea mays. Plant Biology 2010. Montreal, Canada.

Morrison, E.N.*, Emery, R.J.N., and Saville, B.J. (2009) Cytokinin biosynthesis in Ustilago maydis.  80th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society. Winnipeg, Canada.

Morrison, E.N.*, Emery, R.J.N. and Saville, B.J. (2009) Cytokinin biosynthesis in the model plant pathogen Ustilago maydis. (2009) Great Lakes- St. Lawrence Spring Workshop in Mycology. Toronto, Canada.

Morrison, E.N., Donaldson, M.E., Doyle, C.E., Cheung, H.Y.K., Emery, R.J.N., and Saville, B.J.* (2009) Smut interactions with the host plant: phytohormones, meiosis and stabilized mRNA. IS-MPMI 2009 XIV International Congress on Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions. Quebec City, Canada.

Morrison, E. *, Bruce, S., Emery, N., and Saville, B. (2008) Cytokinin biosynthesis in Ustilago maydis. 4th International Ustilago Meeting. Schloss Rauischholzhausen, Germany.

Saville, B.J.*, Morrison, E.N., Bruce, S., and Emery, R.J.N. (2008) Genomic analysis for identification of candidate pathogenesis related genes in Ustilago maydis. 79th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society. Charlottetown, Canada.