Lena Sheaffer

Lena Sheaffer

  • Research Assistant
418 Life Sciences Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802


Glucocorticoid receptor-regulated TcLEC2 expression triggers somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao leaf tissue
PLoS One, Fister, Andrew S., Landherr, Lena, Perryman, Melanie, Zhang, Yufan, Guiltinan, Mark J., Maximova, Siela N., 2018

Transient expression of CRISPR/Cas9 machinery targeting TcNPR3 enhances defense response in theobroma cacao
Frontiers in Plant Science, Fister, Andrew S., Landherr, Lena, Maximova, Siela N., Guiltinan, Mark J., 2018

Comparative transcriptome analyses reveal core parasitism genes and suggest gene duplication and repurposing as sources of structural novelty
Molecular Biology and Evolution, Yang, Zhenzhen, Wafula, Eric K., Honaas, Loren A., Zhang, Huiting, Das, Malay, Fernandez-Aparicio, Monica, Huang, Kan, Bandaranayake, Pradeepa C.G., Wu, Biao, Der, Joshua P., Clarke, Christopher R., Ralph, Paula E., Landherr, Lena, Altman, Naomi S., Timko, Michael P., Yoder, John I., Westwood, James H., DePamphilis, Claude W., 2015

Characterization of the basal angiosperm Aristolochia fimbriata
BMC Plant Biology, Bliss, Barbara J., Wanke, Stefan, Barakat, Abdelali, Ayyampalayam, Saravanaraj, Wickett, Norman, Wall, P. Kerr, Jiao, Yuannian, Landherr, Lena, Ralph, Paula E., Hu, Yi, Neinhuis, Christoph, Leebens-Mack, Jim, Arumuganathan, Kathiravetpilla, Clifton, Sandra W., Maximova, Siela N., Ma, Hong, dePamphilis, Claude W., 2013

Expression of designed antimicrobial peptides in Theobroma cacao L. Trees reduces leaf necrosis caused by phytophthora spp., Mejía, Luis C., Guiltinan, Mark J., Shi, Zi, Landherr, Lena, Maximova, Siela N., 2012

Transcriptomes of the parasitic plant family orobanchaceae reveal surprising conservation of chlorophyll synthesis
Current Biology, Wickett, Norman J., Honaas, Loren A., Wafula, Eric K., Das, Malay, Huang, Kan, Wu, Biao, Landherr, Lena, Timko, Michael P., Yoder, John, Westwood, James H., Depamphilis, Claude W., 2011

Generation of a large-scale genomic resource for functional and comparative genomics in Liriodendron tulipifera L.
Tree Genetics and Genomes, Liang, Haiying, Ayyampalayam, Saravanaraj, Wickett, Norman, Barakat, Abdelali, Xu, Yi, Landherr, Lena, Ralph, Paula E., Jiao, Yuannian, Xu, Tao, Schlarbaum, Scott E., Ma, Hong, Leebens-Mack, James H., dePamphilis, Claude W., 2011

Ancestral polyploidy in seed plants and angiosperms
Nature, Jiao, Yuannian, Wickett, Norman J., Ayyampalayam, Saravanaraj, Chanderbali, André S., Landherr, Lena, Ralph, Paula E., Tomsho, Lynn P., Hu, Yi, Liang, Haiying, Soltis, Pamela S., Soltis, Douglas E., Clifton, Sandra W., Schlarbaum, Scott E., Schuster, Stephan C., Ma, Hong, Leebens-Mack, Jim, Depamphilis, Claude W., 2011