Ryan S. Austin, PhD

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Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor

Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics

Research and/or project statements

1. Genetic and epigenetic transcriptional regulation of abiotic stress genes in plants.

2. Mapping of genetic traits in crops with next-generation sequencing.

Education and awards

Ph.D in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Toronto, 2009

BSc. in Honours Biology, University of Guelph, 1997

Key publications

  1. Saatian, B., Austin, R.S., Tian, G., Chen, C., Nguyen, V., Kohalmi, S.E., Geelen, D., Cui, Y. (2018). Analysis of a novel mutant allele of GSL8 reveals its key roles in cytokinesis and symplastic trafficking in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biology, [online] 18(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-018-1515-y

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  2. Duwadi, K., Austin, R.S., Mainali, H.R., Bett, K., Marsolais, F., Dhaubhadel, S. (2018). Slow darkening of pinto bean seed coat is associated with significant metabolite and transcript differences related to proanthocyanidin biosynthesis. BMC Genomics, [online] 19(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4550-z

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  3. Chen, C., Li, C., Wang, Y., Renaud, J., Tian, G., Kambhampati, S., Saatian, B., Nguyen, V., Hannoufa, A., Marsolais, F., Yuan, Z.C., Yu, K., Austin, R.S., Liu, J., Kohalmi, S.E., Wu, K., Huang, S., Cui, Y. (2017). Cytosolic acetyl-CoA promotes histone acetylation predominantly at H3K27 in Arabidopsis. Nature Plants, [online] 3(10), 814-824. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41477-017-0023-7

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  4. Xiao J, Jin R, Yu X, Shen M, Wagner JD, Pai A, Song C, Zhuang M, Klasfeld S,
    He C, Santos AM, Helliwell C, Pruneda-Paz JL, Kay SA, Lin X, Cui S, Garcia MF,
    Clarenz O, Goodrich J, Zhang X, Austin RS, Bonasio R, Wagner D. Cis and trans
    determinants of epigenetic silencing by Polycomb repressive complex 2 in
    Arabidopsis. Nat Genet. 2017 Oct;49(10):1546-1552. doi: 10.1038/ng.3937. Epub
    2017 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 28825728.

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  5. Keegan Leckie, Shawn Hoogstra, Ellen Hamilton, Ryan S. Austin. Transcriptional regulation of cell-type specific gene expression in the Arabidopsis root. Inventing The Future: Symposium on Synthetic Biology 2.0 Western University London 2017/07/28 - 2017/07/28

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  6. Dastmalchi, M., Chapman, P., Yu, J., Austin, R.S., Dhaubhadel, S. (2017). Transcriptomic evidence for the control of soybean root isoflavonoid content by regulation of overlapping phenylpropanoid pathways. BMC Genomics, [online] 18(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-3463-y

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  7. Hossain, M.S., Shrestha, A., Zhong, S., Miri, M., Austin, R.S., Sato, S., Ross, L., Huebert, T., Tromas, A., Torres-Jerez, I., Tang, Y., Udvardi, M., Murray, J.D., Szczyglowski, K. (2016). Lotus japonicus NF-YA1 plays an essential role during nodule differentiation and targets members of the SHI/STY gene family. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, [online] 29(12), 950-964. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-10-16-0206-R

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  8. Kambhampati S, Pandurangan S, Renaud JB, Austin RS, Sumarah MW, Marsolais F (2016) Combined transcriptomic and metabolomic approaches provide new insights into C/N partitioning in roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. Poster presentation. CSPB/CSHS 2017. Vancouver, July 4-7

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  9. Austin, R.S., Hiu, S., Waese, J., Ierullo, M., Pasha, A., Wang, T.T., Fan, J., Foong, C., Breit, R., Desveaux, D., Moses, A., Provart, N.J. (2016). New BAR tools for mining expression data and exploring Cis-elements in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, [online] 88(3), 490-504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tpj.13261

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  10. Dhaubhadel, S., Austin, R. S., Marsolais, F., Chen, L., Bett, K., Islam, N. S., and Mainali, H. R. (2016) Seed coat transcriptome analysis of two pinto bean cultivars that differ in post-harvest seed coat darkening identifies candidate slow darkening genes. 10th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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  11. Dhaubhadel, S., Austin, R.S., Marsolais, F., Chen, L., Bett, K., Islam, N.S. and Mainali, H.R.M. (2016) Seed coat transcriptome analysis of two pinto bean cultivars that differ in post-harvest seed coat darkening identifies candidate slow darkening genes. 10th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, Oct 25-28.

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  12. Dhaubhadel, S., Austin, R.S., Marsolais, F., Chen, L., Bett, K., Islam, N.S. and Mainali, H.R.M. (2016) Seed coat transcriptome analysis of two pinto bean cultivars that differ in post-harvest seed coat darkening identifies candidate slow darkening genes. 10th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, Oct 25-28.

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  13. Gao, R., Austin, R.S., Amyot, L., Hannoufa, A. (2016). Comparative transcriptome investigation of global gene expression changes caused by miR156 overexpression in Medicago sativa, 17(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-3014-6

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  14. Kambhampati S, Pandurangan S , Renaud J, Austin R, Sumarah M, Marsolais F (2016) Combined transcriptome and metabolome analysis of asparagine treated Arabidopsis roots provide new insights into N metabolism. Oral presentation. Plant Biotech 2016. Kingston, June 19-21

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  15. Elhiti, M., Wang, H., Austin, R.S., Chen, B., Brown, D., Wang, A. (2016). Generation of chemically induced mutations using in vitro propagated shoot tip tissues for genetic improvement of fruit trees. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, [online] 124(2), 447-452. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11240-015-0894-0

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  16. Bett, K.E., Stonehouse, R.G., Miklas, P.N., Dhaubhadel, S., Austin, R.S., and Marsolais, F. (2015). "Is the slow-darkening gene another allele at P?", Bean Improvement Cooperatives 2015, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2015. (Abstract)

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  17. Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Merico, D., Munholland, S., Marsolais, F., Navabi, A., Crosby, W.L., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., and Cui, Y. (2014). "Genome-wide SNP and InDel discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean.", 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 14-17, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)

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  18. Dhaubhadel, S., Austin, R.S., Marsolais, F., Mainali, H.R., P-Behnami, S., Pajak, A., and Chen, L. (2014). "Seed coat RNAseq analysis of two Pinto bean cultivars that differ in post-harvest seed coat darkening.", Joint conference of the 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 6-11, 2014.

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  19. Kambhampati, S., Pandurangan, S., Pajak, A., Austin, R.S., and Marsolais, F. (2014). "Transcriptional responses to exogenous asparagine in Arabidopsis roots.", Eastern Regional Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Guelph, ON, Canada, November 28-29, 2014. (Poster)

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  20. Bergin, F., Leckie, K., Croft, M., and Austin, R.S. (2014). "Cell-type specific chromatin dynamics in the Arabidopsis Root.", 25th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 28-August 1, 2014, #296. (Poster)

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Research facility

1391 Sandford Street
London, ON N5V 4T3
Canada

Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, University of Western Ontario

Member - Canadian Society of Plant Biologists

Member - American Society of Plant Biologists

Language

English