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Dr Marta Bjornson

Postdoctoral Scientist
Cyril Zipfel Group

I am interested in the regulation and roles of transcriptional responses to plant stress. In my PhD I studied the plant general stress response, and in the Zipfel lab I plan to study transcriptional response to pathogen perception.

marta.bjornson@tsl.ac.uk
Research Gate: Marta_Bjornson

Publications

Benn G, Bjornson M, Ke H, De Souza A, Balmond EI, Shaw JT, Dehesh K (2016)

Plastidial metabolite MEcPP induces a transcriptionally centered stress-response hub via the transcription factor CAMTA3. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Aug 2;113(31):8855-60. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602582113.

Bjornson M, Dandekar AM, Chory J, Dehesh K (2016)

Brassinosteroid’s multi-modular interaction with the general stress network customizes stimulus-specific responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Science, 250, 165–177.

Lemos M, Xiao Y, Bjornson M, Wang JZ, Hicks D, De Souza A, Wang CQ, Yang P, Ma S, Dinesh-Kumar S, Dehesh K (2016)

The plastidial retrograde signal methyl erythritol cyclopyrophosphate is a regulator of salicylic acid and jasmonic acid crosstalk. J Exp Bot. 2016 Mar;67(5):1557-66. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv550.

Bjornson M, Dandekar A, Dehesh K (2015)

Determinants of timing and amplitude in the plant general stress response. J Integr Plant Biol, doi: 10.1111/jipb.12373.

Bjornson M, Benn G, Song X, Comai L, Franz AK, Dandekar AM, Drakakaki G, Dehesh K (2014)

Distinct roles for MAPK signaling and CAMTA3 in regulating the peak time and amplitude of the plant general stress response. Plant Physiology, 166, 988–996.

Woodward AW1, Fleming WA, Burkhart SE, Ratzel SE, Bjornson M, Bartel B (2014)

A viable Arabidopsis pex13 missense allele confers severe peroxisomal defects and decreases PEX5 association with peroxisomes. Plant Molecular Biology, 201–214.

Job History

2016 – 2016 VSRP intern, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

2015 – 2015 Intern, Monsanto, Woodland, California, USA

2009 – 2016 Graduate Student, University of California, Davis, California

2007 – 2009 Undergraduate Researcher, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

2006 – 2006 REU intern, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, California