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Sarah Wyatt

Sarah Wyatt
Professor, Environmental and Plant Biology
Porter 508
Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Plant Growth, Plant Responsiveness, Genetics, Molecular Biology

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Purdue, 1995.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (37)

  • Land, E., Meyers, A., Wyatt, S., Perera, I. (2023). Bridging the gap: parallel profiling of ribosome-associated and total RNA species can identify transcriptional regulatory mechanisms of plants in spaceflight.. Plant Environment Interactions ; 18: http://doi: 10.1080/17429145.2023.2248173.
  • Olanrewaju, G., Haveman, N., Ferl, R., Paul, A., Naldrett, M., Wyatt, S. (2023). Integrative Transcriptomics and Proteomics Profiling of Arabidopsis thaliana Elucidates Novel Mechanisms Underlying Spaceflight Adaptation. Frontiers in Plant Science.
  • Barcenilla, B., Meyers, A., Canaday, E., Wyatt, S., Shippen, D. (2023). Arabidopsis telomerase takes off: uncoupling telomerase activity from telomere length maintenance in space. Nature Communications.
  • Olanrewaju, G., Kruse, C., Wyatt, S. (2023). Functional meta-analysis of the proteomic responses of Arabidopsis seedlings to the spaceflight environment reveals multi-dimensional sources of variability across spaceflight experiments. International Journal of Molecular Sciences.
  • Barker, R., Kruse, C., Wyatt, S., Fogle, H. (2023). The Matrix: Meta-analysis of the space flight and microgravity response of the Arabidopsis plant transcriptome. Nature Microgravity.
  • Meyers, A., Land, E., Perera, I., Wyatt, S. (2022). Polyethersulfone (PES) membrane on agar plates as a plant growth platform for spaceflight. Gravitational and Space Research.
  • Wyatt, S., Kruse, C. (2022). Nitric Oxide, gravity response, and a unified schematic of plant signaling. Plant Science; 314: 111105.
  • Meyers, A., Wyatt, S., Wolverton, S. (2022). Plant Growth and Dissection on Polyethersulfone Membranes. New York, NY: Protocols in Molecular Biology; 2368.
  • Basu, P., Kruse, C., Luesse, D., Wyatt, S. (2022). Plant Proteomic Data Acquisition and Data Analyses: Lessons from Spaceflight. New York, NY: Methods in Molecular Biology; 2368.
  • Meyers, A., Wyatt, S. (2021). Plant Space Biology in the Genomics Age. Annual Plant Reviews Online.
  • Overbey, E., Saravia-Butler, A., Zhang, Z., Rathi, K., Fogle, H., da Silveira, W., Barker, R., Bass, J., Beheshti, A., Berrios, D., Blaber, E., Cekanaviciute, E., Costa, H., Davin, L., Fisch, K., Gebre, S., Geniza, M., Gilbert, R., Gilroy, S., Hardiman, G., Herranz, R., Kidane, Y., Kruse CPS, ., Lee, M., Liefeld, T., Lewis, N., McDonald, J., Meller, R., Mishra, T., Perera, I., Ray, S., Reinsch, S., Rosenthal, S., Strong, M., Szewczyk, N., Tahimic CGT, ., Taylor, D., Vandenbrink, J., Villacampa, A., Weging, S., Wolverton, C., Wyatt, S., Zea, L., Costes, S., Galazka, J. (2021). NASA GeneLab RNA-seq consensus pipeline: standardized processing of short-read RNA-seq data.. 4. iScience; 24: 102361.
  • Kruse, C., Meyers, A., Basu, P., Hutchinson, S., Luesse, D., Wyatt, S. (2020). Spaceflight induces novel regulatory responses in Arabidopsis as revealed by combined proteomics and transcriptomic analyses. BMC Plant Biology.
  • Sternberger, A., Ruhil, A., Rosenthal, D., Ballard, Jr., H., Wyatt, S. (2020). Environmental impact on the temporal production of chasmogamous and cleistogamous flowers in the mixed breeding system of Viola pubescens. PLOS One.
  • Kiss, J., Wolverton, S., Wyatt, S., Hasenstein, K., van Loon, J. (2019). Comparison of Microgravity Analogs to Spaceflight in Studies of Plant Growth and Development. 1577. Frontiers in Plant Science; 10.
  • Sternberger, A., Wyatt, S. (2019). DNA Detective: a bioinformatics activity for students. CourseSource.
  • Sternberger, A., Bowman, M., Kruse, C., Ballard, Jr., H., Childs, K., Wyatt, S. (2019). Transcriptomics Identifies Modules of Differentially Expressed Genes and Novel Cyclotides in Viola pubescens . Frontiers in Plant Science.
  • Sternberger, A., Wyatt, S. (2018). Wikipedia in the Science Classroom. CourseSource;
  • Basu, P., Kruse, C., Luesse, D., Wyatt, S. (2017). Growth in spaceflight hardware results in alterations to the transcriptome and proteome. Life Sciences in Space Research; 15: 88-96.
  • Kruse, C., Basu, P., Luesse, D., Wyatt, S. (2017). Transcriptome and Proteome Stability in RNAlater Preserved Tissue of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plos One; 12: e0175943.
  • Wang, Y., Ballard, Jr., H., Stockinger, E., Nadella, V., Sternberger, A., Wyatt, S. (2017). The role of two LEAFY othologs in the chasmogamous/cleistogamous mixed breading system of Viola pubescens (Violaceae). Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society; 144: 206-217.
  • Hutchinson, S., Basu, P., Wyatt, S., Luesse, D. (2016). Methods for on-orbit gernmination of Arabidopsis thaliana for proteomic analysis. 20-27. Gravitational and Space Research; 4.
  • Cook, C., Tucker, A., Shen, K., Wyatt, S. (2015). Microarray identifies transcription factors potentially involved in gravitropic signal transduction. Gravitational and Space Research; 3: 18-27.
  • Basu, P., Luesse, D., Wyatt, S. (2015). Proteomics approaches and their application to plant gravitropism. Methods in Molecular Biology.
  • Briju, B., Wyatt, S. (2015). Grocery Store genetics: Linking genotype to phenotype with PCR. American Biology Teacher; 77: 211-214.
  • Rothwell, G., Wyatt, S., Tomescu, A. (2014). Plant evolution at the interface of paleontology and developmental biology: an organism centered paradigm. 6. American Journal of Botany; 101: 899-913.
  • Tomescu, A., Wyatt, S., Hasebe, M., Rothwell, G. (2014). Early evolution of the vascular plant body plan - the missing mechanisms. . Current Opinions in Plant Biology; 17: 126-136.
  • Wang, Y., Ballard, Jr., H., McNally, R., Wyatt, S. (2013). Gibberellic acid is involved in, but not sufficient to invert the closed status of the cleistogamous flowers in Viola pubescens.. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society; 140: 1-8.
  • Wyatt, S., Kiss, J. (2013). Plant Tropisms: From Darwin to the International Space Station. 1-3. American Journal of Botany; 100.
  • Withers, J., Shipp, M., Rupasinghe, S., Sukumar, P., Schuler, M., Muday, G., Wyatt, S. (2013). GRAVITY PERSISTENT SIGNAL 1 (GPS1) reveals a novel cytochrome P450 involved in gravitropism. . American Journal of Botany; 100: 183-193.
  • Schenck, C., Nadella, V., Clay, S., Lindner, J., Abrams, Z., Wyatt, S. (2013). A proteomics approach identifies proteins involved in gravitropic signal transduction. American Journal of Botany; 100: 194-202.
  • Shen, K., Wyatt, S., Nadella, V. (2012). ArrayOU: a web application for microarray data analysis and visualization. 2. Journal of Bimolecular Techniques; 23: 37-39.
  • Sanders, H., Wyatt, S., Rothwell, G. (2011). Parallel Evolution of Auxin Regulation in Rooting Systems. Plant Systematics and Evolution; 291: 221-225.
  • Luesse, D., Schenck, C., Justus, B., Wyatt, S. (2010). GPS4 is allelic to ARL2. Gravitational and Space Biology; 23: 95-97.
  • Wyatt, S., Sederoff, R., Flaishman, M., Lev-Yadun, S. (2010). Arabidopsis thaliana as a model for gelatinous fiber formation. . 3. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology; 57: 363-367.
  • Liang, X., Shen, K., Lichtenberg, J., Wyatt, S., Welch, L. (2010). An integrated bioinformatics approach to the discovery of cis-regulatory elements involved in plant gravitropic signal transduction. 1. International Journal of Computational Bioscience; 1: 33-54.
  • Sanders, H., Rothwell, G., Wyatt, S. (2009). Key Morphological Alterations in the Evolution of Leaves. . International Journal or Plant Science; 170: 860-868.
  • Sanders, H., Wyatt, S. (2009). Leaf Evolution and Development: Advancing Technologies, Advancing Understanding BioScience . 17-26. Bioscience; 59.

Journal Article, Professional Journal (24)

  • Wyatt, S., Meyers, A., Scinto-Madonich, N., Wolverton, C. (2022). Arabidopsis Growth and Dissection on Polyethersulfone (PES) Membranes for Gravitropic Studies. In: Blancaflor E.B. (eds) Plant Gravitropism.. Methods in Molecular Biology,; 2368.
  • Henkhaus, N., Wyatt, S. (2022). Removing Systemic Barriers to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Plant Direct; 6: e23.
  • Lev-Yadun, S., Wyatt, S., Flaishman, M. (2010). "Unconscious Selection and Domestication in "Wild-type" Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae)" . 1. International Journal of Plant Breeding; 4: 76-77.
  • Rothwell, G., Sanders, H., Wyatt, S., Lev-Yadun , S. (2008). A fossil record for growth regulation; the role of auxin in wood evolution.. 95. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden; 121-134.
  • Ballard, Jr., H., Wyatt, S. (2007). A model for course projects in organismal plant biology and evolution.. 69. American Biology Teacher; 477-481.
  • Rothwell, G., Sanders, H., Wyatt, S. (2007). A paleontological context for the developmental mechanisms of evolution.. 178. International Journal of Plant Sciences; 719-728.
  • Wyatt, S., Roberts, D., Nadella, V. (2007). ARF9 and the Gravitropic Persistence Signal response. . 20. Gravitational and Space Biology; 103-104.
  • Wyatt, S., Ballard, Jr., H. (2006). Arabidopsis ecotypes: A model for course projects in organismal plant biology and evolution. . 69. The American Biology Teacher; 477-481.
  • Wyatt, S., Nadella, V., Hildenbrand , C. (2006). Transcription profiling of the gps1 mutant of Arabidopsis. . 20. Gravitational and Space Biology; 155-156.
  • Wyatt, S., Nadella, V., Shipp, M., Muday, G. (2005). Evidence for altered polar and lateral auxin transport in the gravity persistent signal (gps) mutants of Arabidopsis. . 29. Plant Cell and Environment; 682-690.
  • Wyatt, S. (2005). Extending inquiry-based learning to include original experimentation. . 54. Journal of General Education; 83-89.
  • Wyatt, S., Lev-Yadun , S., Flaishman, M. (2005). “The inflorescence stem fibers of Arabidopsis thaliana revoluta (ifl1) mutant”. 23. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation; 301-306 (cover).
  • Wyatt, S., Tsou, P., Robertson, D. (2002). Expression of the high capacity calcium-binding domain of calreticulin increases bioavailable calcium stores. . 11. Transgenic Research; 1-10.
  • Wyatt, S., Rashotte, A., Shipp, M., Robertson, D., Muday, G. (2002). Mutations in the GPS loci in Arabidopsis disrupt the perception and/or signal transduction of gravitropic stimuli. . 130. Plant Physiology; 1426-1435 (Featured in “On the Inside”).
  • Wyatt, S., Perrson, S., Love, J., Thompson, W., Robertson, D., Boss, W. (2001). The Ca+ status of the endoplasmic reticulum is altered by induction of calreticulin expression in transgenic plants. . 126. Plant Physiology; 1092-1104.
  • Wyatt, S., Collings, D., Carter, C., Rink, J., Scott, A., Allen, N. (2000). Plant nuclei can contain extensive grooves and invaginations.. 12. Plant Cell; 2425-2439.
  • Wyatt, S., Scott, A., Tsou, P., Robertson, D., Allen, S. (1999). A model system for plant cell biology: GFP imaging in living onion epidermal cells.. 26. BioTechniques; 1127-1132 (cover).
  • Wyatt, S., Brown, C. (1999). Clinorotation. . 15. The American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology Newsletter; 22-23 and on-line.
  • Wyatt, S., Collings, D., Winter, H., Allen, N. (1998). Growth dynamics and cytoskeleton organization during stem maturation and gravity-induced stem bending in Zea mays. . 207. Planta; 246-258.
  • Wyatt, S., Gorshkova, T., Salnikov, V., Gibeaut, D., Ibragimov, M., Lozovaya, V., Carpita, N. (1996). Cell-wall polysaccharides of developing flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) plants. . 110. Plant Physiology; 721-729 (cover).
  • Wyatt, S., Zhu, J., Shi, J., Singh, U., Bressan, R., Hasegawa, P., Carpita, N. (1993). Enrichment of vitronectin- and fibronectin-like proteins in NaCl-adapted plant cells and evidence for their involvement in plasma membrane-cell wall adhesion. . 3. Plant Journal; 637-646.
  • Wyatt, S., Carpita, N. (1993). Plant cytoskeleton-exocellular matrix continuum.. 3. Trends in Cell Biology; 413-417 (cover).
  • Wyatt, S., Kuc, J. (1992). The accumulation of b-ionone and 3-hydroxy esters of -ionone in tobacco immunized by foliar inoculation with tobacco mosaic virus. . 82. Phytopathology; 580-582.
  • Wyatt, S., Pan, S., Kuc, J. (1991). b-1,3-Glucanase, chitinase, and peroxidase activities in tobacco tissues resistance and susceptible to blue mold as related to flowering, age, and sucker development. . 39. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology; 433-440.

Patent (1)

  • Wyatt, S., Tsou, P., Robertson, D. Transgenic plants with increased calcium stores . US Patent # 6,753,462.

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book (4)

  • Ballard, Jr., H., Cortes-Palomec, A., Feng, M., Wang, Y., Wyatt, S. (2011). The chasmogamous/cleistogamous mixed breeding system, a widespread and evolutionarily successful reproductive strategy in angiosperms, in, "Frontiers in Biodiversity Studies.". Bioscience Publications; 16-41.
  • Wyatt, S., Hawranick, S. (2005). “Linking general education courses to enhance student engagement” IN It Works for Us, Collaboratively. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press.
  • Wyatt, S. (2002). "The ups and downs of gravity" in Biochemical & Molecular Responses of Plants to the Environment.. Trivandrum: Research Signpost; pp 45-55.
  • Wyatt, S., Dolph, A., Avery, A., Carpita, N. (1995). Plasma membrane to cell wall adhesion and its role in response to biotic and abiotic stresses. IN: Current Issues in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dordrecht: Kluwer Press; 22: 19-29.

Conference Proceeding (3)

  • Lichtenberg, J., Alam, K., Bitterman, T., Drews, F., Ecker, K., Elnitski, L., Evans, S., Grotewold, E., Gu, D., Jacox, E., Kurz, K., Lee, S., Liang, X., Majmudar, P., Morris, P., Nelson, C., Stockinger, E., Welch, J., Wyatt, S., Yilmaz, A., Welch, L. (2009). Construction of Genomic Regulatory Encyclopedias: Strategies and Case Studies. Proceedings of the Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics, IEEE Computer Society press.
  • Shen, K., Wyatt, S., Welch, L. (2008). Finding cis-regulatory elements involved in plant gravitropic signal transduction. Toledo, Ohio: Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics.
  • Wyatt, S., Shen, K., Welch, L. (2008). Grappling with the Gravity Box. Toledo, Ohio: Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics.

Instructor's Manual (5)

  • Wyatt, S., Anderson, J., Brokaw, C., Dugan, J., Hawranick, S., Knott, D., Moore, D., Morrone, M., Simon-Westendorf, M., Thomas, M. (2004). Enhancing Critical Thinking in Introductory Courses. . Athens, OH: Ohio University, Scholarly Communities of Practice in Education (SCOPE);
  • Wyatt, S. (2002). "Project logs" and "Evaluation of student writing" IN "Writing across the Curriculum: an instructional CD-ROM" . Athens, OH: Center for Writing Excellence, Ohio University.
  • Wyatt, S. (2001). "Plant Gravitational Biology" IN "Space Biology: a multi-unit instructional CD-ROM. Raleigh, NC: The Space Programs, Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science, North Carolina State University.
  • Wyatt, S. (2000). "Gravitropism" lecture and resource materials for the Plant Biology module for Space Biology: An Educator's Resource, a web base class on space biology for undergraduates. .
  • Wyatt, S. (1996). Why Study Plants. An on-line article in the Plant Educational Activity Package for S/MORE (Shuttle/Mir Online Research Experience).

Published Book Review (2)

  • Wyatt, S. (2011). A ballet of plant movement. Science; 331: 1520.
  • Wyatt, S. (2008). Review of Plant Tropisms. 3. Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA: The Quarterly Review of Biology; 83: 318-319.