José Dinneny
  • Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology, USA
Research focus
  • Plant science
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Developmental genetics of organogenesis, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 2005

Current position

Staff Member, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Plant Biology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University


  1. Sebastian, J., Yee, M. C., Goudinho Viana, W., Rellan-Alvarez, R., Feldman, M., Priest, H. D., Trontin, C., Lee, T., Jiang, H., Baxter, I., Mockler, T. C., Hochholdinger, F., Brutnell, T. P. and Dinneny, J. R. (2016). Grasses suppress shoot-borne roots to conserve water during drought. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113(31): 8861-8866.

  2. Fahlgren, N., Bart, R., Herrera-Estrella, L., Rellan-Alvarez, R., Chitwood, D. H. and Dinneny, J. R. (2016). Plant scientists: GM technology is safe. Science 351(6275): 824.

  3. Rellán-Álvarez, R., Lobet, G., Lindner, H., Pradier, P-L., Sebastian, J., Yee, M. C., Geng, Y., Trontin, C., LaRue, T., Schrager, A., Haney, C., Nieu, R., Maloof, J., Vogel, J. P. and Dinneny, J. R. (2015). Multidimensional mapping of root responses to soil environmental cues using a luminescence-based imaging system. eLife 10.7554/eLife.07597.

  4. Bao, Y., Aggarwal, P., Robbins, N. E., 2nd, Sturrock, C. J., Thompson, M. C., Tan, H. Q., Tham, C., Duan, L., Rodriguez, P. L., Vernoux, T., Mooney, S. J., Bennett, M. J. and Dinneny, J. R. (2014). Plant roots use a patterning mechanism to position lateral root branches toward available water. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(25): 9319-9324.

  5. Sebastian, J., Wong, M. K., Tang, E. and Dinneny, J. R. (2014). Methods to promote germination of dormant Setaria viridis seeds. PLoS One 9(4): e95109.

  6. Wang, P. L., Bao, Y., Yee, M. C., Barrett, S. P., Hogan, G. J., Olsen, M. N., Dinneny, J. R., Brown, P. O. and Salzman, J. (2014). Circular RNA is expressed across the eukaryotic tree of life. PLoS One 9(6): e90859.

  7. Emami, S., Yee, M. C. and Dinneny, J. R. (2013). A robust family of Golden Gate Agrobacterium vectors for plant synthetic biology. Front Plant Sci 4: 339.

  8. Geng, Y., Wu, R., Wee, C. W., Xie, F., Wei, X., Chan, P. M., Tham, C., Duan, L. and Dinneny, J. R. (2013). A spatio-temporal understanding of growth regulation during the salt stress response in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 25(6): 2132-2154.

  9. Duan, L., Dietrich, D., Ng, C. H., Chan, P. M., Bhalerao, R., Bennett, M. J. and Dinneny, J. R. (2013). Endodermal ABA signaling promotes lateral root quiescence during salt stress in Arabidopsis seedlings. Plant Cell 25(1): 324-341.

  10. Orlando, D. A., Brady, S. M., Koch, J. D., Dinneny, J. R. and Benfey, P. N. (2009). Manipulating large-scale Arabidopsis microarray expression data: identifying dominant expression patterns and biological process enrichment. Methods Mol Biol 553: 57-77.

  11. Dinneny, J. R., Long, T. A., Wang, J. Y., Jung, J. W., Mace, D., Pointer, S., Barron, C., Brady, S. M., Schiefelbein, J. and Benfey, P. N. (2008). Cell identity mediates the response of Arabidopsis roots to abiotic stress. Science 320(5878): 942-945.

  12. Filiault, D. L., Wessinger, C. A., Dinneny, J. R., Lutes, J., Borevitz, J. O., Weigel, D., Chory, J. and Maloof, J. N. (2008). Amino acid polymorphisms in Arabidopsis phytochrome B cause differential responses to light. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105(8): 3157-3162.

  13. Brady, S. M., Orlando, D. A., Lee, J. Y., Wang, J. Y., Koch, J., Dinneny, J. R., Mace, D., Ohler, U. and Benfey, P. N. (2007). A high-resolution root spatiotemporal map reveals dominant expression patterns. Science 318(5851): 801-806.

  14. Dinneny, J. R., Weigel, D. and Yanofsky, M. F. (2006). NUBBIN and JAGGED define stamen and carpel shape in Arabidopsis. Development 133(9): 1645-1655.

  15. Dinneny, J. R., Weigel, D. and Yanofsky, M. F. (2005). A genetic framework for fruit patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Development 132(21): 4687-4696.

  16. Dinneny, J. R., Yadegari, R., Fischer, R. L., Yanofsky, M. F. and Weigel, D. (2004). The role of JAGGED in shaping lateral organs. Development 131(5): 1101-1110.

  17. Wu, X., Dinneny, J. R., Crawford, K. M., Rhee, Y., Citovsky, V., Zambryski, P. C. and Weigel, D. (2003). Modes of intercellular transcription factor movement in the Arabidopsis apex. Development 130(16): 3735-3745.

  18. Kiyosue, T., Ohad, N., Yadegari, R., Hannon, M., Dinneny, J., Wells, D., Katz, A., Margossian, L., Harada, J. J., Goldberg, R. B. and Fischer, R. L. (1999). Control of fertilization-independent endosperm development by the MEDEA polycomb gene in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96(7): 4186-4191.

2 Protocols published
Authors:  Neil E. Robbins II and José Dinneny, date: 09/05/2016, view: 8612, Q&A: 0
Root development in vascular plants is innately tied to the environment. However, relatively little attention has been paid toward understanding the spatial scales at which the root perceives and responds to external stimuli. While some ...
Imaging system
Authors: José Dinneny and Rubén Rellán-Álvarez date: 2019-12-16 view: 93
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