Mary Gehring Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
1 protocol

George Bell Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
1 protocol

Daniela Pignatta
  • Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Research focus
  • Systems biology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 2007

Current position

Research Scientist, 
Gehring Lab
 White head Institute for Biomedical Research 9 Cambridge Center,
 Cambridge, MA 02142


  1. Pignatta, D., Erdmann, R. M., Scheer, E., Picard, C. L., Bell, G. W. and Gehring, M. (2014). Natural epigenetic polymorphisms lead to intraspecific variation in Arabidopsis gene imprinting. eLife 3: e03198.
  2. Pignatta, D. and Gehring, M. (2012). Imprinting meets genomics: new insights and new challenges. Curr Opin Plant Biol 15(5): 530-535.
  3. Li, F., Pignatta, D., Bendix, C., Brunkard, J. O., Cohn, M. M., Tung, J., Sun, H., Kumar, P. and Baker, B. (2012). MicroRNA regulation of plant innate immune receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(5): 1790-1795.
  4. Pignatta, D., Dilkes, B. P., Yoo, S. Y., Henry, I. M., Madlung, A., Doerge, R. W., Jeffrey Chen, Z. and Comai, L. (2010). Differential sensitivity of the Arabidopsis thaliana transcriptome and enhancers to the effects of genome doubling. New Phytol 186(1): 194-206.
  5. Pignatta, D. and Comai, L. (2009). Parental squabbles and genome expression: lessons from the polyploids. J Biol 8(4): 43.
  6. Pignatta, D., Dilkes, B., Wroblewski, T., Michelmore, R. W. and Comai, L. (2008). Transgene-induced gene silencing is not affected by a change in ploidy level. PLoS One 3(8): e3061.
  7. Pignatta, D., Kumar, P., Turina, M., Dandekar, A. and Falk, B. W. (2007). Quantitative analysis of efficient endogenous gene silencing in Nicotiana benthamiana plants using tomato bushy stunt virus vectors that retain the capsid protein gene. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 20(6): 609-618.
1 Protocol published
Whole Genome Bisulfite Sequencing and DNA Methylation Analysis from Plant Tissue
Authors:  Daniela Pignatta, George W. Bell and Mary Gehring, date: 02/20/2015, view: 18541, Q&A: 0
This protocol describes whole genome bisulfite-sequencing library preparation from plant tissue and subsequent data analysis. Allele-specific methylation analysis and genome-wide identification of differentially methylated regions are additional ...
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