Katayoon Dehesh
  • Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, USA
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, Sussex University, UK

Current position

Professor in Plant Biology Department, University of California Davis, USA

Publication (since 2012)

  1. Walley, J., Xiao, Y., Wang, J. Z., Baidoo, E. E., Keasling, J. D., Shen, Z., Briggs, S. P. and Dehesh, K. (2015). Plastid-produced interorgannellar stress signal MEcPP potentiates induction of the unfolded protein response in endoplasmic reticulum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(19): 6212-6217.
  2. Wang, C. Q., Sarmast, M. K., Jiang, J. and Dehesh, K. (2015). The transcriptional regulator BBX19 promotes hypocotyl growth by facilitating COP1-Mediated EARLY FLOWERING3 degradation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 27(4): 1128-1139.
  3. Taylor-Teeples, M., Lin, L., de Lucas, M., Turco, G., Toal, T. W., Gaudinier, A., Young, N. F., Trabucco, G. M., Veling, M. T., Lamothe, R., Handakumbura, P. P., Xiong, G., Wang, C., Corwin, J., Tsoukalas, A., Zhang, L., Ware, D., Pauly, M., Kliebenstein, D. J., Dehesh, K., Tagkopoulos, I., Breton, G., Pruneda-Paz, J. L., Ahnert, S. E., Kay, S. A., Hazen, S. P. and Brady, S. M. (2015). An Arabidopsis gene regulatory network for secondary cell wall synthesis. Nature 517(7536): 571-575.
  4. Wang, C. Q., Guthrie, C., Sarmast, M. K. and Dehesh, K. (2014). BBX19 interacts with CONSTANS to REPRESS FLOWERING LOCUS T transcription, defining a flowering time checkpoint in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(9): 3589-3602.
  5. Bjornson, M., Benn, G., Song, X., Comai, L., Franz, A. K., Dandekar, A. M., Drakakaki, G. and Dehesh, K. (2014). Distinct roles for mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling and CALMODULIN-BINDING TRANSCRIPTIONAL ACTIVATOR3 in regulating the peak time and amplitude of the plant general stress response. Plant Physiol 166(2): 988-996.
  6. Benn, G., Wang, C. Q., Hicks, D. R., Stein, J., Guthrie, C. and Dehesh, K. (2014). A key general stress response motif is regulated non-uniformly by CAMTA transcription factors. Plant J 80(1): 82-92.
  7. Savchenko, T. and Dehesh, K. (2014). Drought stress modulates oxylipin signature by eliciting 12-OPDA as a potent regulator of stomatal aperture. Plant signaling & behavior 9(4): 1151-1160.
  8. Savchenko, T., Kolla, V. A., Wang, C. Q., Nasafi, Z., Hicks, D. R., Phadungchob, B., Chehab, W. E., Brandizzi, F., Froehlich, J. and Dehesh, K. (2014). Functional convergence of oxylipin and abscisic acid pathways controls stomatal closure in response to drought. Plant Physiol 164(3): 1151-1160.
  9. Xiao, Y., Wang, J. and Dehesh, K. (2013). Review of stress specific organelles-to-nucleus metabolic signal molecules in plants. Plant Sci 212: 102-107.
  10. Walley, J. W., Kliebenstein, D. J., Bostock, R. M. and Dehesh, K. (2013). Fatty acids and early detection of pathogens. Curr Opin Plant Biol 16(4): 520-526.
  11. Savchenko, T., Pearse, I. S., Ignatia, L., Karban, R. and Dehesh, K. (2013). Insect herbivores selectively suppress the HPL branch of the oxylipin pathway in host plants. Plant J 73(4): 653-662.
  12. Xiao, Y., Savchenko, T., Baidoo, E. E., Chehab, W. E., Hayden, D. M., Tolstikov, V., Corwin, J. A., Kliebenstein, D. J., Keasling, J. D. and Dehesh, K. (2012). Retrograde signaling by the plastidial metabolite MEcPP regulates expression of nuclear stress-response genes. Cell 149(7): 1525-1535.
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