Dong Wang, Nita Amornsiripanitch, and Dr. Dong's paper, "A Genomic Approach to Identify Regulatory Nodes in the Transcriptional Network of Systemic Acquired Resistance in Plants" (PloS Pathogens, vol. 2 (2006), pp. 1042 - 1050) has been selected to be part of the 10th anniversary publication for PLoS Pathogens. Taken from their site "To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch of PLoS Pathogens, over 60 Section Editors, all experts on studies of viruses, bacteria, prions, fungi, oomycetes and parasites of animals and plants, were invited to select articles that they believed represented the very best exemplars from their respective fields. The resulting 42 articles were chosen for their scientific excellence, diversity and sheer influence on pathogens research and human health." See the selected articles here.
Jennifer Veigas, science writer for PNAS, writes a wonderful profile of Dr. Dong, "Profile of Xinnian Dong," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA . Ms. Veigas's profile is well written and enlightening. Read the article here.
Mian Zhou, former graduate student, and Wei Wang, former postdoc, of the the Dong lab, have published "Redox rhythm reinforces the circadian clock to gate immune response" in the June 22, 2015 edition of Nature, vol. 000 (2015), pp. 1 - 18. Mian and Wei, with help from Musoki Mwimba, current graduate student, and Jorge Marques, current postdoc, in the Dong lab as well as Sargis Karapetyan, a graduate student from Nicolas Buchler's lab, explain the correlation between the defense cycle and the circadian clock. pdf
- Robin A. Smith writes, "Dual Internal Clock Keep Plant Defenses on Schedule" in the June 22, 2015 edition of Duke Today. Read the article here.
- "Dual internal clocks keep plant defenses on schedule" in the June 22, 2015 edition of PhysOrg. Read the article here.
- "Dual internal clocks keep plant defenses on schedule: Disturbing the tick-tock of one clock causes the other to tighten its timetable" in the June 23, 2015 edition of ScienceDaily. Read the article here.
Dr. Jane Parker, writes a wonderful preview, "Co-opting the Cell-Cycle Machinery for Plant Immunity," Cell Host & Microbe 16, December 10, 2014. Dr. Parker's preview is written on our publication, "A Noncanonical Role for the CKI-RB-E2F Cell-Cycle Signaling Pathway in Plant Effector-Triggered Immunity," in Cell Host & Microbe 16, December 10, 2014. Read the article here.
- Duke Research Blog publishes, "Duke Researchers Cited for Their Infleunce" in the June 16, 2014 edition. Read the article here.
- The Hearald Sun publishes, "Duke, UNC researchers recognized for influence" in the June 16, 2014 edition. Read the article here.
Dr. Dong is featured in HHMI Bulletin, Spring 2014/ Vol. 27 No. 2. The article is titled "Around The Clock," by Sarah C.P. William. Read the article here. Click to download a copy of the HHMI Bulletin Spring 2014 here. To download a copy of the "Around The Clock" article click here.
Dr. Dong is featured in "Dawn attack: how plants anticipate pathogen infection," by S.E. Gould on the Scientific American online blog. Scientific American blog
Dr. Dong is featured in HHMI Bulletin, Winter 2014/ Vol. 27 No. 1. The article is titled "Defenses Up," by Nicole Kresege. Read the article here. Click to download a copy of the HHMI Bulletin Winter 2014 here. To download a copy of the "Defenses Up" article click here.
Xiao-yu Zheng, current graduate student, and Natalie Weaver Spivey, former graduate student, have published "Coronatine Promotes Pseudomonas syringae Virulence in Plants by Activating a Signaling Cascade that Inhibits Salicylic Scid Accumulation," Cell Host & Microbe , vol. 11 (2012), pp. 587-596 pdf
- Duke TODAY publishes, "Bacterium Signals Plant to Open Up and Let Friends In" in the June 13, 2012 edition featuring the publication. Read the article here.
Zheng-Qing Fu, Shunping Yan, and Abdelaty Saleh, current post-doctoral fellows, have published "NPR3 and NPR4 are receptors for the immune signal salicylic acid in plants", Nature, pdf
- Research News & Views, written by Andrea A. Gust and Thorsten Nurnberger, in Nature, vol. 486 (14 June, 2012), pp. 198 - 199, features the NPR3 & NPR4 article. Read the highlight here.
- Editor's Choice, written by John F. Foley, in Science Signaling, vol. 5, Issue 229 (19 June, 2012), pp. 170, features the NPR3 & NPR4 article. Read the highlight here.
- Research Highlight, written by Magali Moreau, Miaoying Tian, and Daniel F. Klessig, in Cell Research, (26 June, 2012), features the NPR3 & NPR4 article. Read the highlight here.
Karolina Mukhtar, former post-doctoral fellow, has published "The HSF-like transcription factor TBF1 is a major molecular switch for plant growth-to-defense transition, Current Biology, vol. 22 no. 2 (January, 2012), pp. 103 - 112 pdf
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research News publishes, "Call to Arms" in the January 12, 2012 edition featuring the work of Dr. Dong. Read the article here.
- Research Highlights in Nature Immunology, vol. 13 no. 4 (April, 2012), pp. 315, features the TBF1 paper. Read the highlight here.
Wei Wang, current graduate student, and Jinyoung Barnaby, former graduate student, of the the Dong lab, have published "Timing of plant immune responses by a central circadian regulator" in the February 3, 2011 edition of Nature, vol. 470 (2011), pp. 110-114. pdf
- Cristina Luiggi writes, "Preparing for infection" in the February 2, 2011 edition of the TheScientist. Read the article here.
- C. Robertson McClung writes, "Defence at dawn" in the February 3, 2011 edition of Nature. Read the article here.
- Karl Leif Bates writes, "Immune Defense Revs for Morning Attack" in the February 3, 2011 edition of the Duke News. Read News & Views here.
- Von Michael Lange writes, "Immunabwehr der Pflanzen ist an eine innere Uhr gekoppelt" in the February 4, 2011 edition of Dradio.de. (Translation: "Immune defense of the plants is linked to an internal clock") Read the article here.
- Sindya N. Bhanoo writes, "To Defend Against Disease, a Plant Checks the Clock" in the February 8, 2011 edition of the New York Times. Read the article here.
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