CURRICULUM VITAE          SHEILA McCORMICK

                                                USDA/ARS - UC-Berkeley

                                                Plant Gene Expression Center

                                                800 Buchanan St., Albany,CA  94710

                                                (510) 559-5906, FAX (510) 559-5678

                                                sheilamc@berkeley.edu

                                                http://www.pgec.usda.gov/McCormick/mclab.html

EDUCATION

Undergraduate              Illinois State University. Normal, Illinois

                                    September 1970 - December 1973

                                    Comprehensive major in Biology, B.S.(Honors)

Graduate                  -   University of Texas, Austin ,Texas

                                    September 1974-May 1975, Div. Biological Sci.

                    -   University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

                                    September 1975 - September 1978

                                    Genetics Area Program, Ph.D. 1978; Advisor - Dr. E.H. Coe

 

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS

University Fellowship, University of Missouri, 1975

Sears-Longwell Award, 1978

NSF National Needs Postdoctoral Award, 1978-1979

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1979-1981

Fulbright Research Scholar Fellowship, Sept.-Nov. 1997, Lyon, France

Judith Pool Award for Mentoring, Northern California Chapter, Assoc.Women in Science, 2002

Luso-American Foundation Award for Sabbatical, April-June 2003, Lisbon, Portugal

Fellow, American Society of Plant Biologists, 2011

Fellow, AAAS, 2011

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral -  Michigan State University, October 1978-September 1979

                         Supervisor - Dr. Peter Carlson

                     -  Carnegie Institution of Washington, October 1979-September 1981

                         Supervisor - Dr. Nina Fedoroff

Research Scientist, International Plant Research Institute, October 1981 - March 1983

Senior Research Scientist, Monsanto, Biological Sciences, April 1983 - October 1986

Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS, Plant Gene Expression Center,

                                    December 1986 - October 1990, GM-13

                                    November 1990 - November 1995, GS-14

                                    December 1995 - present, GS-15

Adjunct Appointment, Dept. of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC-Berkeley, 

                                    April 1987 - June 1993, Assistant professor

                                    July 1993 -June 1997, Associate professor

                                    July 1997 – present, Full professor

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Panelist, National Research Council - East German Academy of Science, Seminar in Biosciences, 1988

Panel Member, NSF Developmental Biology Program, 1989-1990

Panel Member, 1992 and Chair 1993, BARD Molecular and Cellular Panel

Panel Member, 1994, NSF International Junior Investigator and Postdoctoral Fellows Panel

Acting Director, Plant Gene Expression Center, July 1994-October 1994

Monitoring Editor, Plant Physiology, 1994-1995

Advisory Board, Plant Journal, 1995-1999

Council of the American Genetics Association, 1995-1998

Organizer, Molecular Biology of Tomato Conference, August 1996

Editorial Board, Sexual Plant Reproduction, 1997-2012

Panel Member, UC Systemwide Biotech. STAR Project, 1997-2005

Research Council, BioSTAR & Biotech. Research/Education Program,  1999-2005

Advisory Board, Plant Molecular Biology, 1999-2003

Faculty member, Plant Growth and Development Section, Faculty of 1000, 2001-present

Lecturer, EMBO Practical Course on Plant Development, Oeiras, Portugal, 2002-2004

Editorial Board, Plant Journal, 2003-present

Panel member, NSF-FIBR (Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research), 2003

Editorial Board, Planta, 2003-2011

Editorial Board, BMC Plant Biology, 2004-2010; Section Editor for Reproductive Biology, 2011-present

Co-organizer and instructor, Cold Spring Harbor Course in Plant Biology, 2004-2006

Plant Molecular Biology Gordon Conference, Co-chair, 2004; Chair, 2006

Reviewer, L'Oreal-AWIS Fellowships, 2004

Associate Editor, Plant Physiology, July 2005-present

Temporary member, NIH panel, February 2006

Advisory Editorial Board, Molecular Plant, 2008-present

Editorial Advisory Board, Trends Plant Science, 2009-present

ASPB Stephen Hales Prize Award Committee, member 2009, chair 2010-2012

Review Editorial Boards, Frontiers in Plant Physiology and Frontiers in Plant Cell Biology, 2011-present

Board of Reviewing Editors, eLIFE, 2012-present

Editorial Board, Faculty 1000 Research, 2012-present

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (at UC-Berkeley unless otherwise noted)

Genetics 200, Gene Expression, Fall 1988 (co-taught with Dr. K. Paigen)

Plant Biology 298, Topics in Sexual Reproduction, Fall 1990, Fall 1992

Plant Biology 298, Topics in Plant Biology (Grant writing), Fall 1994, Spring 1996, 1998, 1999

Plant Biology 290, Interacting Systems in Developmental Biology, Spring 1992, Fall 1993

Plant Biology 200C, Structural, Developmental and Cell Biology (co-taught with Drs. D. Kaplan and Z. Cande), Spring 1994

Plant and Microbial Biology 210, Scientific Reasoning and Logic, Fall 2000-2007

Plant and Microbial Biology 297, Grant Writing and Research Presentations, Spring 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012

Short courses on Scientific Reasoning and Logic, Shanghai Inst. Plant Physiology and Ecology, 2009, 2011; Peking Univ. 2010

Co-instructor, Pollen Methods Course, NSF Research Coordination Network, Brown University, June 2011

 

PUBLICATIONS

McCormick, S. 1978. Pigment synthesis in maize aleurone from precursors fed to anthocyanin mutants. Biochem.Genet.16: 777-785. 

Coe, E. H., McCormick, S. and Modena, S. 1981. White pollen in maize. J. Heredity 72: 318-320.

McCormick, S., Mauvais, J and Fedoroff, N. 1982. Evidence that the two sucrose synthetase genes in maize are related. Molec. Gen. Genet. 187: 494-500.

McCormick, S., Niedermeyer, J., Fry, J., Barnason, A., Horsch, R. and Fraley, R. 1986. Leaf disc transformation of cultivated tomato (L.esculentum) using Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Plant Cell Reports 5: 81-84. 

Fischhoff, D., Bowdish, K., Perlak, F., Marrone, P., McCormick, S., Niedermeyer, J., Dean, D., Kusano-Kretzmer, K., Mayer, E., Rochester, D., Rogers, S., and Fraley, R. 1987.  Insect tolerant transgenic tomato plants. Biotechnology 5: 807-813

McCormick, S., Smith, A., Gasser, C., Sachs, K., Hinchee, M., Horsch, R. and Fraley, R. 1987.  Identification of genes specifically expressed in reproductive organs of tomato. in Tomato Biotechnology, D.Nevins and R. Jones, eds. Alan R.Liss, pp. 255-265.

Caitlin, D., Ochoa, O., McCormick, S. and Quiros, C. 1988.  Celery transformation by Agrobacterium tumefaciens: cytological and genetic analysis of transgenic plants. Plant Cell Reports 7: 100-103.

Nelson, R., McCormick, S., Delannay, X., Dube, P., Layton, J., Anderson, E., Kaniewska, M., Proksch, R., Horsch, R., Rogers, S., Fraley, R. and Beachy, R. 1988.  Virus tolerance, plant growth, and field performance of transgenic tomato plants expressing coat protein from tobacco mosaic virus. Biotechnology 6: 403-409.

Duck, N., McCormick, S. and Winter, J. 1989.  Hsp70 cognate expression in  vegetative and reproductive organs of Lycopersicon esculentum. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 86: 3674-3678.

McCormick, S., Twell, D., Wing, R., Ursin, V., Yamaguchi, J. and Larabell, S. 1989. Anther-specific genes: molecular characterization and promoter analysis in transgenic plants. in Plant reproduction: from floral induction to pollination, Symposium in Plant Physiology, E. Lord and G. Bernier (eds.) pp. 128-135.

Twell, D., Klein, T.M., Fromm, M.E. and McCormick, S. 1989.  Transient expression of chimeric genes delivered into pollen by microprojectile bombardment. Plant Physiol. 91: 1270-1274.

Twell, D., Wing, R., Yamaguchi, J. and McCormick, S. 1989.  Isolation and  expression of an anther-specific gene from tomato. Mol. Gen. Genetics 217: 240-245.

Ursin, V., Yamaguchi, J. and McCormick, S. 1989.  Gametophytic and sporophytic expression of anther-specific genes in developing tomato anthers. Plant Cell 1: 727-736.

Wing, R., Yamaguchi, J., Larabell, S., Ursin, V. and McCormick, S. 1989. Molecular and genetic characterization of two pollen-expressed genes that have sequence similarity to pectate lyases of the plant pathogen Erwinia. Plant Mol. Biol. 14: 17-28.

Twell, D., Yamaguchi, J. and McCormick, S. 1990. Pollen-specific gene expression in transgenic plants: coordinate regulation of two different tomato gene promoters during microsporogenesis. Development 109: 705-713.

McCormick, S. 1991. Molecular analysis of male gametogenesis in plants. Trends Genetics 7: 298-302.

McCormick, S. 1991. Transformation of tomato with Agrobacterium tumefaciens.in Plant Tissue Culture Manual, Fundamentals and Applications, K. Lindsey (ed), Kluwer, Volume B6: 1-9.

McCormick, S., Yamaguchi, J. and Twell, D. 1991.  Deletion analysis of pollen-expressed promoters. In Vitro Cell. Devel. Biol. 27P: 15-20.

McCormick, S., Twell, D., Vancanneyt, G. and Yamaguchi, J. 1991.  Molecular analysis of gene regulation and function during male gametophyte development. in Proceedings of SEB Symposium on Molecular Biology of Plant Development, G. Jenkins and W. Schuch (eds), pp. 229-244.

Osborne, B.I., Corr, C.A., Prince, J.P., Hehl, R., Tanksley, S.D., McCormick, S. and Baker, B. 1991. Ac transposition from a T-DNA can generate linked and unlinked clusters in the tomato genome. Genetics 129: 833-844.

Twell, D., Yamaguchi, J., Wing, R.A., Ushiba, J. and McCormick, S. 1991.  Promoter analysis of genes that are coordinately expressed during pollen development reveals pollen-specific enhancer sequences and shared regulatory elements. Genes and Development 5: 496-507.

Twell, D., Klein, T.M., and McCormick, S. 1991.  Transformation of pollen by particle bombardment. in Plant Tissue Culture Manual, Fundamentals and Applications, K. Lindsey (ed), Kluwer, Volume D1: 1-12.

Liedl, B.E., McCormick, S. and Mutschler, M.A. 1993. A clearing technique for the study of GUS activity in pollen tubes and ovules of Lycopersicon. Plant Mol. Biol. Reporter 11: 194-201.

McCormick, S. 1993. Molecular analysis of gene regulation and function during pollen development. in Molecular Biology of Tomato, J. Yoder (ed), pp. 153-159, Technomic.

McCormick, S. 1993. Male gametophyte development.  Plant Cell 5: 1265-1275.

McCormick, S. 1994. Molecular and functional analysis of pollen-active genes. in Genetic Control of Self-Incompatibility and Reproductive Development in Flowering Plants, E.G. Williams, R.B. Knox and A.E. Clarke (eds), pp. 360-371, Kluwer.

McCormick, S., Chen, S., Curie, C., Eyal, Y. and Kulikauskas, R. 1994. Molecular and genetic analyses of pollen development. in Pollen-pistil interactions and pollen tube growth, Current Topics in Plant Physiology, an ASPP Series, Vol. 12, A. Stephenson and T-H. Kao (eds), pp. 29-38.

McCormick, S., Curie, C., Eyal, Y., Muschietti, J., Dircks, L. and Kulikauskas, R. 1994. Molecular biology of male gametogenesis. Euphytica 79: 245-250.

Muschietti, J., Dircks, L., Vancanneyt, G. and McCormick, S. 1994. LAT52 protein is essential for tomato pollen development: Pollen expressing antisense LAT52 RNA hydrates and germinates abnormally and cannot achieve fertilization. Plant Journal 6: 321-338.

Eyal, Y., Curie, C. and McCormick, S. 1995. Pollen specificity elements reside in 30 bp of the proximal promoters of two pollen-expressed genes. Plant Cell 7: 373-384.

Gorman, S.W. and McCormick, S. 1995. Identification of the RFLP markers flanking male sterile 7 (ms7) on chromosome 11. Tomato Genetics Cooperative 45: 25.

Kulikauskas, R., Hou, A., Muschietti, J. and McCormick, S. 1995. Comparisons of diverse plant species reveal that only grasses show drastically reduced levels of ubiquitin monomer in mature pollen. Sexual Plant Reproduction 8: 326-332.

McCormick, S. 1995. Edward H. Coe, Jr., An appreciation. Maydica 40: 3-6.

Chen, Y-C.S. and McCormick, S. 1996.  side-car pollen, an Arabidopsis thaliana male gametophytic mutant with aberrant cell divisions during pollen development. Development 122: 3243-3253.

Dircks, L., Vancanneyt, G. and McCormick, S. 1996. Biochemical characterization and baculovirus expression of the pectate lyase-like LAT56 and LAT59 pollen proteins of tomato. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 34: 509-520.

Gorman, S.W., Banasiak, D., Fairley, C. and McCormick, S. 1996. A 610 kb YAC clone harbors 7 cM of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) DNA that includes the male sterile 14 gene and a hotspot for recombination. Mol. Gen. Genet. 251: 52-59.

Liedl, B.E., McCormick, S. and Mutschler, M.A. 1996. Unilateral incongruity in crosses involving Lycopersicon pennellii and L.esculentum is distinct from self-incompatibility in expression, timing and location. Sexual Plant Reproduction 9: 299-308.

Whitham, S., McCormick, S. and Baker, B. 1996. The N gene of tobacco confers resistance to tobacco mosaic virus in transgenic tomato. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 93: 8776-8781.

 Gorman, S.W. and McCormick, S. 1997. Male sterile genes of tomato. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci. 16: 31-53.

 Kulikauskas, R. and McCormick, S. 1997. Identification of the tobacco and Arabidopsis homologs of the pollen-expressed LAT59 gene of tomato. Plant Mol. Biol. 34: 809-814.

Curie, C. and McCormick, S. 1997. A strong inhibitor of gene expression in the 5'-untranslated region of the pollen-specific LAT59 gene of tomato.  Plant Cell 9: 2025-2036.

McCormick, S. 1998. Self-incompatibility and other pollen-pistil interactions. Curr. Op. Pl. Biol. 1: 18-25.

Muschietti, J.P., Eyal, Y. and McCormick, S. 1998. Pollen tube localization implies a role in pollen-pistil interactions for the tomato receptor-like protein kinases LePRK1 and  LePRK2. Plant Cell 10: 319-330.

Gaude,T. and McCormick, S. 1999. Signaling in pollen-pistil interactions. Sem. Cell Dev. Biol. 10:139-147.

Ylstra, B. and McCormick, S.  1999. Analysis of mRNA stabilities during pollen development and in BY2 cells. Plant Journal 20:101-108.

Bedinger, P., Stratford, S., Barnes, W.,  Hohorst, D.L., Sagert, J.G., Cotter, R., Golubiewski, A., Anderson, J.R. and McCormick, S.  2000. Extensin chimeras in the pollen extracellular matrix: possible roles in cell-cell communication, In Geitmann, A., Cresti, M., Heath, I.B. (eds.), NATO Science Series "Cell Biology of Plant and Fungal Tip Growth",  IOS Press, Amsterdam.

McCormick, S. 2000. Chapter 19 (author of section 19.4-19.8), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, eds. B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem, R. Jones, ASPP publication.

Stratford, S. Barnes, W.,  Hohorst, D.L., Sagert, J.G., Cotter, R., Golubiewski, A., Showalter, A., McCormick, S. and Bedinger, P.  2001. A leucine-rich repeat is conserved in pollen extensin-like (Pex) proteins in monocots and dicots. Plant Mol. Biol. 46:43-56.

McCormick, S. 2001. Gametogenesis. Encyclopedia of Life Science, Web-based, MacMillan Publishers.

Johnson, S. A. and McCormick, S. 2001. Pollen germinates precociously in the anthers of raring-to-go, an Arabidopsis gametophytic mutant. Plant Physiol. 126:685-695.

Cock, J.M. and McCormick, S. 2001. A large family of genes that share homology with Clavata3. Plant Physiol. 126: 939-943.

Magnard, J-M., Yang, M., Chen, Y-C. S., Leary, M. and McCormick, S. 2001. The Arabidopsis thaliana gene Tardy Asynchronous Meiosis (TAM) is required for the normal pace and synchrony of cell division during male meiosis. Plant Physiol.. 127: 1157-1166.

Kim, H-U., Cotter, R., Johnson, S., Senda, M., Dodds, P., Kulikauskas,R, Tang, W., Ezcurra, I, Herzmark, P. and McCormick, S. 2002. New pollen-specific receptor kinases identified in tomato, maize and Arabidopsis: the tomato kinases show overlapping but distinct localization patterns on pollen tubes. Plant Mol. Biol. 50: 1-16. 

McCormick, S. 2002. Sporophyte and gametophyte. Encyclopedia of Life Science, Web-based, MacMillan Publishers.

Tsiantis, M., Hay, A., Ori, N., Kaur, H., Henderson, I., Holtan, H., McCormick, S. and Hake, S. 2002. Developmental signals regulating leaf form, In Cronk, Q.C.B., Bateman, and Hawkins, J.A. (eds). “Developmental Genetics and Plant Evolution”, Systematics Association Special Volume Series 65, Taylor and Francis, London and New York. . 

Yang, M. and McCormick, S. 2002. The Arabidopsis thaliana MEI1 gene likely encodes a protein with BRCT domains. Sexual Plant Reprod. 14: 355-357.

Tang, W., Ezcurra, I., Muschietti, J. and McCormick, S. 2002. A cysteine-rich extracellular protein, LAT52, interacts with the extracellular domain of the pollen receptor kinase LePRK2. Plant Cell 14: 2277-2287. (see also Johnson, M.A. and Preuss, D. Trends Pl. Sci. Research Focus "On your mark, get set, GROW! LePRK2-LAT52 interactions regulate pollen tube growth" Trends Plant Sci 2003 Mar 8(3):97-9.

McCormick, S. 2002. Is there more to plant reproduction? (book review). Trends Plant Science 7: 421-421.

McCormick, S. 2003. Writing: the clear choice (correspondence). Nature 424: 128-128.

Engel, M.L., Chaboud, A., Dumas, C. and McCormick, S. 2003. Sperm cells of Zea mays have a complex complement of mRNAs. Plant Journal 34:697-707.

Wengier, D., Valsecchi,I., Cabanas, M.L., Tang, W., McCormick, S. and Muschietti, J. 2003. The receptor kinases LePRK1 and LePRK2 associate in pollen and when expressed in yeast, but dissociate in the presence of style extract. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 100:6860-6865.

Kim, M., McCormick, S., Timmermanns, M. and Sinha, N. 2003. The expression domain of PHANTASTICA determines leaf placement in compound leaves. Nature 424: 438-443.

Kim, M., Pham, T., Hamidi, A., McCormick, S., Kuzoff, R.K. and Sinha, N. 2003. Reduced leaf complexity in tomato wiry mutants suggests a role for PHAN and KNOX genes in generating compound leaves. Development 130: 4405-4415.

McCormick, S. 2004. Control of male gametophyte development. Plant Cell 16: S142-153.

Tang, W., Kelley, D., Ezcurra, I., Cotter, R. and McCormick, S. 2004. LeSTIG1, an extracellular binding partner for the pollen receptor kinases LePRK1 and LePRK2, promotes pollen tube growth in vitro. Plant Journal 39: 343-353.

Guyon, V., Tang, W., Monti., M., Raiola, A., DeLorenzo, G., McCormick, S. and Taylor, L. 2004. Antisense phenotypes reveal a role for SHY, a pollen-specific leucine-rich repeat protein, in pollen tube growth. Plant Journal 39: 643-654.

Johnson-Brousseau, S.A. and McCormick, S. 2004. A compendium of methods useful for characterizing Arabidopsis pollen mutants and gametophytically-expressed genes. Plant Journal 39: 761-775.

Wang, Y., Magnard, J-L., McCormick, S. and Yang, M. 2004. Progression through meiosis I and meiosis II in Arabidopsis thaliana anthers is regulated by an A-type cyclin predominately expressed in prophase I. Plant Physiology 136: 4127-4135.

Kaothien, P., Ok, S.H., Shuai, B., Wengier, D., Cotter, R., Kelley, D., Kiriakopolos, S., Muschietti, J. and McCormick, S. 2005. Kinase partner protein interacts with the LePRK1 and LePRK2 receptor kinases and plays a role in polarized pollen tube growth. Plant Journal 42: 492-503.

McCormick, S. and Yang, H. 2005. Is there more than one way to attract a pollen tube? Trends Plant Sci. 10: 260-263.

Engel, M.L., Holmes-Davis, R., and McCormick, S. 2005. Green sperm. Identification of male gamete promoters in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 138: 2124-2133.

Holmes-Davis, R., Tanaka, C.K., Vensel, W., Hurkman, W. and McCormick, S. 2005. Proteome mapping of mature pollen of Arabidopsis thaliana. Proteomics 5: 4864-4884.

Yang, H., Kaur, N., Kiriakopolos, S. and McCormick, S. 2006. EST generation and analyses towards identifying female gametophyte-specific genes in Zea mays L. Planta 224: 1004-1014.

McCormick, S. 2007. From seed to seed (book review). BioEssays 29: 504-505.

McCormick, S. 2007. Reproductive dialog (Perspective). Science 317: 206-207.

Boavida, L. and McCormick, S. 2007. Temperature as a determinant factor for increased and reproducible in vitro pollen germination in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal 52: 570-582, published August 30, 2007; doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03248.x.

Zhang, Y. and McCormick, S. 2007. A distinct mechanism regulating a pollen-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor for the small GTPase Rop in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104: 18830-18835, published November 13, 2007; 10.1073/pnas.0705874104.

Zhang, Y. and McCormick, S. 2008. Regulation of pollen tube polarity: feedback loops rule. Plant Signaling and Behavior 3 (5):345-347.

Alandete-Saez, M., Ron, M. and McCormick, S. 2008. GEX3, expressed in the male gametophyte and in the egg cell of Arabidopsis thaliana, is essential for micropylar pollen tube guidance and plays a role during early embryogenesis. Molecular Plant 1: 586-598.

Jasinski, S., Tattersall, A., Piazza, P., Hay, A., Martinez-Garcia, J.F., Schmitz, G., Theres, K., McCormick, S., and Tsiantis, M. 2008. PROCERA encodes a DELLA protein that mediates control of dissected leaf form in tomato. Plant Journal 56: 603-612.

Borges, F., Gomes, G., Gardner,R., Moreno, N., McCormick, S., Feijo, J.A., Becker, J.D. 2008. Comparative transcriptomics of Arabidopsis thaliana sperm cells. Plant Physiology 148: 1168-1181.

Blanvillain, R., Boavida, L.C., McCormick, S. and Ow, D.W. 2008. Exportin1 genes are essential for development and function of the gametophytes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 180: 1493-1500.

Zhang, D., Wengier, D., Shuai, B., Gui, C.P., Muschietti, J., McCormick, S. and Tang,W.H. 2008.The pollen receptor kinase LePRK2 mediates growth-promoting signals and positively regulates pollen germination and tube growth. Plant Physiology 148: 1368-1379.

Wang, H., Boavida, L.C., Ron, M. and McCormick, S. 2008. Truncation of a protein disulfide isomerase, PDIL2-1, delays embryo sac maturation and disrupts pollen tube guidance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell 20: 3300-3311.

Zhang, Y., He, J., and McCormick, S. 2009. Two Arabidopsis AGC kinases are critical for the polarized growth of pollen tubes. Plant Journal 58: 474-484.

Boavida, L.C. Shuai, B., Yu, H-J., Pagnussat, G.C., Sundaresan, V. and McCormick, S. 2009. A collection of Ds insertions associated with defects in male gametophyte development and function in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 181: 1369-1385.

Zhang, Y. and McCormick, S. 2009. AGC VIII kinases: at the crossroads of cellular signaling. Trends Pl. Sci. 14: 689-695.

Zhang, Y. and McCormick, S. 2010. The regulation of vesicle trafficking by small GTPases and phospholipids during pollen tube growth. Sexual Plant Reprod. 23: 87-93; doi:10.1007/s00497-009-0118-z.

Boavida, L.C. and McCormick, S. 2010. Gametophyte and Sporophyte. In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002038.pub2].

Guan, Y., Boavida, L.C. and McCormick, S. 2010. Gametogenesis. In: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002037.pub2].

Wengier, D.L., Mazzella, M.A., Salem, T.M., McCormick, S. and Muschietti, J.P. 2010. STIL, a peculiar molecule from styles, specifically dephosphorylates the pollen receptor kinase LePRK2 and stimulates pollen tube growth in vitro. BMC Plant Biology 10:33 (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/10/33)

Zhang, Y.*, He, J.*, Lee, D., and McCormick, S. 2010. Interdependence of endomembrane trafficking and actin dynamics during polarized growth of Arabidopsis pollen tubes. Plant Physiology 152:2200-2210, doi:10.1104/pp.109.142349. * co-first authors.

Muschietti, J. and McCormick, S. 2010. Abscisic acid (ABA) receptors: light at the end of the tunnel. F1000 Biology Reports 2:15 (http://f1000biology.com/reports/10.3410/B2-15/).

Joyard, J. and McCormick, S. 2010. Plant Systems Biology (editorial). Plant Physiology 152: 401.

Ron, M., Alandete-Saez, M., Williams, L., Fletcher, J and McCormick, S. 2010. Proper regulation of a sperm-specific cis-nat-siRNA is essential for double fertilization in Arabidopsis. Genes Dev. 24: 101-1021; doi:10.1101/gad.1882810.

Zheng, B., Chen, X. and McCormick, S. 2011. The anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome is a dual integrator that regulates both miRNA-mediated transcriptional regulation of Cyclin B1 and degradation of Cyclin B1 during Arabidopsis male gametophyte development. Plant Cell 23: 1033-1046; doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.083980.

Alandete-Saez, M., Ron, M., Leiboff, S. and McCormick, S. 2011. Arabidopsis thaliana GEX1 has dual functions in gametophyte development and early embryogenesis.Plant Journal 68: 620-632; DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04713.x

Zhang, Y., Li, S., Zhou, L-Z., Fox, E., Pao, J., Sun, W., Zhou, C. and McCormick, S. 2011. Overexpression of Arabidopsis thaliana PTEN caused accumulation of autophagic bodies in pollen tubes by disrupting phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate dynamics. Plant Journal 68: 1081-1092; DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04761.x

Zoulias, M., Koenig, D., Hamidi, A., McCormick, S. and Kim, M. 2012. A role for PHANTASTICA in medio-lateral regulation of adaxial domain development in tomato and tobacco leaves. Annals of Botany 109:407-418; doi: 10.1093/aob/mcr295

Qin, P., Ting, D., Shieh, A. and McCormick, S. 2012. Callose plug deposition patterns vary in pollen tubes of Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes and in tomato species. BMC Plant Biology 12: 178, doi:10.1186/1471-2229-12-178.

Li, S., Ge, F-R., Xu, M., Zhao, X-Y., Huang, G-Q., Zhou, L-Zi., Wang, J-G., Kombrink, A., McCormick, S., Zhang, X.S., and Zhang, Y. 2013. Arabidopsis COBRA-LIKE 10, a GPI-anchored protein, mediates directional growth of pollen tubes. Plant Journal (in press), doi: 10.1111/tpj.12139.