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Dr Stephanie Kerr
Research Associate in Horticultural Tree Genomics
Faculty of Science,
School of Biology & Environmental Science
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Plant Biology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Horticultural Production
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* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Stephanie completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Queensland where she investigated the role that the plant hormone strigolactone plays in the regulation of shoot architecture in garden pea (Pisum sativum).

She is now employed as a Research Associate in Horticultural Tree Genomics at Queensland University of Technology where she will be functionally characterising genes involved in flowering and precocity in horticultural trees. This project aims to develop tools for improving flowering and precocity in tree crops that will directly benefit the horticultural industry in Australia and worldwide.

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  • Kerr S, Patil S, de Saint Germain A, Pillot J, Saffar J, Ligerot Y, Aubert G, Citerne S, Bellec Y, Dun E, Beveridge C, Rameau C, (2021) Integration of the SMXL/D53 strigolactone signalling repressors in the model of shoot branching regulation in Pisum sativum, The Plant Journal
  • Barbier F, Dun E, Kerr S, Chabikwa T, Beveridge C, (2019) An update on the signals controlling shoot branching, Trends in Plant Science p220-236
  • Kerr S, Gaiti F, Tanurdzic M, (2019) De novo plant transcriptome assembly and annotation using illumina RNA-seq reads, Methods in Molecular Biology p265-275
  • Kerr S, Beveridge C, (2017) IPA1: a direct target of SL signaling, Cell Research p1191-1192
  • Kerr S, Gaiti F, Beveridge C, Tanurdzic M, (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly reveals high transcriptional complexity in Pisum sativum axillary buds and shows rapid changes in expression of diurnally regulated genes, BMC Genomics p1-15
  • Brewer P, Yoneyama K, Filardo F, Meyers E, Scaffidi A, Frickey T, Akiyama K, Seto Y, Dun E, Cremer J, Kerr S, other a, (2016) Lateral branching oxidoreductase acts in the final stages of strigolactone biosynthesis in Arabidopsis, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America p6301-6306


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