Ian Wallace


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Ian Wallace

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 214
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 682-7311
Fax: 682-7321

Email: iwallace@unr.edu
Building: Howard Medical Science,  Office N/A

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EDUCATION
Memphis University School, 2000
B. S. in Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ph. D. in Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2008

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

Genetic and biochemical dissection of plant cell wall biosynthesis, deposition, and regulation; plant protein kinase signal transduction; manipulation of plant cell wall digestibility for lignocellulosic biofuel and forage crop applications.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapter(s)
Methods for large-scale identification of protein-kinase substrate networks. Ketelaar, K. J., Wallace, I. S. 2015, In Sanela Martic and Heinz-Berhard Kraatz (Ed.), Kinomics: Approaches and applications.
A blueprint for cellulose biosynthesis, deposition, and regulation in plants. Wallace, I. S. 2014, In Hiroo Fukuda (Ed.), Plant cell wall patterning and cell shape (pp. 65-96). Wiley-Blackwell.
Journals
A potential role for protein O-fucosylation during pollen-pistil interactions. Smith DK, Harper JF, Wallace IS 2018, Plant Signal & Behavior. 13(5)
Phosphoregulation of the plant cellulose synthase complex and cellulose synthase-like proteins. Speicher, T. L., Li, P. Z., Wallace, I. S. 2018, Plants 2018, 7(3), 52
Orchestrating Rapid Long-Distance Signaling in Plants with Ca2+ , ROS, and Electrical Signals. Choi, W. G., Miller, G., Wallace, I., Harper, J., Mittler, R., and Gilroy, S 2017, The Plant Journal
Brassinosteroid Insensitve II negatively regulates cellulose synthesis in Arabidopsis by phosphorylating cellulose synthase 1 Sanchez-Rodriguez, C., Ketelaar, K. J., Schneider, R., Villalobos, J. A., Somerville, C. R., Persson, S., Wallace, I. 2017, PNAS 2017 March, 114 (13) 3533-3538.
The emerging role of protein phosphorylation as a critical regulatory mechanism controlling cellulose biosynthesis. Jones, D. M., Murray, C. M., Ketelaar, K. J., Thomas, J. J., Villalobos, J. A., Wallace, I. S. 2016, Frontiers in Plant Science
2-fluoro-L-fucose is a metabolically incorporated inhibitor of plant cell wall polysaccharide fucosylation. Villalobos, J. A., Yi, B. R., Wallace, I. S. 2015, PLOS ONE.
Acetobixan, an inhibitor of cellulose synthesis identified by microbial bioprospecting. Wallace, I. S. 2014, PLoS ONE, 9(4), e95245 (pgs 1-10).