Hanley-Bowdoin, Linda K

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Plant and Microbial Biology
linda_hanley-bowdoin@ncsu.edu
919-515-6663
919-513-1209 fax
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Dr. Hanley-Bowdoin is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology at North Carolina State University and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a leader in the geminivirus research community and has established that these important pathogens as valuable tools for studying nuclear events in plant cells. She has received the NCSU Distinguished Alumni Research Award in recognition of her pioneering research in plant virology and her patents describing novel strategies for geminivirus disease resistance. Her research program has been continuously funded for 25+ years by grants from the NSF, USDA, Rockefeller Foundation, BARD, and corporate sponsors. Dr. Hanley-Bowdoin has served on numerous grant review panels and review boards and is currently an associate editor of Plant Molecular Biology. Dr. Hanley-Bowdoin was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, summa cum laude, from the University of California-Riverside in 1971. After pursuing research in mammalian systems at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Medical Schools, she began her research career in plant molecular biology as a Connaught Fellow at the University of Toronto, earning a M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry in 1980. She continued her graduate studies at the Rockefeller University and received a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology in 1986. She then joined the research staff at Monsanto Company, where she analyzed geminivirus gene transcription. In 1990, Dr. Hanley-Bowdoin joined the NCSU faculty and established a research program to characterize the mechanisms that mediate geminivirus and plant chromosomal DNA replication. Her current research areas examine geminivirus/plants interactions that enhance cassava mosaic disease and epigenome dynamics and post-translational regulation of gene expression during the plant cell cycle and geminivirus infection.
 
Expertise:
  Plant Genomics and Genetics | Biochemistry | Molecular Biology | Plant Pathology
Country(s) of experience:
  China-Peoples Rep | Kenya | Mexico | Spain | Tanzania |
Type(s) of International Experience:
  Researcher in an international project | Instructor at an academic institution overseas | Speaker at an international conference | Other international activities | Advisor for international students | Host for international faculty | Host for international post-doc
Projects:
  Cassava mosaic disease - A paradigm for the evolution of insect-transmitted plant virus pathosystems
11/01/2015 - 11/30/2020
Funding Agency/Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institutional Partner: Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania | Rutgers University, USA | Auburn University | Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI)
  Cassava virus diversity
01/01/2013 - 01/01/2017
Funding Agency/Sponsor:
Institutional Partner: Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania
  BREAD: Functional analysis of DNA satellites associated with cassava mosaic disease
01/01/2011 - 01/01/2016
Funding Agency/Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institutional Partner: Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania
  Characterization of cassava mosaic geminiviruses and their satellites in cassava at the cellular level
01/01/2012 - 01/01/2016
Funding Agency/Sponsor:
Institutional Partner: Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania
  Ecosystem services modeling to manage the emerging infectious plant diseases of Africa
01/01/2012 - 01/01/2016
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  Training workshop using cell biology approaches to study host-pathogen interactions in cassava
01/01/2013 - 01/01/2016
Funding Agency/Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institutional Partner: Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania