Institute of Genetics
Grosshaderner Str. 2-4
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Plant Molecular Biology
The University of Adelaide, 2009-2012
School of Agriculture, Food, and Wine, Adelaide, Australia
Master of Science (M.Sc.), Plant Molecular Biology
Queens University, 2001-2003
Department of Biology, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc., 1st Class Honors), Marine Botany
St. Francis Xavier University, 1997-2001
Department of Biology, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2013-2015)
EMBL Australia Travel Grant (2012)
University of Adelaide Research Abroad Scholarship (2010)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council PGS-D (2009-2010)
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2009-2012)
University of Adelaide Scholarship (2009-2012)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council PGS-A (2001-2003)
St Francis Xavier University Scholarship (1997-2001)
Canada Post National Scholarship (1997-1999)
Chiasson, D.M., Loughlin, P.C., Mazurkiewicz, D., Mohammadidehcheshmeh, M., Fedorova, E.E., Okamoto, M., McLean, E., Glass, A.D.M, Smith, S.E., Bisseling, T., Tyerman, S.D., Day, D.A., and Kaiser, B.N. Soybean SAT1 (Symbiotic Ammonium Transporter 1) encodes a bHLH transcription factor involved in nodule growth and NH4+ transport. 2014. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(13): 4814-4819
Bender, K.W., Dobney, S., Ogunrinde, A., Chiasson, D.M., Mullen, R.T., Teresinski, H.J., Singh, P., Munro, K., Steven, S.P., Snedden, W.A. The calmodulin-like protein CML43 functions as a salicylic-acid-inducible root-specific Ca2+ sensor in Arabidopsis. 2014. Biochemical Journal. 457(1): 127-136.
DeFalco, T., Chiasson, D, Munro, K., Kaiser, B.N., and Snedden, W. Biochemical characterization of the soybean calmodulin-binding receptor-like kinase GmCaMK1 and the CaMK family of plants. 2010. FEBS Letters. 584: 4717-4724.
Dobney, S., Chiasson, D., Lam, P., Smith, S., and Snedden, W. The calmodulin-related calcium sensor CML42 plays a role in trichome branching. 2009. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284: 31647-31657.
Chiasson, D., Ekengren, S., Martin, G., and Snedden. W. Calmodulin-like proteins from Arabidopsis and tomato are involved in host defense against Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato. 2005. Plant Molecular Biology. 58: 887-897.
Hubbard, C., Garbary, D.J., Kim, K.Y., and Chiasson, D. Host specificity and growth of kelp gametophytes symbiotic with filamentous red algae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). 2004. Helgoland Marine Research. 58: 18-25.
Ph.D. Thesis (2012): “Characterization of GmSAT1 and related proteins from legume nodules.” Supervisor: Dr. Brent N. Kaiser
M.Sc. Thesis (2003): “Characterization of three pathogen-induced calmodulin-like proteins in Arabidopsis and tomato.” Supervisor: Dr. Wayne A. Snedden
B.Sc. Thesis (2001): “Polyphenolics and UV protection in the filamentous red alga Aglaothamnion oosumiense.” Supervisor: Dr. David J. Garbary
Chiasson, D., Loughlin, P., Fedorova, E., Bisseling, T., and Kaiser, B.N. (2011) The Use of Heterologous Expression Systems to Characterize the Function of the Soybean Transcription Factor GmSAT1. 17th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation. Fremantle, Western Australia (Oral Presentation, Refereed)
Chiasson, D., Loughlin, P., Fedorova, E., Day, D.A., and Kaiser, B.N. (2010) Further investigations into GmSAT1, a membrane-bound transcription factor required for nitrogen fixation in Soybean. 9th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. (Poster, Refereed)
Chiasson, D., DeFalco, T., Mazurkiewicz, D., Snedden, W., and Kaiser, B.N. (2009) The Role of MtSAT1 and MtSAT2, two bHLH transcription factors, during nodulation in Medicago truncatula. 15th Australian Nitrogen Fixation Conference, Margaret River, Australia. (Oral Presentation, Refereed)
Chiasson, D., and Kaiser, B.N. (2009) The Role of MtSAT1 and MtSAT2, two bHLH transcription factors, during nodulation in Medicago truncatula. Combio 2009 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand. (Poster, Refereed)
Chiasson, D., and Snedden W. (2003) Characterization of two pathogen-induced calmodulin-related proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. (Oral Presentation, Refereed)
Chiasson, D., and Snedden, W. (2003) Characterization of three pathogen-induced calmodulin-like proteins from Arabidopsis and tomato. Eastern Regional Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, Montreal, Quebec. (Poster, Refereed)
Chiasson, D., and Garbary, D. (2001) Polyphenolics and UV protection in the filamentous red alga Aglaothamnium oosumiense. Atlantic Provinces Council on the Sciences, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Poster, Refereed)
Chiasson, D., and Kim, K.Y. (2000) Photosynthetic performance in marine algae: testing the form/function hypothesis. Korean Society of Phycology, Yeosu, South Korea. (Oral Presentation).