Priya Ranjan

Biosciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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University of Tennessee
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Priya Ranjan

Research Scientist

  • Ph.D., Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Bioinformatics), Michigan Technological University, 2006
  • M.S., Biotechnology, India Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, India 2001
  • B.S., Chemistry, TM Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur, India 1999

Research Interests:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Comparative genomics
  • Gene annotation
  • Molecular evolution
  • Statistical genetics
  • Alternative splicing
  • Microarray data analysis

Recent Publications:

  • A. Geraldes, S. P. DiFazio, G. T. Slavov, P. Ranjan, W. Muchero, J. Hannemann, L. E. Gunter, A. M. Wymore, C. J. Grassa, N. Farzaneh, I. Porth, A. D. McKown, O. Skyba, E. Li, M. Fujita, J. Klápště, J. Martin, W. Schackwitz, C. Pennacchio, D. Rokhsar, M. C. Friedmann, G. O. Wasteneys, R. D. Guy, Y. A. El-Kassaby, S. D. Mansfield, Q. C. B. Cronk, J. Ehlting, C. J Douglas, G. A. Tuskan. 2013. A 34K SNP genotyping array for Populus trichocarpa: Design, application to the study of natural populations and transferability to other Populus species. Molecular Ecology Resources.
  • Slavov GT, DiFazio SP, Martin J, Schackwitz W, Muchero W, Rodgers-­‐Melnick E, Lipphardt MF, Pennacchio CP, Hellsten U, Pennacchio LA, Gunter LE, Ranjan P, Vining K, Pomraning KR, Wilhelm LJ, Pellegrini M, Mockler TC, Freitag M, Geraldes A, El Kassaby YA, Mansfield SD, Cronk QCB, Douglas CJ, Strauss SH, Rokhsar D, Tuskan GA. 2012. Genome resequencing reveals multiscale geographic structure and extensive linkage disequilibrium in the forest tree Populus trichocarpa. New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-­‐8137.2012.04258.x
  • GA Tuskan, S DiFazio, P Faivre-Rampant, M Gaudet, A Harfouche, V Jorge, JL Labbé, P Ranjan, M Sabatti, G Slavov, N Street, TJ Tschaplinski, T Yin. The obscure events contributing to the evolution of an incipient sex chromosome in Populus: a retrospective working hypothesis (2012) Tree Genome and Genetics: DOI 10.1007/s11295-012-0495-6
  • Yin, T.-M., M. Davis, L. Gunter, X. Zhang, P. Ranjan, R. Sykes, and GA. Tuskan. 2010. Differential expression of genetic loci underlying above- and below-ground lignin contents in Populus. PLOS Genetics In review.
  • Ranjan P, Yin T, Zhang X, Kalluri U C, Yang X, Jawdy S, Tuskan G A Bioinformatics-based identification of candidate genes from QTLs associated with cell wall traits in Populus, BioEnergy Research 2009 DOI 10.1007/s12155-009-9060-z
  • Yuan Y, Chung J-D, Fu X, Johnson VE, Ranjan P, Booth SL, Harding SA, Tsai C-J: Alternative splicing and gene duplication differentially shaped the regulation of isochorismate synthase in Populus and Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2009, 106:22020-22025.
  • Yuan J, Halfhill M, Abercrombie L, Rao M, Zhou X, .. Ranjan P et al. (2009) Functional genomics analysis of Conyza canadensis (horseweed) with special reference to the evolution of non-target site glyphosate resistance. Weed Science: In Press
  • Udaya Kalluri, Gregory Hurst, Patricia Lankford, Priya Ranjan, Dale Pelletier. Shotgun proteome profile of Populus developing xylem. Proteomics. 2009 (21):4871-80.
  • Rao, M.R.,M.D. Halfhill, L.G Abercrombie, P. Ranjan, J.M. Abercrombie, J.S. Gouffon, A.M. Saxton, and C.N. Stewart,Jr. 2009. Phytoremediation and phytosensing of chemical contaminants, RDX and TNT:identification of the required target genes. Functional and Integrative Genomics DOI 10.1007/s10142-009-0125-z.
  • Xiaohan Yang , Udaya C. Kalluri , Sara Jawdy , Lee E. Gunter , Tongming Yin , Timothy J. Tschaplinski , David J. Weston , Priya Ranjan , and Gerald A. Tuskan. F-box Gene Family is Expanded in Herbaceous Annual Plants Relative to Woody Perennial Plants. Plant Physiol. First published on September 5, 2008; 10.1104/pp.108.121921
  • Jason M Abercrombie, Matthew D Halfhill, Priya Ranjan, Murali R Rao, Arnold M Saxton, Joshua S Yuan and C Neal Stewart Jr: Transcriptional responses of Arabidopsis thaliana plants to As (V) stress. BMC Plant Biology 2008, 8:87
  • Ranjan P, Kao Y, Jiang H, C.P. Joshi, S.A. Harding and C.J. Tsai: Suppression Subtractive hybridization-mediated transcriptome analysis from multiple tissues of aspen (Populus tremuloides) trees altered in phenylpropanoid metabolism. Planta, 219: 694-704, 2004.
  • C.P. Joshi, S. Bhandari, P. Ranjan, U. C. Kalluri, X. Liang, T. Fujino, and A. Samuga: Genomics of cellulose biosynthesis in poplars. New Phytologist 164: 53-61, 2004.

Book Chapter

  • Tsai C-J, Ranjan P, DiFazio SP, Tuskan GA and Johnson V (2010) Poplar Genome Microarrays. In: Joshi CP and DiFazio SP (eds), Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants: Poplar. Science Publishers, Enfield, New Hampshire In Press.

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