Affiliated Programs

UC Davis Biotechnology Program

The Associate Director

Associate Director

Denneal Jamison-McClung, PhD

Associate Director - UC Davis Biotechnology Program
Director - BioTech SYSTEM
Program Coordinator - NSF CREATE-IGERT Doctoral Training
  Program
Program Coordinator - NSF CREATE-REU
Lecturer in Plant Biology in the College of Biological Sciences (CBS),
  UC Davis

Telephone: (530) 752-5090
Fax: (530) 752-4125
Email: dsjamison@ucdavis.edu

University of California, Davis
311 Life Sciences
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


Recent Presentations



Education


   University of California, Davis     Biological Sciences     B.S.     June 1995
 
   University of California, Davis     Genetics with a DEB     Ph.D.     September 2003

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Dissertation: "A genetic and molecular analysis of haustorium development in the parasitic plant, Triphysaria"

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Advisor: John I. Yoder, Department of Plant Sciences

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Earned a Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology (DEB)

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Graduated with Honors (Inducted into Phi Sigma - Biological Sciences Honor Society)
 

 

Academic Positions


     2008 - present
Associate Director, UC Davis Biotechnology Program

     2006 - 2008     
Assistant Director, UC Davis Biotechnology Program

     2002 - present     
Lecturer, Department of Plant Biology, UC Davis

    2002 - 2006     
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences, Sacramento State University, CA

 

Professional Activities


    2010 - present
Lead Instructor, Summer Institute in Applied Biotechnology and Bioinformatics for High School Teachers, North Valley Biotechnology Center/Los Rios Community College District in partnership with UC Davis Biotechnology Program

    2009 - present
Program Coordinator, NSF CREATE-REU undergraduate research experience in plant biotechnology, College of Engineering, UC Davis

    2007 - present    
Program Coordinator, NSF CREATE-IGERT graduate training program in plant biotechnology, College of Engineering, UC Davis

    2007 - 2009   
Lead Instructor, NSF Summer Institute in Applied Biotechnology and Bioinformatics for High School Teachers, North Valley & Mountain Biotechnology Center partnerships with UC Davis Biotechnology Program

    2006 - present
Director, BioTech SYSTEM outreach consortium for K-14 STEM education, Biotechnology Program, UC Davis

    2005 - 2006
Forum Instructor, Molecular Evolution/Phylogenetics Workshops, NSF Bio-Link 6th & 7th Annual Summer Fellows Program, UC Berkeley

    2004 - 2006     
Lead Instructor, NSF Summer Institute in Bioinformatics for Community College Instructors, North Valley & Mountain Biotechnology Center in partnership with UC Davis Biotechnology Program

    2001 - present   
Life Sciences Consultant, technical editing of manuals, articles and grants, instruction of biotechnology and bioinformatics workshops, etc.

    2001   
Research Intern, Celera AgGen, Davis, CA. Genomics research and development group

 

University & Community Service


    2010 - present
Member, Agriculture Literacy Coalition, California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, Sacramento, CA

    2010 - present
Member, Biotechnology Advisory Committee, El Molino High School Biotechnology Program, El Molino, CA

    2010 - present
Member, Biotechnology Advisory Committee, Rodriguez High School Biotechnology Program, Fairfield, CA

    2009 - present
Member, National Visiting Committee, AgrowKnowledge: The National Center for Agriscience & Technology Education, Cedar Rapids, IA

    2009 - present
Member, UC Davis Graduate Council Academic Planning & Development (APD) Subcommittee

    2009 - present
Chapter Officer, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, UC Davis Chapter

    2009 - present
Member, Women in Sciences & Engineering Committee (WISE)

    2009 - present
Member, Scholarship Selection Committee, Donald A. Strauss Scholarship Foundation, UC Davis

    2008 - 2009
Member, University Council and Ag. Biotech Team, AgrowKnowledge: The National Center for Agriscience & Technology Education

    2008 - present
Member, Biotechnology Academy Advisory Committee, Sheldon High School Biotechnology Academy, Elk Grove, CA

    2008 - present
Member, Biotechnology Career Path Advisory Board, Hogan High School Biotechnology Academy, Vallejo, CA

    2007 - present
Member, Biotechnology Advisory Committee, Davis High School, Davis, CA

    2007 - present
Member, Speakers Bureau, Sacramento Advocates for Girls Empowerment (SAGE)

    2007 - 2009
Event Moderator, UC Davis Little Bang Poster Competition

    2006 - 2010
Member, Board of Directors, Sports Karma Foundation, (dba Maximum Access)

    2004 - 2006
Learning Community Instructor*, Department of Biological Sciences, Sacramento State University

 

Publications


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P. C. G. Bandaranayake, T. Filappova, A. Tomilov, N. B. Tomilova, D. Jamison-McClung, Q. Ngo, K. Inoue and J. I. Yoder (2010) A Single-Electron Reducing Quinone Oxidoreductase Is Necessary to Induce Haustorium Development in the Root Parasitic Plant Triphysaria. Plant Cell, v. 22, pp. 1404-1419. PMID:20424175.

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J. I. Yoder, P. M. Gunathilake, and D. Jamison-McClung (2009). Hemiparasitic plants: exploiting their hostís inherent nature to talk. In F. Baluska & J. Vivanco (Eds.), Plant-Environment Interactions (pp. 85-100). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

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Kjelstrom, J. A. and Jamison, D. (2008) UC Davis Biotechnology Program at UC Davis. In: Friedman, Yali, ed., Best Practices in Biotechnology Education, pp 85-113.

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A. Tomilov, N. Tomilova, D.H. Shin, D. Jamison, M. Torres, R. Reagan, H. McGray, T. Horning, R. Truong, A.J. Nava, A. Nava, and J.I. Yoder (2006) Chapter 5 - Chemical signalling between plants: mechanistic similarities between phytotoxic allelopathy and host recognition by parasitic plants. In: Dicke, M. and Takken,W. eds. Chemical Ecology: from Gene to Ecosystem., Springer, Berlin, pp. 55-69.

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D.S. Jamison and J.I. Yoder. (2001) Heritable Variation in Quinone Induced Haustorium Development in the Parasitic Plant Triphysaria, Plant Physiology, v. 125, pp. 1870-1880.

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M. Matvienko, A. Wojtowicz, R. Wrobel, D. Jamison, Y. Goldwasser and J.I. Yoder. (2001) Quinone oxidoreductase message levels are differentially regulated in parasitic and non-parasitic plants exposed to allelopathic quinones, Plant Journal, v. 25, n. 4, pp. 375-387.

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D.S. Jamison and J.I. Yoder (2001) Genetic and molecular analysis of DMBQ recognition in Triphysaria, In: A. Fer, P. Thalouarn, D.M. Joel, L.J. Musselman, C. Parker and J.A.C. Verkleij, (eds)., Proceedings of the 7th International Parasitic Weed Symposium, pp. 29-31.

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J.I. Yoder, M. Matvienko, D. Jamison, M. Torres, Q. Ngo, A.J. Nava, A. Nava, Y. Goldwasser, A. Wojtowicz and R. Wrobel, (2001) Early parasite responses to hosts root factors, In: A. Fer, P. Thalouarn, D.M. Joel, L.J. Musselman, C. Parker and J.A.C. Verkleij, (eds)., Proceedings of the 7th International Parasitic Weed Symposium, pp. 5-10.

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J.I. Yoder, M. Matvienko, P. Richnavasky, D. Jamison, K. Kongkadee, A. Fisher, D. Day, J. Pelletier, Y. Goldwasser and R. Wrobel (1999) Parasitic plant responses to host plant signals, In: de Wit PJGM, Bisseling T and Stiekman WJ (eds). Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions. International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, St. Paul, Minesota, pp. 362-367.

 

Professional Organizations, Awards, and Honors

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2010 Recipient of the College of Biological Sciences' Outstanding Young Alumni Award
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Triple Nine Society
      •   Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture
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Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society