Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Ph.D. (1996) University of Tubingen, Germany

Contact

lukowitz@uga.edu
  • Grant Support -
    • “Arabidopsis 2010: Regulation of the proembryo boundary in Arabidopsis,” NSF
    • "MAP kinase signaling in the Arabidopsis embryo," NSF
Selected Publications:
  • Jeong, S., M. Volny and W. Lukowitz. 2013. Axis formation in Arabidopsis - transcription factors tell their side of the story. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 15: 4-9.
  • Rademacher, E.H., A.S. Lokerse, A. Schlereth, C.L. Peris, M. Bayer, M. Kientz, A.F. Rios, J.W. Borst, W. Lukowitz, G. Jurgens and D. Dolf Weijers. 2012. Different auxin response machineries control distinct cell fates in the early plant embryo. Dev. Cell 22: 211-222.
  • Jeong, S., T. Palmer and W. Lukowitz. 2011. The RWP-RK factor GROUNDED promotes embryonic polarity by facilitating YODA MAP-kinase signaling. Curr. Biol. 21: 1268-76.
  • Jeong, S., M. Bayer, W. Lukowitz. 2010. Taking the first steps: from polarity to axial domains in the early Arabidopsis embryo. J Exp. Bot. 62: 1687-97.
  • Nawy, T., M. Bayer, J. Mravec, J. Friml, K.D. Birndbaum and W. Lukowitz. 2010. The GATA factor HANABA TARANU is required to position the proembryo boundary in the early Arabidopsis embryo. Dev. Cell 19: 103-113.
  • Bayer, M., T. Nawy, C. Giglione, M. Galli and W. Lukowitz. 2009. Paternal control of embryonic pattering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Science 323: 1485-88.
  • Lampard, G., W. Lukowitz, B. Ellis and D. Bergmann. 2009. Novel and expanded roles for MAPK singaling in Arabidopsis stomatal cell fate revealed by cell-type specific manipulations. Plant Cell 21: 3506-17.
  • Nawy, T., W. Lukowitz and M. Bayer. 2008. Talk global, act local - embryonic pattering in Arabidopsis. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. 11: 28-33.
  • Bannigan, A. W.-R. Scheible, W. Lukowitz, C. Fagerstrom, P. Wadsworth, C. Somerville and T.I. Baskin. 2007. A conserved role for kinesin-5 in plant mitosis. J Cell Sci 120: 2819-27.
  • Jenik, P.D., C.S. Gillmor and W. Lukowitz. 2007. Embryonic pattering in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ann. Rev. Cell Cell Biol. Dev. 23: 207-238.
  • Lukowitz, W., A. Roeader, D. Parmenter and C. Somerville. 2004. A MPAKK kinase gene regulates extra-embryonic cell fate in Arabidopsis. Cell 116: 109-119.
  • Nawy, T., M. Bayer, J. Mravec, J. Friml, K.D. Birnbaum and W. Lukowitz. 2010. The GATA factor HANABA TARANU is required to position the proembryo boundary in the early Arabidopsis embryo. Dev Cell 19: 103-113.
  • Lampard, G.R., W. Lukowitz, B.E. Ellis and D. Bergmann. 2009. Novel and expanded roles for MPK signaling in Arabidopsis stomatal cell fate revealed by cell type-specific manipulations. Plant Cell 21: 3506-3517.
  • Bayer, M., T. Nawy, C. Giglione, M. Galli, T. Meinnel and W. Lukowitz. 2009. Paternal control of embryonic development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Science 323: 1485-1488.
  • Nawy, T., W. Lukowitz and M. Bayer. 2008. Talk global, act local - embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis. Curr Opin Plant Biol 11: 28-33.
  • Bannigan, A., W.-R. Scheible, W. Lukowitz, C. Fagerstrom, P. Wadsworth, C. Somerville and T.I. Baskin. 2007. A conserved role for kinesin-5 in plant mitosis. J Cell Sci 120: 2819-2827.
  • Jenik, P.D., C.S. Gillmor and W. Lukowitz. 2007. Embryonic patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ann Rev Cell Biol Dev 23: 207-238.
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