Austin, Ryan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

1391 Sandford Street
London, Ontario N5V 4T3
Telephone: 519-457-1470 (282)
Fax: 519-457-3997
Email: ryan.austin@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • next-generation gene mapping
  • transcriptome assembly and differential expression
  • microarray analysis
  • regulatory motif prediction
  • functional genomics

Current Projects:

  • Improving crop hardiness and tolerance to environmental stress: genetic and epigenetic mechanisms controlling transcriptional responses

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2014

2013

2012

2011

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Bett, K.E., Stonehouse, R.G., Miklas, P.N., Dhaubhadel, S., Austin, R.S., and Marsolais, F. (2015). "Is the slow-darkening gene another allele at P?", Bean Improvement Cooperatives 2015, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 1-4, 2015. (Abstract)

2014

  • Austin, R.S. (2014). "Applications of NGS to crop research and development.", Canadian NGS Symposium, Toronto ON, Canada, September 25,2014. (Presentation)
  • Bergin, F., Leckie, K., Croft, M., and Austin, R.S. (2014). "Cell-type specific chromatin dynamics in the Arabidopsis Root.", 25th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 28-August 1, 2014, #296. (Poster)
  • Dhaubhadel, S., Austin, R.S., Marsolais, F., Mainali, H.R., P-Behnami, S., Pajak, A., and Chen, L. (2014). "Seed coat RNAseq analysis of two Pinto bean cultivars that differ in post-harvest seed coat darkening.", Joint conference of the 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 6-11, 2014.
  • Kambhampati, S., Pandurangan, S., Pajak, A., Austin, R.S., and Marsolais, F. (2014). "Transcriptional responses to exogenous asparagine in Arabidopsis roots.", Eastern Regional Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Guelph, ON, Canada, November 28-29, 2014. (Poster)
  • Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Merico, D., Munholland, S., Marsolais, F., Navabi, A., Crosby, W.L., Pauls, K.P., Yu, K., and Cui, Y. (2014). "Genome-wide SNP and InDel discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean.", 6th International Food Legumes Research Conference (IFLRC VI) and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (ICLGG VII), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 14-17, 2014, Presentation. (Poster)

2013

  • Austin, R.S. (2013). "Exploring cell-type specific chromatin accessibility dynamics in the Arabidopsis root.", 9th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Halifax, NS, Canada, August 12-15, 2013, Presentation.
  • Elhiti, M., Wang, H., Chen, B., Xu, A., Austin, R.S., Brown, R., and Wang, A.M. (2013). "Towards generation of peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) mutants resistant to Plume pox virus (PPV).", 2013 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013.

2012

  • Na, R., Yu, D., Chapman, A.D., Austin, R.S., Zhao, J., and Gijzen, M. (2012). "Mapping of the Phytophthora sojae avirulence gene Avr1c - a combined strategy of bulk segregant analysis and next generation sequencing.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) South Western Ontario Regional 2012 Meeting, Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre, AAFC, London, ON, Canada, November 3, 2012, Published in: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology (2013), 35(1), 97 (Abstract).
  • Pandurangan, S., Pajak, A., Austin, R.S., and Marsolais, F. (2012). "Transcriptional responses to exogenous asparagine in Arabidopsis roots.", 51st Phytochemical Society of North America (PSNA) Annual Meeting, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, August 11-15, 2012.
  • Pandurangan, S., Pajak, A., Marsolais, F., and Austin, R.S. (2012). "Transcriptional responses to exogenous asparagine in Arabidopsis roots.", Pharmaceutical Biology, 50, pp. 1341. (Abstract)
  • Wu, D., Austin, R.S., Zhou, S., and Brown, D.C.W. (2012). "De novo assembly of the North American Ginseng root transcriptome and analysis of expression during development.", International Conference on Cultivating Natural Bioactives for Health & Disease, London Convention Centre, London, ON, Canada, July 9-11, 2012.
  • Zou, X., Shi, C., Austin, R.S., Navabi, A., Yu, K., and Cui, Y. (2012). "Genome Wide SNP discovery and transcriptional profiling of CBB resistance in common bean.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Lo, T., Chatfield, S.P., Austin, R.S., Lewis, J., Breit, R., Santos-Severino, A., Provart, N.J., Fung, P., Wang, P.W., Guttman, D.S., and Desveaux, D. (2011). "Next-generation mapping of disease resistance genes in Arabidopsis: Exploiting natural variation.", Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists Eastern Regional Meeting & Plant Development Workshop / Congrès de la Société Canadienne de Physiologie Végétale & Congrès de Développement Végétale (Congrès Régional de l’Est), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 2-3, 2011, SC-5, pp. 22.

2010

  • Austin, R.S., Yang, L., Zhang, J., Fung, P., Gong, Y., Wang, P.W., Laberge, S., Guttman, D.S., and McCourt, P. (2010). "Toward a transcriptomic reference assembly for Alfalfa.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #69, pp. 46. (Poster)
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