Harris, Linda, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Cereal/fungal Genomics


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1314
Fax: 613- 759-6566
Email: linda.harris@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Dissecting the plant/pathogen interaction using genomic and proteomic tools
  • Fusarium resistance in monocots
  • Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium avenaceum genomics
  • gene expression profiling via microarray and RNASeq technology
  • maize molecular biology and genetics
  • maize transposable elements
  • Fusarium mycotoxins and secondary metabolism
  • Manager of the ECORC Central Genomics Facility providing microarray services to AAFC researchers

Current Projects:

  • Reducing Fusarium diseases in cereals
  • EmTOX: Research network on emerging mycotoxins
  • Improved corn genetics for the Canadian corn industry

Research Publications:

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

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Harris, L.J., Bosnich, W., Johnston, A., Kwan, R., Schneiderman, D., Blackwell, B.A., and Bahadoor, A. (2015). "A F. graminearum ABC transporter is induced during interactions with F. avenaceum and by enniatin B1.", 13th European Fusarium Seminar, Martina Franca, Italy, May 10-14, 2015, Poster, pp. 121. (Abstract)
  • Harris, L.J., Bosnich, W., Johnston, A., Kwan, R., Schneiderman, D., Blackwell, B.A., and Bahadoor, A. (2015). "Interaction studies between Fusarium graminearum and F. avenaceum during durum wheat infection.", 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, USA, March 17-22, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Kebede, A.Z., Johnston, A., Schneiderman, D., Bosnich, W., and Harris, L.J. (2015). "Whole genome gene expression profiles of two inbred lines with distinct resistance to gibberella ear rot disease of maize.", 3rd Plant Genomics Congress USA-Global Engage, St. Louis, MO, USA, September 14-15, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Kebede, A.Z., Woldemariam, T., Reid, L.M., and Harris, L.J. (2015). "Molecular mapping of Gibberella ear rot resistance and kernel drydown rate in maize.", 13th European Fusarium Seminar, Martina Franca, Italy, May 10-14, 2015, pp. 168. (Abstract)
  • Kebede, A.Z., Woldemariam, T., Reid, L.M., and Harris, L.J. (2015). "Molecular mapping of gibberella ear rot resistance and kernel drydown rate in maize.", 57th Annual Maize Genetics Conference, Charles, IL, USA, March 12-15, 2015. (Abstract)

2013

  • Bala, K., Blackwell, B.A., Morales, A.Z., Johnston, A., Brown, C., Schneiderman, D., Gleddie, S.C., and Harris, L.J. (2013). "Interactions between different Fusarium species to uncover multi-toxin synergistic mechanisms.", The 12th European Fusarium Seminar, Bordeaux, France, May 12-16, 2013, pp. 100.
  • Gleddie, S.C., Harris, L.J., Hermans, A., Mitchell, L.G., Baetz, K., and Bosnich, W. (2013). "Fusarium fungal toxin screens against yeast genome deletion collections to define novel resistance mechanisms.", Plant & Animal Genome XIV Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2006.
  • Harris, L.J., Johnston, A., Bosnich, W., LeBlanc, A., Blackwell, B.A., and Schneiderman, D. (2013). "Elucidation of the Fusarium graminearum butenolide biosynthetic gene cluster.", The 12th European Fusarium Seminar, Bordeaux, France, May 12-16, 2013, Invited talk, pp. 42.
  • Harris, L.J., Johnston, A., Bosnich, W., LeBlanc, A., Schneiderman, D., and Blackwell, B.A. (2013). "Elucidation of the Fusarium graminearum butenolide biosynthetic gene cluster.", Gordon Research Conference, Mycotoxins & Phycotoxins, Easton, MA, USA, June 16-21, 2013. (Poster)
  • Laroche, A., Xu, Y., Penniket, C., Robert, L.S., Robert, L.S., Harris, L.J., Tran, F., Schneiderman, D., Gulick, P.J., and Frick, M. (2013). "A comprehensive reference transcriptome for triticale (x Triticosecale Wittm.)", The 8th International Triticale Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, June 10-14, 2013, O10.
  • Xu, Y., Frick, M., Penniket, C., Robert, L.S., Harris, L.J., Tran, F., Schneiderman, D., Gulick, P.J., and Laroche, A. (2013). "Identification and regulation of cell wall transcripts in triticale (x Triticosecale Wittm.)", The 8th International Triticale Symposium, Ghent, Belgium, June 10-14, 2013, pp. 3. (Poster)
  • Zuniga, A., Bosnich, W., Bala, K., Harris, L.J., Gleddie, S.C., and Mester, Z. (2013). "LC-MS/MS-based structural analysis of novel enniatins produced by Canadian strains of Fusarium avenaceum in liquid culture.", 61st American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA, June 9-13, 2013. (Poster)

2012

  • Frick, M., Xu, Y., Penniket, C., Robert, L.S., Harris, L.J., Tran, F., Schneiderman, D., Gulick, P., and Laroche, A. (2012). "A triticale (x Triticosecale Wittm.) reference transcriptome.", 22nd International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) and 4th National Wheat Genomics Committee Joint Workshop, Fargo, ND, USA, June 25-29, 2012, pp. 12.

2011

  • Allard, G.C., Subramaniam, R., Ouellet, T., Harris, L.J., and Singh, J. (2011). "Rapid screening of Arabidopsis mutants to identify transporter genes for resistance to Fusarium graminearum.", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 100.
  • Frick, M., Xu, Y., Robert, L.S., Gulick, P., Harris, L.J., Badea, C., Penniket, C., and Laroche, A. (2011). "Transcriptional analyses of plant defense pathway related genes in cereals.", VI International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health and II International Phytoplasma Workshop, Havana, Cuba, September 22-26, 2008, pp. 13.
  • Gleddie, S.C., Hermans, A., Mitchell, L., Baetz, K., Bosnich, W., and Harris, L.J. (2011). "Yeast genome deletion screening identifies new cellular targets of the Fusarium graminearum fungal toxin deoxynivalenol.", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 94.
  • Harris, L.J., Balcerzak, M., Schneiderman, D., Johnson, A., and Ouellet, T. (2011). "Transcriptome profiles of F. graminearum during infection of wheat, barley, and maize.", 26th Fungal Genetics Conference (26thFCG), Asilomar, CA, USA, March 15-20, 2011, Poster.
  • Harris, L.J., Bosnich, W., Johnston, A., Woldemariam, T., Reid, L.M., Schneiderman, D., Mohammadi, M., and Gleddie, S.C. (2011). "Mapping gibberella ear rot resistance in maize using a large B73 X CO441 F6 recombinant inbred population.", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 95.

2010

  • Balcerzak, M., Schneiderman, D., Johnson, A., Harris, L.J., and Ouellet, T. (2010). "Transcriptome Analysis Of Fusarium Graminearum During Infection of Three Monocot Hosts.", 11th European Fusarium Seminar: Fusarium - Mycotoxins, Taxonomy, Pathogenicity and Host Resistance, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR), Radzików, Poland, September 20-23, 2010, Poster #1. (Poster)
  • DesRoches, C., Balcerzak, M., Blackwell, B.A., Johnston, A., Harris, L.J., and Ouellet, T. (2010). "Investigating the Pathways and Genes Responsible for the Production of Indole-3-Acetic Acid by Fusarium Graminearum.", 11th European Fusarium Seminar: Fusarium - Mycotoxins, Taxonomy, Pathogenicity and Host Resistance, Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR), Radzików, Poland, September 20-23, 2010, Poster #51. (Poster)
  • Laroche, A., Xu, Y., Badea, C., Tran, F., Robert, L.S., Harris, L.J., Thomas, D.K., Tinker, N.A., Gaudet, D.A., and Frick, M. (2010). "Transcriptome studies to improve stripe rust resistance in cereals.", ESA-PPSA-WFPM, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, pp. 10.
  • Usher, J., Johnston, A., Harris, L.J., and Baetz, K. (2010). "The introduction of the exogenous gene XYLA improves xylose utilization in S. cerevisiae.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #110, pp. 56. (Poster)
  • Yanofsky, C., Usher, J., Baetz, K., Montazeri, Z., Johnston, A., Harris, L.J., Mohammadi, M., Gleddie, S.C., and Bickel, D. (2010). "Analysis of -omics data: Application to the transcriptome of xylose-utilizing yeast.", Cellulosic Biofuel Network (CBN) 2nd Annual General Meeting, Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 11-12, 2010, Poster #106, pp. 55. (Poster)
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