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Rochon, D'Ann, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

Highway 97
Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0
Telephone: 250-494-6394
Fax: 250-494-0755
Email: dann.rochon@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • virology
  • plant virology
  • biotechnology
  • plant protection
  • plant virus resistance
  • vector transmission of plant viruses
  • plant virus detection
  • molecular biology

Current Projects:

  • Development and assessment of detection kits for plant viruses and plant varieties
  • Molecular characterization of viral and host components involved in vector-mediated virus transmission

Research publications

2016

2015

2014

2013

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2020

  • Alam.S.B., Reade, R. and Rochon, D (2016) A highly basic “KGRKPR” sequence in the coat protein of Cucumber necrosis virus plays an important role in the assembly of virions and encapsidation of full length viral RNA. 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

2015

  • Alam, S.B., Maghodia, A., Ghoshal, B., Reade, R., Theilmann, J., and Rochon, D. (2015). "Investigating the role of Cucumber necrosis virus in attenuating host defense responses during infection.", 34th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada, July 11-15, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Rochon, D., Ghoshal, K., Theilmann, J., and Reade, R. (2015). "Cucumber necrosis virus encapsidates host RNA during infection.", 34th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, London, Ontario, Canada, July 11-15, 2015. (Abstract)

2014

  • Alam, S.B. and Rochon, D. (2014). "Unravelling the story behind the recruitment of HSP70 as a novel strategy for uncoating of Cucumber necrosis virus (CNV).", XVIth International Congress of Virology - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS 2014), July 27 - August 1, 2014, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Ghoshal, K. and Rochon, D. (2014). "Mapping the origin of assembly sequence on Cucumber necrosis virus RNA.", XVIth International Congress of Virology - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS 2014), July 27 - August 1, 2014, Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 27-August 1, 2014.
  • Rochon, D., Singh, B., Theilmann, J., Reade, R., Ghoshal, K., Alam, S.B., and Maghodia, A. (2014). "Cucumber necrosis virus infection results in de novo generation of peroxisomes from the endoplasmic reticulum and oxidative stress.", XVIth International Congress of Virology - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS 2014), July 27 - August 1, 2014, Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 27-August 1, 2014.

2013

  • Alam, S-Y and Rochon, D. (2013). "Cucumber necrosis virus coat protein interacts with heat shock proteins both in vitro and in vivo.", 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, July 20-24, 2013, Oral presentation.

2012

  • Alam, S-Y and Rochon, D. (2012). "Cucumber necrosis virus coat protein interacts with heat shock proteins both in vitro and in vivo.", Annual Meeting of the British Columbia Canadian Phytopathological Society, Victoria, BC, Canada, October 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Ghoshal, K., Reade, R., Theilmann, J., Lee, J., and Rochon, D. (2012). "Identification of the origin of assembly sequence on Cucumber necrosis virus RNA.", 31st Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA, July 21-25, 2012.
  • Rochon, D. (2012 submitted). "Olpidium transmission of plant viruses.", - Vector Mediated Transmission of Pathogens, American Phytopathological Society (APS).

2011

  • Ghoshal, K., Theilmann, J., Reade, R., and Rochon, D. (2011). "Cucumber leaf spot virus replication associated protein p25 targets the endoplasmic reticulum.", XV International Congress of Virology, Sapporo, Japan, September 11-16, 2011. (Poster)

2010

  • Theilmann, J., Reade, R., and Rochon, D. (2010). "Coat protein of a Cucumber leaf spot virus mutant deficient in virus assembly accumulates on the chloroplast outer envelope.", 29th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA, July 17-21, 2010.

2009

  • Sekimoto, S., Rochon, D., Dee, J.M., and Berbee, M.L. (2009). "A three gene phylogeny of Olpidium and its implications for early fungal evolution.", 25th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, California, USA.
  • Sekimoto, S., Rochon, D., Dee, J.M., and Berbee, M.L. (2009). "EFT2 molecular phylogeny of Olpidium spp. (Chytridiomycota).", 25th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, California, USA.
  • White, G. and Rochon, D. (2009). "Chloroplast targeting of the cucumber necrosis virus coat protein is affected by mutations in a 14-3-3 binding motif.", Briotish Columbia Canadian Phytopathological Society Meetings, Agassiz, BC, Canada, Oral presentation.
  • White, G. and Rochon, D. (2009). "Potential role of a 14-3-3 motif in trafficking of the Cucumber necrosis virus coat protein to chloroplasts.", 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 11-15, 2009.
  • Xiang, Y., Hao, X., Lu, Q., and Rochon, D. (2009). "Suppression of transgene silencing by Cucumber necrosis virus p20 requires the replicating viral genome.", 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Virology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 11-15, 2009.
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