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Savitch, Leonid, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-715-5597 (office) 613-759-7062 (Lab)
Fax: 613-759-1701
Email: leonid.savitch@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • stress physiology
  • micro-array technology
  • photochemistry of photosynthesis
  • photoinhibition and recovery of photosynthesis
  • environmental stress and photosynthesis
  • carbon metabolism
  • Zea mays L.
  • Arabidopsis thaliana L.
  • Brassica napus L.
  • Triticum aestivum L.
  • pigment analysis
  • co2 / o2 gas exchange
  • in vivo fluorescence spectroscopy
  • enzyme kinetic analysis
  • carbohydrate and metabolite analysis
  • chloroplast isolation
  • protein analysis by sds-page
  • immunoblotting
  • redox control of gene expression
  • Genomics and proteomics of photosynthetic stress tolerance and acclimation evaluated through studies of the regulatory aspects of photosynthesis, respiration, photosynthetic carbon metabolism, and carbon partitioning utilizing methodology applied in Genomics/Proteomics and photobiology/biochemistry research.

Current Projects:

  • Identification of the mechanisms of plant photosynthetic stress tolerance: from functional photobiology to biotechnological applications.
  • Chilling anc cold tolerance in Corn-A comprehensive Genomics/Breeding based approach
  • Generating Brassica innovation from Arabidopsis: Adaptation to cold and drought.

Affiliations:

  • Member of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists
  • Member of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research
  • Assistant Professor, The University of Western Ontario, Department of Biology
  • Member of the Green Crop Network

Research publications

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2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other science related publications

2014

  • Ivanov, A.G., Sprott, D.P., Sedeek, M., Rosembert, M., Kurepin, L.V., Singh, J., Hüner, N.P.A., and Savitch, L.V. (2014). "Role of CBF-mediated alternative electron pathways in balancing chloroplast redox signaling and cold acclimation of photosynthesis.", Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability 2014, Pushchino, Russia, June 2-7, 2014, Poster S7.26. (Abstract)

2012

  • Rosembert, M., Sprott, D.P., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2012). "Pre-mRNA splicing-related proteins play an essential role in the photosynthetic adjustment and acquisition of freezing tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana undergoing cold acclimation.", 9th Annual Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology Symposium, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Poster)

2011

  • Dahal, K., Gadapati, W., Savitch, L.V., Singh, J., Sharma, P., Grodzinski, B., and Hüner, N.P.A. (2011). "The Effects of Phenotypic Plasticity on Photosynthetic Performance and Water Use Efficiency of Brassica napus at elevated CO2: The role of CBF Transcription Factors.", Green Crop Network 5th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 3-6, 2011. (Poster)
  • Król, M., Ivanov, A.G., Savitch, L.V., Szyszka, B., Selstam, E., Hurry, V.M., Gardiner, R.B., Öquist, G., and Hüner, N.P.A. (2011). "Effect of cold acclimation and the pgp1 mutation on the expression of GLK1 and GLK2 and chloroplast development in Arabidopsis thaliana.", 16th International Symposium on Carotenoids, Krakow, Poland, July 17-22, 2011, Poster. (Abstract)
  • Ponomareva, E., Sprott, D.P., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2011). "Effects of different signalling pathways on regulation of GLK GARP transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana.", 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, P10, pp. 34. (Poster)
  • Rosembert, M., Sprott, D.P., Ponomareva, E., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2011). "The role of pre-mRNA splicing-related proteins in the photosynthetic adjustment and acquisition of freezing tolerance of Arabidopsis thaliana undergoing cold acclimation.", 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, P25, pp. 42. (Poster)
  • Savitch, L.V., Ivanov, A.G., Król, M., Sprott, D.P., Öquist, G., and Hüner, N.P.A. (2011). "Partitioning and Alternative Electron Transport Pathways Regulation during Cold Acclimation of Lodgepole pine.", International Workshop on "Mechanisms of Non-photochemical Quenching" organized by the EU Marie Curie Network "HARVEST", Passau, Germany, April 6-10, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Sprott, D.P., Allard, G.C., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2011). "Perturbation of circadian rhythmicity in Arabidopsis by altered GLK loci affects multiple output pathways.", 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, P12, pp. 35. (Poster)

2010

  • Ivanov, A.G., Rosso, D., Savitch, L.V., Stachula, P., Öquist, G., Hurry, V.M., and Hüner, N.P.A. (2010). "Implications of alternative electron sinks in increased resistance of PSII and PSI photochemistry to high light stress in cold acclimated Arabidopsis thaliana.", Banff Conference on Plant Metabolism, Banff, AB, Canada, June 26-30, 2014, Poster, P37. (Abstract)
  • Ponomareva, E., Sprott, D.P., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2010). "Transcriptional Regulation of GLK MYB Transcription Factors in Arabidopsis thaliana.", 7th Annual Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology Symposium, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Poster)
  • Ponomareva, E., Sprott, D.P., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2010). "Transcriptional Regulation of GLK MYB Transcription Factors in Arabidopsis thaliana.", Plant Biology 2010: Joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists (CSPP) and American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Montréal Convention Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2010, Poster. (Abstract)
  • Rosembert, M., Sprott, D.P., Ponomareva, E., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2010). "The role of splicing related proteins in the photosynthetic adjustment of Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica napus undergoing cold acclimation.", 7th Annual Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology Symposium, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Poster)
  • Savitch, L.V., Ivanov, A.G., Gudynaite-Savitch, L., Hüner, N.P.A., and Simmonds, J.A. (2010). "Cold stress effects on PSI photochemistry in Zea mays. Differential increase of FQR-dependent cyclic electron flow and implications on state transitions.", Plant Biology 2010: Joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists (CSPP) and American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Montréal Convention Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2010, Poster. (Abstract)
  • Savitch, L.V., Sprott, D.P., Allard, G.C., and Singh, J. (2010). "Entrapment of endogenous circadian rhythms in Arabidopsis by GLK MYB transcription factors.", 21st International Conference on Arabidopsis Research, Yokohama, Japan. (Abstract)
  • Sprott, D.P., Allard, G.C., Singh, J., and Savitch, L.V. (2010). "Role of GLK MYB transcription factors in regulation of endogenous circadian rhythms in Arabidopsis.", Plant Biology 2010: Joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists (CSPP) and American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), Montréal Convention Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2010, Poster. (Abstract)

2009

  • Savitch, L.V., Allard, G.C., Sprott, D.P., Couroux, P., and Singh, J. (2009). "Perturbation of Circadian Clock regulated gene expression by GLK1 overexpression and its effect on defense related gene expression in Arabidopsis.", 7th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, August 24-27, 2009. (Poster)
  • Savitch, L.V., Ivanov, A.G., Król, M., Sprott, D.P., Öquist, G., and Hüner, N.P.A. (2009). "Regulation of energy partitioning during cold acclimation of Lodgepole pine is oxygen-dependent.", 2009 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, June 12-15, 2009. (Poster)
  • Savitch, L.V., Sprott, D.P., Ponomareva, E., Golovkin, M., and Singh, J. (2009). "The Effect of Low Temperature and BNCBF Overexpression on Splicing-Related Proteins in Brassica napus.", Plant Biology 2009, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI, USA, July 18-22, 2009, pp. 134, Poster# P08005. (Poster)
  • Savitch, L.V., Sprott, D.P., Sharpe, A.G., Couroux, P., Soleimani, V., and Singh, J. (2009). "The BNCBF overexpression and cold response proteomes of Brassica napus.", 2nd EMBO Conference Series on Plant Molecular Biology: Frontiers of Plant Research, Cádiz, Spain, May 6-9, 2009, pp. 124, Poster#82. (Poster)
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