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Jennifer Lockhart

Jennifer A. Lockhart

Science Editor
ORCID: 0000-0002-1394-8947


PhD in Botany, 1989. University of Maryland, College Park. Dissertation: The isolation and characterization of temperature-sensitive variants in carrot somatic embryogenesis
BA in Biology, 1984. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


Science Editor, Plant Editors (2014­–present). Edit manuscripts, grant proposals, and scientific documents in the field of Plant Biology.
Science Editor, The Plant Cell (2012–present). Edit manuscripts with respect to presentation of scientific content, compliance with journal policies, and presentation for a broad readership. Write In Brief articles highlighting selected papers.
Editor, Oxford Science Editing (2012–present). Edit a wide range of plant biology manuscripts for non-native English speakers.
Editor, BioEdit, Ltd. (2012–present). Edit manuscripts for non-native English speakers in the fields of Plant Biology and Developmental Biology.
Editor, American Journal Experts (2010­–2012). Edited plant science and developmental biology manuscripts for language and content to make them suitable for publication.
Research Scientist (2000–2011). Developed and performed plant transformation techniques, as well as molecular analysis of transformants, in companies including Biolex Therapeutics (2005–2011), BASF (2004), and Syngenta (2000­–2003).
Postdoctoral Research Associate (1991–1993). Developed a system for the genetic transformation of peanut embryos using a prototype of the PDS/1000 He biolistic gene gun, Dr. Arthur Weissinger’s laboratory.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center Postdoctoral Fellow (1989–1991). Studied various aspects of abscisic acid and drought stress using physiological and molecular techniques, Dr. Ralph Quatrano’s laboratory.


Selected In Brief Reviews:

Lockhart, J. (2015). Gaming the system: How hungry nematodes get plants to produce feeding sites for them. The Plant Cell 27: 482.
Lockhart, J. (2014). Membrane bound: C2-domain abscisic acid-related proteins help abscisic acid receptors get where they need to go. The Plant Cell 26: 4566.
Lockhart, J. (2014). Uncovering male germline development in Arabidopsis: The gametophyte revealed. The Plant Cell 26: 1837.
Lockhart, J. (2014). Breaking “bad” proteins to modulate abscisic acid signaling. The Plant Cell 26: 519.
Lockhart, J. (2013). Frenemies: Antagonistic bHLH/bZIP transcription factors integrate light and reactive oxygen species signaling in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 25: 1483.

Research Publications (listed under JA Schnall)

Schnall JA and Weissinger AK. (1995). Genetic transformation in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Plant Protoplasts and Genetic Engineering, volume 6. YPS Bajaj, ed. 135–144.
Ozias-Akins P, Schnall JA, Anderson WF, Singsit C, Clemente TE, Adang MJ, and Weissinger AK. (1993). Regeneration of transgenic peanut plants from stably transformed embryogenic callus. Plant Science 93: 185–194.
Schnall JA and Weissinger AK. (1993). Culturing peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) zygotic embryos for transformation via microprojectile bombardment. Plant Cell Reports 12: 316–319.
Schnall JA and Quatrano RS. (1992). Abscisic acid elicits the water stress response in root hairs of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 100: 216-218.
Errampalli D, Patton D, Castle L, Mickelson L, Hansen K, Schnall J, Feldmann K, Meinke D. (1991). Embryonic lethals and T-DNA insertional mutagenesis in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell 3: 149–157.
Schnall JA, Hwang CH, Cooke TJ, and Zimmerman JL. (1991). An evaluation of gene expression during the somatic embryogenesis of two temperature-sensitive carrot variants unable to complete embryo development. Physiologia Plantarum 82: 498–504.
Schnall JA, Cooke TJ, and Cress DE. (1988). Genetic analysis of somatic embryogenesis in carrot cell culture; initial characterization of six classes of temperature-sensitive variants. Developmental Genetics 9: 49–67.