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Nancy Rosenbaum Hofmann

Nancy R. Hofmann

Founding Editor
ORCID: 0000-0001-9504-1152
Twitter: @NancyRHof


PhD in Plant Biology, 2005. University of California at Davis. Emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Dissertation: Protein Targeting in Chloroplasts.
BA with Distinction in Biology, 1996. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.


Co-founder and Managing Editor, Plant Editors. (2009-present). Edit manuscripts, grant proposals, and scientific documents in the field of Plant Biology.
Science Editor, The Plant Cell. (2008-present). Edit manuscripts with respect to presentation of scientific content, compliance with journal policies, and presentation for a broad readership. Write press releases and In Brief articles highlighting selected papers.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at Davis. (2005). Continued studies begun as dissertation research on chloroplast protein targeting in Dr. Steven Theg’s laboratory.
Research Associate, I, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (1996-1998). Research technician in the laboratories of Dr. Stuart Moss and Dr. Gregory Kopf, in the Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health. Studied the expression and localization of hexokinase in mouse sperm cells.
Field Assistant, Mesa Maize, Olathe, CO. (1990 and 1991). Worked for a sweet corn breeder, Dr. David Galinat, pollinating and testing new varieties of sweet corn.


UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California at Davis. (2003-2004).
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, University of California at Davis. (1999-2002).
National Science Foundation Plant Cell Biology Training Grant Fellowship, University of California at Davis. (1998-1999).
National Merit Scholarship, Swarthmore College. (1992).


Selected In Brief Reviews:

Hofmann, NR. (2010). Mother Knows Best: Maternal Influence on Early Embryogenesis. Plant Cell 22: 293.
Hofmann, NR. (2010). A New Thioredoxin Is Involved in Plastid Gene Expression. Plant Cell 22: 1423.
Hofmann, NR. (2009). Early Signaling Events in Mechanosensing. Plant Cell 21: 2191.
Hofmann, NR. (2009). The Tomato Pto Kinase Uses Shared and Unique Surfaces to Recognize Divergent Avirulence Proteins. Plant Cell 21: 1623.

Research Publications:

Hofmann, NR and SM Theg. (2005). Protein- and energy-mediated targeting of chloroplast outer envelope membrane proteins. Plant Journal 44:917-927.
Hofmann, NR and SM Theg. (2005). Toc64 is not required for import of proteins into chloroplasts in the moss Physcomitrella patens. Plant Journal 43:675-687.
Hofmann, NR and SM Theg. (2005). Chloroplast outer membrane protein targeting and insertion. Trends in Plant Science 10:450-457.
Hofmann, NR and SM Theg. (2003). Physcomitrella patens as a model for the study of chloroplast protein transport: conserved machineries between vascular and non-vascular plants. Plant Molecular Biology 53:641-652. Image chosen for cover.
Travis, AJ, D. Sui, K Riedel, NR Hofmann, SB Moss, JE Wilson and GS Kopf. (1999). A novel NH2-terminal, nonhydrophobic motif targets a male germ cell-specific hexokinase to the endoplasmic reticulum and plasma membrane. Journal of Biological Chemistry 274:34467-34475.
Travis, AJ, JA Foster, NA Rosenbaum, PE Visconti, GL Gerton, GS Kopf and SB Moss. (1998). Targeting of a germ cell-specific type 1 hexokinase lacking a porin-binding domain to the mitochondria as well as to the head and fibrous sheath of murine spermatozoa. Molecular Biology of the Cell 9:263-276.

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