Job Title
Professor of Biological Sciences
J. Stephen Horton
Office Location
Wold
Room
222
Ph.D. University of Toronto
B.S., University of Toronto

Courses:

Astrobiology (BIO 058)Molecular Biology of the Cell (BIO 225)Bioinformatics: Information Technology in the Life Sciences (BIO 243) and Genetics and Molecular Biology (BIO 384)

Representative Publications:

  • Raudaskoski, M., Kothe, E., Fowler, T.J., Jung, E.M., and Horton, J.S. (2012) Ras and Rho small G proteins:  Insights from the Schizophyllum commune genome sequence and comparisons to other fungi.  Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Review 28:  61-100.
  • Ohm, R.A., deJong, J.F., Lugones, L.G., Aerts, A., Kothe, E., deVries, R.P., Record, E., Baker, S.E., Bartholomew, K.A., Coutinho, P.M., Erdmann, S., Fowler, T.J., Gathman, A.C., Henrissat, B., Knabe, N., Kues, U., Levasseur, A., Lilly, W.W., Lindquist, E., Lucas, S., Magnuson, J.K., Piumi, F., Raudaskoski, M., Salamov, A., Schmutz, J., Schwarze, F.W.M.R., Stajich, J., VanKuyk, P.A., Horton, J.S., Grigoriev, I.V., and H.A.B. Wosten.  (2010) Genome sequence of the model mushroom Schizophyllum commune.  Nature Biotechnology 9:  957-963.
  • Palmer, G. E. and Horton, J. S., 2006. Mushrooms by magic: making connections between signal transduction and fruiting body development in the basidiomycete fungus schizophyllum commune. FEMS Microbiology Letters 262:1-8.

Research interests

Molecular genetics of fungal development. Our lab is currently examining the genetic regulation of mushroom development, with potential application to the commercial mushroom industry.  We are also involved in the genetic testing for diseases in dogs, cats and horses.