Dr. Heather Hallen-Adams
B.S. Plant Biology, University of Minnesota
Ph.D. Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University
Post Doc: Plant Biology and DOE Plant Research Lab, Michigan State University
319 Food Industry Complex
Lincoln, NE 68583-0919
Teaching and/or Extension Activities:
Molds and Mycotoxins, Food Microbiology
Fungal ecology in the context of gut health and food production.
- The role of fungi in the healthy human gut, including interactions between different species of gut fungi, interactionswith bacteria, and interactions with the human host.
- The potential for fungal probiotics to limit fungal disease in humans.
- Cross-talk between a toxigenic fungus (Fusarium graminearum) and its plant host (wheat) during disease development.
Five Selected Publications:
- Hallen, H. E., H. Luo, J. S. Scott-Craig and J. D. Walton. 2007. Gene family encoding the major toxins of lethal Amanita mushrooms. PNAS 104: 19097-19101.
- Hallen, H. E., M. Huebner, S.-H. Shiu, U. Gueldener and F. Trail. 2007. Gene expression shifts during perithecium development in Gibberella zeae (anamorph Fusarium graminearum), with particular emphasis on ion transport proteins. Fungal Genet. Biol. 44: 1146-1156.
- Luo, H., H. E. Hallen-Adams and J. D. Walton. 2009. Processing the phalloidin proprotein by proly oligopeptidase from the mushroom Conocybe albipes. J. Biol. Chem. 284: 18070-18077.
- Baldwin, T. K., I. Gaffoor, J. Antoniw, C. Andries, J. Guenther, M. Urban, H. E. Hallen-Adams, J. Pitkin, K. E. Hammond-Kosack and F. Trail. 2010. A partial chromosome deletion caused by random plasmid integration resulted in a reduced virulence phenotype in Fusarium graminearum. MPMI 23: 1083-1096.
- Hallen, H. E., N. Wenner, G. Kuldau, F. Trail. 2011. Deoxynivalenol biosynthesis-related gene expression during wheat kernel colonization by Fusarium graminearum. Phytopathology. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-01-11-0023, http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-01-11-0023.