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    The College of Wooster

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  • Biography
    Theron L. Peterson and Dorothy R. Peterson Professor of Biology
    Additional Affiliations: Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
    The College of Wooster
    Wooster, Ohio 44691

    PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
    Asst., Assoc. & Full Professor of Biology The College of Wooster 1991 – present
    Visiting Scientist Virginia Tech 2015-6
    Visiting Scientist The Sainsbury Laboratory 2011
    Visiting Scientist Ohio University 2010-11
    Visiting Scientist Ohio State University 2000-1, 2005-6
    Postdoctoral Researcher Princeton University 1988 –1991

    EDUCATION
    Ph.D., Human Genetics Yale University 1988
    B.S., Biological Sciences Cornell University 1982

    COURSES TAUGHT
    BIOL 200: Foundations in Biology
    BIOL 201: Gateway to Molecular and Cellular Biology
    BIOL 306: Genes and Genomes
    BIOL 307: Development
    BCMB 303: Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    IDPT 101: First Year Seminar
    IDPT 200: Introduction to Bioinformatics

    RECENT PUBLICATIONS
    Dinsdale E, Elgin SCR, Grandgenett N, Morgan W, Rosenwald A, Tapprich W, Triplett EW, and Pauley MA. 2015. NIBLSE: A Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education. CBE Life Sci Educ 14:le3.
    Morgan W, Fraga D, Macauley, WJ. 2011. An Integrated Approach to Improve the Scientific Writing of Introductory Biology Students. American Biology Teacher 73(3): 146-150.
    Morgan, W, Fraga, D. 2011. ‘Not Exactly’: The Complexity of A Human Genetic Disease, Case Collection of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
    < http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=564&id=564 >
    Oh SK, Young C, Lee M, Oliva R, Bozkurt TO, Cano LM, Win J, Bos JI, Liu HY, van Damme M, Morgan W, Choi D, Van der Vossen EA, Vleeshouwers VG, Kamoun S. 2009. In Planta Expression Screens of Phytophthora infestans RXLR Effectors Reveal Diverse Phenotypes, Including Activation of the Solanum bulbocastanum Disease Resistance Protein Rpi-blb2. Plant Cell 21:2928-2947.
    Haas BJ, Kamoun S, Zody MC, Jiang RH, Handsaker RE, Cano LM, Grabherr M, Kodira CD, Raffaele S, Torto-Alalibo T, Bozkurt TO, Ah-Fong AM, Alvarado L, Anderson VL, Armstrong MR, Avrova A, Baxter L, Beynon J, Boevink PC, Bollmann SR, Bos JI, Bulone V, Cai G, Cakir C, Carrington JC, Chawner M, Conti L, Costanzo S, Ewan R, Fahlgren N, Fischbach MA, Fugelstad J, Gilroy EM, Gnerre S, Green PJ, Grenville-Briggs LJ, Griffith J, Grünwald NJ, Horn K, Horner NR, Hu CH, Huitema E, Jeong DH, Jones AM, Jones JD, Jones RW, Karlsson EK, Kunjeti SG, Lamour K, Liu Z, Ma L, Maclean D, Chibucos MC, McDonald H, McWalters J, Meijer HJ, Morgan W, Morris PF, Munro CA, O'Neill K, Ospina-Giraldo M, Pinzón A, Pritchard L, Ramsahoye B, Ren Q, Restrepo S, Roy S, Sadanandom A, Savidor A, Schornack S, Schwartz DC, Schumann UD, Schwessinger B, Seyer L, Sharpe T, Silvar C, Song J, Studholme DJ, Sykes S, Thines M, van de Vondervoort PJ, Phuntumart V, Wawra S, Weide R, Win J, Young C, Zhou S, Fry W, Meyers BC, van West P, Ristaino J, Govers F, Birch PR, Whisson SC, Judelson HS, Nusbaum C. 2009. Genome sequence and analysis of the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans. Nature 461:393-398.
    Morgan W, Bos J, Bruce C, Lee M, Liu H.-Y, Oh S.-K, Song J, Win J, Young C, and Kamoun S. 2008. Structure and function of RXLR effectors of plant pathogenic oomycetes. In Genomics of Disease, J.P. Gustafson, ed. Springer.
    Win J, Morgan W, Bos J, Krasileva K, Cano L, Chaparro-Garcia A, Ammar R, Staskawicz B, and Kamoun S. 2007. Adaptive Evolution Has Targeted the C-Terminal Domain of the RXLR Effectors of Plant Pathogenic Oomycetes. Plant Cell 19: 2349-2369
    Morgan W. and Kamoun S. 2007. RXLR effectors of plant pathogenic oomycetes. Curr Opin Microb. 10: 332-338.

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