Wendy Boss

Wendy Boss

E-mail: wendy_boss@ncsu.edu

Position: Professor of Botany
William Neal Reynolds Professor
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


  • Ph.D. (1977) Indiana University
  • M.S. (1970) University of Washington
  • B.S. (1968) Wake Forest University

Research Interests:

  • The function of inositol phospholipids in regulating plant perceptions and responses to environmental stimuli including the role of inositol lipids and calcium in graviperception and response.

Teaching Interests:

  • Plant Physiology and lipid-mediated signal transduction.

Selected Publications:

  • Heilmann I, Perera IY, Gross W, Boss WF (2001) Plasma membrane phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate levels decrease with time in culture. Plant Physiol (in press)
  • Persson S, Wyatt SE, Love J, Thompson WF, Robertson D, Boss WF (2001) The Ca2+ status of the endoplasmic reticulum is altered by induction of calreticulin expression in transgenic plants. Plant Physiol (in press)
  • Perera IY, Heilmann I, Chang SC, Boss WF, Kaufman PB (2001) A role for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate in gravitropic signaling and the retention of cold-perceived gravistimulation of oat shoot pulvini. Plant Physiol 125: 1499-1507
  • Stevenson JM, Perera IY, Heilmann I, Persson S, Boss WF (2000) Inositol signaling and plant growth. Trends Plant Sci 5: 252-258
  • Heilmann I, Perera IY, Stevenson JM, Boss WF (2000) Sense and sensibility: inositol phospholipids as mediators of abiotic stress responses. In Plant tolerance to abiotic stresses in agriculture: role of genetic engineering (Cherry JH, Locy RD, Rychter A, Eds.) pp 289-296
  • Ransom-Hodgkins WD, Brglez I, Boss WF (2000) Calcium-regulated proteolysis of eEF1A. Plant Physiology 122: 957-966
  • Heilmann I, Perera IY, Gross W, Boss WF (1999) Changes in phosphoinositide metabolism with days in culture affect signal transduction pathways in Galdieria sulphuraria. Plant Physiol 119: 1331-1339
  • Perera IY, Heilmann I, Boss WF (1999) Transient and sustained increases in inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate precede the differential growth response in gravistimulated maize pulvini. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 96: 5838-5843
  • Stevenson JM, Perera IY, Boss WF (1998) A phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase pleckstrin homology domain that binds phosphatidylinositol 4-momophosphate. J Biol Chem 273: 22761-22767
  • Heilmann I, Perera IY, Stevenson JM, Ransom WD, Gross W, WF Boss (1998) Inositol lipid signaling: What can we learn from plants? In Advances in Plant Lipid Research (Sanchez J, Cerda-Olmedo E, Martinez-Force E, Eds.) pp 394-397
  • Perera IY, Boss WF (1996) Signal transduction pathways: a plant perspective of inositol metabolism and growth. In Regulation of plant growth and development by light development. Current Topics in Plant Physiology 17: 114-126
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