Sharyn Perry

Sharyn Perry

Associate Professor

sperr2@uky.edu
Phone (859) 218-0732
Fax (859) 257-7125

Plant Science Building
1405 Veterans Drive (Office:307)
Lexington KY 40546-031

Professional Profile

My lab uses biochemical and molecular approaches to isolate genes regulated by AGL15, a member of the MADS-domain family of proteins that preferentially accumulates in developing embryos, and to understand how AGL15 controls gene expression. This is an initial step in my program's long-term research interests in regulatory networks active during seed development and during somatic embryogenesis.

  • 2004-present Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky
  • 1998-2004 Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky
  • 1997-1998 Research Associate, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1993-1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1987-1993 Graduate Research Assistant, Program in Cell and Molecular Biology, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Program in Cell and Molecular Biology. 1987-1993, Advisor: Dr. Kenneth Keegstra,Thesis: Specificity of a Chloroplastic Protein Transport Apparatus and Identification of Selected Components.
  • B.S., University of Michigan-Dearborn, 1983-1987, Advisor: Dr. Charlotte Otto, Major: Biochemistry