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Dr. Marilee A. Ramesh

Professor

Chairperson


Department: Biology
Office: 406G Life Science

540-375-2464

ramesh@roanoke.edu

375-2447

Degrees

B.S. in Biology, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Ph.D. in Biology, Indiana University

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology of Food
  • Writing Pedagogy

Recent Publications

  • M. Ramesh. (2013) Why Teach Writing When We Are Trying to Teach Science? In Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, (K. McMahon, Editor).  Proceedings of the 34th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education.  Proceedings of the 34nd Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education. 34:372-279.

  • M. Ramesh, R. Collins, C. Lassiter, D.B. Poli and M. Poore.  (2011)  There’s an App for That: Utilizing iPod Touch Applications for College Level Biology Instruction.  In Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, (K. McMahon, Editor).  Proceedings of the 32nd Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education. 32:389-390.

  • J.E. Stajich, S.K. Wilke, D. Ahrén, T.C.H Au, B.W. Birren, M. Borodovsky, C. Burns, B.Canback, L.A. Casselton, B.C.K. Cheng, J. Deng, F.S. Dietrich, D.C. Fargo, M. Farman,A.C. Gathman, J. Goldberg, R. Guigo, P. Hoegger, J.B. Hooker, A. Huggins, T.Y. James, T. Kamad, S. Kilaru, C. Kodira, U. Kues, H. Kawn, W. Li, W.W. Lilly, L. Ma, A.J. Mackey, G. Manning, F. Martin, H. Muraguchi, H. Palmerini, M.A. Ramesh, C. Rehymeyer, N. Shenoy, M. Stanke, A. Tunlid, R. Velagapudi, T.J. Vision, Q. Zeng, M.E. Zolan, and P.J. Pukkila. (2010)  Genome evolution in mushrooms: the complete sequence of the mushroom Coprinopsis cinera (Coprinus cinereus) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(26):  11889-11894.

  • M.A. Ramesh and Nicole Randall.  (2008) Demonstrating the concepts of mutagenesis and genetic screening using the fungal system Coprinus cinereus.  In Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, (editor Kari L. Clase), Proceedings of the 29th Workshop/Conference of the Association of Biology Laboratory Education 29:410-416 . 

  • S-B. Malik, M. A. Ramesh, A. M. Hulstrand & J. M. Logsdon, Jr. (2007) Protist homologs of themeiotic Spo11 and topoisomerase VI reveal an evolutionary history of gene duplication and lineage-specific loss.  Molecular Biology and Evolution 24(12): 2827-2841.

  • M. A. Ramesh, S-B. Malik and J. M. Logsdon, Jr. (2005) A phylogenomic inventory of meiotic genes:  evidence for sex in Giardia and an early eukaryotic origin of meiosis. Current Biology 15(2):185-191.

  1. M. A. Ramesh, R. David Laidlaw, F. Dürrenberger, A. B. Orth and J.W. Kronstad. (2001) The cAMP signal transduction pathway mediates resistance to dicarboximide and aromatic hydrocarbon fungicides in Ustilago maydis.Fungal Genetics and Biology 32:183-193.
  • J. Kronstad, A. De Maria, D. Funnell, R. D. Laidlaw, N. Lee, M. Moniz de Sá and M. Ramesh. (1998) Signaling via cAMP in fungi: Interconnections with mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways. Archives of Microbiology 170: 395-404.
  • M. A. Ramesh and M. E. Zolan. (1995) Chromosome dynamics in rad12 mutants of Coprinus cinereus. Chromosoma 104:189-201.
  • M. E. Zolan, N.Y. Stassen, M.A. Ramesh, B. C. Lu and G. Valentine. (1994) Meiotic mutants and DNA repair genes of Coprinus cinereus. Canadian Journal of Botany 73:S226- S233.
  • M. E. Zolan, N.K. Heyler and M.A. Ramesh. (1993) Gene mapping using marker chromosomes in Coprinus cinereus. In: R.H. Baltz, G.D. Hegeman and P.L. Skatrud (ed) Industrial Microorganisms: Basic and Applied Molecular Genetics. American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC, USA. pp.31-35.
  • M. A. Ramesh, R. David Laidlaw, F. Dürrenberger, A. B. Orth and J.W. Kronstad. (2001) The cAMP signal transduction pathway mediates resistance to dicarboximide and aromatic hydrocarbon fungicides in Ustilago maydis. Fungal Genetics and Biology 32:183-193.
  • J. Kronstad, A. De Maria, D. Funnell, R. D. Laidlaw, N. Lee, M. Moniz de Sá and M. Ramesh. (1998) Signaling via cAMP in fungi: Interconnections with mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways. Archives of Microbiology 170: 395-404.
  • M. A. Ramesh and M. E. Zolan. (1995) Chromosome dynamics in rad12 mutants of Coprinus cinereus. Chromosoma 104:189-201.
  • M. E. Zolan, N.Y. Stassen, M.A. Ramesh, B. C. Lu and G. Valentine. (1994) Meiotic mutants and DNA repair genes of Coprinus cinereus. Canadian Journal of Botany 73:S226- S233.
  • M. E. Zolan, N.K. Heyler and M.A. Ramesh. (1993) Gene mapping using marker chromosomes in Coprinus cinereus. In: R.H. Baltz, G.D. Hegeman and P.L. Skatrud (ed) Industrial Microorganisms: Basic and Applied Molecular Genetics. American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC, USA. pp.31-35.