da Costa RMF, Pattathil S, Avci U, Lee SJ, Hazen SP, Winters A, Hahn MG, Bosch M (2016) A cell wall reference profile for Miscanthus bioenergy crops highlights compositional and structural variations associated with development and organ origin. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.14306
Tyler L, Lee SJ, Young N, Delulio GA, Benavente E, Reagon M, Sysopha J, Baldini RM, Troia A, Hazen SP, Caicedo AL (2016) Population structure in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon is highly correlated with flowering differences across broad geographic areas. The Plant Genome. doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.08.0074
Coomey J, Hazen SP (2016) Brachypodium distachyon as a model species to understand grass cell walls. In Genetics and Genomics of Brachypodium (ed. JP Vogel), Springer, NY. pp 197-217.
Alvelo-Maurosa JG, Lee SJ, Hazen SP, Leschine SB (2015) Direct image-based enumeration of Clostridium phytofermentans on insoluble plant biomass growth substrates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1128/AEM.03119-15
López-Alvarez D, Manzaneda AJ, Rey PJ, Giraldo P, Benavente E, Allainguillaume J, Mur L, Caicedo AL, Hazen SP, Breiman A, Ezrati S, Catalán P (2015) Environmental niche variation and evolutionary diversification of the Brachypodium distachyon grass complex species in their native circum-Mediterranean range. American Journal of Botany.102: 1–16.
Taylor-Teeples M, Lin L, de Lucas M, Turco G, Toal TW, Gaudinier A,Young NF, Trabucco GM, Veling MT, Lamothe R, Handakumbura PP, Xiong G, Corwin J, Tsoukalas N, Pauly M, Kliebenstein DJ, Tagkopoulos I, Breton G, Pruneda-Paz JL, Ahnert SE, Kay SA, Hazen SP, Brady SM (2015) An Arabidopsis gene regulatory network for xylem specification and secondary wall biosynthesis. Nature 517: 571-575. Featured in Nature News & Views.
Li L, Zhang Q, Pedmale UV, Nito K, Fu W, Lin L, Hazen SP, Chory J (2014) PIL1 participates in a negative feedback loop that regulates its own gene expression in response to shade. Molecular Plant. 7: 1582-1585.
Matos DA, Cole BJ, Whitney IP, MacKinnon KJ-M, Kay SA, Hazen SP (2104) Daily changes in temperature, not the circadian clock, regulate growth rate in Brachypodium distachyon. PLoS ONE. 9: e100072.
da Costa R, Lee SJ, Allison GG, Hazen SP, Winters A, Bosch M (2014) Genotype, development and tissue derived variation of cell wall properties in the lignocellulosic energy crop Miscanthus. Annals of Botany. 114: 1265-1277.
Bosch M, Hazen SP (2013) Lignocellulosic feedstocks: research progress and challenges in optimizing biomass quality and yield. Frontiers in Plant Science, 4:474.
Matos DA, Whitney IP, Harrington MJ, Hazen SP (2013) Cell walls and the developmental anatomy of the Brachypodium distachyon stem internode. PLoS ONE, 8 (11): e80640.
Handakambura PP, Matos DA, Osmont KS, Harrington MJ, Heo K, Kafle K, Kim SH, Baskin TI, Hazen SP (2013) Perturbation of Brachypodium distachyon CELLULOSE SYNTHASE A4 or 7 results in abnormal cell walls. BMC Plant Biology, 13: 131.
Trabucco GM, Matos DA, Lee SJ, Saathoff AJ, Priest HD, Mockler TC, Sarath G, Hazen SP (2013) Functional characterization of cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase and caffeic acid O-methyltransferase in Brachypodium distachyon. BMC Biotechnology, 13: 61.
Handakumbura PP, Hazen SP (2012) Transcriptional regulation of grass secondary cell wall biosynthesis: playing catch-up with Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science, 3: 74.
Lee SJ, Warnick TA, Leschine SB, Hazen SP (2012) A high-throughput biological conversion assay for determining lignocellulosic quality. Methods in Molecular Biology, 918:341-349
Lee SJ, Warnick TA, Pattathil S, Alvelo-Maurosa JG, Serapiglia MJ, McCormick H, Brown V, Young NF, Schnell DJ, Smart LB, Hahn MG, Pedersen JF, Leschine SB, Hazen SP (2012) Biological conversion assay using Clostridium phytofermentans to estimate plant feedstock quality. Biotechnology for Biofuels 5: 5.
Brkljacic J, Grotewold E, Scholl R, Mockler T, Garvin DF, Vain P, Brutnell T, Sibout R, Bevan M, Budak H, Caicedo AL, Gao C, Gu Y, Hazen SP, Holt III BF, Hong S-Y, Jordan M, Manzaneda AJ, Mitchell-Olds T, Mochida K, Mur LAJ, Park C-M, Sedbrook J, Watt M, Zheng SJ, Vogel JP (2011) Brachypodium as a model for the grasses: Today and the future. Plant Physiology, 157: 3-13.
The International Brachypodium Initiative (2010) Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature, 463: 763-768.
Hazen SP, Naef F, Quisel T, Gendron JM, Chen H, Ecker JR, Borevitz JO, Kay SA (2009) Exploring the transcriptional landscape of plant circadian rhythms using genome tiling arrays. Genome Biology, 10: R17.
Michael TP, Breton G, Hazen SP, Priest HD, Mockler TC, Kay SA, Chory JA (2008) Morning-specific phytohormone gene expression program underlying rhythmic plant growth. PLoS Biology, 6(9): e225.
Garvin DF, Gu Y, Hasterok R, Hazen SP, Jenkins G, Mockler TP, Mur L, Vogel JP (2008) Development of genetic and genomic resources for Brachypodium distachyon, a new model system for grass crop research. Plant Genome, 8: S-69-S-84.
Michael TP, Mockler TC, Breton G, McEntee C, Byer A, Trout JD, Hazen SP, Priest HD, Sullivan CM, Shen R, Givan SA, Yanovsky M, Hong F, Kay SA, Chory JA (2008) Network discovery pipeline elucidates conserved time of day specific cis-regulatory modules. PLoS Genetics, 4(2): e14.
Borevitz JO, Hazen SP, Michael TP, Morris GP, Baxter I, Hu TT, Chen H, Werner J, Salt D, Kay SA, Chory J, Weigel D, Nordborg M, Jones JDG, Ecker JR (2007) Genome wide patterns of single feature polymorphism diversity in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 29: 12057-12062.
Singer TS, Fan Y, Chang H-S, Zhu T, Hazen SP, Briggs SP (2006) A high-resolution map of arabidopsis recombinant inbred lines by whole-genome array hybridization, PLoS Genetics, 2: e144.
Rensink WA, Hazen SP (2006) Statistical issues in microarray data analysis. In J Salinas, JJ Sanchez-Serrano, eds, Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 323: Arabidopsis Protocols, Second Edition Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ. pp 359-366.
Hazen SP, Schultz TF, Pruneda-Paz JL, Borevitz JO, Ecker JR, Kay SA (2005) LUX ARRHYTHMO encodes a Myb transcription factor essential for circadian rhythms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 120: 10387-10392.
Hazen SP, Borevitz JO, Harmon FG, Pruneda-Paz JL, Schultz TF, Yanovsky MJ, Liljegren SJ, Ecker JR, Kay SA (2005) Rapid array mapping of circadian clock and developmental mutations in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 138: 990-997.
Baxter IR, Young JC, Armstrong G, Foster N, Bogenschutz N, Cordova T, Peer WA, Hazen SP, Murphy AS, Harper JF (2005) A plasma membrane H+-ATPase is required for the formation of proanthocyanidins in the seed coat endothelium of Arabidopsis thaliana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 102: 2649-2654.
Hazen SP, Pathan MS, Sanchez AC, Baxter I, Dunn M, Estes B, Chang H-S, Zhu T, Kreps JA, Nguyen HT (2005) Expression profiling of rice segregating for drought tolerance QTLs using a rice genome array. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 5: 104-116.
Hazen SP, Kay SA (2003) Gene arrays aren’t just for measuring gene expression. Trends in Plant Science, 8: 413-416.
Hazen SP, Wu Y, Kreps JA (2003) Gene expression profiling of plant response to abiotic stress. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 3:
Hazen SP, Hawley RM, Davis GL, Henrissat B, Walton JD (2003) Quantitative trait loci and comparative genomics of cereal cell wall composition. Plant Physiology, 132: 263-271.
Hazen SP, Scott-Craig JS, Walton JD (2002) Cellulose synthase-like (CSL) genes of rice. Plant Physiology, 128: 336-340.
Hazen SP, Leroy P, Ward RW (2002) AFLP in Triticum aestivum L.: patterns of genetic diversity and genome distribution. Euphytica, 125: 89-102.
Hazen SP, Zhu L, Kim HS, Tang G, Ward RW (2002) Genetic similarity of winter wheat in Shaanxi province, China and other common wheat germplasm pools. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 49: 439-448.
prior to 2002
Hazen SP, Ng PKW, Ward RW (1997) Variation in grain functional quality for soft winter wheat. Crop Science, 37: 1086-1093.
Hazen SP, Ward RW (1997) Variation in soft winter wheat characteristics measured by the single kernel characterization system. Crop Science, 37: 1079-1086.
Genoverde Biosciences and UMass awarded Small Business Innovation Research award for the genetic improvement of loblolly pine wood for increased density
The National Science Foundation awarded Hazen a three-year grant to study gene regulation of cell wall growth in the model grass species Brachypodium distachyon
UMass researchers describe Genome Wide Association of Brachypodium distachyon flowering time in the The Plant Genome.
Rising Researcher program acknowledges Jenny Olins for her stellar achievements as an undergraduate researcher.
The Rising Researcher program acknowledges Jenny Olins for her stellar achievements as an undergraduate researcher.
Josh Coomey awarded a Chateaubriand Fellowship to conduct research at the Institute Jean-Pierre Bourgin in Versailles, France. He will work with collaborators Richard Sibout and Grégory Mouille to charcaterize the regulation of plant cell wall growth.
Sam Hazen has been selected as a 2015 Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellow. The award will support sabbatical research in France on using phenomics as a teaching and research tool to understand how energy crops grow.
Scientific American article "How to manipulate plants to build a better biofuel" describes our recent paper in the journal Nature as does a New & Views article in the same issue.
Scott Lee receives a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award. Scott will conduct part of his Ph.D. research with Dr. John Vogel at the DOE-Joint Genome Institute.
Undergraduate researchers Chrismery Gonzalez and G Robert Mmari were awarded 3rd Best Poster at the GEM G.R.A.D. LAB Symposium in Boston.
Scott Lee has received the 2014-2015 Constantine J. Gilgut Fellowship.
Graduate student Josh Coomey will present the exciting development of a synthesized library of Brachypodium distachyon transcription factors at the DOE-JGI Genomics of Energy and Environment meeting in Walnut Creek California.
New special topic issue published in Frontiers in Plant Science on Lignocellulosic feedstocks: research progress and challenges in optimising biomass quality and yield.