Gerald Reeck, Ph.D., Professor
Undergraduate Advisor

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B.A. 1967, Seattle Pacific College
Ph.D. 1971, University of Washington

Areas of specialty

  • Proteins and enzymes of aphid saliva and of stored product insect pests
  • Biochemistry and molecular genetics of Armet (MANF), both human and insect
  • Cereal proteins and inhibitors

Selected publications

Wang W, Dai H, Zhang Y, Chandrasekar R, Luo L, Hiromasa Y, Sheng C, Peng G, Chen S, Tomich JM, Reese J, Edwards O, Kang L, Reeck G and Cui F (2015) Armet is an effector protein mediating aphid-plant interactions. FASEB J. 29:2032-2045.

D.C. Teller, C.A. Behnke, K. Pappan, Z. Shen, J.C. Reese, G.R. Reeck and R.E. Stenkamp. The structure of rice weevil pectin methylesterase, Acta Cryst. (2014) F70, 1480-1484.

Md Nurunnabi, Zehedina Khatun, Gerald R Reeck, Dong Yun Lee, Yong-Kyu Lee. Photoluminescent Graphene Nanoparticles for Cancer Photo-Therapy and Imaging. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014). 6 (15), 12413-12421.

Liu X, Khajuria C, Li J, Trick HN, Huang L, Gill BS, Reeck GR, Antony G, White FF, Chen MS. (2013) Wheat Mds-1 encodes a heat-shock protein and governs susceptibility towards the Hessian fly gall midge. Nat Commun., 4:2070. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3070.

Nurunnabi M, Khatun Z, Reeck GR, Lee DY, Lee YK. (2013) Near infra-red photoluminescent graphene nanoparticles greatly expand their use in noninvasive biomedical imaging. Chem Commun (Camb)., 49(44):5079-81. doi: 10.1039/c3cc42334d. Epub 2013 Apr 29.

Khatun Z, Nurunnabi M, Reeck GR, Cho KJ, Lee YK. (2013) Oral delivery of taurocholic acid linked heparin-docetaxel conjugates for cancer therapy. J Control Release., 170(1):74-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2013.04.024. Epub 2013 May 9.

Cui F, Smith CM, Reese J, Edwards O and Reeck G. (2012) Polymorphisms in salivary-gland transcripts of Russian wheat aphid biotypes 1 and 2. Insect Science, 19:429-440

Carolan, J. C., Caragea, D., Reardon, K. T., Mutti, N. S., Dittmer, N., Pappan, K., Cui, F., Castaneto, M., Poulain, J., Dossat, C., Tagu, D., Reese, J. C., Reeck, G. R., Wilkinson, T. L., and Edwards, O. R. (2011) Predicted effector molecules in the salivary secretome of the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum): a dual transcriptomic/proteomic approach. J. Proteome Res., 10:1505-18.

Mutti, N. S., Louis, J., Pappan, L. K., Pappan, K., Begum, K., Chen, M. S., Park, Y., Dittmer, N., Marshall, J., Reese, J. C., Reeck, G. R. (2008) A protein from the salivary glands of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, is essential in feeding on a host plant. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 105:9965-9.

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