Profile – Georgina Hernandez

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Name:

Georgina Hernandez

Job Title:

Professor

Email:

gina@ccg.unam.mx

Phone Number:

+52 777 32964

Links:

Google Scholar Profile

Biography:

-Undergraduate (biochemistry and molecular biology) and PhD (molecular biology) degrees from the National University of Mexico (UNAM).
-Postdoctoral training as a Visiting Scientist in BioTechnica International, Inc. in Cambridge, MA, USA, Frank Cannon’s group.
-Sabbatical leave(2005-2006) at the University of Minnesota – USDA, Carroll P. Vance´s group and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology at Michael Udvardi´s group.
-Professor, Center for Genomic Sciences (CCG) -previously Nitrogen Fixation Research Center (CIFN)- from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
-Faculty of this Center since 1983.
-Director of the Center from 1997 to 2005.
-Current Chair of the Eukaryotic Functional Genomics Research Program from CCG.
-Coauthored 70 international publications: articles in international journals and book chapters, that have received ca. 3000 citations.
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Research Areas:

  • Legume-rhizobia NFS: common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) transcriptomics, reverse genetics, small RNAome

Current N-related Projects:

  • Common bean miRNAs and TF: deciphering new regulators for the SNF.
  • Analysis of an EMS P. vulgaris mutant population to identify symbiotic mutants
  • Common bean response to SNF in abiotic stress conditions. Identification of alternative splicing events with biological function in the rhizobia symbiosis of common bean and soybean.

Bibliography:

Formey D, Martín-Rodríguez JA, Leija A, Santana O, Quinto C, Cárdenas L, Hernández G (2016) REGULATION OF smallRNAs AND CORRESPONDING TARGETS IN NOD FACTOR-INDUCED Phaseolus vulgaris ROOT HAIR CELLS. International Journal of Molecular Sciences,17, 887.

Ramírez M, Íñiguez LP, Guerrero G, Sparvoli F, Hernández G (2016) Rhizobium etli BACTEROIDS ENGINEERED FOR Vitreoscilla HEMOGLOBIN EXPRESSION ALLEVIATE OXIDATIVE STRESS IN COMMON BEAN NODULES THAT REPROGRAMME GLOBAL GENE EXPRESSION. Plant Biotechnology Reports, 10: 463-474.

Íñiguez LP, Nova-Franco B, Hernández G (2015) NOVEL PLAYERS IN THE AP2-miR172 REGULATORY NETWORK FOR COMMON BEAN NODULATION. Plant Signaling & Behavior, 10 (10), e1062957

Nova-Franco B, Íñiguez LP, Valdés-López O, Alvarado-Affantranger X, Leija A, Fuentes SI, Ramírez M, Paul S, Reyes JL, Girard L, Hernández G (2015) THE microRNA-172c-APETALA2-1 NODE AS A KEY REGULATOR OF THE COMMON BEAN RHIZOBIA NITROGEN FIXATION SYMBIOSIS. Plant Physiology, 168: 273-290

Mendoza-Soto AB, Naya L, Leija A, Hernández G (2015) RESPONSES OF SYMBIOTIC NITROGEN-FIXING COMMON BEAN TO ALUMINUM TOXICITY AND DELINEATION OF NODULE RESPONSIVE microRNAs. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6: 587

Valdés-López O, Hernández, G. 2015. EARLY RESPONSES IN THE ROOT–RHIZOBIA INTERACTION. In: “Advances in Botanical Research, vol. 15: Plant Microbe Interactions” H. Bais & J. Sherrer (eds). Academic Press, Elsevier Ltd. USA pp. 137–147.

O’Rourke JA, Íñiguez LP, Fu F, Bucciarelli B, Miller SS, Jackson SA, McClean PE, Li J, Dai X, Zhao PX, Hernández G, Vance CP (2014) AN RNA-SEQ BASED GENE EXPRESSION ATLAS OF THE COMMON BEAN. BMC Genomics, 15:866

Naya L, Paul S, Valdés-López O, Mendoza-Soto AB, Nova-Franco B, Sosa-Valencia G, Reyes JL, Hernández G (2014) REGULATION OF COPPER HOMEOSTASIS AND BIOTIC INTERACTIONS BY microRNA 398b IN COMMON BEAN. PLoS ONE 9(1): e84416.

Ramírez M, Guillén G, Fuentes SI, Íñiguez LP, Aparicio-Fabre R, Zamorano-Sánchez D, Encarnación-Guevara S, Panzeri D, Castiglioni B, Cremonesi P, Strozzi F, Stella A, Girard L, Sparvoli F, Hernández G. (2013) TRANSCRIPT PROFILING OF THE COMMON BEAN NODULES UNDER OXIDATIVE STRESS. Physiologia Plantarum. 149: 389-407.

Valdés-López O, Yang SS, Aparicio-Fabre R, Graham PH, Reyes JL, Vance CP, Hernández G. (2010) MICRORNAS EXPRESSION PROFILE IN COMMON BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris) DURING NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY STRESSES AND MANGANESE TOXICITY. New Phytologist. 187: 805-818.

Valdés-López O, Graham PH, Ramírez M, Udvardi MK, Reyes JL, Vance CP, Hernández G. 2010. TRANSCRIPTIONAL AND POST-TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION IN COMMON BEAN NODULES. Paper 57. In: Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Volume 7. H. Antoun, T. Avis, L. Brisson, D. Prévost, and M. Trepanier, eds. International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, St. Paul, MN.

Hernández G, Valdés-López O, Ramírez M, Goffard N, Weiller G, Aparicio-Fabre R, Fuentes SI, Erban A, Kopka J, Udvardi MK, Vance CP (2009) GLOBAL CHANGES IN THE TRANSCRIPT AND METABOLIC PROFILES DURING SYMBIOTIC NITROGEN FIXATION IN PHOSPHORUS-STRESSED COMMON BEAN PLANTS. Plant Phsyiology. 151: 1221-1238.

Suárez R, Wong A, Ramírez M, Barraza A, Orozco MA, Cevallos MA, Lara M, Hernández G, Iturriaga G (2008) IMPROVEMENT OF DROUGHT TOLERANCE AND GRAIN YIELD IN COMMON BEAN BY OVEREXPRESSING TREHALOSE-6-PHOSPHATE SYNTHASE IN RHIZOBIA. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 21: 958-966

Gepts P, Aragao F, de Barros E, Blair MW, Brodani R, Broughton WJ, Galasso I, Hernández G, Kami J, Lariguet P, McClean P, Melotto M, Miklas P, Pauls P, Pedrosa-Harand A, Porch T, Sánchez F, Sparvoli F, Yu K (2008) GENOMICS OF PHASEOLUS BEANS, A MAJOR SOURCE OF DIETARY PROTEIN AND MICRONUTRIENTS IN THE TROPICS. In: “Genomics of tropical crop plants” Moore PH, and Ming R (eds). Springer New York pp. 113-143

Lara M, Blanco L, Silvente S, Graham MA, Ramírez M, Reddy PM, Hernández G, Vance CP (2006) GENOMIC APPROACHES FOR ANALYSIS LEGUME-RHIZOBIUM SYMBIOTIC INTERACTIONS. In: “Biology of plant-microbe interactions” Sánchez F, Quinto C, López-Lara IM, Geiger O (eds). International Society for Plant-Microbe Intaractions. St. Paul, MN pp. 138-143

Hernández G, Ramírez M, Blair MW, Lara M, Blanco L, Muñoz M, Barazesh S, Verdoorn EW, Graham MA, Vance CP (2004) COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF COMMON BEAN (Phaseolus vulgaris) NODULE, ROOT, POD AND LEAF EXPRESSED SEQUENCE TAG (ESTs) LIBRARIES: A PLATFORM FOR “PHASEOMICS” RESEARCH. IN: “Legumes for the benefit of agriculture, nutrition and the environment”. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference in Grain Legumes and 2nd International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics. Editor AEP. Pp. 185-186

Cordoba E, Shishkova S, Vance CP, Hernández G (2003) ANTISENSE INHIBITION OF NADH GLUTAMATE SYNTHASE IMPAIRS CARBON/NITROGEN ASSIMILATION IN NODULES OF ALFALFA (Medicago sativa). The Plant Journal 33: 1037-1049

Suárez R, Márquez J, Shishkova S, Hernández G (2003) OVER EXPRESSION OF ALFALFA CYTOSOLIC GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASE IN NODULES AND FLOWERS OF TRANSGENIC Lotus japonicus PLANTS. Physiologia Plantarum 117: 326-336

Broughton WJ, Hernández G, Blair M, Beebe S, Gepts P, Vanderleyden J (2003) BEANS (Phaseolus spp.) – MODEL FOOD LEGUMES. Plant and Soil 252: 55-128

Broughton WJ, Hernández G, Blair M, Beebe S, Gepts P, Vanderleyden J (2003) BEANS (Phaseolus spp.).-MODEL FOOD LEGUMES. In: “Maximising the use of Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture”. Hardanson G and Broughton WJ (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, The Netherlands pp. 55-128

Chichkova S, Arellano J, Vance CP, Hernández G (2001) TRANSGENIC TOBACCO PLANTS THAT OVEREXPRESS ALFALFA NADH-GLUTAMATE SYNTHASE HAVE HIGHER CARBON AND NITROGEN CONTENTS. Journal of Experimental Botany 52: 2079-2087

Fuentes SI, Allen D, Ortíz-López A, Hernández G (2001) OVER-EXPRESSION OF CYTOSOLIC GLUTAMINE SYNTHETASE ALLOWS THE MAINTENANCE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND GROWTH AT LOW NITROGEN CONCENTRATIONS. Journal of Experimental Botany. 52: 1071-1081

Schoenbeck MA, Temple SJ, Trepp JB, Blumenthal JM, Samac DA, Gantt JS, Hernández G, Vance CP (2000) DECREASED NADH GLUTAMATE SYNTHASE ACTIVITY IN NODULES AND FLOWERS OF ALFALFA (Medicago sativa L.) TRANSFORMED WITH AN ANTISENSE GLUTAMATE SYNTHASE TRANSGENE. Journal of Experimental Botany 51: 29-39

Hernández G, Lara M, Chichkova S, Suárez R, Córdoba E, García-Diego E (2000) MODULATION OF AMMONIUM ASSIMILATION IN TRANSGENIC LEGUMES DURING THE SYMBIOSIS WITH Rhizobium. In: “Nitrogen Fixation: from nodules to crop productivity”. Pedrosa FO, Hungría M, Yates MG, and Newton WE (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, The Netherlands pp. 313-314

Ramírez M, Valderrama B, Arredondo-Peter R, Soberón M, Mora J, Hernández G (1999) Rhizobium etli GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOR THE HETEROLOGOUS EXPRESSION OF Vitreoscilla sp. HEMOGLOBIN: EFFECTS ON FREE-LIVING AND SYMBIOSIS. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 12: 1008-1015.

Castillo M, Flores M, Mavingui P, Martínez-Romero E, Palacios R, Hernández G (1999) INCREASE IN ALFALFA NODULATION, NITROGEN FIXATION AND PLANT GROWTH BY SPECIFIC DNA AMPLIFICATION (SDA) IN Sinorhizobium meliloti. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 65: 2716-2722

Hernández G, Chichkova S, Suárez R, Córdoba E, Arellano J, Fuentes SI, Ramírez M, Svoboda S (1999) MODULATION OF KEY SYMBIOTIC METABOLIC PATHWAYS THROUGH REVERSE GENETICS OF TRANSGENIC LEGUMES. In: “Highlights of Nitrogen Fixation Research”. Martínez E and Hernández G (eds). Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. New York, NY. USA. pp. 13-15

Hernández G, Suárez R, Chichkova S (1998) NODULE SPECIFIC MODULATION OF GLUTAMINE SYNTHASE (GS) GENE EXPRESSION IN TRANSGENIC LEGUMES. In: “Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the 21st Century”. Elmerich C, Kondorosi A and Newton WE (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands pp 233-234.

Mendoza A, Leija A, Martínez-Romero E, Hernández G, Mora J (1995) THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE AMMONIUM ASSIMILATION IN Rhizobium etli PREVENTS NODULATION OF Phaseolus vulgaris. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 8: 584-592

Hernández G, Ramírez M, Suárez R, Fuentes SI (1995) ROOT EXUDED nod-GENE INDUCING SIGNALS LIMIT THE NODULATION CAPACITY OF DIFFERENT ALFALFA VARIETIES WITH Rhizobium meliloti. Plant Cell Reports 14: 626-629

Mora J, Bravo A, Calderón J, Encarnación S, Hernández G, Martínez LM, Narváez V, Rodríguez O, Taboada H, Terrones D (1988) EX-PLANTA NITROGEN METABOLISM IN Rhizobium phaseoli. In: “Molecular Genetics of Plant-Microbe Interactions”. Palacios R and Verma DP (ed), APS Press. St. Paul, MN. U.S.A. pp. 130-135

Mora J, Calderón J, Hernández G (1988) SEARCH, ASSIMILATON AND TURNOVER OF NITROGEN IN SOME FUNGI. In: “Nitrogen Source Control of Microbial Processes”. S. Sánchez-Esquivel (ed), CRC Press, Inc., Boca Ratón, FLA., U.S.A. pp. 59-81

Mora Y, Hernández G, Mora J (1987) REGULATION OF CARBON AND NITROGEN FLOW BY GLUTAMATE SYNTHASE IN Neurospora crassa. Microbiology-SGM (Previous title: Journal of General Microbiology) 133: 1667-1674

Lomnitz A, Calderón J, Hernández G, Mora J (1987) FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF AMMONIUM ASSIMILATION ENZYMES IN Neurospora crassa. Microbiology-SGM (Previous title: Journal of General Microbiology) 133: 1330-1340

Hernández G, Mora J (1986) GLUTAMINE SYNTHESIS REGULATES GLUCOSE CATABOLISM IN Neurospora crassa. Microbiology-SGM (Previous title: Journal of General Microbiology) 132: 3315-3323

Hernández G, Mora Y, Mora J (1986) REGULATION OF GLUTAMINE SYNTHESIS BY GLYCINE AND SERINE IN Neurospora crassa. Journal of Bacteriology 165: 133-138

Mora J, Hernández G, Lara F (1986) METABOLISMO NITROGENADO. En: “Bioquímica y Biología Molecular Temas de Actualidad para Graduados”. S. Ochoa, L.F. Lelior, J. Oró y A. Sols (eds), Salvat Editores, S.A. Barcelona, España. pp. 180-185

Hernández G, Sánchez-Pescador R, Palacios R, Mora J (1983) NITROGEN SOURCE REGULATES GLUTAMATE DEHYDROGENASE NADP SYNTHESIS IN Neurospora crassa. Journal of Bacteriology 154: 524-528

Mora J, Dávila G, Espín G, González A, Guzmán J, Hernández G, Hummelt G, Lara M, Martínez E, Mora Y, Romero D (1980) GLUTAMINE METABOLISM IN Neurospora crassa. In: “Glutamine: Metabolism, Enzymology and Regulation”. Mora J and Palacios R (eds) Academic Press, New York. pp. 185-210