Dr. D. Janine Sherrier


  • Ph.D., Biology, Texas A&M University, 1994
  • B.S., Biology, Baylor University, 1988

Current Courses

  • Plant Developmental Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Current Topics of Plant Biology


  • Sherrier Lab
    • The current research of the Sherrier lab focuses on the symbiotic relationship between plants in the legume family and the soil microbe rhizobia and the resulting development of a nitrogen-fixing root nodule. Complementary areas of research within her laboratory include plant pathogen interactions, plant development, and proteomics, a relatively new area of research focusing on protein composition of biological tissues.
Professional Activities

  • American Society of Plant Biology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • International Society for Molecular┬áPlant-Microbe Interactions

Recent Publications

 Catalano CM, Czymmek KJ, Gann JG, Sherrier DJ (2006) Medicago truncatula syntaxin SYP132 defines the symbiosome membrane and infection droplet membrane in root nodules. In press. Planta

Liu JQ, Miller SS, Graham M, Bucciarelli B, Catalano CM, Sherrier DJ, Samac DA, Ivashuta S, Fedorova M, Matsumoto P, Gantt JS , Vance CP (2006) Recruitment of novel calcium-binding proteins for root nodule symbiosis in Medicago truncatula. Plant Physiol. 141: 167-177

Vedam V, Kannenberg E, Datta A, Brown D, Haynes-Gann JG, Sherrier DJ, Carlson RW. The pea nodule environment restores the ability of a Rhizobium leguminosarum lipopolysaccharide acpXL mutant to add 27-hydroxyoctacosanoic acid to its lipid A. J Bacteriol. 188: 2126-2133

Sherrier DJ, Taylor GS, Silverstein KAT, Gonzales MB, VandenBosch KA (2005) Accumulation of extracellular proteins bearing unique proline-rich motifs in intercelluar spaces of the legume nodule parenchyma. Protoplasma. 225: 43-55.


Contact Information
Dr. D. Janine Sherrier


Plant and Soil Sciences
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
15 Innovation Way, Room 129
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 831-3550
Fax number: (302) 831-3447
Email: sherrier@udel.edu