Cris Argueso is an assistant professor in the department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, CO. Originally from Brazil, Cris worked on maize genetics as an undergraduate student, and on the regulation of biosynthesis of essential amino acids in rice for her Masters. For her PhD at Cornell, she started working on the regulation of tryptophan biosynthesis, a biosynthetic pathway that also gives rise to secondary metabolites with a role in defense to pathogens. That initial work got her hooked in Plant Pathology, and she soon found herself working on systemic acquired resistance against oomycetes and bacterial pathogens. Her interest for plant hormones also developed during her PhD work, and led her to a postdoc at University of North Carolina, with Joe Kieber and Jeff Dangl. Today Cris is leading her own lab at Colorado State, interested on how hormones mediate responses to the environment, including, of course, defense against pathogens.
Argueso CT, Epple P, Ferreira FJ, Hutchison, CE, To JPC, Schaller GE, Dangl JL, Kieber JJ (2012) Two-component elements mediate interactions between cytokinin and salicylic acid in plant immunity. PLoS Genetics 8:1-13.
Argueso CT, Raines T, Kieber JJ (2010) Cytokinin signaling and transcriptional networks. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 13:533-539.
Argueso CT, Ferreira, FJ, Kieber JJ (2009) Environmental perception avenues: the interaction of cytokinin and environmental response pathways. Plant Cell and Environment 32:1147-1160.
Argueso CT, Hansen M, Kieber JJ (2007) The regulation of ethylene biosynthesis. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 262:92-105.
Hutchison CE, Li J, Argueso CT, Maxwell B, Lee E, Gonzalez M, Perdue TD, Lewis M, Schaller GE, Alonso JM, Ecker JR, Kieber JJ (2006) The Arabidopsis histidine phosphotransfer proteins are redundant positive regulators of cytokinin signaling. Plant Cell 18:3073-3087.
Muday GK, Brady SR, Argueso CT, Deruere J, Kieber JJ, DeLong A (2006) RCN1-regulated phosphatase activity and EIN2 modulate hypocotyl gravitropism by a mechanism that does not require ethylene signaling. Plant Physiology 141:1617-1629.
Delaney TP, Pierre BS, Li Z, Argueso CT (2006) Identification and analysis of multi-layered disease resistance pathways in Arabidopsis. Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions, 5:196-198.
Delaney TP, Argueso CT, Kim HS, Ko JH (2004) Identification of disease resistance in Arabidopsis independent of systemic acquired resistance. Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions 4:196-198.
Delaney TP, Argueso CT, Donofrio N, Kim HS, Ko JH, Malamy J and Rairdan G (2002) Analysis of SAR and identification of other pathogen-induced defense responses in Arabidopsis. Biology of Plant-Microbe Interactions 3:99-106.
Teixeira CMG, Gaziola SA, Lugli J, Azevedo, RA (1998) Isolation, partial purification and characterization of isoenzymes of aspartate kinase from rice seeds. Journal of Plant Physiology 153:281-289.
Gaziola SA, Teixeira CMG, Lugli J, Sodek L ,Azevedo RA (1997) The enzymology of lysine catabolism in rice seeds: Isolation, characterization, and regulatory properties of a lysine 2-oxoglutarate reductase/saccharopine dehydrogenase bifunctional polypeptide. European Journal of Biochemistry 247:364-71.
Gaziola SA, Teixeira CMG, Ando A, Sodek L and Azevedo RA (1996) Enzyme isolation and regulation of lysine biosynthesis and degradation in developing seeds of rice. International Rice Research Notes 21:27-29.