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Horticultural Sciences

Horticultural Sciences

Dr. A. Mark Settles

Emeritus Professor

A. Mark Settles

Mailing Address:
Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
PO Box 110690
Gainesville, Florida 32611

Website: Settles Lab

  • Areas of Research
    • Maize Genetics and Genomics
    • Seed Development
    • Seed Phenomics
  • Teaching Responsibilities
    • PCB 6528 – Plant Cell and Developmental Biology
    • PCB 7922 – Journal Colloquy in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Educational Background
    • Ph.D. - State University of New York at Stony Brook (1998)
    • B.A. - University of Delaware (1993)
  • Work Experience
    • Chair, Maize Genetics Steering Committee, 2015
    • Co-Chair, Maize Genetics Steering Committee, 2014
    • Visiting Professor, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, October, 2012
    • Director, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, University of Florida, 2011-present
    • Graduate Coordinator, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, University of Florida, 2009-2011
    • Vasil-Monsanto Associate Professor, University of Florida, 2007-2013
    • Vasil-Monsanto Assistant Professor, University of Florida, 2000-2007
    • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida, 1999-2000
    • Graduate Assistant, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, 1994-1998
    • NIH Pre-doctoral Fellow, SUNY at Stony Brook, New York, 1993-1994
  • Honors and Awards
    • University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 2016
    • HHMI Science for Life Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award, 2010
    • USDA Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2000
  • Program Personnel
    • Chi-Wah Tseung, Senior Biological Scientist
    • John Baier, Senior Biological Scientist
    • Jeff Gustin, Post-doctoral Associate
    • Fang Bai, Post-doctoral Associate
    • Janaki Mudunkothge, Post-doctoral Associate
    • Junya Zhang, Post-doctoral Associate

Selected Publications

AuthorsYearTitle / DescriptionPublication
Gabay-Laughnan S., Settles A.M., Hannah L.C., Porch T.G., Becraft P.W., McCarty D.R., Koch K.E., Zhao L., Kamps T.L., Chamusco K.C., Chase C.D.   2018  Restorer-of-Fertility Mutations Recovered in Transposon-Active Lines of S Male-Sterile Maize. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 8(1):291-302. doi: 10.1534/g3.117.300304.
Lappe R.R., Baier J.W., Boehlein S.K., Huffman R., Lin Q., Settles A.M., Hannah L.C., Stewart J.D., Scott M.P., Myers A.M., Hennen-Bierwagen T.A.  2018  Functions of maize genes encoding pyruvate phosphate dikinase in developing endosperm. Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A. 115(1):E24-E33. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1715668115.
Hacisalihoglu G., Settles A.M.  2017 Quantification of seed ionome variation in 90 diverse soybean (Glycine max) lines. J. Plant Nutrition, 40(20): 2808-2817. doi:10.1080/01904167.2017.1382528.
Gault C.M., Martin F., Mei W., Bai F., Black J.B., Barbazuk W.B., Settles A.M.  2017  Aberrant splicing in maize rough endosperm3 reveals a conserved role for U12 splicing in eukaryotic multicellular development. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 114(11):E2195-E2204. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616173114.
Bai F., Daliberti M., Bagadion A., Xu M., Li Y., Baier J., Tseung C.W., Evans M.M.S., Settles A.M.  2016  Parent-of-origin effect rough endosperm mutants in maize. Genetics. 204(1):221-31. doi: 10.1534/genetics.116.191775.
Hacisalihoglu G., Gustin J.L., Louisma J., Armstrong P., Peter G.F., Walker A.R., Settles A.M.  2016  Enhanced single seed trait predictions in soybean (Glycine max) and robust calibration model transfer with near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. J. Agr. Food Chem. 64(5): 1079-1086. .
Bai F., Settles A.M.  2015  Imprinting in plants as a mechanism to generate seed phenotypic diversity. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 780.