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Dr. Cătălin Voiniciuc

Associate Professor

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

Office: Building 885, Room 3B
Phone: (352) 273-4782

  • Areas of Research
    • Synthetic Biology
    • Plant Cell Walls
    • Polysaccharides
  • Educational Background
    • PhD in Plant Biology, summa cum laude, RWTH Aachen University, Germany (2016)
    • MSc in Plant Genetics, University of British Columbia, Canada (2012)
    • BSc with Distinction, University of British Columbia, Canada (2010)
  • Work Experience
    • Independent Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Germany (2019 to 2022)
    • Research Associate, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (2016 to 2018)
    • Postdoctoral Researcher, Jülich Research Center, Jülich, Germany (2016)
  • Selected Honors and Awards
    • DFG Principal Investigator (2019-2022)
    • Jülich Excellence Prize (2017)
    • NSERC Postgraduate Scholar (2012-2016)
  • Teaching Responsibility
    • HOS6932 - Advances in Plant Synthetic Biology
  • Program Personnel
    • Talia Jacobson (PhD Student; PMCB)
    • R. Logan Spicer (PhD Student; Horticultural Sciences)
    • Lianna Larson (Biofoundry Biological Assistant)
    • Mair Edwards (PhD Rotation Student; PMCB)

Selected Publications

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AuthorsYearTitle / DescriptionPublication
Robert M, Waldhauer J, Stritt F, Yang B, Pauly M, Voiniciuc C 2021 Modular biosynthesis of plant hemicellulose and its impact on yeast cells Biotechnology for Biofuels
Yang B, Hofmann F, Usadel B, Voiniciuc C 2020 Seed hemicelluloses tailor mucilage properties and salt tolerance New Phytologist
Voiniciuc C, Dama M, Gawenda N, Stritt F, Pauly M 2019 Mechanistic insights from plant heteromannan synthesis in yeast Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Voiniciuc C, Engle KA, Günl M, Dieluweit S, Schmidt MH-W, Yang J, Moremen KW, Mohnen D, Usadel B 2018 Identification of Key Enzymes for Pectin Synthesis in Seed Mucilage Plant Physiology
Polko JK, Barnes WJ, Voiniciuc C, Doctor S, Steinwand B, Hill JL, Tien M, Pauly M, Anderson CT, Kieber J 2018 SHOU4 proteins regulate trafficking of cellulose synthase complexes to the plasma membrane Current Biology
 Voiniciuc C, Pauly M, Usadel B 2018 Monitoring Polysaccharide Dynamics in the Plant Cell Wall Plant Physiology
Voiniciuc C, Schmidt MH-W, Berger A, Yang B, Ebert B, Scheller HV, North HM, Usadel B, Günl M 2015 MUCILAGE-RELATED10 Produces Galactoglucomannan That Maintains Pectin and Cellulose Architecture in Arabidopsis Seed Mucilage Plant Physiology
Voiniciuc C, Yang B, Schmidt MH-W, Günl M, Usadel B 2015 Starting to Gel: How Arabidopsis Seed Coat Epidermal Cells Produce Specialized Secondary Cell Walls International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Voiniciuc C, Dean GH, Griffiths JS, Kirchsteiger K, Hwang YT, Gillett A, Dow G, Western TL, Estelle M, Haughn GW 2013 FLYING SAUCER1 is a transmembrane RING E3 ubiquitin ligase that regulates the degree of pectin methylesterification in Arabidopsis seed mucilage Plant Cell