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Coyne, K.*, Mullen Davis, M.A., Mizoguchi, T., Hayama, R. Temporal restriction of salt inducibility in expression of salinity-stress related gene by the circadian clock in Solanum lycopersicumPlant Biotechnology 2019, 36(3): 195-200.


Mullen Davis, M.A., Guo, J., Price, D.H., Luse, D.S. Functional interactions of the RNA polymerase II-interacting proteins Gdown1 and TFIIF J. Biol. Chem. 2014, 289: 11145-11152.


Mullen, M.A., Assmann, S.M., Bevilacqua, P.C. Towards a digital gene response: RNA G-quadruplexes with fewer quartets fold with higher cooperativity. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (2): 812-815.


Mullen, M.A., Olson, K.J., Dallaire, P. Major, F., Assmann, S.M., Bevilacqua, P.C. RNA G-quadruplexes in the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana: Prevalence and possible functional roles. Nucleic Acids Res2010, 38 (22): 8149-8163.


Bove, J., Hord, C.L.H., Mullen, M.A. The blossoming of RNA Biology: Novel insights from plant systems RNA 2006, 12 (12): 2035-2046. 

Research in the Mullen Davis lab focus on how organisms respond to changing environmental conditions.  Prokaryotes and eukaryotes have developed mechanisms to survive stress, including altering gene expression and physiology to counteract changing temperature, nutrient availability, and other abiotic conditions.  Our lab uses model systems to study gene expression by transcription factors in prokaryotes (Escherichia coli) and by long non-coding RNAs in eukaryotes (Arabiodpsis thaliana).

Interested in joining the lab?  Please contact me melissa.mullendavis [at]


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