Professor, Plant Molecular Biology
Ph.D.210B Natural Resources Building
Phone: Office: (517) 353-4751; Laboratory: 353-7968
Ph.D. Michigan State University
Molecular Biology of Secondary Growth
Molecular biology of secondary growth; Secondary wall biosynthesis; Feedstock Development for bioenergy and biomaterials
Ko, J.-H., Kim, W.-C., Kim, J.-Y., Ahan, S.J., and Han, K.-H. 2012. MYB46-mediated transcriptional regulation of secondary wall biosynthesis. Molecular 10.1093/mp/sss076.
Kim, W.-C., Ko, J.-H., Kim, J.-Y., Kim, J.M., Bae, H.J., and Han, K.-H. 2012. MYB46 directly regulates the gene expression of secondary wall-associated cellulose synthases in Arabidopsis. Plant J, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.05124.x
Ko, J.-H., Kim, H.-T., Hwang, I., and Han, K.-H. 2012. Tissue-specific whole-genome transcriptome analysis identifies developing xylem-specific promoters in poplar. Plant Biotechnology Journal 10: 587-596.
Kim, W.-C., Ko, J.-H., and Han, K.-H. 2011. Identification of a cis-acting regulatory motif recognized by MYB46, a master transcriptional regulator of secondary wall biosynthesis. Plant Molecular Biology 78: 489-501.
Ko, J.-H., Kim, W.-C., and Han, K.-H. 2009. Ectopic expression of MYB46 identifies transcriptional regulatory genes involved in secondary wall biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant J 60: 649-665 (featured on the cover).
Ko, J.-H., Yang, S., Park, A.H., Lerouxel, O., and Han, K.-H. 2007. ANAC012, a member of the plant-specific NAC transcription factor family, negatively regulates xylary fiber development in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 50: 1035-1048 (featured on the cover).
Ko, J.-H., Yang, S., and Han, K.-H. 2006. Upregulation of an Arabidopsis RING-H2 Gene, XERICO, Confers Drought Tolerance through Increased ABA Biosynthesis. Plant J 47: 343-355.
Ko, J.-H., Prassinos, C., and Han, K.-H. 2006. Developmental and seasonal expression of PtaHB1, a Populus gene encoding a class III HD-Zip protein, is tightly associated with secondary growth and inversely correlated with the level of microRNA (miR166). New Phytologist 169: 469-478.
Ko, J.H., Han, K.-H., Park, S., and Yang, J. 2004. Plant body weight-induced secondary growth in Arabidopsis and its transcription phenotype revealed by whole-transcriptome profiling. Plant Physiology 135: 1069-1083.
Yang, J., Park, S., Kamdem, D.P., Keathley, D.E., Retzel, E., Paule, C., Kapur, V. and Han, K.-H. 2003. Novel gene expression profiles define the metabolic and physiological processes characteristic of wood and its extractive formation in a hardwood tree species,Robinia pseudoacacia. Plant Mol. Biol. 52: 935-956 (featured on the cover).