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Michael M. Goodin

Michael M. Goodin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Plant Science Biological Imaging Facility

Department of Plant Pathology
University of Kentucky
217 Plant Science Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0312

telephone: (859) 218-0725
fax: (859) 323-1961

Goodin Lab

Education Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, 1996, Pennsylvania State University
M.S. in Plant Pathology, 1992, Pennsylvania State University
B.S. in Biology & Chemistry, 1989, Brock University, Canada
Focus Research
In order to establish successful infections, viruses must divert, commandeer, or inhibit cellular functions to their advantage while concomitantly avoiding defense responses mounted by host cells. Our research projects primarily involve the study of the plant-adapted members of the family Rhabdoviridae, which contains enveloped viruses with monopartite, minus-sense, single-stranded RNA genomes. Our primary research models, Sonchus yellow net virus (SYNV) and potato yellow dwarf virus (PYDV) replicate in nuclei of infected cells. For this reason, we are very interested in characterization of the nucleome. Additionally, we are identifying host factors required for rhabdoviral replication and cell-to-cell movement.

  • ABT 101, Introduction To Biotechnology
  • PPA 641, Plant Disease, Population Biology, and Biotechnology



Employment Highlights
  • Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, 2008-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, 2002-2008
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California-Berkley, 1996-2002



Awards, Recognition, Service
  • University of Kentucky Undergraduate Council, 2012-2014
  • Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies for the University of Kentucky Agricultural Biotechnology Program, 2010-present
  • Director of the Plant Science Biological Imaging Facility, 2008-present
Recent Research Publications
  • Gong X, Hurtado O, Wang B, Wu C, Yi M, Giraldo M, Valent B, Goodin M, Farman M (2015) pFPL Vectors for high-throughput protein localization in fungi: detecting cytoplasmic accumulation of putative effector proteins. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 28: 107-121. doi 10.1094/MPMI-05-14-0144-TA
  • Dietzgen RG, Kuhn JH, Clawson AN, Freitas-Astua J, Goodin MM, Kitajima EW, Kondo H, Wetzel T, Whitfield AE (2014) Dichorhavirus: a proposed new genus for Brevipalpus mite-transmitted, nuclear, bacilliform, bipartite, negative-strand RNA plant viruses. Archives of Virology 159: 607-619. doi 10.1007/s00705-013-1834-0
  • Ramalho TO, Figueira AR, Sotero AJ, Wang R, Duarte PSG, Farman M, Goodin MM (2014) Characterization of Coffee Ringspot Virus-Lavras: A model for an emerging threat to coffee production and quality. Virology 464: 385-396. doi 10.1016/j.virol.2014.07.031
  • Ganesan, U.; Bragg, J.N.; Deng, M.; Marr, S.; Lee, M.Y.; Qian, S.S.; Shi, M.L.; Kappel, J.; Peters, C.; Lee, Y.; Goodin, M.M.; Dietzgen, R.G.; Li, Z.H.; Jackson, A.O., Construction of a Sonchus Yellow Net Virus minireplicon: a step toward reverse genetic analysis of plant negative-strand RNA viruses. Journal of Virology 2013, 87, 10598-10611. doi: 10.1128/jvi.01397-13
  • Anderson G, Wang R, Bandyopadhyay A, Goodin M. (2012) The Nucleocapsid Protein of Potato Yellow dwarf Virus: Protein Interactions and Nuclear Import Mediated by a Non-Canonical Nuclear Localization Signal. Front Plant Sci. 2012 Feb 2;3:14. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00014. eCollection 2012.
  • Martin, K.M.; Dietzgen, R.G.; Wang, R.Y.; Goodin, M.M., Lettuce necrotic yellows cytorhabdovirus protein localization and interaction map, and comparison with nucleorhabdoviruses. Journal of General Virology 2012, 93, 906-914. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.038034-0
  • Dietzgen, R.G.; Martin, K.M.; Anderson, G.; Goodin, M.M., In planta localization and interactions of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus proteins. Journal of General Virology 2012, 93, 2490-2495. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.042515-0
  • Kormelink, R.; Garcia, M.L.; Goodin, M.; Sasaya, T.; Haenni, A.L., Negative-strand RNA viruses: The plant-infecting counterparts. Virus Research 2011, 162, 184-202. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres. 2011.09.028
  • Min, B.E.; Martin, K.; Wang, R.Y.; Tafelmeyer, P.; Bridges, M.; Goodin, M., A host-factor interaction and localization map for a plant-adapted rhabdovirus implicates cytoplasm-tethered transcription activators in cell-to-cell movement. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 2010, 23, 1420-1432. doi: 10.1094/mpmi-04-10-0097
  • Bandyopadhyay, A.; Kopperud, K.; Anderson, G.; Martin, K.; Goodin, M., An integrated protein localization and interaction map for Potato yellow dwarf virus, type species of the genus Nucleorhabdovirus. Virology 2010, 402, 61-71. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2010.03.013
  • Martin, K.; Kopperud, K.; Chakrabarty, R.; Banerjee, R.; Brooks, R.; Goodin, M.M., Transient expression in Nicotiana benthamiana fluorescent marker lines provides enhanced definition of protein localization, movement and interactions in planta. Plant Journal 2009, 59, 150-162. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2009.03850.x
  • Ghosh, D.; Brooks, R.E.; Wang, R.Y.; Lesnaw, J.; Goodin, M.M., Cloning and subcellular localization of the phosphoprotein and nucleocapsid proteins of Potato yellow dwarf virus, type species of the genus Nucleorhabdovirus. Virus Research 2008, 135, 26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2008.02.003


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