FACULTY

Sharon Doty

Sharon Doty

Associate Professor
Phytoremediation; Plant biotechnology
http://faculty.washington.edu/sldoty/

Office: Winkenwerder 205
Phone: 206-616-6255 
Email: sldoty@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): FOREST ECOLOGY; RESTORATION ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE; BIORESOURCE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

B.S., Genetics, University of California, Davis, 1989
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1995


Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 201 Sustaining Pacific Northwest Ecosystems (5)Spring
ESRM 325 Environmental Applications of Plants: Bioenergy and Bioremediation (3)Autumn
ESRM 405 Growing Stuff: Ecology, Economy, and Culture of Resource-Production Ecosystems (5)Winter
ESRM 490 Plant Microbiology Lab (3)Winter
SEFS 522 Plant-Microbe Interactions (1)Winter
SEFS 523 Environmental Applications of Plants: Bioenergy and Bioremediation (3)Autumn
Current Sponsored Research:
Oil Producing Endophytic Yeast for Biofuel Production
Phytoremediation with Endophytes
The Use Of Fungal And Diazotrophic Endophytes As A Means For Climate Change Mitigation And Adaptation In Agroeco
Recent Publications:
Bura, R., Vajzovic, A., and Doty, S. L.. 2012. Novel endophytic yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa strain PTD3: I. Production of xylitol and ethanol.. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 39(7): 1003-1011
Vajzovic, A., Bura, R., and Doty, S.L.. 2012. Novel endophytic yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa strain PTD3: II. Production of xylitol and ethanol in the presence of inhibitors. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 39(10): 1453-1463
Van Aken, B. and S.L, Doty. 2010. Transgenic plants and associated bacteria for phytoremediation of chlorinated compounds. Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews 26: 43-64.
Doty, S. L., B. Oakley, G. Xin, J.W. Kang, G. Singleton, G., Z. Khan, A. Vajzovic, and J.T. Staley. 2009. Diazotrophic endophytes of native black cottonwood and willow. Symbiosis 47:23-33.
Dowling, D. N. and S. L. Doty. 2009. Improving phytoremediation through biotechnology. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 20:1-3.
James, A., G. Xin, S.L. Doty, L.A. Newman, and S.E. Strand. 2009. A mass balance study of the phytoremediation of perchloroethylene-contaminated groundwater. Environmental Pollution 157:2564-2569.
Khan, Z. and S.L. Doty. 2009. Characterization of bacterial endophytes of sweet potato plants. Plant and Soil 322:197-207.
Xin, G., D. Glawe, and S.L. Doty. 2009. Characterization of three endophytic indole-3-acetic acid-producing yeasts occuring in Populus trees. Mycological Research 113:973-980.
Xin, G., J.W. Kang, G. Zhang, J.T. Staley, and S.L. Doty. 2009. A diazotrophic, indole-3-acetic acid producing endophyte from wild cottonwood. Biology and Fertility of Soils 45:669-674.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Curriculum Committee