Jellen, Eric

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Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Research Interests
Oat (Avena spp.) chromosomal genetics and genomics; genetic marker development and diversity in quinoa and its wild relatives (Chenopodium spp.), amaranth (Amaranthus spp.), papalisa or olluco (Ullucus tuberosus), and oca (Oxalis tuberosa)
 Courses Taught

Fall 2016
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 011
  • PWS 168: Personal Genomics Section 001
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 006
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 006
Summer 2016
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 005
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 002
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 013
Spring 2016
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 001
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 005
Winter 2016
  • BIO 799R: Dissertation Section 011
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 009
  • PWS 673R: Plant Cytogenetics Section 001

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Chaney L, Mangelson R, Ramaraj T, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. 2016. The complete chloroplast genome sequences of four Amaranthus species (Amaranthaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences. 4(9):6. <website> doi:10.3732/apps.1600063

Benlhabib O, Boujartani N, Maughan PJ, Jacobsen S, Jellen EN. 2016. Elevated genetic diversity in an F2:6 population of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) developed through an inter-ecotype cross. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7:9. <website>

Chaffin A, Huang Y-F SS, Bekele W, Babiker E, Gnanesh B, Foresman B, Blanchard S, Jay J, Reid R, Wight C, et al. 2016. A consensus map in cultivated oat reveals conserved grass synteny with substantial sub-genome rearrangement. The Plant Genome. 9(2):1-21. <website> doi:10.3835/plantgenome2014.08.0040

Clouse JW, Adhikary D, Page JT, Ramaraj T, Deyholos MK, Udall JA, Fairbanks D, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. 2016. The Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Genome: Genome, Transcriptome and Physical Map Assembly. The Plant Genome. 8(2). <website> doi:10.3835/plantgenome2014.08.0040

Walsh BM, Adhikary D, Maughan PJ, Emshwiller E, Jellen EN. 2015. Chenopodium (Amaranthaceae) polyploidy inferences from Salt Over Sensitive 1 (SOS1) data. 102(4):1-11. <website>

Cepeda-Cornejo V, Brown DC, Palomino G, de la Cruz E, Fogarty M, Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. 2015. Genetic variation for the Granule Bound Starch Synthase I genes (GBSSI) in waxy and non-waxy accessions of Chenopodium berlandieri ssp. nuttaliae from central Mexico. Plant Genetic Resources. 1-10. <website> doi:10.1017/S1479262115000076

Brown DC, Cepeda-Cornejo V, Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. 2015. Characterization of the Granule - Bound Starch Synthase I Gene in Chenopodium. Plant Genome. <website> doi:10.3835/plantgenome2014.09.0051

Tinker NA, Chao S, Lazo GR, Oliver RE, Huang Y-F PJ, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, Kilian A, Jackson EW. 2014. A SNP genotyping array for hexaploid oat (Avena sativa L.). Plant Genome. <website> doi:10.3835/plantgenome2014.03.0010

Raney JA, Reynolds DJ, Elzinga DB, Page J, Udall JA, Jellen EN, Bonfacio A, Fairbanks D, Maughan PJ. 2014. Transcriptome Analysis of Drought Induced Stress in Chenopodium quinoa. Am. J. Plant Sci. 5(3):338-357. <website>

Kietlinski KD, Jimenez F, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, Smith SM, Pratt DB. 2014. Relationships between the Weedy (Amaranthaceae) and the Grain Amaranths. Crop Science. 54(1):220-228. <website> doi:10.2135/cropsci2013.03.0173

Islamovic E, Obert DE, Budde AD, Schmitt M, Brunick R, Kilian A, Chao S, Lazo GR, Marshall JM, Jellen EN, et al. 2014. Quantitative trait loci of barley malting quality trait components in the Stellar/01Ab8219 mapping population. Molecular Breeding. 34:59-73. <website> doi:10.1007/s11032-014-0017-3

Oliver RE, Tinker NE, Lazo GR, Chao S, Jellen EN, Carson ML, Rines HW, Obert DE, Lutz JD, Shackelford I, et al. 2013. SNP discovery and chromosome anchoring provide the first physically-anchored hexaploid oat map and reveal synteny with model species. PLoS One. 8(3):1-12. <website>

Jimenez FR, Maughan PJ, Alvarez A, Kietlinski KD, Smith SM, Pratt DB, Elzinga DB, Jellen EN. 2013. Assessment of genetic diversity in Peruvian amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus L. and A. hybridus L.) germplasm using SNP markers. Crop Science. 53:532-541. <website>

Kolano B, Tomczak H, Molewska R, Jellen EN, Maluszynska J. 2012. Distribution of 5S and 35S rRNA gene sites in 34 Chenopodium species (Amaranthaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 170(2):220-231. <website>

Maughan PJ, Smith SM, Rojas-Beltrán JA, Elzinga D, Raney JA, Jellen EN, Bonifacio A, Udall JA, Fairbanks D. 2012. Single nucleotide polymorphisms identification, characterization and linkage mapping in Chenopodium quinoa. The Plant Genome. 5(3):1-7. <website>

Kolano B, Gardunia BW, Michalska M, Bonifacio A, Fairbanks D, Maughan PJ, Coleman CE, Stevens MR, Jellen EN, Maluszynska J. 2011. Chromosomal localization of two novel repetitive sequences isolated from the Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Genome. Genome. 54:710-717. <website>

Broderick SR, Stevens MR, Geary BD, Love SL, Jellen EN, Dockter RB, Dailey SL, Lindgren DT. 2011. A survey of Penstemon’s genome size. Genome. 54(2):160-173.

Vargas A, Elzinga DB, Rojas-Beltran JA, Bonifacio A, Geary BD, Stevens MR, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. 2011. Development and use of microsatellite markers for genetic diversity analysis of cañahua (Chenopodium pallidicaule Aellen). Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 58:727-739. <website>

Maughan PJ, Turner TB, Coleman CE, Elzinga DB, Jellen EN, Morales JA, Udall JA, Fairbanks D, Bonifacio A. 2009. Characterization of salt overly sensitive (SOS1) gene homoeologs in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd). Genome. 52:647-657. <website>

Mallory MA, Pratt DB, Vivas R, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. 2008. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the grain amaranths (Amaranthus spp. L.). Crop Sci. 48:1098-1106.

Balzotti MR, Thornton JN, Maughan PJ, McClellan DA, Stevens MR, Jellen EN, Fairbanks DJ, Coleman CE. 2008. Expression and evolutionary relationships of the Chenopodium quinoa 11S seed storage protein gene. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 169:281-291. <website>

Book Chapter

Jellen EN, Jackson EW, Maughan PJ. 2017. Oat improvement and innovation using wild genetic resources (Poaceae, Avena spp.): Elevating "oats" to a new level and stature. Mason, A.S., editors. Polyploidy and Hybridization for Crop Improvement. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 364-376

Maughan PJ, Udall JA, Jellen EN. 2015. Genomic reduction assisted single nucleotide polymorphism discovery using 454-Pyrosequencing. In: J. Batley (ed), editor. Methods in Molecular Biology - Plant Genotyping. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press. vol. 1245 p. 169-182 <website> doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1966-6_18

Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, Fuentes F, Kolano BA. 2014. Botany, Phylogeny and Evolution (Botánica, Filogenia y Evolución). D. Bazile and T. Santivañez (eds), editors. The 2013 state of the world's quinoa (Estado del arte de la quinua en el mundo en 2013). Montpellier: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). p. 26-39 <website>

Maughan PJ, Jellen EN, Raney JA. 2014. Quinoa Molecular and Genomic Tools (Herramientas Moleculares y Genómicas para la Quinua). D. Bazile and T. Santivañez (eds), editors. The 2013 state of the world's quinoa (Estado del arte de la quinua en el mundo en 2013). Montpellier: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). p. 40-46 <website>

Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, Bertero D, Munir H. 2013. Prospects for Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Improvement Through Biotechnology. SM Jain and SD Gupta, editors. Biotechnology of neglected and underutilized crops VIII. p. 173-201 <website>

Jellen EN, Sederberg MC, Kolano BA, Bonifacio A, Maughan PJ. 2011. Chenopodium. C. Kole, editor. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. p. pp. 35-61

Fuentes FF, Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. 2009. Diversidad genetica y recursos geneticos para el mejoramiento de la quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd). D. Bazile and J. Negrete, editors. Revista Geografica de Valparaiso. Valparaiso, Chile: Instituto de Geografia, Facultad de Recursos naturales/PUCV. vol. 42 p. 20-33

Presentations

Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Quinoa: Superfood, Super Crop, Both, or Neither?. International Quinoa Conference. Dubai, UAE. 2016 .

Maughan PJ, Jellen EN, Javis DE, Lightfoot D, Ramaraj T. PacBio and Hi-C based proximity-guided assembly of Amaranth pseudo chromosomes. Quinoa For Future Food and Nutrition Security in Marginal Envirnoments. Dubai, UAE. 2016 .

Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. Advances in amaranth genomics. The 2016 Amaranth Institute Conference. Nashville, TN. 2016 .

Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. Amaranto/Kiwicha, Cañihua y Quinua. Genomas, transcriptomas y mapas físicos. IX Conferencia de la Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Biotecnología Agropecuaria y Forestal (REDBIO). Lima, Peru. 2016 .

Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Defining a wild Chenopodium germplasm base for improving lowland quinoa. REDBIO. Lima, Peru. 2016 .

Gines M, Baldwin T, Rashid A, Klos K, Bregitzer P, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Five candidate reference genes for barley selected through in silico analysis demonstrate better stability than tranditional housekeeping genes across eight tissues. The 12th International Barley Genetics Symposium. St. Paul, MN. 2016 .

Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. Chenopodium quinoa: genome assembly, annotation and gene discovery. American Society of Plant Biologist – Western Section Meeting. Provo, Utah. 2016 .

Chu AE, Fogarty MC, Maughan PJ, Jackson EW, Jellen EN. Homeoallelic Variation in Oat Hemicellulose Biosynthesis Genes. Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference. San Diego, CA. 2016 .

Walstead RN, Whaley A, Reid R, Jay JJ, Lee R, Sebra R, Langdon J, Sheridan T, Hayes A, Jackson E, et al. Sequencing the Genome of the Hexaploid Oat. Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference. San Diego, CA. 2016 .

Jarvis DE, Ho YS, Lightfoot DJ, Schmöckel SM, Li B, Michell CT, Najeh M. Kharbatia NS, Murphy K, Sharp AR, Udall JA, et al. The Genome of Chenopodium quinoa. Plant and Animal Genome XXV Conference. San Diego, CA. 2016 .

Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Quinoa: Modern Improvements for an Ancient Crop. Winter Enrichment Program. Thwall, Saudi Arabia. 2016 .

Jellen EN, Bertero D, Maughan PJ. Pitseed goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri), a tremendously variable genetic resource for remediating production deficiencies in lowland subtropical and warm-season temperate quinua (C. quinoa). International Symposium on Protein Crops. V Meeting AEL. Plant Proteins for the Future. Pontevedra, Spain. 2015 .

Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. Towards a finished reference genome sequence of amaranth: an emerging C4 pseudo - cereal grain crop. International Symposium on Protein Crops. V Meeting AEL. Plant Proteins for the Future. Pontevedra, Spain. 2015 .

Clouse J, Page JT, Ramaraj T, Udall JA, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Genome Assembly of Amaranthus hypochondriacus: An Emerging C4 Pseudo - Cereal Grain Crop. Utah Plant Genetics Conference. Aspen Grove. 2015 .

Fogarty MC, Dohse CA, Braithwaite E, Maughan PJ, Jackson E, Jellen EN. Characterization of Hemicellulose and Starch Biosynthesis Genes in Avena. Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Conference. San Diego, Ca. 2015 .

Clouse J, Page JT, Ramaraj T, Udall JA, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Genome Assembly of Amaranthus hypochondriacus: An Emerging C4 Pseudo - Cereal Grain Crop. Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Conference. San Diego, Ca. 2015 .

Jellen EN, Fogarty MC, Maughan PJ, Jackson E, Brown DC, Cepeda-Cornejo VC. What does CSlF6 gene sequence and expression tell us about genome relationships in polyploid Avena?. American Oat Workers Conference. Ottawa, Canada. 2014 .

Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. BYU’s quinoa project. La culture du quinoa au Maroc, vers une agriculture durable. La Sociétié Moarocaine d’Agronomie et d’horticulture (SMAHo). Rabat, Morocco. 2014 .

Brown DC, Maughan PJ, Palmino Hasbash GA, Jellen EN. Molecular Cloning and Characterization of the Granule-Bound Starch Synthesis Gene GBSSI in Andean and Mexican Quinoas. Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference. San Diego, Ca. 2014 .

Reid RS, Gharaibeh R, Brouwer C, Schlueter J, Schlueter S, Islamovic E, Hu G, Campbell R, Shackelford I, Ladizinsky G, et al. "Talking Genomes” - Transcriptome comparison of diploid, tetraploid and newly synthesized hexaploid oat. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2013 .

Jellen EN, Arano I, Maughan PJ, Munir H, Pew ST, Brown DC, Brase JC. Identifying DNA Sequence Variation in Key N-Metabolism Genes in Different Species of Chenopodium. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2013 .

Islamovic E, Obert DE, Oliver RE, Miclaus KJ, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, Hang A, Chao S, Lazo GR, Harrison SA, et al. QTLs affecting barley height, spike length and spike angle. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2013 .

Islamovic E, Reid R, Gharaibeh R, Brouwer C, Schlueter JA, Schlueter SD, Hu G, Campbell R, Shackelford LG, Jellen EN, et al. Strimagdo: Diploid and Tetraploid Oat Transcriptome Interactions In a Synthetic Hexaploid Oat. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2013 .

Smith S, Jellen EN, Udall JA, Munir H, Maughan PJ. Discovery, Characterization, and Linkage Mapping of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Utah Plant Genetics Conference. Aspen Grove, Utah. 2012 .

Jimenez F, Maughan PJ, Alvarez A, Pratt DB, Kietlinski K, Smith S, Udall JA, Patton K, Jellen EN. Application of Markers Developed from Genome Reduction-454 Sequencing in Orphaned Andean Crops. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2012 .

Chao S, Oliver R, Lazo G, Tinker N, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, Jackson E. Development of a High-Density SNP Genotyping Panel as A Community Resource for Genetic Analysis in Oat. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2012 .

Smith S, Jellen EN, Udall JA, Munir H, Maughan PJ. Discovery, Characterization, and Linkage Mapping of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism in Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2012 .

Jackson E, Coon M, Oliver R, Lazo GR, Tinker N, Chao S, Lutz J, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Markers to Maps to Molecules: Moving forward on Genetic Dissection of Oat Beta Glucan. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2012 .

Coon M, Jackson EW, Lutz J, Hu G, Islamovic E, Oliver R, Maughan PJ, Jellen EN. Allelic Variation For The (1,3:1,4)-ß-D-Glucan Cslf6 Gene In The Oat Genus (Avena). Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2011 .

Redman R, Maughan PJ, Oliver R, Jackson EW, Lazo GR, Jellen EN. Analysis of Oat SNP Markers Based on 454 Genomic Sequences from Tetrapolid Avena magna. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2011 .

Smith SM, Nielsen KE, Danielson ZS, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ. Development, Characterization And Linkage Mapping Of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms In The Grain Amaranths (Amaranthus spp.). Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2011 .

Jimenez FR, Maughan PJ, Meza G, Probst OS, Ames NC, Patton KC, Udall JA, Jellen EN. SNP Discovery And Validation Using Genome Reduction And Next-Generation Sequencing In The Orphaned Andean Tuber Crop Papalisa, Ullucus tuberosus Caldas (2n=2x=24). Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference. San Diego, CA. 2011 .

Jellen EN, Redman R, Maughan PJ, Oliver R, Korol A, Jackson EW. Genomic SNP markers from reduced-complexity sequencing of 4x Avena magna. European Oat Conference. Ystad, Sweden. 2010 .

Lazo GR, Tinker NA, Oliver RE, Chao S, Anderson JM, Rubenfield MJ, Lutz JD, Brown-Guedira G, Jellen EN, Maughan PJ, et al. SNPs in a snap: in silico SNP discovery in a complex genome. European Oat Conference. Ystad, Sweden. 2010 .

Redman RR, Maughan PJ, Jackson EW, Oliver RE, Jellen EN. Development of oat SNP markers based on 454 genomic sequences from tetraploid Avena magna sequencing data. American Oat Workers Conference. Baton Rouge, La. 2010 .

Lazo GR, Tinker NA, Oliver RE, Jellen EN, Luz JD, Revenfield MJ, Chao C, Brown-Guedira G, Anderson JM, Maughan PJ, et al. SNPs in a SNAP using next generation sequencing data for oat. American Oat Workers Conference. Baton Rouge, La. 2010 .

Maughan PJ, Yourstone S, Lade E, Jellen EN, Udall JA. SNP Discovery Via Genomic Reduction, Barcoding and 454-Pyrosequencing in Amaranth. Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference. San Diego, California. 2010 .

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