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Southern Oregon University


Sciences 358

1250 Siskiyou Blvd.

Ashland, OR  97520

(541) 552-6342





Ph.D. Genetics, Oregon State University, 1995.

M.S. Forest Ecology at U of Montana, Missoula, MT. 

B.S. in Forestry, Dept of Forestry, Michigan Technological U, Houghton, MI.

B.A. College of Literature, Science and Arts, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


Developmental Biology (Bi343)

Principles of Biology (Bi211, Bi212, Bi213)

Biology and Society (Bi382)

General Biology (Bi101)

Research Interests:

I am interested in the genetic regulation of plant form and pattern from both a developmental and evolutionary perspective.  My approach towards understanding these processes is to characterize pea developmental mutants that exhibit altered developmental sequences and novel morphologies and architectures.



Thomann, EB, JD Sollinger C White, and CJ Rivin (1992).  Accumulation of group 3 late  embryogenesis abundant proteins in Zea mays embryos.  Plant Physiology 99, 607-614.

Sollinger, JD, and CJ Rivin.  (1993).  Developmental studies of slow-growing dek mutants.  Maize Genetics News Letter 67, 87-88.

Sollinger, JD and CJ Rivin.  (1993).  dks8, a mutation specifically eliminating shoot  formation during embryogenesis. Maize Genetics News Letter 67, 89-90.

Sollinger, JD (1996).  Plant embryogenesis.  In:  McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, (SP Parker, ed), 372-375.

Singer, S., J Sollinger, S Maki, J Fishbach, B Short, C Reinke, J Fick, L Cox, A McCall  and H Mullen.  (1999).  Inflorescence architecture:  a developmental genetics approach.  The Botanical Review 65(4), 385-410.