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Alam MK, van Straaten K, Sanders DAR, Kaminskyj SGW 2014 pdf Aspergillus nidulans cell wall composition and function change in response to hosting several Aspergillus fumigatus UDP galactopyranose mutase activity mutants. PLoS ONE 9(1) e85735
He XS, Li SJ Kaminskyj SGW 2014 pdf Using Aspergillus nidulans to identify antifungal drug resistance mutations. Eukaryotic Cell, Accepted 19dec 2013 EC00343-13
He XS, Li SJ, Kaminskyj SGW 2014 pdf Characterization of Aspergillus nidulans a-glucan synthesis: roles for two synthases and two amylases. Molecular Microbiology mmi12480
Dalrymple SA, Ko J K, Sheoran IS, Kaminskyj SGW, Sanders DAR 2013 pdf Elucidation of substrate specificity in Aspergillus nidulans UDP-galactose-4-epimerase. PLoS One 8 (10) e76803
Alam MK, Kaminskyj SGW 2013 pdf Aspergillus galactose metabolism is more complex than Saccharomyces: the story of GalDGAL7 and GalEGAL1. Botany 91: 467-477
Alam K, El-Ganiny AM, Afroz S, Sanders D, Liu J, Kaminskyj SGW 2012 pdf Aspergillus nidulans galactofuranose biosynthesis affects antifungal drug sensitivity. Fungal Genetics and Biology 49: 1033-1043
Prusinkiewicz MA, Farazkhorasani F, Dynes J, Wang J, Gough KM, Kaminskyj SGW 2012 pdf Proof-of-principle for SERS imaging of Aspergillus nidulans hyphae using in vivo synthesis of gold nanoparticles. Analyst, 2012, 137, 4934
Dalrymple SA, Sheoran I, Kaminskyj SGW, Sanders DAR 2011 pdf Preliminary X-ray crystallo-graphic studies of UDP-glucose-4-epimerase from Aspergillus nidulans. Acta Cryst. (2011). F67, 885–887
Afroz S, El-Ganiny AM, Sanders DAR, Kaminskyj SGW 2011 Roles of the Aspergillus nidulans UDP-galactofuranose transporter, UgtA in hyphal morphogenesis, cell wall architecture, conidiation, and drug sensitivity Fungal Genetics and Biology 48: 896-903
Paul BC, El-Ganiny AM, Abbas M, Kaminskyj SGW, Dahms TES 2011 pdf Quantifying the importance of galactofuranose in Aspergillus nidulans hyphal wall surface organization by atomic force microscopy. Eukaryotic Cell 10: 646-653
Bachewich C, Bahira M, Glory A, Nantel A, Osmani A, Kaminskyj S 2011 pdf G1/S transcription factor orthologues Swi4p and Swi6p are important but not essential for cell proliferation and influence hyphal development in the fungal pathogen Candida albicans. Eukaryotic Cell 10: 384-397
Feng J, Wang F, Hughes GR, Kaminskyj S, Wei Y 2010 An important role for secreted esterase activity in disease establishment of the wheat powdery mildew fungus Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici Canadian Journal of Microbiology 57: 211-216.
Isenor M, Kaminskyj S, Rodriguez R, Redman R, Gough K. 2010. pdf Characterization of mannitol in Curvularia protuberata hyphae by FTIR and Raman microscopy. The Analyst, 135: 3249-3254
Gough KM, Kaminskyj SGW 2010 pdf sFTIR, Raman and Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopic imaging of fungal cells. In: Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging for Biomedical Applications Gokul Srinivasan, Editor.
Peters C, Basinger J, Kaminskyj S 2010 pdf Endorhizal fungi associated with vascular plants on Truelove Lowland, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 43: 73-81>
El-Ganiny AM, Sheoran I, Sanders DAR, Kaminskyj SGW 2010 pdf Aspergillus nidulans UDP-glucose-4-epimerase UgeA has multiple roles in wall architecture, hyphal morphogenesis, and asexual development Fungal Genetics and Biology, 47: 629-635
Walker X, Basinger J, Kaminskyj S 2010 pdf Endorhizal Fungi in Ranunculus from Western and Arctic Canada: Predominance of Fine Endophytes at High Latitudes. The Open Mycology Journal, 2010, 4, 1-9
Feng J, Wang F, Liu G, Greenshields D, Shen W, Kaminskyj S, Hughes G, Peng Y, Selvaraj G, Zou Z, Wei Y 2009 pdf Analysis of a Blumeria graminis-secreted lipase reveals the importance of host epicuticular wax components for fungal adhesion and development. MPMI 22: 1601-1610.
Bhinu VS, Li R, Huang J, Kaminskyj S, Sharpe A, Hannoufa A 2009 pdf Perturbation of lignin biosynthesis pathway in Brassica napus (canola) plants using RNAi. Can. J. Plant Sci. 89: 441-453
Abdellatif L, Bouzid S, Kaminskyj S, Vujanovic V 2009 pdf Endophytic hyphal compartmentalization is required for successful symbiotic Ascomycota association with root cells. Mycological Research 113: 782-791.
Shi C, Kendall S, Grote E, Kaminskyj S, Loewen M 2008 pdf N-Terminal residues of the yeast pheromone receptor, Ste2p, mediate mating events independently of G1-arrest signaling. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 107: 630-638
Hodson E, Shahid F, Basinger J, Kaminskyj S 2009 pdf Fungal endorhizal associates of Equisetum species from Western and Arctic Canada. Mycological Progress 8: 19-27 Original publication available at www.springerlink.com
El-Ganiny AM, Sanders DAR, Kaminskyj SGW 2008 pdf Aspergillus nidulans UDP-galactopyranose mutase (ugmA) plays key roles in colony growth, hyphal morphogenesis and conidiation. Fungal Genetics and Biology 45: 1533-1542
Kaminskyj SGW, Szeghalmi AV, Jilkine K, Gough KM 2008 pdf High spatial resolution analysis of fungal cell biochemistry—bridging the analytical gap using synchrotronFTIR spectromicroscopy. FEMS Microbiology Letters 284: 1-8.
Hubbard M, Kaminskyj S 2008 pdf Rapid tip-directed movement of Golgi-equivalents in growing Aspergillus nidulans hyphae suggests a mechanism for delivery of growth-related materials. Microbiology 154: 1544-1553
Kaminskyj SGW 2008 pdf Effective and flexible methods for visualizing and quantifying endorhizal fungi. In Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry (ZA Siddiqui, MS Akhtar, K Futai, Editors). Springer-Verlag, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp 337-349 Original publication available at www.springerlink.com
Yang Y, El-Ganiny A, Bray G, Sanders D, Kaminskyj S 2008 pdf The Aspergillus nidulans hypB5 morphogenesis defect is complemented by a Sec7-domain protein. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 45: 749-759
Kaminskyj SGW, Dahms TES 2008 pdf High spatial resolution surface imaging and analysis of fungal cells using SEM and AFM. Micron. 39: 349-361
Jilkine K, Gough KM, Julian R, Kaminskyj SGW 2008 pdf A sensitive method for examining whole cell biochemical composition in single cells of filamentous fungi using synchrotron FTIR spectromicroscopy. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 102: 540-546.
Szeghalmi A, Kaminskyj S, Roesch P, Popp J, Gough KM 2007 pdf Time-fluctuations and imaging in theSERS spectra of fungal hyphae grown on nanostructured substrates. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111: 12916-12924
Kaminskyj S, Gough K, Isenor M, Jilkine K, Szeghalmi A, Rodriguez R, Redman R, Schmidt R 2007 pdf FTIR spectromicroscopy of saprotrophic and endophyte fungi: growth under optimal and stressed conditions. CLS Annual Activity Report, 2007

Chivers D, Wisenden B, Hindman C, Michalak T, Kusch R, Kaminskyj S, et al. 2007 pdf Epidermal ‘alarm substance’ cells of fishes maintained by non-alarm functions: possible defence against pathogens, parasites and UVB radiation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 274: 2611-2619

Hubbard M & Kaminskyj S 2007 pdf Growth rate of Aspergillus nidulans hyphae is independent of a prominent array of microtubules. Mycological Progress 6: 179-189

Ormsby A, Hodson E, Li Y, Basinger J, Kaminskyj S 2007 pdf Quantitation of endorhizal fungi in High Arctic tundra ecosystems through space and time: the value of herbarium archives. Canadian Journal of Botany 85: 599-606

Shi C, Kaminskyj S, Caldwell S and Loewen M 2007 pdf A role for a complex between activated G protein-coupled receptors in yeast cellular mating. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 5395-5400

Szeghalmi A, Kaminskyj S and Gough K 2006 pdf A synchrotron FTIR microspectroscopy investigation of fungal hyphae grown under optimal and stressed conditions Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 387: 1779-1789

Ma H, Snook L, Tian C, Kaminskyj S, Dahms T 2006 pdf Fungal surface remodeling visualized by atomic force microscopy. Mycological Research, 110: 879 – 886

Allen N, Nordlander M, McGonigle T, Basinger J, Kaminskyj S 2006 pdf Arbuscular mycorrhizas on Axel Heiberg Island (80°N) and at Saskatoon (52 °N) Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 1094 - 1100

Kaminskyj S 2005 pdf Drug-Free Methods for Purifying Contaminated Fungi Cultures. Inoculum 56: 14.

Ma H, Snook L, Kaminskyj S, Dahms T Y 2005 pdf Surface ultrastructure and elasticity in growing tips and mature regions of Aspergillus hyphae describe wall maturation. Microbiology 151, 3679–3688.

Liu G, Sheng X, Greenshields DL, Ogieglo A, Kaminskyj S, Selvaraj G, Wei Y 2005 pdf Profiling of wheat class III peroxidase genes derived from powdery mildew-attacked epidermis reveals distinct sequence-associated expression patterns. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 18: 730–741.

Kaminskyj S, Boire M 2004 pdf Ultrastructure of the Aspergillus nidulans hypA1 restrictive phenotype shows defects in endomembrane arrays and polarized wall deposition. Canadian Journal of Botany 82:807-814.

Shi X, Sha Y, Kaminskyj S 2004 pdf Aspergillus nidulans hypA regulates morphogenesis through the secretion pathway. Fungal Genetics and Biology, 41:75-88. (cover)

Palmer DRJ, Balogh H, Ma G, Zhou X, Marko M, Kaminskyj SGW 2004 Synthesis and antifungal properties of compounds which target the alpha-aminoadipate pathway. Die Pharmazie, 59: 93 98. (pdf available on )

Kaminskyj S 2001 Peziza proteana var. sparassoides, an unusual fungus found on a farm in Fiske, Saskatchewan. Blue Jay, 59: 153-156

Kaminskyj S 2001 Fundamentals of growth, storage, genetics and microscopy in Aspergillus nidulans. (also in pdf) Fungal Genetics Newsletter 48: 25-31

Kaminskyj S, J 2000 pdf Septum position is marked at the tip of Aspergillus nidulans hyphae. Fungal Genetics and Biology 31: 105-113

Shi, X, Kaminskyj S 2000 pdf 5' RACE by tailing a general template-switching oligonucleotide. Biotechniques, 29: 1192-1194

Kaminskyj S 2000 Proving the identity of a complementing gene in Aspergillus nidulans by tandem integration and loop out repair. Fungal Genetics Newsletter 47: 67-68

Kaminskyj S, Hamer J 1998 pdf hyp loci control cell pattern formation in the vegetative mycelium of Aspergillus nidulans. Genetics 148:669-680.

Kaminskyj S, Heath IB 1996 pdf Studies on Saprolegnia ferax suggest the importance of the cytoplasm in determining hyphal morphology. Mycologia 88: 20-37

Kaminskyj S, Hamer J 1996 A medium for rapid cleaning of Aspergillus cleistothecia. Fungal Genetics Newsletter 43:71

Kaminskyj S, Heath IB 1995 pdf Integrin and spectrin homologues, and cytoplasm-wall adhesion in tip growth. Journal of Cell Science 108:849-856

Kaminskyj S, Heath IB 1994 pdf A comparison of techniques for localizing actin and tubulin in hyphae of Saprolegnia ferax. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 42:523-530

Kaminskyj S, Heath IB 1992 pdf Age dependent differential responses of Saprolegnia hyphal tips to a helical growth inducing factor in the agar substitute, gellan. Exptl Mycology 16:230-239

Kaminskyj S, Jackson S, Heath IB 1992 Fixation induces differential polarized translocations in hyphae of Saprolegnia ferax. Journal of Microscopy 167:153-168

Kaminskyj S, Garrill A, Heath IB 1992 pdf The relation between turgor and tip growth in Saprolegnia ferax: turgor is necessary, but not sufficient to explain apical extension rates. Experimental Mycology 16:64 75

Kaminskyj S, Yoon K, Heath IB 1989 pdf Cytoskeletal interactions with post-mitotic migrating nuclei in the oyster mushroom fungus, Pleurotus ostreatus: evidence against a force-producing role for microtubules. Journal of Cell Science 94:663-674

Heath IB, Kaminskyj S 1989 pdf The organization of tip-growth-related organelles and microtubules revealed by quantitative analysis of freeze substituted oomycete hyphae. Journal of Cell Science 93:41-52

Heath IB, Ashton M-L, Kaminskyj S 1987 Mitosis as a phylogenetic marker among the yeasts: review and observations on novel mitotic systems in freeze substituted cells of the Taphrinales. Studies in Mycology 30:279-297

Meyer S, Kaminskyj S, Heath IB 1987 pdf Nuclear migration in a nud mutant of Aspergillus nidulans is inhibited in the presence of a quantitatively normal population of cytoplasmic microtubules. Journal of Cell Biology 106:773-778

Heath IB, Kaminskyj S, Bauchop T 1985 Basal body loss during zoospore encystment: evidence against centriole autonomy. Journal of Cell Science 83:135-140

Kaminskyj S, Day A 1984 Chemical induction of infection structures in rust fungi. II. Inorganic ions. Experimental Mycology 8:193-201

Kaminskyj S, Day A 1984 Chemical induction of infection structures in rust fungi. I. Sugars and complex media. Experimental Mycology 8:63-72

Kaminskyj S, Heath MC 1983 Histological responses of Uromyces phaseoli var. typica and U. phaseoli var. vignae to the HNO2-MBTH-FeCl3 and IKI-H2SO4 tests. Physiological Plant Pathology 22:173 179

Kaminskyj S, Heath M 1982 An evaluation of the nitrous acid - 3-methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone - ferric chloride test in rust fungi and rust infected tissue. Canadian Journal of Botany 60:2575-2580

Curriculum Vitae

Susan Gail Willets Kaminskyjuparrow

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Dept. Biology,
U of Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2
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Citizenship: Canadian/British
Telephone: [306] 966-4422
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E-mail: Susan.Kaminskyj@usask.ca
Website: www.usask.ca/biology/kaminskyj

Education

1982M. Sc., Dept. Botany, U Toronto. Supervisor: Prof. Michèle C. Heath "Cytological and histochemical studies of two varieties of Uromyces phaseoli in their hosts and on artificial substrates."
1994Ph. D., Dept. Biology, York U. Supervisor: Prof. I. Brent Heath "Integrated aspects of hyphal tip growth."

Professional

1990    Mycological Society of America
1994-1997    Postdoctoral Fellow, Prof. J.E. Hamer; Dept. Biological Sciences, Purdue
1997    Canadian Botanical Association
1997-2001    Assistant Professor; Dept. Biology, U Saskatchewan
2001-2008    Associate Professor; Dept. Biology, U Saskatchewan
2007    Editorial Board Member, The Open Mycology Journal
2007-2009     Councilor for Cell Biology, Mycological Society of America
2008    Full Professor; Dept. Biology, U Saskatchewan







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