Susanne Hoffmann-Benning, Dipl. Biol, Ph.D.

S. Hoffman-Benning

Susanne Hoffmann-Benning received her diploma at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany where she worked with Rainer Hertel on the “Investigation of factors controlling in-vitro auxin-accumulation in membrane vesicles of Zea, Cucurbita, Pisum, and Triticum.” She obtained her Ph.D. working on the “Regulation of growth in deepwater rice” in the laboratory of Hans Kende at the DOE-Plant Research laboratory at Michigan State University. For her postdoctoral training she first moved to the Institute for Genebiological Research in Berlin, Germany, where she worked with Joachim Fisahn and Lothar Willmitzer studying the effect of the plant cell wall on growth and later returned to MSU (Jan A.D. Zeevaart laboratory), where she was introduced to plant phloem physiology and analysis. Since January 2010 she is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Her focus is on understanding the role of lipophilic molecules in intracellular and long-distance signaling in response to environmental stresses and their effect on plant development.

Recent Publications

  1. Lingxia Wang, Dezhuo Pan, Jian L, Fanglin Tan, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning, Wenyu Liang, Wei Chen (2015). Proteomic analysis of changes in the Kandelia candel chloroplast proteins reveals pathways associated with salt tolerance. Plant Science 231: 159-172. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci2014.11.013.
  2. Jie Li, Tiffany Dickerson, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning (2013). Contribution of proteomics in the identification of novel proteins associated with plant growth. Journal of Proteome Research 12: 4882-4891. doi: 10.1021/pr400608d.
  3. Olena Tetyuk, Urs F. Benning, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning (2013). Collection and analysis of Arabidopsis phloem exudates using the EDTA-facilitated method. J. Vis. Exp. (80), e51111, doi:10.3791/51111. Movie and Text.
  4. Kalpana Manandhar-Shrestha, Banita Tamot, Evan P.S. Pratt, Samuel M Saitie, Andrea Braeutigam, Andreas P M Weber, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning (2013). Comparative proteomics of chloroplasts envelopes from bundle sheath and mesophyll chloroplasts reveals novel membrane proteins with a possible role in C4-related metabolite fluxes and development. Front. Plant Sci./Plant Proteomics4: 65. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00065.
  5. Urs F. Benning, Banita Tamot, Brandon S. Guelette, Hoffmann-Benning, S (2012) New aspects of phloem-mediated long-distance lipid signaling in plants. Front. Plant. Sci. 3: 53. doi:10.3389/fpls.2012.0053.
  6. Brandon S. Guelette, Urs F. Benning, SusanneHoffmann-Benning (2012) Identification of lipids and lipid-binding proteins in phloem exudates from Arabidopsis thaliana. J. Exp. Bot. 63: 3603-3616. Doi.10.1093/jxb/ers028.
  7. Andrea Bräutigam, Susanne Hoffmann-Benning, Andreas P.M. Weber (2008) Comparative proteomics of chloroplasts envelopes from C3 and C4 plants reveals specific adaptations of the plastid envelope to C4 photosynthesis and candidate proteins required for maintaining C4 metabolite fluxes. Plant Physiol. 148: 568-579.