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Marisa Rosa


Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Gregor Mendel Institute, University of Vienna, Austria, 2012

Current position

Postdoctoral scholar in Developmental Plant Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, USA (04/2013-present)


  1. Rosa, M., Von Harder, M., Cigliano, R. A., Schlogelhofer, P. and Mittelsten Scheid, O. (2013). The Arabidopsis SWR1 chromatin-remodeling complex is important for DNA repair, somatic recombination, and meiosis. Plant Cell 25(6): 1990-2001.
  2. Pecinka, A., Rosa, M., Schikora, A., Berlinger, M., Hirt, H., Luschnig, C. and Mittelsten Scheid, O. (2009). Transgenerational stress memory is not a general response in Arabidopsis. PLoS One 4(4): e5202.
  3. Pecinka, A., Dinh, H. Q., Baubec, T., Rosa, M., Lettner, N. and Mittelsten Scheid, O. (2010). Epigenetic regulation of repetitive elements is attenuated by prolonged heat stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 22(9): 3118-3129.
  4. Erilova, A., Brownfield, L., Exner, V., Rosa, M., Twell, D., Mittelsten Scheid, O., Hennig, L. and Kohler, C. (2009). Imprinting of the polycomb group gene MEDEA serves as a ploidy sensor in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 5(9): e1000663.
  5. Caperta, A. D., Rosa, M., Delgado, M., Karimi, R., Demidov, D., Viegas, W. and Houben, A. (2008). Distribution patterns of phosphorylated Thr 3 and Thr 32 of histone H3 in plant mitosis and meiosis. Cytogenet Genome Res 122(1): 73-79.
Protocols by Marisa Rosa
  1. DNA Damage Sensitivity Assays with Arabidopsis Seedlings
  2. Measuring Homologous Recombination Frequency in Arabidopsis Seedlings