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Significant contributions to research field:

Transfer cell research: My contributions relative to this project are as a senior member of a team at Newcastle (with CI 2 A/Prof Christina Offler and including Prof John Patrick) producing internationally-competitive research on plant transfer cells. My research has used cell biological and EM techniques (Bulbert et al 1998 Protoplasma 201: 8-16; Talbot et al 2001, 2002, 2007; Vaughn et al 2007)) to provide new insights into the unique morphology of wall ingrowths in transfer cells, and is now using molecular genomics techniques to unravel the molecular regulation of both the induction of transfer cells (DP0664626 JP, DMcC, CO) and the building of reticulate papillate wall ingrowths (DP0556217 CO, DMcC; and this application). Our team is internationally recognized in this field of research as evidenced by invitation to author a major review on transfer cells (Offler et al 2003, Ann. Rev. Plant Biol.).

My specific input into studying transfer cell development includes co-supervising with A/P Offler the development of the dry-cleave procedure to visualize wall ingrowth morphology by SEM. This technique was instrumental in obtaining a detailed morphological understanding of how the complex wall ingrowth apparatus originates from discrete papillate projections of the parent wall (Talbot et al 2001), unlike other examples of localized wall deposition in plants, such as secondary wall thickenings. This technique was also used to define different categories of wall ingrowth morphology in transfer cells across the plant kingdom (Talbot et al 2002), and was used in our recent publication using Field Emission SEM to document for the first time a novel form of cellulose deposition which marks the initiation of wall ingrowth deposition (Talbot et al 2007). The use of this dry-cleave technique and related methodologies will contribute to achieving aspects of Aims 2 and 3 in this current application. My experience in molecular biology has also contributed heavily to successfully guiding implementation of the cDNA-AFLP which is identifying the complex levels of transcriptional regulation accompanying transfer cell development (see E3.4). When published, this new understanding of transfer cell biology will establish a paradigm shift in this field, away from the concept of identifying transfer cell-specific genes.

Other evidence of impact and contributions to the field:

Postgraduate Training: In the last 5 years I have co-supervised 4 PhD students to completion (Gear, Dibley, Talbot, Sheahan) each producing on average 3 major publications per thesis. One student (Sheahan) has been awarded an ARC-Post Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2009) to continue his research at Newcastle on organelle inheritance. Across this time I have also supervised or co-supervised 5 Honours students and two Masters students.

Conference Participation: I have a strong record of conference participation (48 abstracts since 1993), both national (ASPP, Annual General Meeting) and international (AmSPP, ICATP, Gordon Conf.), and presented invited Keynote lecture at Robertson Symp., Feb. 2000, Canberra.

Conference Organization: In my capacity as Cell Biology Rep (2007- ) for the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists (ASPP), I am on the ASPP Organizing Committee for ComBio 2007 (Sydney). This includes chairing the Symposia on Plant Cell Dynamics at this meeting.

Refereeing: I regularly referee for leading plant science journals (Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Plant Physiology, Planta, Functional Plant Biology, Protoplasma, Journal of Experimental Botany, Plant & Cell Physiol.) and have reviewed papers for both Cell Motil. Cytoskeleton and J. Neurobiology. I am regularly requested to review for national (ARC av. 2 grants/yr) and international granting agencies (NSF and USDA- av. 1.5 grants/yr for both; BSF, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation). I have accepted the invitation from ARC to be an OzReader for 2007.

My contributions to the field of the plant cytoskeleton have been recognized by invitations to speak at the Gordon Conference on Plant and Fungal Cytoskeleton both personally and as a collaborative partner with Prof. CJ Staiger. I was invited to present a Keynote Address to the Robertson Symposium on Plant Cell Biology (Feb. 2000) to mark the retirement of Prof. B.E.S Gunning. I have been invited to write several reviews on the plant actin cytoskeleton, the most recent being a chapter contributing to an edited book on this topic (Actin: A Dynamic Framework For Multiple Plant Cell Functions. eds: CJ Staiger, F Baluska, D Volkmann & P Barlow) which has become a landmark text in this field.

Aspects of career:

Biotechnology Hexose transporters in tomato: With Prof. John Patrick (Plant Science Group, University of Newcastle) I have investigated the molecular biology of hexose transporters in developing tomato fruit. This research was supported by an ARC Large Grant (1996-1998) and more recently by an ARC-SPIRT Grant (2001-2004). This research has resulted to this point in two publications (Gear et al 2000, Dibley et al 2005) and establishment of an Australian Provisional Patent (#2006906647 Plants with increased hexose content Patrick, Dibley & McCurdy). Following establishment of the provisional patent (filing date: Nov 28, 2006), we are now preparing two manuscripts detailing this research. One, using RNAi technology, demonstrates for the first time the role of hexose transporters in regulating hexose uptake into tomato fruit, will be submitted to Plant Cell, while the second, using overexpression of heterologous transporters to achieve elevated hexose concentration in fruits, will be submitted to Nature Biotechnology.

Mechanisms of organelle inheritance in plants: I have also established a successful collaboration with A/Prof Ray Rose (Plant Science Group, University of Newcastle) investigating cytoskeletal regulation of organelle inheritance during plant cell division. This study formed the PhD research of Mr Michael Sheahan, and has provided the first evidence that plants use tightly regulated mechanisms to achieve accurate organelle partitioning at cell division. This research has resulted in 4 publications (Sheahan et al 2004a, 2004b, 2005, 2007) two reviews (Rose et al 2006a, 2006b, the latter an invited contribution to Encyclopedia of Life Sciences), and a third review (invited) in preparation. The Plant Journal paper has attracted widespread interest and was reviewed as a Faculty of 1000 publication (see B10.3), and the Plant Physiology paper introduced a new tool to visualize actin dynamics in plants which has now been adopted by the research community as the best available probe for this purpose.

Qualifications

  • PhD, La Trobe University, 07/05/1984
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), La Trobe University, 18/05/1979

Research

Research keywords

  • Plant cell and molecular biology

Research expertise

Research expertise in plant cell and molecular biology, focusing on the plant cytoskelton, cell wall and mamebrane transporters.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060702Plant Cell And Molecular Biology70
060199Biochemistry And Cell Biology Not Elsewhere Classified15
060299Ecology Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Cell Biology Representative - Australian Society of Plant Scientists
  • Member, Organising Committee, ASPS ComBio 2007 - Australian Society of Plant Scientists
  • The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Student Academic Conduct Officer, Scholl of Environmental and Life Sciences

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Plant cell and molecular biology

Teaching expertise

Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Cell Development, Biomolecules, Advanced Laboratory Skills

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Highlighted Publications

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2004Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Organelle inheritance in plant cell division: the actin cytoskeleton is required for unbiased inheritance of chloroplasts, mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum in dividing protoplasts', Plant Journal, 37 379-390 (2004) [C1]
2003Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Talbot MJ, 'Transfer Cells: Cells Specialized for a Special Purpose', Annual Review of Plant Biology, 54 431-454 (2003) [C1]
2005Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Mitochondria as a connected population: ensuring continuity of the mitochondrial genome during plant cell dedifferentiation through massive mitochondrial fusion', The Plant Journal, 44 744-755 (2005) [C1]
2004Sheahan MB, Staiger C, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'A Green Fluorescent Protein Fusion to Actin-Binding Domain 2 of Arabidopsis Fimbrin Highlights New Features of a Dynamic Actin Cytoskeleton in Live Plant Cells', Plant Physiology, 136 3968-3978 (2004) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (8 outputs)

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2007Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, Sheahan MB, 'Plant mitochondria', Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Nature Publishing Group, London 1-8 (2007)
2006Rose RJ, Fitter JT, McCurdy DW, Sheahan MB, 'Mitochondrial Somatic Genetics and Homeotic Effects on Flower Morphology', Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology: advances and topical issues, Global Science Books, Isleworth, United Kingdom 210-215 (2006) [B1]

Co-authors: John Fitter, Ray Rose

2000McCurdy DW, Staiger CJ, 'Fimbrin', Actin: A Dynamic Framework for Multiple Plant Cell Functions, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 87-101 (2000)
1991McCurdy DW, Williamson RE, 'Actin and associated proteins', The Cytoskeletal Basis of Plant Growth and Form, Academic Press, London 3-14 (1991)
1990Harmon AC, 'Calcium dependent protein kinase and its possible role in the regulation of the cytoskeleton', Current Topics in Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, University of Missouri, Columbia 119-128 (1990)
1989Williamson RE, McCurdy DW, Grolig F, Hurley UA, Jablonski PP, Wasteneys GO, 'Methods for studying the plant cytoskeleton', Modern Methods of Plant Analysis, New Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 203-218 (1989)
1988Wampler JE, Chen J, DeMendoza LG, Furukawa RH, McCurdy DW, Pruett L, et al., 'Strategies for spatially resolved microspectrofluorometric analysis', Time Resolved Laser Spectroscopy in Biochemistry, Proceedings of SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering, The International Society for Optical Engineering, New York 319-327 (1988)
1986Pratt LH, McCurdy DW, Shimazaki Y, Cordonnier M-M, 'Immunodetection of phytochrome: immunocytochemistry, immunoblotting, and immunoquantification', Modern Methods of Plant Analysis, New Series, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 50-74 (1986)
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Journal article (45 outputs)

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2013Chinnappa KSA, Nguyen TTS, Hou J, Wu Y, McCurdy DW, 'Phloem parenchyma transfer cells in Arabidopsis - an experimental system to identify transcriptional regulators of wall ingrowth formation', Frontiers in Plant Science, 4 (2013) [C1]
2012Andriunas FA, Zhang H, Xia X, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Reactive oxygen species form part of a regulatory pathway initiating trans-differentiation of epidermal transfer cells in Vicia faba cotyledons', Journal of Experimental Botany, 63 3617-3630 (2012) [C1]
2011Andriunas FA, Zhang H, Weber H, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Glucose and ethylene signalling pathways converge to regulate trans-differentiation of epidermal transfer cells in Vicia narbonensis cotyledons', The Plant Journal, 68 987-998 (2011) [C1]
2011Chakravorty D, Trusov Y, Zhang W, Acharya BR, Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, et al., 'An atypical heterotrimeric G-protein gamma-subunit is involved in guard cell K(+)-channel regulation and morphological development in Arabidopsis thaliana', The Plant Journal, 67 840-851 (2011) [C1]
2010Zhou Y, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'An epidermal-specific ethylene signal cascade regulates trans-differentiation of transfer cells in Vicia faba cotyledons', New Phytologist, 185 931-943 (2010) [C1]
2010Edwards J, Martin A, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'GIGANTEA is a component of a regulatory pathway determining wall ingrowth deposition in phloem parenchyma transfer cells of Arabidopsis thaliana', The Plant Journal, 63 651-661 (2010) [C1]
2010McCurdy DW, Dibley SJ, Cahyanegara R, Martin A, Patrick JW, 'Functional characterization and RNAi-mediated suppression reveals roles for hexose transporters in sugar accumulation by tomato fruit', Molecular Plant, 3 1049-1063 (2010) [C1]
2009Staiger CJ, Sheahan MB, Khurana P, Wang X, McCurdy DW, Blanchoin L, 'Actin filament dynamics are dominated by rapid growth and severing activity in the Arabidopsis cortical array', Journal of Cell Biology, 184 269-280 (2009) [C1]
2009Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Andriunas FA, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Early gene expression programs accompanying trans-differentiation of epidermal cells of Vicia faba cotyledons into transfer cells', New Phytologist, 182 863-877 (2009) [C1]
2008McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells: Novel examples of localized wall deposition in plant cells', Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 11 653-661 (2008) [C1]
2007Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Mechanisms of organelle inheritance in dividing plant cells', Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49 1208-1218 (2007) [C1]
2007Vaughn KC, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Wall ingrowths in epidermal transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons are modified primary walls marked by localized accumulations of arabinogalactan proteins', Plant and Cell Physiology, 48 159-168 (2007) [C1]
2007Talbot MJ, Wasteneys G, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Deposition patterns of cellulose microfibrils in flange wall ingrowths of transfer cells indicate clear parallels with those of secondary wall thickenings', Functional Plant Biology, 34 307-313 (2007) [C1]
2007Talbot MJ, Wasteneys GO, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose synthesis is required for deposition of reticulate wall ingrowths in transfer cells', Plant and Cell Physiology, 48 147-158 (2007) [C1]
2007Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Actin-filament-dependent remodeling of the vacuole in cultured mesophyll protoplasts', Protoplasma, 230 141-152 (2007) [C1]
2005Baluska F, Liners F, Hlavacka A, Schlicht M, Van Cutsem P, McCurdy DW, Menzel D, 'Cell wall pectins and xyloglucans are internalized into dividing root cells and accumulate within cell plates during cytokinesis', Protoplasma, 225 141-155 (2005) [C1]
2005Dibley SJ, Gear ML, Yang X, Rosche E, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Temporal and spatial expression of hexose transporters in developing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) fruit', Functional Plant Biology, 32 777-785 (2005) [C1]
2005Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Mitochondria as a connected population: ensuring continuity of the mitochondrial genome during plant cell dedifferentiation through massive mitochondrial fusion', The Plant Journal, 44 744-755 (2005) [C1]
2004Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Organelle inheritance in plant cell division: the actin cytoskeleton is required for unbiased inheritance of chloroplasts, mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum in dividing protoplasts', Plant Journal, 37 379-390 (2004) [C1]
2004Sheahan MB, Staiger C, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'A Green Fluorescent Protein Fusion to Actin-Binding Domain 2 of Arabidopsis Fimbrin Highlights New Features of a Dynamic Actin Cytoskeleton in Live Plant Cells', Plant Physiology, 136 3968-3978 (2004) [C1]
2003Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Talbot MJ, 'Transfer Cells: Cells Specialized for a Special Purpose', Annual Review of Plant Biology, 54 431-454 (2003) [C1]
2002Baluska F, Hlavacka A, Samaj J, Palme K, Robinson D, Matoh T, et al., 'F-actin-dependent endocytosis of cell wall pectins in meristematic root cells. Insights from Brefeldin A-induced compartments', Plant Physiology, 130 422-431 (2002) [C1]
2002Talbot MJ, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Transfer cell wall architecture: a contribution towards understanding localized wall deposition', Protoplasma, 219 197-209 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2001McCurdy DW, Kovar DR, Staiger CJ, 'Actin and actin-binding proteins in higher plants', Protoplasma, 215 89-104 (2001) [C1]
2001Kovar DR, Gibbon BC, McCurdy DW, Staiger CJ, 'Fluorescently-labeled fimbrin decorates a dynamic actin filament network in live plant cells', Planta, 213 390-395 (2001) [C1]
2001Talbot MJ, Franceschi VR, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth architecture in epidermal transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons', Protoplasma, 215 191-203 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2000Kovar DR, Staiger CJ, Weaver EA, McCurdy DW, 'AtFim1 is an actin filament crosslinking protein from Arabidopsis thaliana', THE PLANT JOURNAL, 24 (5) 625-636 (2000) [C1]
2000Gear ML, McPhillips ML, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Hexose transporters of tomato:molecular cloning, expression analysis and functional characterization', PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 44 687-697 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

1999McCurdy DW, 'Is 2,3-butanedione monoxime an effective inhibitor of myosin-based activities in plant cells?', Protoplasma, 209 120-125 (1999) [C1]
1998McCurdy DW, Kim S-Y, 'Molecular cloning of a novel fimbrin-like cDNA from Arabidopsis thaliana', Plant Molecular Biology, 36 23-31 (1998) [C1]
1998Bulbert MW, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Polarized microtubule deposition coincides with wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells of Vicia faba L. cotyledons', Protoplasma, 201 8-16 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

1992MCCURDY DW, HARMON AC, 'PHOSPHORYLATION OF A PUTATIVE MYOSIN LIGHT CHAIN IN CHARA BY CALCIUM-DEPENDENT PROTEIN-KINASE', PROTOPLASMA, 171 85-88 (1992)
1992HARPER JDI, MCCURDY DW, SANDERS MA, SALISBURY JL, JOHN PCL, 'ACTIN DYNAMICS DURING THE CELL-CYCLE IN CHLAMYDOMONAS-REINHARDTII', CELL MOTILITY AND THE CYTOSKELETON, 22 117-126 (1992)
1992McCurdy DW, Harmon AC, 'Calcium-dependent protein kinase in the green alga Chara', Planta, 188 54-61 (1992)
1992MCCURDY DW, HARMON AC, 'CALCIUM-DEPENDENT PROTEIN-KINASE IN THE GREEN-ALGA CHARA', PLANTA, 188 54-61 (1992)
1991MCCURDY DW, PALEVITZ BA, GUNNING BES, 'EFFECT OF CYTOCHALASINS ON ACTIN IN DIVIDING ROOT-TIP CELLS OF ALLIUM AND TRITICUM - A COMPARATIVE IMMUNOCYTOCHEMICAL STUDY', CELL MOTILITY AND THE CYTOSKELETON, 18 107-112 (1991)
1990JOHN PCL, SEK FJ, CARMICHAEL JP, MCCURDY DW, 'P34CDC2 HOMOLOG LEVEL, CELL-DIVISION, PHYTOHORMONE RESPONSIVENESS AND CELL-DIFFERENTIATION IN WHEAT LEAVES', JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 97 627-630 (1990)
1990John PCL, Sek FJ, Carmichael JP, McCurdy DW, 'p34 homologue level, cell division, phytohormone responsiveness and cell differentiation in wheat leaves', Journal of Cell Science, 97 627-630 (1990)
1990MCCURDY DW, GUNNING BES, 'REORGANIZATION OF CORTICAL ACTIN MICROFILAMENTS AND MICROTUBULES AT PREPROPHASE AND MITOSIS IN WHEAT ROOT-TIP CELLS - A DOUBLE LABEL IMMUNOFLUORESCENCE STUDY', CELL MOTILITY AND THE CYTOSKELETON, 15 76-87 (1990)
1988MCCURDY DW, SAMMUT M, GUNNING BES, 'IMMUNOFLUORESCENT VISUALIZATION OF ARRAYS OF TRANSVERSE CORTICAL ACTIN MICROFILAMENTS IN WHEAT ROOT-TIP CELLS', PROTOPLASMA, 147 204-206 (1988)
1987MCCURDY DW, WILLIAMSON RE, 'AN ACTIN-RELATED PROTEIN INSIDE PEA-CHLOROPLASTS', JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 87 449-456 (1987)
1987WILLIAMSON RE, MCCURDY DW, HURLEY UA, PERKIN JL, 'ACTIN OF CHARA GIANT INTERNODAL CELLS - A SINGLE ISOFORM IN THE SUBCORTICAL FILAMENT BUNDLES AND A LARGER, IMMUNOLOGICALLY RELATED PROTEIN IN THE CHLOROPLASTS', PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 85 268-272 (1987)
1986MCCURDY DW, PRATT LH, 'IMMUNOGOLD ELECTRON-MICROSCOPY OF PHYTOCHROME IN AVENA - IDENTIFICATION OF INTRACELLULAR SITES RESPONSIBLE FOR PHYTOCHROME SEQUESTERING AND ENHANCED PELLETABILITY', JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 103 2541-2550 (1986)
1986MCCURDY DW, PRATT LH, 'KINETICS OF INTRACELLULAR REDISTRIBUTION OF PHYTOCHROME IN AVENA COLEOPTILES AFTER ITS PHOTOCONVERSION TO THE ACTIVE, FAR-RED-ABSORBING FORM', PLANTA, 167 330-336 (1986)
1986WILLIAMSON RE, PERKIN JL, MCCURDY DW, CRAIG S, HURLEY UA, 'PRODUCTION AND USE OF MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODIES TO STUDY THE CYTOSKELETON AND OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE CORTICAL CYTOPLASM OF CHARA', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 41 1-8 (1986)
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, Sheahan MB, 'Plant mitochondria', Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (2007) [D1]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

Conference (42 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Nguyen S, Zimmerman K, Arun Chinnappa KS, Collings D, McCurdy DW, 'Asymmetric distribution of AtSWEET sucrose effluxers in phloem parenchyma transfer cells of Arabidopsis veins', Poster Abstracts, Sydney (2013) [E3]
2013Wu Y, Hou J, Arun Chinnappa KS, Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, 'Investigating roles for At3g04420 and At1g33060, two NAC-domain transcription factors, as master regulators of transfer cell development in Arabidopsis thaliana', Poster Abstracts, Sydney (2013)
2012McCurdy DW, Hou J, Wu YB, Arun Chinnappa KS, Sheahan MB, 'Genetic regulation of phloem parenchyma transfer cell development in arabidopsis', Poster abstracts. Combio 2012, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2012Zhang H, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Ethylene and ROS regulate CA2+ channel activity to direct wall ingrowth formation of transfer cells', Poster abstracts. Combio 2012, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2010Zhang H, Van Helden DF, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'A two-pore calcium channel is a component of the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', Plant Membrane Biology 15th International Workshop, Adelaide 2010: Programme & Abstracts, Adelaide, S.A. (2010) [E3]
2010Talbot MJ, Zhang H, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Construction of reticulate walll ingrowth labyrinths of transfer cells', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2010: PVB2010, Columbus, OH (2010) [E3]
2010Patrick JW, Dibley SJ, Martin A, Pugh D, McCurdy DW, 'Hexose transporters: The quiet achievers of sweeter outcomes', Plant Membrane Biology 15th International Workshop, Adelaide 2010: Programme & Abstracts, Adelaide, S.A. (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2010Zhang H, Van Helden DF, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Calcium is a component of the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2010: PVB2010, Columbus, OH (2010) [E3]
2010Zhang H, Van Helden DF, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Signalling related to solute and hormone transport I', Plant Membrane Biology 15th International Workshop, Adelaide 2010: Programme & Abstracts, Adelaide, S.A. (2010) [E3]
2009Zhang H, Van Helden DF, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Calcium functions in the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', ComBio 2009, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E3]
2009Patrick JW, Dibley SJ, Martin A, Ruan Y-L, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Fruit loading of sugars: The quest for a sweeter outcome', ComBio 2009, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E3]
2009Staiger C, Sheahan MB, Khurana P, Wang X, McCurdy DW, Blanchoin L, 'Stochastic dynamics of actin filaments in the cortical array of Arabidopsis epidermal cells', Plant Biology 2009: Final Program, Honolulu, HI (2009) [E3]
2008Zhang H, Grant F, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Calcium functions in the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2008Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Distinct inheritance mechanisms for non-DNA containing organelles in plant cells initiating cell division', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2008Offler CE, Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Talbot MJ, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Transfer cells play a role in seed development: How are their ingrowth walls deposited?', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2008Edwards J, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Gigantea regulates transfer cell development in arabidopsis', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2008Andriunas FA, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Reactive oxygen species regulate induction of transfer cell wall ingrowths in cotyledons of Vicia faba', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2007Dibley SJ, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Hexose/H* symporters LEHT1 and LEHT3 are key determinants of sugar accumulation in tomato fruit', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2007Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Transcriptome profiling reveals complex and extensive transcriptional regulation accompanying transfer cell development in epidermal cells of vicia faba cotyledon', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2007Offler CE, Talbot MJ, Dibley SJ, Vaughan KC, Wasteneys G, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose provides the scaffolding for deposition of wall ingrowths in transfer cells', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007. Program and Abstract Book, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2007Offler CE, Talbot MJ, McCurdy DW, 'The role of microtubules in building reticulate and flange wall ingrowths of transfer cells', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2007Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Functional differences in vegetative actins observed in dedifferentiating plant cells', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2007Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Peroxisome-mediated detoxification of mitochondrial ros in dedifferentiating plant cells', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2007Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Transcriptome profiling & transfer cell development', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007. Program and Abstract Book, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E3]
2007Andriunas FA, Zhou Y, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Ethylene is an inductive signal for transfer cell development in cotyledons of faba bean', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2006Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Molecular Dissection of Actin Cytoskeletal Involvement in Chloroplast Partitioning', Book of Abstracts, Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2006Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'An Analysis of Organelle Partitioning Before Divisionin Mesophyll Protoplasts of Medicago Truncatula with GFP-Labelled Endoplasmic Reticulum or Actin Filaments', Handbook & Abstracts, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2006Dibley SJ, Talbot MJ, Vaughn K, Wasteneys GO, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose is required for localized wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons', ComBio 2006 Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2006Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Deciphering the Molecular Mechanism of Organelle Partitioning in Plant Cell Division', Conference Abstracts, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2006Zhou Y, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'The Role of Ethylene in the Induction of Transfer Cells in Cotyledons of Faba Bean', Combined Conference Abstracts, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD (2006) [E3]
2004Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Maintaining Mitochondrial and Mitochondrial Genome Continuity: Inheritance processes in divising tobacco Mesophyll Protoplasts', ComBio Conference Abstracts, Perth (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2003Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Organelle Inheritance in dividing protoplasts is actin dependent', 7th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology Book of Abstracts, Barcelona, Spain (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2003Gao L, McCurdy DW, Staiger CJ, 'Biochemical and genetic analysis of the Arabidopsis fimbrin gene family', 14th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research: Abstracts, Madison, WI (2003) [E3]
2003Talbot MJ, Wasteneys GO, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Cellulose microfibrils act as a scaffold for localized cell wall deposition in transfer cells', Australian Society of Plant Scientists 43rd Annual Meeting, Melbourne (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2003Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Unbiased inheritance of chloroplasts, mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum in protoplasts acquiring totipotency requires actin filaments', ComBio Combined Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2002Talbot MJ, Wasteneys GO, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose microfibril orientation in transfer cells', Australian Society of Plant Physiologists 42nd Annual Meeting, Sydney (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2002Sheahan MB, McCurdy DW, Rose RJ, 'Cytoplasmic inheritance in dedifferentiating plant cells is cytoskeleton-dependent', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sydney, NSW (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

2001Talbot MJ, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells', 9th International Cell Wall Meeting, Toulouse, France (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2001Patrick JW, Gear ML, Rosche E, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Spatial and temporal expression of hexose transporter genes in developing tomato fruit', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra ACT (2001) [E3]
2001Talbot MJ, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra, ACT (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Tina Offler

2001Sheahan MB, Rose RJ, McCurdy DW, 'Actin filaments are required for accurate chloroplast segregation in regenerating Nicotiana Tabacum mesophyll protoplasts', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra, ACT (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: Ray Rose

1990HARMON AC, MCCURDY DW, 'CALCIUM-DEPENDENT PROTEIN-KINASE AND ITS POSSIBLE ROLE IN THE REGULATION OF THE CYTOSKELETON', CURRENT TOPICS IN PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1990, VOL 9, UNIV MISSOURI COLUMBIA, COLUMBIA, MO (1990)
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Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Arun Chinnappa KS, Hou J, Wu Y, Sheahan M, McCurdy DW, 'Identification of two MYB-related transcription factors, At4g09450 and At2g38090, as putative regulators of wall ingrowth deposition in phloem parenchyma transfer cells', ( pp.1-2): ICAR (2013) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants46
Total funding$5,146,604

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2014 (2 grants)

Expansion and Upgrade of the Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$230,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Professor Christopher Grof, Doctor Andy Eamens, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$230,00020142014
GNo:G1300636

Expansion and Upgrade of the Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$195,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Professor Christopher Grof, Doctor Andy Eamens, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$195,00020142014
GNo:G1300231

2013 (2 grants)

Refurbishment of the Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$160,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Professor Christopher Grof, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$160,00020132013
GNo:G1200380

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2013$1,670
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
PVC Conference Assistance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,67020132013
GNo:G1401171

2012 (3 grants)

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200646

Using the vte2 mutant to discover transciptional regulators of transfer cell development in the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana$14,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Strategic Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00020122012
GNo:G1401101

Immunolocalisation of AtSWEET11, the long sought-after sucrose efflux transporter responsible for phloem loading in Arabidopsis thaliana$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Strategic Initiative Research Fund (SIRF)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020122012
GNo:G1401026

2011 (2 grants)

Specialised Greenhouse Space for New Initiatives $500,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Christopher Grof, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$500,00020112011
GNo:G1000631

Wall Ingrowth Formation in Plant Transfer Cells - Discovering Regulatory Transcription Factor Cascades$294,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$294,00020112013
GNo:G1000128

2010 (4 grants)

Laser microdissection microscopy system for cell and development biology$350,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Laser microdissection microscopy system for cell and development biology$215,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

ARE - Researcher of the Year 2010$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020102010
GNo:G1001075

Faculty of Science and IT - Award for Research Excellence$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Award for Research ExcellenceChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1001019

2009 (3 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy for Live Cell Imaging$275,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

2008 (1 grants)

ComBio 2008 (Combined Annual Meeting of ASPS, ASBMB, ANZSCDB), National Convention Centre Canberra, 21/9/2008 - 25/9/2008$1,110
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,11020082008
GNo:G0189550

2007 (2 grants)

Functional characterisation of membrane transporters responsible for sugar accumulation in tomato fruit$8,273
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,27320072007
GNo:G0187849

International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007, Academic Sinica Taipei, Taiwan, 7/5/2007 - 11/5/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187777

2006 (2 grants)

Induction of Plant Transfer Cells - Discovering Regulatory Networks$322,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$322,00020062008
GNo:G0185249

8th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Adelaide Convention Centre, 20 - 25/8/2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186879

2005 (2 grants)

Plant Transfer Cells - Discovering the Mechanisms of Wall Ingrowth Formation$300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020052007
GNo:G0184327

High throughput proteomics - Thermo Finnigan ProteomeX LCQ Integrated Proteomicis Workstation$207,189
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

2004 (2 grants)

Upgrade and expansion of Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$329,504
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Mr Michael Cole, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$329,50420042004
GNo:G0183029

Mechanisms of wall ingrowth deposition intransfer cells.$9,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50020042004
GNo:G0183471

2003 (1 grants)

ComBio 2003 28/0903 to 2/10/03$873
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$87320032003
GNo:G0183737

2002 (2 grants)

Molecular and cellular analysis of cell division induction in totipotent plant cells$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020022002
GNo:G0181467

Gordon Research Conference on the Plant and Fungal Cytoskeleton New Hampshire, 11-16 August 2002$1,425
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,42520022002
GNo:G0181995

2001 (2 grants)

The role of the cytoskeleton in regulating development of plant transfer cells.$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Professor V Franceschi, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020012001
GNo:G0180129

Analysis of the biochemical and live cell properties of the fimbrin family of actin-binding proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana.$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Assoc. Prof C Staiger
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020012001
GNo:G0180131

2000 (5 grants)

Genetic engineering of enhanced sweetness and flavour in tomato fruit$78,240
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$78,24020002002
GNo:G0178642

Genetic engineering of enhanced sweetness and flavour in tomato fruit$30,000
Funding Body: Yates Vegetable Seeds Pty Ltd

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
SPIRT Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020002002
GNo:G0181250

The Role of the Cytoskeleton During Differentialtion of Transfer Cells.$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020002000
GNo:G0178974

Functional Characterisation of the Fimbrin-Like Gene Family in Arabidopsis Thaliana.$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020002000
GNo:G0178975

Gordon Research Conference.$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020002000
GNo:G0180304

1999 (2 grants)

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Facility.$203,107
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Laureate Professor John Aitken, Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Doctor Tim Roberts, Conjoint Associate Professor Russell Jones, Doctor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Gordon Burns, Conjoint Professor Loris Chahl, DR DAVID KAY
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$203,10719991999
GNo:G0177945

The role of the cell cytoskeleton during differentiation of transfer cells$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019991999
GNo:G0178190

1998 (3 grants)

Specialised Environmental Space for Newcastle Plant Growth$250,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Mr Michael Cole
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$250,00019981998
GNo:G0177584

Functional characterization of novel actin filament-bundling proteins and their genes identified in the higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana.$3,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019981998
GNo:G0177294

Gordon Research Conference: The Plant and Fungal Cytoskeleton, USA 9-13 August 1998$1,866
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,86619981998
GNo:G0180348

1996 (1 grants)

Molecular biology of plasma membrane hexose porters in developing tomato fruit$180,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00019961998
GNo:G0175260

1995 (3 grants)

Laboratory Upgrade$17,600
Funding Body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Mr Michael Cole
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,60019951995
GNo:G0175592

Molecular cloning of myosin light chain genes in higher plants$14,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,00019951995
GNo:G0174848

Gordon Conference (Plant & Fungal Cytoskeleton)(New Hampshire) and ASPP Annual Meeting (North Carolina)$2,083
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,08319951995
GNo:G0175536

1994 (1 grants)

94,95,96 GRANT. Molecular control of plant cell morphogenesis: actin-binding proteins and their genes.$135,264
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$135,26419941996
GNo:G0172923

1993 (1 grants)

Molecular Control of Plant Cell Morphogenesis: actin-binding Proteins and their genes.$9,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50019931993
GNo:G0172983
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.1

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorInvestigating a Role for NAC Transcription Factors as Master Regulators of Transfer Cell Development in Arabidopsis Thaliana
20132017PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorDiscovering Transcription Factors Regulating Wall Ingrowth Formation in Transfer Cells Using Arabidopsis Thaliana
20122016PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorInvestigating Signals Regulating Transfer Cell Development in the Model Flowering Plant Arabidopsis thaliana
20112015PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorDiscovering Transcription Factors Regulating Wall Ingrowth Formation in Plant Transfer Cells

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorDiscovering Roles of Calcium and Cortical Microtubules in Directing Ingrowth Wall Formation During Trans-Differentiation of Epidermal Cells to a Transfer Cell Morphology
2011PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorTransfer Cell Trans-differentiation in Vicia Faba Cotyledons: Regulatory Roles of Ethylene, Glucose and Reactive Oxygen Species
2007PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorTowards an Understanding of Organelle Inheritance Processes During Plant Cell Dedifferentiation
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorInvestigating mechanisms of localized wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells
2005PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorThe Role of Hexose/H+ Symporters in Sugar Accumulation by Fruit of Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum)
2001PHD Biol Sc Not Elsewhere Classifd
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorMolecular biology of hexose transporters in tomato fruit
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Associate Professor David McCurdy

Work Phone(02) 4921 5879
Fax(02) 4921 5472
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaBiological Sciences
Office
BG13,
Biological Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/david-mccurdy