Ph.D. Biochemistry The University of Wisconsin- Madison

  • M.S. Genetic Counseling Arcadia University
  • B.A. Chemistry The University of Chicago


Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Classical Genetics


Dhankher OP, Li Y, Rosen BP, Shi J, Salt D, Senecoff JF, Sashti NA, Meagher

  1. Engineering tolerance and hyperaccumulation of arsenic in plants by combining arsenate reductase and gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase expression. Nat Biotechnol. 2002 Nov; 20(11):1140-5. Epub 2002 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 12368812.

Rugh CL, Senecoff JF, Meagher RB, Merkle SA. Development of transgenic yellow poplar for mercury phytoremediation. Nat Biotechnol. 1998 Oct; 16(10):925-8. PubMed PMID: 9788347.

Senecoff JF, McKinney EC, Meagher RB. De novo purine synthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. II. The PUR7 gene encoding 5′-phosphoribosyl-4- (N-succinocarboxamide)-5-aminoimidazole synthetase is expressed in rapidly dividing tissues. Plant Physiol. 1996 Nov; 112(3):905-17. PubMed PMID: 8938402; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC158018.

Senecoff, JF, Meagher RB. Isolating the Arabidopsis thaliana genes for de novo purine synthesis by suppression of Escherichia coli mutants. I. 5’-Phosphoribosyl-5-aminoimidazole synthetase. Platn Physiol. 1993 June; 102(2):387-99. PubMed PMID: 8108507; PubMed Centracl PMCID: PMC158792

Senecoff JF, Meagher RB. In vivo analysis of plant 18 S ribosomal RNA structure. Methods Enzymology. 1993; 224:357-72. PubMed PMID: 8264398.

Senecoff JF, Meagher RB. In vivo analysis of plant RNA structure: soybean 18S ribosomal and ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase small subunit RNAs. Plant MolBiol. 1992 Jan; 18(2):219-34. PubMed PMID: 1731985.

Shirley BW, Ham DP, Senecoff JF, Berry-Lowe SL, Zurfluh LL, Shah DM, Meagher RB. Comparison of the expression of two highly homologous members of the soybean ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase small subunit gene family. Plant Mol Biol.

1990 Jun; 14(6):909-25. PubMed PMID: 1715210.

Senecoff JF, Rossmeissl PJ, Cox MM. DNA recognition by the FLP recombinase of the yeast 2 micron plasmid. A mutational analysis of the FLP binding site. J Mol Biol. 1988 May 20; 201(2):405-21. PubMed PMID: 3047402.

Senecoff JF, Cox MM. Directionality in FLP protein-promoted site-specific recombination is mediated by DNA-DNA pairing. J Biol Chem. 1986 Jun 5; 261(16):7380-6. PubMed PMID: 3711092.

Senecoff JF, Bruckner RC, Meyer-Leon L, Gates CA, Wood E, Umlauf SW, Attwood JM, Cox MM. Site-specific recombination promoted in vitro by the FLP protein of the yeast two-micron plasmid. Basic Life Sci. 1986; 40:397-405. PubMed PMID:


Senecoff JF, Bruckner RC, Cox MM. The FLP recombinase of the yeast 2-micron plasmid: characterization of its recombination site. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1985 Nov; 82(21):7270-4. PubMed PMID: 2997780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC390831.

Meyer-Leon L, Senecoff JF, Bruckner RC, Cox MM. Site-specific genetic recombination promoted by the FLP protein of the yeast 2-micron plasmid in vitro. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1984; 49:797-804. PubMed PMID: 6597765.


Research Assistant University of Chicago, Department of Biochemistry

  • Research Associate University of Georgia, Department of Genetics
  • Adjunct Instructor Arcadia University, Department of Genetic Counseling


Jogging, Musical Theater, Reading, Music, Concerts, Travel


Chemistry 101

  • Chemistry 101 Lab
  • Biology 101
  • Chemistry 102
  • Chemistry 102
  • Chemistry 102 Lab
  • Chemistry 201
  • Chemistry 202


Member of the Sociedad Hispana de Doylestown (Doylestown Hispanic Society), Member of the Health and Wellness Committee at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church