Zuzana Swigonova

  • Lecturer II

Contact

Office: (412) 624-3288
A356 Langley Hall
4249 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Swigonova, Z., Mohsen, A.-W., and J. Vockley. 2009. ACyl-CoA dehydrogenase: Dynamic history of pr

Swigonova, Z., Mohsen, A.-W., and J. Vockley. 2009. ACyl-CoA dehydrogenase: Dynamic history of protein family evolution. J. Mol. Evol. 69(2):176-93.

Marinelli, L.J., M. Piuri, Z. Swigonova, A. Balachandran, L.M. Oldfield, K.e.s.s.e. van, and G.F.

Marinelli, L.J., M. Piuri, Z. Swigonova, A. Balachandran, L.M. Oldfield, K.e.s.s.e. van, and G.F. Hatfull (2008) BRED: a simple and powerful tool for constructing mutant and recombinant bacteriophage genomes. PLoS ONE 3:e3957

Kjer, K. M., Swigonova, Z., LaPolla, J. S., and R. E. Broughton. 2007. Why weight? Mol. Phylo

Kjer, K. M., Swigonova, Z., LaPolla, J. S., and R. E. Broughton. 2007. Why weight? Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 43: 999-1004.

Chunguang, D., Swigoňová, Z.,  and J. Messing. 2006. Retrotransposition in orthologous reg

Chunguang, D., Swigoňová, Z.,  and J. Messing. 2006. Retrotransposition in orthologous regions of closely related grass species. BMC Evol. Biol. 16;6:62.

Swigoňová, Z., Bennetzen, J. L., and J. Messing. 2005. Structure and evolution of the r/b chrom

Swigoňová, Z., Bennetzen, J. L., and J. Messing. 2005. Structure and evolution of the r/b chromosomal regions in rice, maize, and sorghum. Genetics 169: 891-906.

Swigoňová, Z., Lai, J., Ma, J., Ramakrishna, W., Liaca, V., Bennetzen, J. L., and J. Messing. 2

Swigoňová, Z., Lai, J., Ma, J., Ramakrishna, W., Liaca, V., Bennetzen, J. L., and J. Messing. 2004. Close split of sorghum and maize genome progenitors. Genome Res. 14: 1916-1923.

Lai, J., Ma, J., Swigoňová, Z., Ramakrishna, W., Linton, E., Llaca, V., Tanyolac, B., Park, Y.

Lai, J., Ma, J., Swigoňová, Z., Ramakrishna, W., Linton, E., Llaca, V., Tanyolac, B., Park, Y. J., Jeong, O. Y., Bennetzen, J. L., and J. Messing. 2004. Gene loss and movement in the maize genome. Genome Res. 14: 1924-1931.

Swigoňová, Z.,  Lai, J., Ma, J., Ramakrishna, W., Liaca, V., Bennetzen, J. L., and J. Mess

Swigoňová, Z.,  Lai, J., Ma, J., Ramakrishna, W., Liaca, V., Bennetzen, J. L., and J. Messing. 2004. On the tetraploid origin of the maize genome. Comp. Funct. Genom. 5: 281-284.

Swigoňová, Z., and K. M. Kjer. 2004. Phylogeny and host plant association in the leaf beetle ge

Swigoňová, Z., and K. M. Kjer. 2004. Phylogeny and host plant association in the leaf beetle genus Trirhabda LeConte (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 32:358-374.

Dr. Swigonova teaches the following courses:

  • Biosc 0150 and 0160: Foundations of biology I and II, resp.
  • Biosc 0805: The human body
  • Biosc 1285: Genomics laboratory
  • Biosc 1855: Introduction to microbiology laboratory
  • Biosc 1860: Microbiology Laboratory
Dr. Swigonova received her Ph.D. in 2002 with Dr. Karl Kjer at the Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; performed her postdoctoral studies with Dr. Joachim Messing at Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University and Dr. Jerry Vockley at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; and joined the Department in 2007.