Ciera Martinez
Current Position:

Graduate student

B.S. Biology (major) Chemistry (minor), Northeastern Illinois University. (2008)

Antioch, Illinois
Other Interests:

Consuming media, tree climbing, making and breaking things
Personal Website:
available here


1. Ahmad Naz A, Raman S, Martinez C, Sinha N, Schmitz G, Theres K. Trifoliate encodes an R2R3 MYB transcription factor that modulates leaf and shoot architecture in tomato. PNAS 2013. doi:10.1073/pnas.1214300110.

2. Chitwood D, Headland L, Ranjan A, Martinez C, Braybrook S, Koenig D, Kuhlemeier C, Smith R, and Sinha N. The forgotten axis of leaf development: The forgotten axis of leaf development: Phyllotactic direction and auxin asymmetries pattern the left-right axis of leaves. Plant Cell 2012. 24: 2318–2327.

3. Du J, Miura E, Robischon M, Martinez C, Groover A, 2011 The Populus Class III HD ZIP Transcription
Factor POPCORONA Affects Cell Differentiation during Secondary Growth of Woody Stems. PLoS
ONE 2011 6(2): e17458. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.001745

4. Preston, J, Martinez, C, Hileman, L. Gradual disintegration of the floral symmetry gene
network is implicated in the evolution of a wind-pollination syndrome. PNAS 2011 108(6):2343-2348