Dr James Lloyd

  • Research Associate, The University Of Western Australia
  • group: lister


I studied Genetics (with a year in industry) at the University of York (UK) where I worked in the group of Prof Dame Ottoline Leyser FRS DBE for my final year research project exploring the genetic basis of shoot architecture. I then won a Sainsbury Studentship in Plant Sciences to fund my PhD with Prof Brendan Davies at the University of Leeds (UK) working on nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in plants. I then became a post-doc at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), initially working with Prof Daniel Zilberman and Prof Steven Brenner on splicing, before continuing at Berkeley as part of the Center for RNA Systems Biology studying the NMD pathway in humans. Now I am applying my knowledge of gene regulation to building synthetic tools for plant engineering with Prof Ryan Lister.


Development of tools for plant synthetic biology

Contact Info:

Year Publication Online
Khan MA, Herring G, Zhu JY, Oliva M, Fourie E, Johnston B, Zhang Z, Potter J, Pineda L, Pflueger J, Swain T, Pflueger C, Lloyd JPB, Secco D, Small I, Kidd BN, Lister R (2024) CRISPRi-based circuits to control gene expression in plants. Nat Biotechnol (in press).
Lloyd JPB, Ly F, Gong P, Pflueger J, Swain T, Pflueger C, Fourie E, Khan MA, Kidd BN, Lister R (2022) Synthetic memory circuits for stable cell reprogramming in plants. Nat Biotechnol 40(12):1862-1872.
Harris KD, Lloyd JPB, Domb K, Zilberman D, Zemach A (2019) DNA methylation is maintained with high fidelity in the honey bee germline and exhibits global non-functional fluctuations during somatic development EPIGENETICS AND CHROMATIN 12(1):62.
Lloyd JPB, Lang D, Zimmer AD, Causier B, Reski R, Davies B (2018) The loss of SMG1 causes defects in quality control pathways in Physcomitrella patens. GLOB CHANG BIOL 46(11):5822-5836.
Lloyd JPB (2018) The evolution and diversity of the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway. F1000Res 7():1299.
Bahar NH, Ishida FY, Weerasinghe LK, Guerrieri R, O'Sullivan OS, Bloomfield KJ, Asner GP, Martin RE, Lloyd J, Malhi Y, Phillips OL, Meir P, Salinas N, Cosio EG, Domingues TF, Quesada CA, Sinca F, Escudero Vega A, Zuloaga Ccorimanya PP, Del Aguila-Pasquel J, Quispe Huaypar K, Cuba Torres I, Butrón Loayza R, Pelaez Tapia Y, Huaman Ovalle J, Long BM, Evans JR, Atkin OK (2017) Leaf-level photosynthetic capacity in lowland Amazonian and high-elevation Andean tropical moist forests of Peru. NEW PHYTOL. 214(3):1002-1018.
Fly R, Lloyd J, Krueger S, Fernie A, van der Merwe MJ (2015) Improvements to Define Mitochondrial Metabolomics Using Nonaqueous Fractionation METHODS MOL. BIOL. 1305:197-210.
Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Asner GP, Bonal D, Bönisch G, Bradford MG, Cernusak LA, Cosio EG, Creek D, Crous KY, Domingues TF, Dukes JS, Egerton JJ, Evans JR, Farquhar GD, Fyllas NM, Gauthier PP, Gloor E, Gimeno TE, Griffin KL, Guerrieri R, Heskel MA, Huntingford C, Ishida FY, Kattge J, Lambers H, Liddell MJ, Lloyd J, Lusk CH, Martin RE, Maksimov AP, Maximov TC, Malhi Y, Medlyn BE, Meir P, Mercado LM, Mirotchnick N, Ng D, Niinemets Ü, O'Sullivan OS, Phillips OL, Poorter L, Poot P, Prentice IC, Salinas N, Rowland LM, Ryan MG, Sitch S, Slot M, Smith NG, Turnbull MH, VanderWel MC, Valladares F, Veneklaas EJ, Weerasinghe LK, Wirth C, Wright IJ, Wythers KR, Xiang J, Xiang S, Zaragoza-Castells J (2015) Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. NEW PHYTOL. 206(2):614-36.
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