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Philip J. Jensen, Ph.D.

  • Adjunct Professor
Philip  J. Jensen, Ph.D.
Big Spring Spirits
Bellefonte, PA 16823
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Work Phone: 814-353-4478

Education

  1. Ph.D., Botany and Plant Pathology, Michigan State University,1992. Thesis title: Indole-3-acetic acid metabolism in Zea mays.Thesis Advisor: R.S. Bandurski.
  2. B.S., Biology, Michigan State University, 1985.
  3. Delta Community College, University Center, MI,1980-83.

Employment

  • 2014 - Distiller, Big Spring Spirits, Bellefonte, PA
  • 2013 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Plant Pathology. Penn State University P.I. Gretchen Kuldau
  • 2001 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Plant Pathology. Penn State University P.I. Tim McNellis
  • 1999-2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Plant Pathology. Penn State University P.I.’s Eva Pell & Ming Tien
  • 1995-1999 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Biology, Indiana University. P.I. Mark Estelle
  • 1992-1995 Industrial Scholar, Sandoz Agro Inc. (now part of Syngenta).
  • 1986-1992 Graduate Research Assistant.
  • 1985-1992 Teaching Assistant (springs only).
  • 1980-1983 Student Technologist, Toxicology - Pathology Dept., Dow Chemical Co., Midland, MI. Assisted in necropsies and preparation of lab materials.

Teaching Experience

  • 2017 Biol 240W. Biology: Function and Development of Organisms
  • 2012-2016 Biol 240W. Biology: Function and Development of Organisms (Sp.- Plant portion only)
  • 2014 – 2015 Biol 120. Plants, People and Places – Continuing Ed. (Spring)
  • 2004- 2016 Biol 120. Plants, People and Places – World Campus (Fall, Spring & Summer sessions)
  • 2013- 2014 Biol 441. Plant Physiology (Fall)
  • 2012 (Fall) Biol 127. Introductory Plant Biology
  • 2003 (Sp) Biol 141. Introductory Human Physiology (team taught with Dr. Jim Minesky)
  • 1985-1992 (Springs only). Lab director and instructor for Introductory Plant Physiology Lab. Wrote a new lab manual and accompanying guide for teaching assistants.

Memberships

  • American Distiller Institute
  • American Homebrewers Association

Public Service /Outreach

  • 2016 Provisional Beer Judge, Beer Judge Certification Program
  • 2000-2012 Ag Progress Days, Penn State University. Manned departmental booth
  • 1995 Assistant Instructor, Saturday Science Program, Upward Bound, San Jose StateUniversity.
  • 1991 Science Olympiad, Michigan State University. Assisted with various programs including Chemistry Crime Solving and Science Quiz Bowl.
  • 1990 Science Day, Williamston Elementary School. Presentation on Vitamin C.

Awards: Scientific

  • 1997 Travel grant. American Society of Plant Biologist
  • 1990 Excellence-in-Teaching Citation. Michigan State University
  • 1988 W. Fields Departmental teaching award

Awards: Brewing (started brewing in 1986. Started competing in 2009)

  • 2016,  1st and 3rd place category awards, Regionals of the National Homebrew Competition
  • 2014, 1st and 3rd place category awards, Regionals of the National Homebrew Competition
  • 2013, 3rd place award, Pilsner category, Finals of the National Homebrew Competition
  • 2013, 1st and 3rd place category awards, Regionals of the National Homebrew Competition
  • 2012, 2nd place Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer competition
  • 2012, 2nd place award, Regionals of the National Homebrew Competition
  • 2012, 1st place Buzz Off, Specialty beer category
  • 2011, 1st place Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer Competition (trip to Prague and Plzen)
  • 2011, 1st and 3rd place category awards, Regionals of the National Homebrew Competition
  • 2010, 3rd place category award, Regionals of the National Homebrew Competition
  • 2009, 1st place category award, Regionals of the National Homebrew Competition 

Publications:

Articles and Chapters:
Kaja E, Szcześniak MW Jensen PJ, Axtell MJ, & McNellis T, Makałowska I
Identification of apple miRNAs and their potential role in fire blight resistance . Tree Genetics & Genomes (2015) 11:812.

Jensen PJ, Fazio G, Altman N, Praul C, McNellis TW.:Mapping in an apple (Malus x domestica) F1 segregating population based on physical clustering of differentially expressed genes, BMC Genomics 15(1):261 April 2014.

Jensen PJ, Halbrendt, N, Fazio G, Makalowska I, Altman N, Praul C, Maximova SN, Ngugi, H, Crassweller RM, Travis JW, McNellis TW: Rootstock-regulated gene expression patterns associated with fire blight resistance in apple. BMC Genomics (2012).

Jensen PJ, McNellis TW, Halbrendt, N, Travis JW, Altman N, Praul C, Maximova SN, Crassweller RM, Makalowska I, (2011) Rootstock regulated gene expression profiling in apple trees reveals genes whose expression levels are associated with fire blight resistance. IN: IX International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. Ed. Robinson TL. Acta Horta, Leuven, Belgium.

Singh DK, Maximova SN, Jensen PJ, Lehman BL, Ngugi HK, and McNellis TW (2010) FIBRILLIN4 Is Required for Plastoglobule Development and Stress Resistance in Apple and Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. November; 154(3): 1281–1293.

Jensen PJ, Makalowska I, Altman N, Fazio G, Praul C, Maximova SN, Crassweller RM, Travis JW, McNellis TW (2010) Rootstock-regulated gene expression patterns in apple tree scions. Tree Genetics & Genomes 6: 57-72.

Yamada M, Greenham K, Prigge MJ, Jensen PJ, Estelle M (2009) The TRANSPORT INHIBITOR RESPONSE2 gene is required for auxin synthesis and diverse aspects of plant development. Plant Physiol. 151(1):168-79.

Sinn JP, Oh CS, Jensen PJ, Carpenter SC, Beer SV, McNellis TW (2008) The C-terminal half of the HrpN virulence protein of the fire blight pathogen Erwinia amylovora is essential for its secretion and for its virulence and avirulence activities. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 21(11):1387-97.

Romero H.M., Berlett B.S., Jensen P.J., Pell E.J., and M. Tien (2004) Investigations into the role of the plastidial peptide methionine sulfoxide reductase in response to  stress in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 136 (3): 3784-3794.

Jensen P.J, Rytter J, Detwiler E.A., Travis J.W., and T.W.McNellis (2003) Rootstock effects on gene expression patterns in apple tree scions. Plant Molecular Biology 53 (4): 493-511.

Pazur, J.H., P.J. Jensen, and A.K. Murray. (2000) Oligosaccharides as immunodeterminants of erythropoietin for two sets of anti-carbohydrate antibodies. J. Pro Chem. 19(8): 631-635.

Jensen, P. J., R. P. Hangarter and M. Estelle. (1998) Auxin Transport is Required for Hypocotyl Elongation in Light-Grown but not Dark-Grown Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 116:455-462.

Subramanian, M.V., J. Tuckey, B. Patel and P. Jensen. (1997) Engineering dicamba selectivity in crops: a search for appropriate degradative enzyme(s). J. Indust. Micro. Biotech. 19:344-349.

Jensen, P. J. and R. S. Bandurski. (1995) Incorporation of deuterium into indole-3-acetic acid and tryptophan in Zea mays seedlings grown on 30% deuterium oxide. J. Plant Physiol. 147:697-702.

Jensen, P. J. and R. S. Bandurski. (1994) Metabolism and synthesis of indole-3-acetic acid in Zea mays. Levels of IAA during kernel development and the use of in vitro endosperm systems for studying IAA biosynthesis. Plant Physiol. 106:343-351.

Schulze, A., P. J. Jensen, M. F. Desrosiers, J. G. Buta, and R. S. Bandurski. (1992) Studies on the growth and indole-3-acetic acid and abscisic acid content of Zea mays seedlings grown in microgravity. Plant Physiol. 100:692-698.

Bandurski, R. S., M. F. Desrosiers, P. J. Jensen, M. Pawlak, and A. Schulze. (1991). Genetics, Chemistry, and biochemical physiology in the study of hormonal homeostasis. In: Progress in Plant Growth Regulation.

C.M. Karssen, C.M. Van Loon, D. Vreugdenhil eds., Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston, pp. 1-12 Bandurski, R. S., A. Schulze, P. J. Jensen, M. F. Desrosiers, B. Epel, and S. Kowalczyk. (1991). The mechanism by which an asymmetric distribution of plant growth hormone is attained. Adv. Space Res. 12:203-210.

Bandurski, R. S., A. Schulze, M. F. Desrosiers, P. J. Jensen, D. M. Reinecke, and B. Epel. (1990). Voltagegated channels as transducers of environmental stimuli. In: Inositol Metabolism in Plants, Eds. D. Moore, W. Boss, and F. Loewus. Alan R. Liss, New York, NY.

Bandurski, R. S., A. Schulze, M. F. Desrosiers, P. J. Jensen, B. Epel, and D. M. Reinecke. (1988). Relationship between stimuli, IAA, and growth. In: Plant Growth Substances 1988. Eds. R. Pharis, and S. Rood. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Bandurski, R. S., A. Schulze, A. Leznicki, D. M. Reinecke, P. J. Jensen, M. F. Desrosiers, and B. Epel.(1988). Regulation of the amount of IAA in seedling plants. In: International symposium Physiol. & Biochem. of Auxins., Ed. M. Kutacek, Prague, 1988.

Published abstracts:

Jensen PJ, McNellis TW, Halbrendt, N, Travis JW, Altman N, Praul C, Maximova SN, Crassweller RM, Makalowska I, (2011) Rootstock regulated gene expression profiling in apple trees reveals genes whose expression levels are associated with fire blight resistance. IX International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems, Geneva, NY.

Jensen P.J., Rytter J., Detwiler E.A., Travis J.W., and T.W. McNellis. (2003) Rootstock effects on gene expression patterns in apple tree scions. Abs. # 386 Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society.

Jensen, P.J., Romero, H., Pell, E. and M. Tien. (1999) The role of methionine sulfoxide reductase in plants. Plant Signaling 2000, Penn State Annual Plant Physiology Symposium.

Romero, H., Jensen, P., Pell, E. and M. Tien. (1999) Biochemical characterization of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase from Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Signaling 2000, Penn State Annual Plant Physiology Symposium.

Jensen, P.J., and M. Estelle. Characterization of the tir2, auxin transport inhibitor response mutant of Arabidopsis. Abs. # 407, 9th International meetings on Arabidopsis Research.

Jensen, P.J., R. Hangarter, and M. Estelle. Affect of light on 1-naphthylphthalmic acid (NPA) induced inhibition of elongation in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol. 114(S):63. and Abs # 9-14, 8th International meetings on Arabidopsis Research.

Jensen, P.J., M. Ruegger, and M. Estelle. Characterization of the tir2, auxin transport inhibitor response mutant of Arabidopsis. Abs. # 4-33, 8th International meetings on Arabidopsis Research.

Jensen, P. J. and J. Evans (1995). Nitrilase activity in corn endosperm suspension cultures. International Conference on Plant Growth Substances. abstract # 132.

Rekoslavskaya N., R. S. Bandurski, and P. J. Jensen (1994). Biosynthesis and regulation of IAA content in developing endosperm of Zea mays. Abstracts of International Symposium on Plant Hormone Signal Perception and Transduction. pp 72-73.

Jensen, P. J., Y. Momonoki, and R. S. Bandurski, (1992). Indole-3-acetic acid biosynthesis in maize endosperm. Plant Physiol. 99:(S)63.

Rekoslavskaya N., P. J. Jensen and R. S. Bandurski, (1992). IAA Biosynthesis in maturing corn endosperm. Plant Physiol. 99:(S)17.

Jensen, P. J. and C. J. P. Jensen. (1991). Strategies in Plant Physiology lab development. Plant Physiol. 96:(S)46.

Jensen, P. J. and R. S. Bandurski. (1991). IAA and IAA ester content of developing kernels of Zea mays . Plant Physiol. 96:(S).

Bandurski, R. S., A. Schulze, P. Jensen, and M. F. Desrosiers. (1991). Preliminary conclusions from the growth hormone concentration and distribution experiment flown on Atlantis, STS-34. Plant Physiol. 96:(S)32.

Bandurski, R. S., A. Schulze, P. Jensen, and M. F. Desrosiers. (1991). Preliminary report on the mid-deck shuttle experiment, growth hormone concentration and distribution. ASGSB Bulletin 4:77.

Jensen, P. J. and R. S. Bandurski. (1990). Characterization by NMR of tryptophan isolated from seedlings of Zea mays grown on 30% deuterium oxide. Plant Physiol. 96:(S)28.

Jensen, P. J. and R. S. Bandurski. (1989). Attempting to monitor the incorporation of deuterium into indole-3-acetic acid and tryptophan in Zea mays grown on deuterium oxide labeled water. Plant Physiol. 89:(S)95.

Bandurski, R. S., A. Schulze, P. J. Jensen, S. Kowalczyk, M. F. Desrosiers and J. Kesy.(1989). Studies on the mechanism by which an asymmetric distribution of indole-3-acetic acid in the maize mesocotyl is attained. ASGSB Bulletin 3:66.

Desrosiers, M. F., A. Schulze, P. J. Jensen, and R. S. Bandurski. (1989). Effect of an applied voltage on indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) transport and endogenous IAA levels in Zea mays seedlings. ASGSB Bulletin 2:39.

Schulze, A., P. J. Jensen, M. F. Desrosiers, and R. S. Bandurski. (1989). Is the gravity induced asymmetric distribution of indole-3-acetic acid sufficient to account for asymmetric growth? ASGSB Bulletin 2:50.

Desrosiers, M. F., A. Schulze, P. Jensen, and R. S. Bandurski. (1988). Effect of an applied DC-potential on endogenous indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) in Zea mays seedlings Plant Physiol. 86:(S)67.

Jensen, P. and R. S. Bandurski. (1988). Transition from heterotrophic to autotrophic indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) metabolism in seedlings of Zea mays sweet corn. Plant Physiol. 86:(S)69.

Schulze, A. and P. J. Jensen. (1987) An evaluation of the function of the coleoptile tip. Plant Physiol. 83:(S)102.