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John V. Dean

  • Professor, Plant Biochemistry
  • ​PhD​​​
  • Biological Sciences
  • (773) 325-2188
  • ​McGowan North, Room 209
Classes Taught
  • General Biology I for Science Majors (Bio 191), Fall Quarter
  • General Biology III for Science Majors (Bio 193), Spring Quarter
  • Plant Physiology (Bio 309/409), Winter Quarter
  • Plant Biology (Bio 209), Winter Quarter
  • Introduction to Plant Biology with Lab (Bio 166), Fall Quarter
Research Interests

Dean's research primarily involves the study of the metabolism of plant secondary products. Specifically, he is interested in the enzymes that conjugate secondary products to glutathione and glucose and the tonoplast membrane transporters that move these conjugates into and out of the vacuole. Dean is also interested in how the activity and expression of the conjugating enzymes and tonoplast membrane transporters changes during a plant's defense response to an invading organism.

Select Publications

Dean, J.V., Willis, M., and Shaban, L. (2022) Transport of acylated anthocyanins by the Arabidopsis ATP-binding cassette transporters AtABCC1, AtABCC2, and AtABCC14. Physiol. Plant. 174(5), e13780.​​

Behrens, C.E., Smith, K.E., Iancu, C.V., Choe, J., and Dean, J.V. (2019) Transport of anthocyanins and other flavonoids by the Arabidopsis ABC transporter AtABCC2. Sci. Rep. 9:437;

Thompson, A.M.G., Iancu, C.V., Neet, K.E., Dean, J.V., and Choe, J. (2017) Differences in salicylic acid glucose conjugations by UGT74F1 and UGT74F2 from Arabidopsis thaliana. Sci. Rep. 7, 46629;  doi:10.1038/srep46629.
Vaca, E., Behrens, C., Theccanat, T., Choe, J., and Dean, J.V. (2017) Mechanistic Differences in the Uptake of Salicylic Acid Glucose Conjugates by Vacuolar Membrane-Enriched Vesicles Isolated from Arabidopsis thaliana. Physiol. Plant. 161: 322-338.

Boachon, B., Gamir, J., Pastor, V., Erb, M., Dean, J., Flors, V., and Mauch-Mani, B. (2014) Role of two UDP-glycosyltransferases from the L group of Arabidopsis in resistance against Pseudomonas syringae. European Journal of Plant Pathology 139:707-720.