Co-Director, Center for Biorenewables; Associate Professor of Biology
In vivo imaging of plant cell wall dynamics. Molecular genetic analysis of genes involved in cell growth. Cell wall biosynthesis in dividing cells. Cell wall engineering for sustainable bioenergy production.
Huck Graduate Students
Publication TagsArabidopsis Pectins Cells Cell Wall Cell Walls Morphogenesis Cellulose Microtubules Polygalacturonase Plant Cells Cellulose Synthase Pectin Mechanics Proteins Microscopy Genes Polysaccharides Seedlings Cell Growth Biosynthesis Growth Plant Development Kinesin Clathrin Guard Cells
Most Recent Papers
Polygalacturonase activity promotes aberrant cell separation in the quasimodo2 mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana
William J. Barnes, Ellen Zelinsky, Charles T. Anderson, 2022, Cell Surface
Dynamics of pectic homogalacturonan in cellular morphogenesis and adhesion, wall integrity sensing and plant development
Juan Du, Charles T. Anderson, Chaowen Xiao, 2022, Nature Plants on p. 332-340
Stomata-mediated interactions between plants, herbivores, and the environment
Po An Lin, Yintong Chen, Gabriela Ponce, Flor E. Acevedo, Jonathan P. Lynch, Charles T. Anderson, Jared G. Ali, Gary W. Felton, 2022, Trends in Plant Science on p. 287-300
Arabidopsis pavement cell morphogenesis requires FERONIA binding to pectin for activation of ROP GTPase signaling
Wenwei Lin, Wenxin Tang, Xue Pan, Aobo Huang, Xiuqin Gao, Charles T. Anderson, Zhenbiao Yang, 2022, Current Biology on p. 497-507.e4
Super-resolution imaging illuminates new dynamic behaviors of cellulose synthase
Sydney G. Duncombe, Samir G. Chethan, Charles T. Anderson, 2022, Plant Cell on p. 273-286
Fifteen compelling open questions in plant cell biology
Adrienne H.K. Roeder, Marisa S. Otegui, Ram Dixit, Charles T. Anderson, Christine Faulkner, Yan Zhang, Maria J. Harrison, Charlotte Kirchhelle, Gohta Goshima, Jeremy E. Coate, Jeff J. Doyle, Olivier Hamant, Keiko Sugimoto, Liam Dolan, Heather Meyer, David W. Ehrhardt, Arezki Boudaoud, Carlos Messina, 2022, Plant Cell on p. 72-102
Do woody vines use gelatinous fibers to climb?
Joyce G. Chery, Rosemary A.E. Glos, Charles T. Anderson, 2022, New Phytologist on p. 126-131
A glossary of plant cell structures
Byung Ho Kang, Charles T. Anderson, Shin Ichi Arimura, Emmanuelle Bayer, Magdalena Bezanilla, Miguel A. Botella, Federica Brandizzi, Tessa M. Burch-Smith, Kent D. Chapman, Kai Dünser, Yangnan Gu, Yvon Jaillais, Helmut Kirchhoff, Marisa S. Otegui, Abel Rosado, Yu Tang, Jürgen Kleine-Vehn, Pengwei Wang, Bethany Karlin Zolman, 2022, Plant Cell on p. 10-52
A pectin methyltransferase modulates polysaccharide dynamics and interactions in Arabidopsis primary cell walls: Evidence from solid-state NMR
Alex Kirui, Juan Du, Wancheng Zhao, William Barnes, Xue Kang, Charles T. Anderson, Chaowen Xiao, Tuo Wang, 2021, Carbohydrate Polymers
PECTATE LYASE LIKE12 patterns the guard cell wall to coordinate turgor pressure and wall mechanics for proper stomatal function in Arabidopsis
Yintong Chen, Wenlong Li, Joseph A. Turner, Charles T. Anderson, 2021, Plant Cell on p. 3134-3150
Metabolic click-labeling with a fucose analog reveals pectin delivery, architecture, and dynamics in Arabidopsis cell walls
Charles T. Anderson, Ian S. Wallace, Chris R. Somerville, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 1329-1334
POLYGALACTURONASE INVOLVED IN EXPANSION1 functions in cell elongation and flower development in Arabidopsis
Chaowen Xiao, Chris Somerville, Charles T. Anderson, 2014, Plant Cell on p. 1018-1035
The endocytosis of cellulose synthase in arabidopsis is dependent on μ2, a clathrin-mediated endocytosis adaptin
Logan Bashline, Shundai Li, Charles T. Anderson, Lei Lei, Ying Gu, 2013, Plant Physiology on p. 150-160
Xyloglucan deficiency disrupts microtubule stability and cellulose biosynthesis in arabidopsis, altering cell growth and morphogenesis<sup>1[OPEN]</sup>
Chaowen Xiao, Tian Zhang, Yunzhen Zheng, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Charles T. Anderson, 2016, Plant Physiology on p. 234-249
Roles of pectin in biomass yield and processing for biofuels
Chaowen Xiao, Charles T. Anderson, 2013, Frontiers in Plant Science
Mechanosensing by the primary cilium
Sara Temiyasathit, W. Joyce Tang, Philipp Leucht, Charles T. Anderson, Stefanie D. Monica, Alesha B. Castillo, Jill A. Helms, Tim Stearns, Christopher R. Jacobs, 2012, PLoS One on p. e33368
The fragile fiber1 kinesin contributes to cortical microtubule-mediated trafficking of cell wall components
Chuanmei Zhu, Anindya Ganguly, Tobias I. Baskin, Daniel D. McClosky, Charles T. Anderson, Cliff Foster, Kristoffer A. Meunier, Ruth Okamoto, Howard Berg, Ram Dixit, 2015, Plant Physiology on p. 780-792
We be jammin'
Charles T. Anderson, 2016, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 495-502
POLYGALACTURONASE INVOLVED IN EXPANSION3 functions in seedling development, rosette growth, and stomatal dynamics in Arabidopsis thaliana
Yue Rui, Chaowen Xiao, Hojae Yi, Baris Kandemir, James Z. Wang, Virendra M. Puri, Charles T. Anderson, 2017, Plant Cell on p. 2413-2432
Dynamic Construction, Perception, and Remodeling of Plant Cell Walls
Charles T. Anderson, Joseph J. Kieber, 2020, Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology on p. 39-69
News Articles Featuring Charles Anderson
Feb 17, 2021
Silencing the alarm
An enzyme in the saliva of certain insects prevents their food plants from warning neighboring plants of an attack.
Jun 08, 2020
Research team to study food resilience in the face of catastrophic global events
An interdisciplinary team of Penn State professors has received $3 million from Open Philanthropy to study food resilience in the face of potentially catastrophic global events.
Jul 03, 2019
Cell Dynamics takes center stage at 2019 Plant Biology Symposium
The 22nd Penn State Plant Biology Symposium was "a great success," according to organizers, who joined it with the Plant Cell Dynamics VIII meeting in an effort to encourage wider collaborations.
Apr 11, 2019
New SCATTIRSTORM microscope could improve bioenergy production
The construction of a new multimodal optical microscope, SCATTIRSTORM, that could enable more efficient bioenergy production, is the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million, U.S. Department of Energy grant awarded to three Penn State researchers.