Charles Anderson

Co-Director, Center for Biorenewables; Professor of Biology

Charles Anderson

Research Summary

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.

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Arabidopsis Pectins Cellulose Cell Wall Cell Walls Microtubules Morphogenesis Biosynthesis Polygalacturonase Cells Plant Development Plant Cells Seedlings Pectin Mutation Cell Growth Sugars Polysaccharides Growth And Development Growth Genes Kinesin Xyloglucans Recycling Methyltransferases

Most Recent Publications

Zachary K. Haviland, Daguan Nong, Nerya Zexer, Ming Tien, Charles T. Anderson, William O. Hancock, 2024, Biotechnology for Biofuels and Bioproducts

Matrix polysaccharides affect preferred orientation of cellulose crystals in primary cell walls

Sintu Rongpipi, William J. Barnes, Oskar Siemianowski, Dan Ye, Joshua T. Del Mundo, Sydney Duncombe, Xiaoran Xin, Chenhui Zhu, Michael F. Toney, Ying Gu, Charles T. Anderson, Enrique D. Gomez, Esther W. Gomez, 2024, Cellulose on p. 1397-1415

Oskar Siemianowski, Sintu Rongpipi, Joshua T. Del Mundo, Guillaume Freychet, Mikhail Zhernenkov, Enrique D. Gomez, Esther W. Gomez, Charles T. Anderson, 2024, JACS Au on p. 177-188

Sedighe Keynia, Leila Jaafar, You Zhou, Charles T. Anderson, Joseph A. Turner, 2023, PNAS Nexus

Sedighe Keynia, Leila Jaafar, Yintong Chen, Dolzodmaa Davaasuren, James Z. Wang, You Zhou, Wenlong Li, Charles T. Anderson, Joseph A. Turner, 2023, Biophysical Journal on p. 24a-25a

Functions of Plant Cell Walls in Root Growth and Environmental Interactions

Ellen Zelinsky, Charles Anderson, 2023, on p. 33--46

Niroshan Siva, Charles T. Anderson, 2023, Current Research in Food Science

Functions of Plant Cell Walls in Root Growth and Environmental Interactions

Ellen Zelinsky, Charles T. Anderson, 2023, on p. 33-46

Hojae Yi, Charles T. Anderson, 2023, In Silico Plants on p. diad017

Galactosylation of xyloglucan is essential for the stabilization of the actin cytoskeleton and endomembrane system through the proper assembly of cell walls

Min Xiang, Shuai Yuan, Qing Zhang, Xiaohui Liu, Qingyao Li, Zhengmei Leng, Jingjing Sha, Charles Anderson, Chaowen Xiao, 2023, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 5104--5123

Most-Cited Papers

Chaowen Xiao, Chris Somerville, Charles T. Anderson, 2014, Plant Cell on p. 1018-1035

Chaowen Xiao, Tian Zhang, Yunzhen Zheng, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Charles T. Anderson, 2016, Plant Physiology on p. 234-249

Charles T. Anderson, Joseph J. Kieber, 2020, Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology on p. 39-69

Yue Rui, Chaowen Xiao, Hojae Yi, Baris Kandemir, James Z. Wang, Virendra M. Puri, Charles T. Anderson, 2017, Plant Cell on p. 2413-2432

Charles T. Anderson, 2016, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 495-502

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

Wenwei Lin, Wenxin Tang, Xue Pan, Aobo Huang, Xiuqin Gao, Charles T. Anderson, Zhenbiao Yang, 2022, Current Biology on p. 497-507.e4

Yue Rui, Charles T. Anderson, 2016, Plant Physiology on p. 1398-1419

J Du, Alex Kirui, Shixin Huang, Lianglei Wang, William Barnes, S Kiemle, Yunzhen Zheng, Yue Rui, Mei Ruan, Shiqian Qi, Seong Kim, others, Tuo Wang, Daniel J. Cosgrove, Charles Anderson, Chaowen Xiao, 2020, Plant Cell on p. 3576--3597

News Articles Featuring Charles Anderson

Why is breaking down plant material for biofuels so slow?

Breaking down cellulose for biofuel is slow and inefficient but could avoid concerns around using a food source while taking advantage of abundant plant materials that might otherwise go to waste. New research led by Penn State investigators has revealed how several molecular roadblocks slow this process.

Fungi into the future

Penn State researchers have aided the state’s important mushroom industry for nearly 100 years, and they’re still going strong. But mushrooms aren’t just for eating anymore

Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2023

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2023.

Novel 3D imaging model may show path to more water-efficient plants

Changes in Earth’s orbit that favored hotter conditions may have helped trigger a rapid global warming event 56 million years ago that is considered an analogue for modern climate change, according to an international team of scientists.

Scientist sees Penn State as a 'living lab' for climate action

With the University working to draw down greenhouse gas emissions and reduce its carbon footprint, plant biologist Charlie Anderson is likewise advancing the cause of a greener, more-sustainable future through research and advocacy.

Silencing the alarm

An enzyme in the saliva of certain insects prevents their food plants from warning neighboring plants of an attack.

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.

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.

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.