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Tudor Borza

Dalhousie University, Truro, Canada

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Born: 1967

Interests: Cell and molecular biology, plant pathology, molecular genetics, enzymology, protein structure and function, proteomics, metabolomics, molecular evolution, population genetics, genome sequence evolution.


PhD (Genetics), 1998, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
BSc (Cell Biology), 1992, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


2010 - present: Dalhousie University, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences
2007 - 2010: Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Genomics Project, Atlantic Genome, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

2003 – 2007: Protist EST Project, Dalhousie University, Department of Biology, Halifax, Nova Scotia,

2000 - 2003: Iowa State University, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Ames, IA, USA
1999 - 2000: Pasteur Institute, Laboratory of Structural Chemistry of Macromolecules, Paris, France

1994 – 1995: Fellow of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research at Vienna Biocenter, Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, Department of Plant Genetics, Vienna, Austria
1992 - 1993: Research Assistant, Institute of Biological Research, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2000 - 2002: Lecturer, Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1995 - 2000: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

1993 - 1995: Instructor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Biology and Geology, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

ResearcherID: A-8510-2012

Selected publications:
• Borza T, Schofield A, Sakthivel G, Bergese J, Gao X, Rand J, Wang-Pruski G. Ion chromatography analysis of phosphite uptake and translocation by potato plants: dose-dependent uptake and inhibition of Phytophthora infestans development. Crop Protection, 56, pp. 74-81, 2014.
• Lim S, Borza T, Peters RD, Coffin RH, Al-Mughrabi KI, Pinto DM, Wang-Pruski G. Proteomics analysis suggests broad functional changes in potato leaves triggered by phosphites and a complex indirect mode of action against Phytophthora infestans. Journal of Proteomics, 93, pp. 207-223, 2013.
• Booman M, Borza T, Hori TS, Feng CY, Higgins, B, Culf A, Leger D, Chute I, Hall JR, Belkaid A, Rise M, Gamperl AK, Hubert S, Kimball J, Ouelette R, Johnson SJ, Bowman S, Rise ML . Development and experimental validation of a 20K Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) oligonucleotide microarray based on a collection of over 150, 000 ESTs. Marine Biotechnology (NY) , 13(4), pp. 733-750, 2011.
• Borza T, Higgins, B, Simpson G, Bowman S. Integrating the markers Pan I and haemoglobin with the genetic linkage map of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). BMC Research Notes, 3, p. 261, 2010.
• Hubert S, Higgins B, Borza T, Bowman S . Development of a SNP resource and a genetic linkage map for Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). BMC Genomics, 11, p. 191, 2010.
• Borza T, Stone C, Rise ML, Bowman S, Johnson SC . Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) CC chemokines: diversity and expression analysis. Developmental and Comparative Immunology , 34(8), pp. 904-913, 2010.
• Borza T, Redmond EK, Laflamme M, Lee RW . Mitochondrial DNA in the Oogamochlamys-clade (Chlorophyceae): High GC content and unique genome architecture for green algae. Journal of Phycology, 45(6), p. 1323–1334, 2009.
• Borza T , Stone C, Gamperl AK, Bowman S . Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) hemoglobin genes: multiplicity and polymorphism. BMC Genetics, 10:51, 2009.
• Koziol A, Borza T, Ishida, K-I, Keeling P, Lee RW, Durnford DG . Tracing the evolution of the light-harvesting antennae in chlorophyll a/b-containing organisms. Plant Physiology, 143(4), pp. 1802-1816, 2007.
• Nedelcu AM , Borza T, Lee RW. A land plant-specific multigene family in the unicellular Mesostigma argues for its close relationship to Streptophyta. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23(5) , pp. 1011-1015, 2006.
• Borza T , Popescu CE, Lee RW . Multiple metabolic roles for the nonphotosynthetic plastid of the green alga Prototheca wickerhamii. Eukaryotic Cell, 4(2), pp. 253-261, 2005.
• Christensen M, Borza T, Dandanell G, Gilles AM, Barzu O, Kelln RA, Neuhard J . Regulation of expression of the 2-Deoxy-D-Ribose utilization-regulon, deoQKPX from Salmonella enterica Serovar typhimurium. Journal of Bacteriology, 172(3), pp. 1567-1576, 2003.
• Borza T, Iancu CV, Pike E, Honzatko RB, Fromm HJ. Variations in the response of mouse isozymes of adenylosuccinate synthetase to inhibitors of physiological relevance. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278(9), pp. 6673-6679, 2003.
• Iancu CV, Borza T, Choe JY, Fromm HJ, Honzatko RB. Recombinant mouse muscle adenylosuccinate synthetase: overexpression, kinetics, and crystal structure. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 276(45), pp. 42146-4215, 2001.
• Benga G, Borza T . Diffusional water permeability of mammalian red blood cells. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), 112(4), pp. 653-660, 1995.


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