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Bratislav Stankovic

Bratislav Stankovic

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  • Bratislav  Stankovic

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    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    WCSAR, 545 Science Drive
    Madison, WI 53711
    Tel: 608/265-8247
    Fax: 608/262-9458

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    Education And Professional Accomplishments


    PhD, Plant Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1994)

    MS, Plant Physiology, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (1991)

    BS, Agricultural Engineering, University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia (1987)


    2001 Lecturer, Plant Physiology Seminar, Signaling in Plants, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Taught Plant Physiology Seminar to graduate students (together with Dr. Tom Sharkey).

    1999 Lecturer, Cell Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Taught 90 undergraduate Zoology Department students.

    1998-99 Researcher, Department of Botany, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Managed the lab and the research program of the Botany Department Chair.

    1996-97 NASA Postdoctoral Associate, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Had a leading role in a space shuttle experiment on plant gravitropism. 1995 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of York, United Kingdom, Established electrophysiology lab and worked on molecular signaling in plants.

    1991-94 Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lecturer, Advanced Biology Instrumentation Lab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching Assistant, Introductory Honors Biology & Plant Physiology, University of Nebraska

    1987-91 Teaching & Research Assistant, University of St. Cyril & Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia, Taught Crop Physiology Labs.

    1990 Visiting Researcher, Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, United Kingdom

    1986 Visiting Researcher, Instituto de Reforma y Desarollo Agrario, Madrid, Spain


    1992-94 Wound-evoked changes in transcription: the role of electrical signals, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    1993-95 Wound-induced changes in transcription: the role of electrical signals, NSF

    1995-2002 PI or Co-PI on 4 spaceflight experiments (both Space Shuttle and International Space Station)


    1. Malone M, Stankovic B (1991) Surface potentials and hydraulic signals in wheat leaves following localized wounding by heat. Plant Cell & Environment 14: 431-436

    2. Stankovic B, Abe S, Davies E (1993) Co-localization of polysomes, cytoskeleton, and membranes with protein bodies from corn endosperm: evidence from fluorescence microscopy. Protoplasma 177: 66-72

    3. Davies E, Comer E, Lionberger J, Stankovic B, Abe S (1993) Cytoskeleton-bound polysomes in plants. III. Polysome-cytoskeleton-membrane interactions in corn endosperm. Cell Biology International 17: 331-340

    4. Stankovic B, Garic-Stankovic A, Smith CM, Davies E (1995) Isolation, sequencing and analysis of a 14-3-3 brain protein homolog from pea (Pisum sativum L.). Plant Physiology 107: 1481-1482

    5. Stankovic B, Davies E (1996) Both action potentials and variation potentials induce proteinase inhibitor gene expression in tomato. FEBS Letters 390: 275-279

    6. Stankovic B (1996) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of the plant water stress response. Ecology and Protection of the Environment 4:13-21

    7. Davies E, Vian A, Vian C, Stankovic B (1997) Rapid systemic up-regulation of genes after heat-wounding and electrical stimulation. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 19: 571-576

    8. Stankovic B, Davies E (1997) Intercellular communication in plants: electrical stimulation of proteinase inhibitor gene expression in tomato. Planta 202: 402-406

    9. Stankovic B, Zawadzki T, Davies E (1997) Characterization of the variation potential in sunflower. Plant Physiology 115: 1083-1088

    10. Stankovic B, Garic-Stankovic A (1997) Molecular ecology of the plant adaptation to high temperatures. Ecology and Protection of the Environment 5: 11-19

    11. Stankovic B, Volkmann D, Sack FD (1998) Autotropism, automorphogenesis and gravity. Physiologia Plantarum 102: 328-335

    12. Stankovic B, Witters D, Zawadzki T, Davies E (1998) Action potentials and variation potentials in sunflower: an analysis of their relationships and distinguishing characteristics. Physiologia Plantarum 103:51-58

    13. Stankovic B, Volkmann D, Sack FD (1998) Autonomic straightening of gravistimulated cress roots. Plant Physiology 117: 893-900

    14. Stankovic B, Davies E (1998) The wound response in tomato involves rapid growth and electrical responses, systemically up-regulated transcription of proteinase inhibitor and calmodulin and down-regulated translation. Plant & Cell Physiology 39: 268-274

    15. Sack FD, Stankovic B, Antonsen F, Johnsson A, Volkmann D (1999) Autotropic straightening after gravitropic curvature of Lepidium roots in microgravity. Biorack on Spacehab, Perry M., ed., ESA Publications, Nordwijk, The Netherlands, pp. 237-242

    16. Stankovic B, Abe S, Azama K, Shibata K, Ito Y, Weidner S, Davies E (1999) Associations of maize protein bodies with cytoskeleton, membranes, and ribosomes in the endosperm of wild type and opaque-2 mutant. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 21: 383-389

    17. Davies E, Shimps B, Brown K, Stankovic B (1999) Gravity, injury, calcium and gene expression in aequorin-expressing plants. Journal of Gravitational Physiology 6: 21-22

    18. Shibata K, Morita Y, Abe S, Stankovic B, Davies E. (1999) Purification and isolation of a major ATPase as apyrase in the cytoskeleton fraction from pea stems. Plant Physiol & Biochem 37: 881-888

    19. Stankovic B, Clore A, Shunnosuke A, Larkins B, Davies E (2000) Actin in protein synthesis and protein body formation. In: Actin: a dynamic framework for multiple cellular functions. Staiger CJ, Baluska F, Volkmann D, Barlow P, eds. Dordrecht, Netherlands. Kluwer Acad. Publishers, pp 129-143

    20. Stankovic B, Vian A, Henry-Vian C, Davies E (2000) Molecular cloning and characterization of a tomato cDNA encoding a systemically wound-inducible bZIP DNA-binding protein. Planta 212: 60-66

    21. Stankovic B, Antonsen F, Johnsson A, Volkmann D, Sack FD (2001) Autonomic straightening of gravitropically curved cress roots in microgravity. Advances in Space Research 27: 915-919

    22. Davies E, Stankovic B, Azama K, Shibata K, Abe S (2001) Novel components of the plant cytoskeleton: a beginning to plant "cytomics". Plant Science 160: 185-196

    23. Stankovic B (2001) 2001: A plant space odyssey. Trends in Plant Science 6: 591-593



    Member, Wisconsin Law Review

    Grant reviewer for: U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF); Israel Science Foundation (ISF); United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)

    Reviewer of manuscripts for: Plant Physiology, Planta, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant Science, Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, Advances in Space Research

    Book reviewer, Plant Science Bulletin

    Editor, Plant Signal Transduction Bulletin

    Initiator and moderator, Plant Signal Transduction usenet newsgroup (

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