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Jamie Sherman, Associate Professor, PhD from Colorado State University, 1994.

Office: 210 Plant BioScience Building
Lab: 231 Plant BioScience Building

Fax: 406-994-5055

Email Dr. Sherman


Research in wheat genetics – identifying genes of interest in wheat, utilizing these genes for wheat improvement, contributing to basic information about genome sturcture, evolution and gene regulation. Write grants to fund research and equipment needs. Mentor and aid students and other professionals. Provide cytological technical assistance. Provide technical assistance for new LiCor system (AFLPs, DNA sequencing, Westerns Northerns and Southerns).


  • B.S Stephen F. Austin State University 1982
  • M.S. Stephen F. Austin State University 1984
  • Ph.D. Colorado State University 1994


  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Society of Canada


Refereed Journals

Sherman, J. D. and C. W. Mims. 1985. Ultrastructural evidence for meiosis in a non-heterothallic isolate of the myxomycete Didymium iridis. Mycologia 77:238-332.

Anderson, L. K., S. M. Stack and J. D. Sherman. 1988. Spreading synaptonemal complexes from Zea mays I. No synaptic adjustment of inversion loops during pachytene. Chromosoma 96:295-305.

Sherman, J. D., S. M. Stack and L. K. Anderson. 1989. Two-dimensional spreads of synaptonemal complexes from solanaceous plants. IV. Synaptic irregularities. Genome 32:743-753.

Stack, S. M., L. K. Anderson and J. D. Sherman. 1989. Chiasmata and recombination nodules in Lillium longiflorum. Genome 32:486-492.

Stack. S. M., L. Herikoff, J. D. Sherman, L. K. Anderson. 1990. Staining plant cells with silver. I. The salt nylon technique. Biotechnic and Histochemistry 91:69-78.

Sherman, J. D. and S. M. Stack. 1992. Two-dimensional spreads of synaptonemal complexes from solanaceous plants. V. Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) karyotype and idiogram. Genome 35:354-359.

Sherman, J. D., L. A. Herickhoff, and S. M. Stack. 1992. Silver staining two types of meiotic nodules. Genome 35:907-915.

Herickhoff, L., S. Stack, and J. Sherman. 1993. The relationship between synapsis recombination nodules and chiasmata in tomato translocation heterozygotes. Heredity 71:373-385.

Sherman, J. D., A. L. Fenwick, D. M. Namuth and N. L. V. Lapitan. 1995. A barley RFLP map: alignment of three barley maps and comparisons to Gramineae species. Theor. Appl. Genet. 91: 681-690.

Sherman, J. D. and S. M. Stack. 1995. Two-dimensional spreads of synaptonemal complexes from solanaceous plants. VI. High-resolution recombination nodule map for tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Genetics 141:683-708.

Sherman, J. D., L. Y. Smith, T. K. Blake, and L. E. Talbert. 2001. Identification of barley genome segments introgressed into wheat using PCR markers. Genome 44:38-44.

Sherman, J.D. and L.E. Talbert. 2002. Vernalization-induced changes of the DNA methylation pattern in winter wheat. Genome 45:253-260.

Book Chapters

Stack, S.M., J.D. Sherman, L.K. Anderson, and L.S. Herickhoff. 1993. Meiotic nodules in vascular plants. in: Chromosomes Today vol 11. Chapman and Hall, New York. p.

Current Programs


  • Four genes of interest into six currently used wheat cultivars with molecular marker assisted selection
  • Identifying other genes of interest and developing molecular markers
  • Studying genetic control over flowering and identifying genes involved
  • Studying DNA methylation in relationship to vernalization, polyploidization and yield
  • Determining if there is hybridization between certain native and introduced species