Giuliana Medrano - Research Assistant Professor

Phone: (Office) (870) 680-8258
Address: Arkansas Biosciences Institute I Arkansas State University I PO Box 639 I State University AR 72467


ASU/ Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Adjunct Faculty ASU/ Department of Biological Sciences

Cluster Identification:
- Plant Productivity ‘Set-Points’ Cluster

Research Areas/Expertise:
- Plant-made industrial/pharmaceutical proteins

Research Summary | Selected Publications | Lab Members | Key Collaborators | Research Projects | Links

Research Summary:

The goal of my research is to develop plant-derived animal cytokines as a potent immunostimulatory adjuvant with the aim to provide a low-cost and functional platform for protection against infectious diseases and cancer.

Selected Publications:

  • Medrano G, Dolan MC, Condori J, Radin DN, Cramer CL. Quality assessment of recombinant proteins produced in plants. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;824:535-64. PMID: 22160919.
  • Hood E, Cramer C, Medrano G, Xu J. 3 - Protein targeting: Strategic planning for optimizing protein products through plant biotechnology. In: Arie A, Paul Michael H, editors. Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture. San Diego: Academic Press; 2012. p. 35-54.
  • Dolan MC, Medrano G, McMickle A, Cramer CL. Tools of the trade: developing antibody-based detection capabilities for recombinant proteins. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;824:65-105. PMID: 22160894.
  • Condori J, Nopo-Olazabal C, Medrano G, Medina-Bolivar F. Selection of reference genes for qPCR in hairy root cultures of peanut. BMC Res Notes. 2011;4:392. PMID: 21985172; PMCID: 3199266.
  • Xu J, Dolan MC, Medrano G, Cramer CL, Weathers PJ. Green factory: Plants as bioproduction platforms for recombinant proteins. Biotechnol Adv. 2011. PMID: 21924345.
  • Medrano G, Dolan MC, Stephens NT, McMickle A, Erf G, Radin D, et al. Efficient plant-based production of chicken interleukin-12 yields a strong immunostimulatory cytokine. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2010;30(3):143-54. PMID: 20038202.

Lab Members:

Giuliana Medrano, DVM, PhD

Giuliana Medrano, DVM, PhD, Arkansas Biosciences Institute
Research Assistant Professor, ABI & Department of Biological Sciences; 870-680-8258

Key Collaborators

Dr. Carole L. Cramer, biotechnology | Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Dr. Shiguang Yu, immunology, autoimmune disease | Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Dr. Robert J. Griffin, Cancer Biology I University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Research Projects

Plant bioproduction of immunostimulatory cytokines for poultry, swine, alpaca,and mouse.


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