Assistant Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology
Dr. Kovinich received his Ph.D. from Carleton University in Ontario, Canada, where his research focused on understanding the genetics and biochemistry of flavonoid metabolism in the seed coat of medicinal black soybean, and on engineering soybean metabolism to produce a visible color marker for genetically modified grains. His postdoctoral studies focused on understanding the fundamental processes of metabolite transport in plants.
- Kovinich, N. et al. Coloring genetically modified soybean grains with anthocyanins
by suppression of the proanthocyanidin genes ANR1 and ANR2.
21, 757-771 (2012).
- Kovinich, N., Saleem, A., Arnason, J.T. & Miki, B. Combined analysis of transcriptome and metabolite data
reveals extensive differences between black and brown nearly-isogenic soybean (Glycine max)
seed coats enabling the identification of pigment isogenes.
- Kovinich, N., Saleem, A., Arnason, J.T. & Miki, B. Functional characterization
of a UDP-glucose:flavonoid 3-O-glucosyltransferase from the seed coat of black
soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.).
71, 1253-1263 (2010).
- Chanoca, A., Kovinich, N. et al. Anthocyanin Vacuolar Inclusions Form by a Microautophagy
27, 2545-2559 (2015).