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Person Details: Sharon Lafferty Doty

Superfund Research Program

Sharon Lafferty Doty

University of Washington
College of Forest Resources
Box 352100
Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: 206-616-6255

Research Briefs



  • Doty SL, Freeman JL, Cohu CM, Burken JG, Firrincieli A, Simon A, Khan Z, Isebrands JG, Lukas J, Blaylock MJ. 2017. Enhanced Degradation of TCE on a superfund site using endophyte-assisted poplar tree phytoremediation. Environ Sci Technol 51:10050-10058. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01504 PMID:28737929


  • Kang J, Doty SL. 2014. Cometabolic degradation of trichloroethylene by Burkholderia cepacia G4 with poplar leaf homogenate. Can J Microbiol 60(7):487-490. doi:10.1139/cjm-2014-0095 PMID:24992516



  • Kang J, Wilkerson H, Farin FM, Bammler TK, Beyer RP, Strand SE, Doty SL. 2010. Mammalian cytochrome CYP2E1 triggered differential gene regulation in response to trichloroethylene (TCE) in a transgenic poplar. Funct Integr Genomics 10(3):417-424. doi:10.1007/s10142-010-0165-4 PMID:20213342 PMCID:PMC3050643



  • James CA, Xin G, Doty SL, Strand SE. 2008. Degradation of low molecular weight volatile organic compounds by plants genetically modified with mammalian cytochrome P450 2E1. Environ Sci Technol 42(1):289293. doi:10.1021/es071197z PMID:18350910


  • Doty SL, James CA, Moore AL, Vajzovic A, Singleton GL, Ma C, Khan Z, Xin G, Kang J, Park J, Meilan R, Strauss SH, Wilkerson J, Farin FM, Strand SE. 2007. Enhanced phytoremediation of volatile environmental pollutants with transgenic trees. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(43):16816-16821. doi:10.1073/pnas.0703276104 PMID:17940038 PMCID:PMC2040402


  • Doty SL, Shang TQ, Wilson AM, Moore AL, Newman LA, Strand SE, Gordon MP. 2003. Metabolism of the soil and groundwater contaminants, ethylene dibromide and trichloroethylene, by the tropical leguminous tree, Leuceana leucocephala. Water Res 37(2):441-449. PMID:12502073


  • Banerjee S, Shang TQ, Wilson AM, Moore AL, Strand SE, Gordon MP, Doty SL. 2002. Expression of functional mammalian P450 2E1 in hairy root cultures. Biotechnol Bioeng 77(4):462-466. PMID:11787019


  • Shang TQ, Doty SL, Wilson AM, Howald WN, Gordon MP. 2001. Trichloroethylene oxidative metabolism in plants: the trhichloroethanol pathway. Phytochemistry 58(7):1055-1065. PMID:11730869


  • Doty SL, Shang TQ, Wilson AM, Tangen J, Westergreen AD, Newman LA, Strand SE, Gordon MP. 2000. Enhanced metabolism of halogenated hydrocarbons in transgenic plants containing mammalian cytochrome P450 2E1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97(12):6287-6291. PMID:10841534


  • Newman LA, Bod C, Choe N, Crampton RS, Cortellucci R, Domroes D, Doty SL, Duffy J, Ekuan G, Fogel D, Hashmonay RA, Heilman PE, Martin D, Muiznieks IA, Newman T, Ruszaj M, Shang TQ, Shurtleff BB, Stanley S, Strand SE, Wang X, Wilmoth J, Yost MG, Gordon MP. 1998. Phytoremediation of trichloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride: Results from bench to field. In: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste Research. Kansas City, MO.


  • Gordon MP, Strand SE, Choe N, Doty SL, Duffy J, Gordon E, Heilman PE, Martin D, Muiznieks A, Ruszaj M, Shang TQ, Shang B, Shurtleff BB, Stanley S, Wilmoth J, Newman LA. 1997. Phytoremediation of chlorinated solvents: Poplars remove chlorinated solvents from an aquifer in field trials. In: Proceedings of the IBC (International Business Communications ) Second Annual Conference on Phytoremediation.
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