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About Margaret Woodhouse

Margaret Woodhouse is a postdoctoral researcher and project manager in the Freeling Lab at the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley. She received her PhD in plant biology at UC Berkeley with Damon Lisch, and did postdoctoral work with Luca Comai on the epigenetic control of dosage sensitivity in Arabidopsis hybrids at UC Davis.

Current Research

Plant comparative genomics to study heritable genome dominance in the Brassicales, using Arabidopsis thaliana and Brassica rapa as model systems. Investigating the movement of non-transposon genes in the dicots.



Freeling M., Woodhouse M.R., Subramaniam S., Turco G., Lisch D. and Schnable J.C. 2012. Review. Fractionation mutagenesis and similar consequences of mechanisms removing dispensable or less-expressed DNA in plants. Current Opinion in Plant Biology

Tang H., Woodhouse M.R., Cheng F., Schnable J.C., Pedersen B.S., Conant G.C., Wang X., Freeling M., and Pires, J.C. 2012. Altered Patterns of Fractionation and Exon Deletions in Brassica rapa Support a Two-step Model of Paleohexaploidy. Genetics 111.137349.


Woodhouse M.R., Tang H., Freeling M. 2011. Different Gene Families in Arabidopsis thaliana Transposed in Different Epochs and at Different Frequencies throughout the Rosids. The Plant Cell doi http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1105/​tpc.​111


Woodhouse, M.R., Schnable J.C., Pedersen B.S., Lyons E., Lisch D., Subramaniam S., Freeling M. 2010. Following tetraploidy in maize, a short deletion mechanism removed genes preferentially from one of the two homologs. PLoS Biology 8(6):e1000409.

Woodhouse, M.R., Pedersen, B., and Freeling, M. 2010. Transposed genes in Arabidopsis are often associated with flanking repeats. PLoS Genetics 6(5): e1000949.


Woodhouse, M.R., and Freeling, M. 2009. Tandem duplications and gene transposition in plants. Maydica 54 (2009): 463-470.

Woodhouse, M.R., Burkart-Waco, D., and Comai, L. Online review. Polyploids are common among plants, as well as among certain groups of fish and amphibians. How does this interesting condition crop up, and what advantages and disadvantages does it impart? Nature Education 2(1)


Woodhouse, M.R., M. Freeling and D. Lisch. 2006. Initiation, establishment and maintenance of heritable MuDR transposon silencing in maize are mediated by distinct factors.PLoS Biology 4(10):e339.

Woodhouse, M.R., M. Freeling and D. Lisch. 2006. The mop1 (mediator of paramutation1) mutant progressively reactivates one of the two genes encoded by the MuDR transposon in maize. Genetics 172: 579-592.