Researcher: Jerry Kermicle

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Disease biology
  • Cell biology
  • Computation, systems and synthetic biology
  • Development
  • Evolutionary and population genetics
  • Gene expression
  • Genomics and proteomics
  • Neuro and behavioral genetics
  • Bacteria
  • Fungi
  • Plants
  • C. elegans
  • Drosophila
Web Site Jerry Kermicle's Department of Genetics Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • WARF, 2002-2020, Laboratory share of royalty and licensing - Professor Emeritus Jerry L. Kermicle
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,074,984 - Cross-incompatibility traits from teosinte and their use in corn, issued July 2006.
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • The Zea mays sexual compatibility gene ga2: naturally occurring alleles, their distribution, and role in reproductive isolation. Kermicle JL, Evans MM. J Hered. 2010 Nov-Dec;101(6):737-49. doi: 10.1093/jhered/esq090. Epub 2010 Aug 8.

  • required to maintain repression2 is a novel protein that facilitates locus-specific paramutation in maize. Barbour JE, Liao IT, Stonaker JL, Lim JP, Lee CC, Parkinson SE, Kermicle J, Simon SA, Meyers BC, Williams-Carrier R, Barkan A, Hollick JB. Plant Cell. 2012 May;24(5):1761-75. doi: 10.1105/tpc.112.097618. Epub 2012 May 4.

  • A dominant mutation in mediator of paramutation2, one of three second-largest subunits of a plant-specific RNA polymerase, disrupts multiple siRNA silencing processes. Sidorenko L, Dorweiler JE, Cigan AM, Arteaga-Vazquez M, Vyas M, Kermicle J, Jurcin D, Brzeski J, Cai Y, Chandler VL. PLoS Genet. 2009 Nov;5(11):e1000725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000725. Epub 2009 Nov 20.

  • Genetic and cellular analysis of cross-incompatibility in Zea mays. Lu Y, Kermicle JL, Evans MM. Plant Reprod. 2014 Mar;27(1):19-29. doi: 10.1007/s00497-013-0236-5. Epub 2013 Nov 6.
Recent Artistic Works
  • University of California-Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Carnegie Institute Washington, Plant Biology
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-1253
Current University UW–Madison
Department Genetics
Title Emeritus Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 2420 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building
Address Line 2 425 Henry Mall
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Teosinte-Crossed Corn Blocks GM Contamination, Preserves Organic Status