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Henry Nguyen

Henry Nguyen

Curators Professor Division of Plant Sciences

Plant Sciences,


B.S., Crop Science, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Plant Breeding, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Agronomy (Plant Genetics), University of Missouri

Research Description
Henry Nguyen has a research program in molecular genetics and biotechnology. His research interests include structural and functional genomics of soybean and model plants. Specific research areas include:

  1. Genetic and physical mapping of traits controlling plant adaptation and productivity under stress conditions (drought, flooding and high temperature).
  2. Integrated functional genomics and genetic engineering for stress tolerance and value-added traits in soybean.
  3. Development and application of genomic technologies to soybean improvement.

Selected publications

Wan J, Song L, Wu Y, Brzoska P, Keys D, Chen C, Valliyodan B, Shannon JG, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Application of Digital PCR in the Analysis of Transgenic Soybean Plants. Adv in Biosci and Biotech. 7:10 doi: 10.4236/abb.2016.710039.

Song L, Nguyen NA, Deshmukh RK, Patil GB, Prince SJ, Valliyodan B, Mutava R, Pike SM, Gassmann W, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Soybean TIP Gene Family Analysis and Characterization of GmTIP1;5 and GmTIP2;5 Water Transport Activity. Front Plant Sci. 7: 1564. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01564.

Kim KS, Vuong T, Qiu, D, Robbins, RT, Shannon JG, Li Z, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Advancements in breeding, genetics, and genomics for resistance to three nematode species in soybean. Theor Appl Genet doi:10.1007/s00122-016-2816-x.

Liu Y, Khan SM, Wang J, Rynge M, Zhang Y, Zeng S, Chen S, Maldonado dos Santos JV, Valliyodan B, Calyam PP, Merchant N, Nguyen HT, Xu D, and Joshi T. 2016. PGen: large-scale genomic variations analysis workflow and browser in SoyKB. BMC Bioinformatics 17(Suppl 13):337 DOI 10.1186/s12859-016-1227-y.

Foyer CN, Lam HM, Nguyen HT, Siddique KHM, Varshney RK, Colmer TD, Cowling W, Bramley H, Mori TA, Hodgson JM, Cooper JW, Miller AJ, Kunert K, Vorster J, Cullis C, Ozga JA, Wahlqvist ML, Liang Y, Shou H, Shi K, Yu J, Fodor N, Kaiser BN, Wong FL, Valliyodan B, and Considine MJ. 2016. Neglecting legumes has compromised human health and sustainable food production. Nature Plants 2, 16112 doi:10.1038/nplants.2016.112.

Chen W, Yao Q, Patil GB, Agarwal G, Deshmukh RK, Lin L, Wang B, Wang Y, Prince SJ, Song L, Xu D, An YC, Valliyodan, B, Varshney RK, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Identification and Comparative Analysis of Differential Gene Expression in Soybean Leaf Tissue under Drought and Flooding Stress Revealed by RNA-Seq. Front. Plant Sci.

Prince SJ, Murphy M, Mutava RN, Zhang Z, Nguyen N, Kim YH, Pathan SM, Shannon GJ, Valliyodan B, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Evaluation of high yielding soybean germplasm under water limitation. J Integr Plant Biol. May;58(5):475-91. doi: 10.1111/jipb.12378.

Abberton M, Batley J, Bentley A, Bryant J, Cai H, Cockram J, de Oliveira AC, Cseke LJ, Dempewolf H, De Pace C, Edwards D, Gepts P, Greenland A, Hall AE, Henry R, Hori K, Howe GT, Hughes S, Humphreys M, Lightfoot D, Marshall A, Mayes S, Nguyen HT, Ogbonnaya FC, Ortiz R, Paterson AH, Tuberosa R, Valliyodan B, Varshney RK, and Yano M. 2016. Global agricultural intensification during climate change: a role for genomics. Plant Biotechnol J. Apr;14(4):1095-8. doi: 10.1111/pbi.12467.

Valliyodan, B, Qui D, Patil G, Zeng P, Huang J, Dai L, Chen C, Li Y, Joshi T, Vuong TD, Musket TA, Xu D, Shannon JG, Shifeng C, Liu X, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Landscape of genomic diversity and trait discovery in soybean. Sci. Reports 6:19199, doi:10.1038/srep23598.

Chai C, Wang Y, Valliyodan B, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Comprehensive analysis of the soybean (Glycine max) GmLAX auxin transporter gene family. Front Plant Sci. 2016 Mar 9;7:282. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00282. eCollection 2016.

Song L, Prince S, Valliyodan B, Joshi T, Maldonado dos Santos JV, Wang J, Lin L, Wan J, Wang Y, Xu D, and Nguyen HT. 2016. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis of soybean primary root under varying water-deficit conditions. BMC Genomics (2016) 17:57 DOI 10.1186/s12864-016-2378-y.

Maldonado dos Santos JV, Valliyodan B, Joshi T, Khan SM, Liu Y, Wang J, Vuong TD, Fernandes de Oliveira M, Marcelino-Guimaraes FC, Xu D, Nguyen HT, and Vilela Abdelnoor R. 2016. Evaluation of genetic variation among Brazilian soybean cultivars through genome resequencing. BMC Genomics (2016) 17:110; DOI 10.1186/s12864-016-2431-x.

Kadam S, Vuong TD, Qiu D, Meinhardt CG, Song L, Deshmukh, R, Patil G, Wan J, Valliyodan B, Scaboo AM, Shannon JG and Nguyen HT. 2016. Genomic-assisted phylogenetic analysis and marker development for next generation soybean cyst nematode resistance. Plant Science 242 (2016) 342–350.

Patil G, Do T,Vuong TD, Valliyodan B, Lee JD, Chaudhary J, Shannon JG and Nguyen HT. 2016. Genomic-assisted haplotype analysis and the development of high-throughput SNP markers for salinity tolerance in soybean. Sci. Reports 6:19199, Article number: 19199 doi:10.1038/srep19199.

Previous Laboratory Publications