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Douglas W. Darnowski

Country: Indiana, U.S.A


Qualification: Ph.D. in Plant Biology (Cornell University; USA)



Communication style

Experienced mentor, will speak slow in easy English, and has interacted with ESL researchers.


  1. Instructor profile
Douglas is a highly published researcher, with experience in publishing books, book chapters, research papers, review articles, teaching material (textbooks, instruction manuals etc.) and book reviews. He is the recipient of more than 40 research grants/fellowships. He has also been involved in the editing of scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals for the last 20 years. He has been involved in teaching activities since 2003 and is currently an Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University. Douglas can therefore help you in preparing your research papers and also applying for a grant and teaching positions.
More highlights:
  • Reviewed over 50 introductory biology textbook chapters for Sinauer, W.H. Freeman, McGraw Hill, and Pearson.
  • Wrote over 9,000 questions for textbooks published by Sinauer, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson.
  • Was on the Editorial Committee of Plant Science Bulletin, Botanical Society of America,
  • Is an Literature Reviews Editor for Carnivorous Plant Newsletter.
  • Reviewed a chapter on carnivorous plants for Hans Lambers from the University of Western Australia for a new professional-level book on plant physiology.
  • Writes book reviews for Bulletin of the Botanical Society of America.
In addition, Douglas can offer specialized research consultation in the following areas:
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Plant Physiology
  • Horticultural Plants: Biotechnology, Physiology, and Development
  • Developmental Plant Physiology
Academic Positions
  • 2008- Present   Associate Professor of Biology, Indiana University Southeast
  • 2003-2008   Assistant Professor of Biology, Indiana University Southeast
  • 1999-2003   Assistant Professor of Biology, Washington College
  • 1996-1999   Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois
Other Positions
  • 2007-2008   President, International Carnivorous Plant Society
  • 2008   Organizing Committee, Meeting of the International Carnivorous Plant Society
  • 2006-2008   Executive Board, International Carnivorous Plant Society
  • 2006   Co-head of Organizing Committee for the 2006 Meeting of the International Carnivorous Plant Society.
  • 2007- Present   ACP Liaison for IUS Biology Department.
  • 2014-2016   IUS Biology External Review Committee
  • 2013   Indiana University Southeast UFC Representative
Education
  • 1997    Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Cornell University, USA
  • 1992    B.S. in Biology with distinction in the major, Yale University, USA.
  • Grants
    • Indiana University Southeast Grant-In-Aid of Research for work on carnivorous seaweeds, $1000, 03/2017
    • Indiana University Southeast Grant-In-Aid of Research for further work on carnivorous seaweeds, $1000, 10/2016
    • Indiana University Southeast Grant-In-Aid of Research for work on carnivorous seaweeds, $1000, 03/2016
    • Indiana University Southeast Quick Response Mini-Grant for nature printing during carnivorous seaweed project, $100, 03/2016
    • Indiana University Southeast Strategic Online Grant to make B375 Horticultural Plants lecture and lab into an online-only course at IUS, $3500, 10/2015
    • Indiana University Southeast Quick Response Mini-Grant for nature printing and emulsion transfers, $100, 03/2015
    • Indiana University Southeast Grant-In-Aid of Research for studies on possible carnivorous seaweeds, $1000, 03/2015
    • Indiana University Southeast Quick Response Mini-Grant for nature printing and emulsion transfers, $100, 03/2015
    • Indiana University Southeast Strategic Online Grant to make add L111 (IUBloomington General Biology I lecture) into an online-only course at IUS, $3500, 10/2014
    • Indiana University Southeast Grant-In-Aid of Research for studies on possible dryland pitcherplants, $1000, 03/2014
    • Indiana University Southeast Student Assistant Grant, $1000, 04/2008
    • Indiana University Southeast Grant-In-Aid of Research for a Sunbow Lamp, $770, 04/2008
    • Ohaus Case Study Winner, $2200 four-place digital balance, 02/2008
    • Indiana University Southeast Large Grant Program for short term metabolomics exchange, $5000, 12/2006
    • Indiana University Southeast Large Grant Program for short term metabolomics exchange, $5000, 04/2006
    • Indiana University Southeast Large Grant Program (with David Taylor and John Doyle) for purchase of a transmission electron microscope, $5000, 04/2006
    • Indiana University Overseas Conference Fund, $700 for travel to IBC2005 in Vienna, Austria, 2005
    • Indiana University Southeast Office of International Programs, $200 for research on triggerplants with Dr. Laurent Legendre, 2005
    • Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship for Dr. Laurent Legendre to come to IU Southeast for collaboration 07+08/05, $7500, 2004
    • Indiana University Research Support Fund, $12,000, 2004
    • Indiana University Intercampus Research Fund (with Maxine Watson of Indiana University Bloomington), $6800, 2004
    • Indiana University Southeast Summer Faculty Fellowship, $8000, 2005
    • Indiana University Southeast Office of International Programs, $500 for research on triggerplants, 2004
    • Indiana University Southeast Office of International Programs, $100 for the 2006 ICPS meeting, 2004
    • Indiana University, Center for the Study of Global Change Travel Grant, $440, 2004
    • Indiana University, Intercampus Travel Grant, $200, 2004
    • Indiana University Southeast, School of Natural Sciences, McCullough Grants, 2003-2004, 2004-2005 $675, $1500
    • Indiana University Southeast, Student Assistant Grants, 2003-04, $1685 and $750; 2006 $956.25; 2006 $1000
    • International Waterlily and Watergardening Society Grant for the Study of Prey Preference in Utricularia, 2003-04, $700
    • Washington College Faculty Enhancement Funds, 1999 Fall, 2000 Fall, 2001 Fall, 2002 Spring, 2002 Fall, averaged ~$1000 per funded proposal
    • Washington College Faculty Travel Award 1999 Fall, 2000 Fall, 2001 Fall, 2002 Spring, 2002 Fall, $700 per funded application
    • Friends of Miller Library Supplemental Book Funds 1999, 2001, 2002
    • Position on the Mellon Grant to Washington College (use ofnew technologies in classroom teaching) 1999-2000, ~$5000
    • Leadership role in Washington College's 2001 application for funding by NCUR for summer undergraduate research
    • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship ~$14- 15,000/year for three years plus tuition up to $6500 (additional tuition paid by Cornell)
    • Cornell Graduate School Travel Awards 1994, 1995, ~$500 each
    • Wrote three quarters of a USDA NRI grant for thesis advisor. Grant funded on first submission, ~$50,000 per year for two years (1994/95-1995/96)
    • Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid of Research, 1995, $500
    • Cornell Summer 1995 Graduate School Half Fellowship, ~$3000
    • National Merit Scholar 1988-89 $2000
    Awards
    • 2006  Distinguished Research and Creativity Award (Junior Faculty), Indiana University Southeast
    • 2003   Alumni Achievement Award, Christian Heritage School
    Writing and Related Experience
    • Triggerplants, only the second book ever on plants of the genus Stylidium, published in May 2002 by Rosenberg Publishers, Pty. Ltd., Dural, New South Wales, Australia, for the publication of a new book, Triggerplants, including approximately 100 of the author's photographs, drawings, and paintings.
    • Reviewed over 50 introductory biology textbook chapters for Sinauer, W.H. Freeman, McGraw Hill, Pearson
    • Writing over 9,000 questions for textbooks published by Sinauer, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson
    • Editorial Committee, Plant Science Bulletin, Botanical Society of America (2001-2007)
    • Literature Reviews Editor for Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (2007-Present)
    • Reviewed chapter on carnivorous plants for Hans Lambers, of the University of Western Australia, for a new professional-level book on plant physiology
    Editorial Boards
    • 2007-Present   Literature Reviews Editor for Carnivorous Plant Newsletter
    • 2007-2008   Editorial Committee, Plant Science Bulletin, Botanical Society of America
    • 2006-2008   Literature Review Editor for Carnivorous Plant Newsletter
    • 2003-Present   Webmaster and Editor of the Journal, International Triggerplant Society
    Review Work Reviewed chapter on carnivorous plants for Hans Lambers, of the University of Western Australia, for a new professional-level book on plant physiology Book Reviews for the Bulletin of the Botanical Society of America. Event Organization
    • 2002   Organizer for Spring 2002 Merck Grant Speaker, Washington College
    • 2000   Assisted in the organization of the Washington College delegation to the 2000 Centennial Conference Student Research Colloquium
    • 1998   Co-organizer of Cooperative State Research Extension and Education Service session for postdoctoral and other research associates, 1998 review, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois
    Peer-Reviewed Publications
    • Legendre L, Darnowski DW (2017) Biotechnology with carnivorous plants.  Achievements, possibilities, and limitations of growing CPs in tissue culture; genetic transformations; CPs as sources of secondary metabolites. In Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution, Oxford University Press. In press.
    • Darnowski DW, Bauer U, Horner J, Mendez M, Plachno B (2017) Prey selection and specialization by carnivorous plants. In Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution, Oxford University Press. In press.
    • Moberly SP, Watson M, Darnowski DW (2017) Many triggerplants (Stylidium; Stylidiaceae) form arbuscular mycorrhizal associations. Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. 46: 23-27.
    • Darnowski DW (2016) The Search for All of the Victims and All of the Killers. Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 45: 140-143.
    • Darnowski DW (2016) Further Evidence of Carnivory in Triggerplants (Stylidium; Stylidiaceae). Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society. 46:28-29.
    • Darnowski, DW (2016) Attraction of Preferred Prey by Carnivorous Plants in Biocommunication, In: Biocommunication: Sign-Mediated Interactions Between Cells and Organisms. pp. 309-325. Eds: J. Sechbach and R. Gordon. World Scientific Press, London.
    • Santiago Y, Darnowski DW (2012) Many carnivorous plants are capable of forming mycorrhizae. Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 41: 4-7
    • Darnowski DW, Fritz S (2010) Prey preference in corkscrew plants (Genlisea). Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 39: 114-116.
    • Darnowski DW, Koerber A, Moberly S, Darnowski DW (2007) Prey preference in two aquatic bladderworts. Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 36: 57-61.
    • Darnowski DW, Carroll DM, Plachno B, Klebanoff E, Cinnamon E (2006) Protocarnivory in Triggerplants Is Timed to Flowering. Plant Biology 8: 805-812.
    • Darnowski DW, Celano MA, Moberly S, Lalor CD (2005) Vegetative reproduction during development in Australian pygmy and tuberous sundews. Acta Botanica Gallica 152: 147-157
    • Saha S, Darnowski DW (2005) Effects of Cu and Fe on the growth of Utricularia gibba and macrorhiza. Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 34: 41-46.
    • Darnowski DW (2004) How to grow a ridiculously large number of sundews. Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society 33:90-94.
    • Darnowski DW (2003) Triggerplants (Stylidium; Stylidiaceae) a new floral and horticultural crop with preliminary analysis of hardiness. Acta Horticulturae 624: 93-101
    • McDermott M, Darnowski DW (2002) Ecology of bladderworts in a unique site on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Journal of the International Carnivorous Plant Society, 31: 67-74.
    • Chadwick ZD, Darnowski DW (2002) Observations on the associations of crustaceans and protists with actively growing Aldrovanda vesiculosa. Proceedings of the 4th International Carnivorous Plant Conference, Laboratory of Plant Chromosome and Gene Stock, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
    • Darnowski DW, Vodkin LO (2002) A soybean lectin-GFP fusion labels the vacuoles in developing Arabidopsis thaliana Plant Cell Reports, 20:1033-1038.
    • Philip RP, Darnowski DW, Maughan PJ, Vodkin LO (2001) Processing and localization of bovine ß-casein expressed in transgenic soybean seeds under control of a soybean lectin expression cassette. Plant Science. 161: 323-335.
    • Darnowski DW,Vodkin LO (1998) Construction of a device composed of common plumbing supplies for freezing microscopy samples. Biotechniques. 24: 412-413.
    • Philip R, Darnowski DW, Sundararaman V, Cho M-J, Vodkin, LO (1998) Localization of ß-glucuronidase in protein bodies of transgenic tobacco seed by fusion of an amino terminal sequence of the soybean lectin gene. Plant Science. 137:191-204.
    • Darnowski, D., Valenta, R, Parthasarathy MV (1995.) Identification and distribution of profilin in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum ). Planta 198: 158-161.

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