Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae



Harvard University, B.A., Biology, 1980

University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., Genetics, 1986

University of Chicago, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, 1986-1988


Senior Writer, U.C. Davis Institute for Social Sciences, 2014-present

Principal Editor, U.C. Davis Genome Center, 2006-2014

Freelance Science Editor, 2003-present

Freelance Science Writer, 1995-present

Principal Scientist, Calgene, Inc., 1992-1995

Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Center for Engineering Plants for Resistance Against Pathogens (CEPRAP), 1991-1995 (Executive Committee, 1993-1995; Outreach Program, 1992-1995)

Research Scientist, Calgene, Inc., 1988-1992


Wroblewski, T, M Matvienko, U Piskurewicz, H Xu, B Martineau, J Wong, M Govindarajulu, A Kozik, and RW Michelmore. (2014) Distinctive profiles of small RNA couple inverted repeat-induced post-transcriptional gene silencing with endogenous RNA silencing pathways in Arabidopsis. RNA 20(12):1987-99.

Matvienko, M, A Kozik, L Froenicke, D Lavelle, B Martineau, B Perroud, and R Michelmore. (2013) Consequences of normalizing transcriptomic and genomic libraries of plant genomes using a duplex-specific nuclease and tetramethylammonium chloride. PLoS ONE 8(2):e55913.

Martineau, B. (2012) A scientist says yes on Prop 37 to label genetically engineered food. San Jose Mercury News (

Martineau, B. (2012) A geneticist’s take on California’s Prop 37. Mother (guest post on Tom Philpott’s blog:

Martineau, B. (2012) Crop genetic engineering, warts and all. PBGworks newsletter (in article entitled Differing opinions on genetic engineering:

Martineau, B.  (2006) Fathead minnows and EDCs: The rivers running through us. California Coast & Ocean.  22(1):30-33.

Martineau, B.  (2005) The Book of Life: DNA provides the words, but what tells the story?  Orion 24(1):70-71.

Martineau, B.  (2003) Growing Concerns: Genetically engineered foods are now common in America, but worries about them linger.  Cooking Light 17(9):48-58.

Martineau, B.  (2001) Food Fight: The short, unhappy life of the Flavr SavrTM tomato.  The Sciences 41(2):24-29.

Martineau, B.  (2001) Agbiotech: history and mythology.  Nature Biotech.  19(12):1101-1102.

Martineau, B. (2001) Cotton modification using ovary-tissue transcriptional factors. United States Patent No. 6,329,570.

Martineau, B.  (2001) First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr SavrTM Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Food.  McGraw-Hill, New York.

Moore, T, B Martineau, R Bostock, JE Lincoln and DG Gilchrist. (1999) Molecular and genetic characterization of ethylene involvement in mycotoxin-induced plant cell death. Physiol. Mol. Plant Pathol. 54:76-85.

Martineau, B. (1997) From lab bench to marketplace: The Calgene Flavr SavrTM Tomato. In: Technology Transfer of Plant Biotechnology, PM Gresshoff, ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 13-23.

Martineau, B, A Reilley and DM Stalker. (1996) Use of ovary-tissue transcriptional factors. United States Patent No. 5,530,185.

Martineau, B, KR Summerfelt, DF Adams and JW DeVerna.  (1995) Production of high solids tomatoes through molecular modification of levels of the plant growth regulator cytokinin.  Bio/Technology 13:250-254.

Karrer, EE, JE Lincoln, S Hogenhout, AB Bennet, RM Bostock, B Martineau, WJ Lucas, DG Gilchrist and D Alexander. (1995) In situ isolation of mRNA from individual plant cells: Creation of cell-specific cDNA libraries. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 92:3814-3818.

Martineau, B and WR Hiatt. (1995) Gene alterations of tomato. In: The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, RA Meyers, ed., VCH Publisher, Inc., New York, NY, pp. 896-898.

Redenbaugh, K, WR Hiatt, B Martineau and D Emlay. (1994) Regulatory assessment of the Flavr SavrTM tomato. Trends in Food Science and Technology 5:105-110.

Martineau, B, TA Volker and RA Sanders.  (1994) On defining T-DNA. Plant Cell  6:1032-1033.

Redenbaugh, K, WR Hiatt, B Martineau, J Lindemann and D Emlay. (1994) Aminoglycoside 3’-phosphotransferase II: Review of its safety and use in the production of genetically engineered plants. Food Biotechnology 8:137-165.

Martineau, B, CM Houck, RE Sheehy, and WR Hiatt.  (1994) Fruit-specific expression of the A. tumefaciens isopentenyl transferase gene in tomato: Effects on fruit ripening and defense-related gene expression in leaves.  Plant J. 5:11-19.

Martineau, B, DR Adams and JW DeVerna. (1994) Ovary-predominant expression of a cytokinin biosynthetic gene in tomato results in higher total and soluble fruit solids. Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Plant Growth Regulator Society of America, pp. 15-24.

Houck, CM, JR Pear, B Martineau and WR Hiatt. (1993) Compositions and methods for modulation of endogenous cytokinin levels. United States Patent No. 5,177,307.

Pear, JR, RA Sanders, KR Summerfelt, B Martineau, and WR Hiatt. (1993) Simultaneous inhibition of two tomato fruit cell wall hydrolases, pectinmethylesterase and polygalacturonase, with antisense gene constructs. Antisense Res. Dev. 3:181-190.

Redenbaugh, KT, T Berner, D Emlay, B Frankos, WR Hiatt, CM Houck, M Kramer, L Malyj, B Martineau, N Rachman, L Rudenko, RA Sanders, RE Sheehy and R Wixtrom. (1993) Regulatory issues for commercialization of tomatoes with an antisense polygalacturonase gene. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. 29P:17-26.

Redenbaugh, K, WR Hiatt, B Martineau, M Kramer, RE Sheehy, RA Sanders, CH Houck, D Walker and D Emlay. (1992) Safety Assessment of Genetically Engineered Fruits and Vegetables: A Case Study of the FLAVR SAVRTM Tomato. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Sanders, RA, RE Sheehy and B Martineau. (1992) An efficient and reliable method for determining the number of transgenes inserted into transgenic plants. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep. 10:164-172.

Martineau, B and CM Houck. (1992) Ovary-tissue transcriptional factors. United States Patent No. 5,175,095.

Martineau, B, K McBride and CM Houck.  (1991) Regulation of metallocarboxypeptidase inhibitor gene expression in tomato.  Mol. Gen. Genet.  228:281-286.

Sheehy, RE, M Honma, M Yamada, T Sasaki, B Martineau and WR Hiatt. (1991) Isolation, sequence and expression in Eshcherichia coli of the gene encoding 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase from Pseudomonas sp. ACP.  J. Bacteriol. 173:5260-5265.

Martineau, B and K McBride. (1991) DNA sequence encoding metallocarboxypeptidase inhibitor protein. United States Patent No. 5,045,460.

Martineau, B and CM Houck. (1991) Ovary-tissue transcriptional factors. European Patent Application No. 90307926.7.

Houck, CM, JR Pear, B Martineau and WR Hiatt. (1991) Compositions and methods for modulation of endogenous cytokinin levels. European Patent Application No. 90307925.9.

Redenbaugh, K, WR Hiatt, B Martineau, M Kramer, R Sheehy, R Sanders, C Houck, D Walker and D Emlay. (1991) Request for Advisory Opinion Flavr SavrTM Tomato: Status as Food. FDA Docket No. 91A-0330.

Emlay, D, B Martineau, WR Hiatt and ENVIRON International Corporation. (1990) Request for Advisory Opinion kanr gene: Safety and use in the production of genetically engineered plants. FDA Docket No. 90A-0416/Food Additive Petition (FAP) 3A4346, Volume 1.

Alpert, KB, JR Pear, B Martineau CH Houck, RT Chetelat and JW DeVerna. (1990) Several fruit-specific cDNAs map to Chromosome 7. Tomato Genetics Cooperative Reports 40:5.

Martineau, B and CM Houck. (1990) Wound-inducible expression of a gene from tomato. J Cell. Biochem. 44(S14E):306.

Martineau, B, HJ Smith, C Dean, P Dunsmuir, J Bedbrook and LJ Mets.  (1989) Expression of a C3 plant RuBisCO SSU gene in regenerated C4 Flaveria plants.  Plant Molec. Biol. 13:419-426.

Martineau, B. (1986) Photosynthetic gene expression and cellular differentiation in developing maize leaves. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

Martineau, B and WC Taylor.  (1986) Cell-specific photosynthetic gene expression in maize determined using cell separation techniques and hybridization in situ.  Plant Physiol.  82:613-618.

Schuster, G, I Ohad, B Martineau and WC Taylor. (1985) Differentiation and development of bundle sheath and mesophyll thylakoids in maize: Thylakoid polypeptide composition, organization of chlorophyll-protein complexes and their phosphorylation. J. Biol. Chem. 260:11866-11873.

Martineau, B and WC Taylor.  (1985) Photosynthetic gene expression and cellular differentiation in developing maize leaves.  Plant Physiol.  78:399-404.

Taylor, WC, SP Mayfield and B Martineau (1984) The role of chloroplast development in nuclear gene expression. In: Molecular Biology of Development, EH Davidson and RA Firtel, eds., Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, NY, pp.601-610.

Taylor, WC, T Nelson, M Harpster, L Fragoso, B Martineau, S Mayfield and J Yamaguchi. (1982) Understanding mechanisms of gene expression: Leaf protein synthesis. California Agriculture 36:12.

Martineau, B, MR Hanson and FM Ausubel. (1981) Effect of charcoal and hormones on anther culture of Petunia and Nicotiana. Z. Pflanzenphysiol.  102:109-116.

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