Catherine G. Espinoza - Posdoctoral Research Associate
Contact information
Catherine G. Espinoza
201 Life Science Center
1201 Rollins Road
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Email: cgef34 at
Lab phone: (573) 884 4799
Ph.D. student in Plant Biology and Genetics. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO (Fall 2008 – present)
Bachelor in Biological Sciences. University of Federico Villarreal, Lima-Peru (2001)
Professional Experience
– Research assistant. Division of Conservation and Characterization of Plant Genetic Resources, International Potato Center (CIP), Lima-Peru.  (2003-2008)
– Biotechnology and biodiversity consultant.  Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and Andean Development Corporation (CAF), Lima-Peru (2003).
Espinoza, C., Liang, Y. and Stacey, G. (2017), Chitin receptor CERK1 links salt stress and chitin-triggered innate immunity in Arabidopsis. Plant J, 89: 984–995. doi:10.1111/tpj.13437249.
Karen L. Koster, Ronald A. Balsamo, Catherine Espinoza, and Melvin J. Oliver. 2010. Desiccation sensitivity and tolerance in the moss Physcomitrella patens: assessing limits and damage. Plant Growth Regulation 62:293-302.
Tay, D., Panta, A. and Espinoza, C. 2008. Technical analysis to mitigate risks. In: Principles and strategy for safety duplication of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (J. B. Cantrell and J. Hanson, Eds.). The Crop Genebank Knowledge Base (
Rossel, G., Espinoza, C., Javier, M. and Tay, D. 2008. Regeneration guidelines: sweet potato. In: Dulloo M.E., Thormann I., Jorge M.A. and Hanson J., editors. Crop specific regeneration guidelines [CD-ROM]. CGIAR System-wide Genetic Resource Programme, Rome, Italy. 9 pp.
Roca, W., Espinoza, C., Ynouye, C., Panta, A., Zorrilla, C., Manrique, I., Gomez, R. and A. Salas. 2008. The Conservation and Utilization of Crop Genetic Resources in the Tropics, in Tropical Agriculture, edited by E. Sampaio, F. Morales and L. Coelho, in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, []
Roca, W.; Espinoza, C.; Panta, A.; Trujillo, G. 2005. Trends in the development of biotechnological and institutional capacities for the use of biodiversity in the Andean Community countries.  In: Quezada, F., Roca, W., Szauer, M., Gómez, J. & R. López (Eds.). Biotecnología para el uso sostenible de la biodiversidad. Capacidades locales y mercados potenciales. CAF. 118 pp.
W. Roca, C. Espinoza and A. Panta.  2004.  Agricultural applications of biotechnology and the potential for biodiversity valorization in Latin American and the Caribbean.  AgBioForum 7 (1&2): 13-22