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Publications

  • Savage, T.J., G.J. Smith, A.T. Clark and P.N. Saucedo. 2012. Condensation of the isoprenoid and amino precursors in the biosynthesis of domoic acid. Toxicon 59: 25-33.

  • Savage, Thomas Jonathan, G. Jason Smith and Amy T Clark. 2011. Identifying Initial Reactions in the Biosynthesis of Domoic Acid. Presented at Sixth Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S., 13-17 November, in Austin.

  • Berard, Mary, Megan Paul, Kelly M Walker and Thomas Jonathan Savage. 2011. Bioinformatic Identification of Domoic Acid Biosynthetic Gene Candidates in Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries. Presented at 23rd annual CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Symposium, 7-8 January, in Sacramento.

  • Clark, A T and T J Savage. 2008. Synthesis of [1-2H2]Geraniol by Reduction With Lithium Aluminum Deuteride. Presented at 20th annual CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Symposium,, 11-13 January, in Oakland.

  • Cox, P N and T J Savage. 2008. Development of a method for gas chromatography analysis of domoic acid in biological samples. Presented at 20th annual CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Symposium, 11-13 January, in Oakland.

  • Leyva, A and T J Savage. 2007. Effect of simulated drought and UV exposure on root growth in a pyuvate kinase mutant of Arabidopsis thaliana. Presented at 19th annual CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Symposium, 12-14 January, in Los Angeles.

  • Arlidge, S, A Davidson, B Simpson, M Westlake and T J Savage. 2007. Heterologous expression of Arabidopsis thaliana puruvate kinase isozymes in Escherichia coli. Presented at 19th annual CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Symposium, 12-14 January, in Los Angeles.

  • Savage, T J. 2006. Regulating plant glycolysis: transcriptional analysis of the pyruvate kinase gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana. Presented at AgBiotech 2006, A Central California Agicultural Biotechnology Conference, 17-19 March, in Yosemite.

  • Savage, T J. 2006. Regulating plant glycolysis: Transcriptional analysis of the pyruvate kinase gene family in Arabidopsis. Presented at 18th annual CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Symposium, 11-14 January, in San Jose.

  • Savage, T J. 2004. Mining of plant databases: identification and transcriptional analysis of the pyruvate kinase gene family in Arabidopsis. Presented at Western Sectional Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists, 22-23 October, in Reno.

  • Phillips, M.A., T.J. Savage and R. Croteau. 1999. Monoterpene synthases of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) produce pinene isomers and enantiomers. Arch Biochem Biophys 372: 197-204.

  • Wise, M.L., T.J. Savage, E. Katahira and R. Croteau. 1998. Monoterpene synthases from commom sage (Salvia officinalis). cDNA isolation, characterization, and functional expression of (+)-sabinene synthase, 1,8-cineole synthase and (+)-bornyl diphosphate synthase. J Biol Chem 273: 14891-14899.

  • Savage, T.J., M.K. Hristova and R. Croteau. 1996. Evidence for an elongation/ reduction/C1-elimination pathway in the biosynthesis of n-heptane in xylem of Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi Grev. & Balf.). Plant Physiol 111: 1263-1269.

  • Savage, T.J., B.S. Hamilton and R. Croteau. 1996. Biochemistry of short-chain alkanes: tissue-specific biosynthesis of n-heptane in Pinus jeffreyi. Plant Physiol 110: 179-186.

  • Savage, T.J., H. Ichii, S.D. Hume, D.B. Little and R. Croteau. 1995. Monoterpene synthases from gymnosperms and angiosperms: stereospecificity and inactivation by cysteinyl- and arginyl-directed modifying reagents. Arch Biochem Biophys 320: 257-265.

  • Savage, T.J., M.W. Hatch and R. Croteau. 1994. Monoterpene synthases of Pinus contorta: a new class of monoterpene synthases in plants. J Biol Chem 269: 4012-4020.

  • Lewinsohn, E., T.J. Savage and R. Croteau. 1993. Simultaneous monoterpene and diterpene analysis and assessment of monoterpene stereochemistry in conifer oleoresin. Phytochemical Anal 4: 220-225.

  • Savage, T.J. and R. Croteau. 1993. Regio- and stereochemistry of cyclopropyl ring formation in the biosynthesis of (+)-3-carene. Arch Biochem Biophys 305: 581-587.

  • Gijzen, M., E. Lewinsohn, T.J. Savage and R. Croteau. 1993. Conifer monterpenes: biochemistry and bark beetle chemical ecology. In Bioactive Volatile Compounds from Plants, edited by R. Teranishi, R.G. Buttery and H. Sugisawa, 8-22. Washington DC: American Chemical Society.

  • Waring, R.H., T. Savage, K. Cromack Jr. and C. Rose. 1992. Thinning and nitrogen fertilization in a grand fir stand infested with western spruce budworm: part IV, an ecosystem perspective. Forest Sci 38: 275-286.

  • Wagschal, K., T.J. Savage and R. Croteau. 1991. Isotopically-sensitive branching as a tool for evaluating multiple product formation by monoterpene cyclases. Tetrahedron 47: 5933-5944.

  • Cromack Jr., K., J.A. Entry and T. Savage. 1991. The effect of disturbance by Phellinus weirii on decomposition and nutrient mineralization in a Tsuga mertensiana forest. Biol and Fertility of Soils 11: 245-249.

  • Lewinsohn, E., M. Gijzen, T. Savage and R. Croteau. 1991. Defense Mechanisms of Conifers : Relationship of Monoterpene Cyclase Activity to Anatomical Specialization and Oleoresin Monoterpene Content. Plant physiology: 38-43.

  • Bormann, B.T., R.F. Tarrant and M.H. McClellan. 1989. Chemistry of rainwater and cloudwater at remote sites in Alaska and Oregon. J Environ Qual 18: 149-152.

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Educational Background

  • 1992 – Ph.D., Washington State University (Biochemistry and Biophysics)

  • 1987 – MS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (Forest Science)

  • 1984 – BA, Willamette University, Salem, OR (Biology, Environmental Science)

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Grants

  • Renovation of the Center for Interdisciplinary Molecular Biology Education, Research and Advancement at California State University Sacramento

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Positions & Honors

  • 2012-present – Associate Professor, CSU Sacramento

  • 2010-2011 – Visiting Scientist, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

  • 2004-2012 – Assistant Professor, CSU Sacramento

  • 1998-2004 – Senior Scientist/Project Leader, Monsanto Company

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