Scott O. Rogers

Dr. Scott O. Rogers

Ph. D., University of Washington    

Office:     411 Life Sciences Building
Phone:   1-419-372-9157

Research: Ancient DNA, ice , viruses, bacteria, and fungi; DNA/RNA preservation; Introns; Plant development

Life in ancient ice: A Workshop



Research Interests:

My lab has several concurrent focal areas of research. The projects have centered around the following areas:

  • Characterization of microorganisms and nucleic acids from ancient and environmental ice,
  • Characterization of DNA from ancient samples,
  • Investigations of introns in fungi and fish,
  • Extraction and preservation of nucleic acids,
  • Evolutionary events in plants,
  • Plant apical development,
  • Phylogenetics of fungi,
  • Novel evolutionary strategies of microorganisms.

Selected Publications:

Rogers, S.O. Copyright date: 2017 (Release date: May, 2016). Integrated Molecular Evolution, second edition (textbook). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 574 pp. 

Sidiq, F., M. Hoostal, S.O. Rogers. 2016. Rapid identification of fungi in culture-negative clinical blood and respiratory samples by DNA sequence analysis. BMC Res. Notes 9:293.

Rogers, S.O. 2016. Integrated Molecular Evolution, 2nd edition. Taylor & Francis, LLC (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL.  736 pp.

Venkateswaren, K., P. Vaishampayan, J. Cisneros, D.L. Pierson, S.O. Rogers, J. Perry. 2014. International Space Station Environmental Microbiome - Microbial Inventories of ISS Filter Debris. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 98:6453-6456.

Shtarkman Y.M., Z.A. Koçer, R. Edgar R, R.S. Veerapaneni, T. D’Elia, P.F. Morris, and S.O. Rogers. 2013. Subglacial Lake Vostok (Antarctica) accretion ice contains a diverse set of sequences from aquatic, marine and sediment-inhabiting Bacteria and Eukarya. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67221. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067221.

Rogers, S.O., Y.M. Shtarkman, Z.A. Koçer, R. Edgar, R. Veerapaneni, and T. D’Elia. 2013. Ecology of subglacial Lake Vostok (Antarctica), based on metagenomic/metatranscriptomic analyses of accretion ice. Biology 2:629-650.

Abu Almakarem, A.S., K.L. Heilmann, H.L, Conger, Y.M. Shtarkman, and S.O. Rogers. 2012. Extraction of DNA in the Field.  BMC Research Notes 5:266; doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-266.

Rogers, S.O.  2012.  Integrated Molecular Evolution. Taylor & Francis, LLC (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL. 391 pp.

D'Elia, T, R. Veerapaneni, V. Theraisnathan, and S.O. Rogers 2009.  Isolation of fungi from Lake Vostok accretion ice.  Mycologia 101:751-763.

Bidartondo, M.I., et al. 2008.  Preserving accuracy in GenBank.  Science 319:1616.

D'Elia, T., R. Veerapaneni, and S.O. Rogers 2008.  Isolation of microbes from Lake Vostok accretion ice.  Appl, Environ. Microbiol. 74: 4962-4965.

Harris, L., and S.O. Rogers 2008.  Splicing by an unusually small group I ribozyme. Curr. Genet. 54:213-222.

Rogers, S.O., and Z. Kaya.  2006.  DNA from ancient cedar wood from King Midas' Tomb, Turkey, and Al-Aksa Mosque, Israel.  Silvae Genet. 55:54-62.

Castello, J.D., and S.O. Rogers (eds.). 2005.  Life in Ancient Ice. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 307 pp.

Rogers, S.O, W.T. Starmer, and J.D. Castello.  2004.  Recycling of pathogenic microbes through survival in ice.  Med. Hypoth. 63: 773-777.

Castello, J.D., S.O. Rogers, W.T. Starmer, C. Catranis, L. Ma, G. Bachand, Y. Zhao and J.E. Smith. 1999. Detection of tomato mosaic tobamovirus RNA in ancient glacial ice.  Polar Biology 22:207-212.

Shinohara, M.L., K.F. LoBuglio and S.O. Rogers.  1996. Group-I intron family in the nuclear ribosomal RNA small subunit genes of Cenococcum geophilum.  Curr. Genet. 29:377-387.

Castello, J.D., D.K. Lakshman, S.M. Tavantzis, S.O. Rogers, G.D. Bachand, R. Jagels, J. Carlisle and Y.J. Liu.  1995.  Detection of infectious tomato mosaic tobamovirus in fog and clouds. Phytopathology 85:1409-1412.

Rogers, S.O., Z.H. Yan, K.F. LoBuglio, M. Shinohara and C.J.K. Wang. 1993.  Messenger RNA intron in the nuclear 18S ribosomal DNA gene of deuteromycetes.  Curr. Genet. 23:338-342.

Rogers, S.O. and H.T. Bonnett, 1989.  Evidence for apical initials in the vegetative shoot apex of Hedera helix cv. Goldheart.  Amer. J. Bot. 76:539-545.

Rogers, S.O. and A.J. Bendich, 1987.  Heritability and variability in ribosomal RNA genes of Vicia faba.  Genetics 117:285-295.

Rogers, S.O. and A.J. Bendich, 1987.  Ribosomal RNA genes in plants: variability in copy number and in the intergenic spacer.  Plant Mol. Biol. 9:509-520.

Rogers, S.O. and A.J. Bendich, 1985.  Extraction of DNA from milligram amounts of fresh, herbarium and mummified plant tissues.  Plant Mol. Biol. 5:69-76.