Zimmerman, E., Herendeen, P.S., Lewis, G.P. and A. Bruneau (2017) “Floral evolution and phylogeny of the Dialioideae (Leguminosae), a diverse subfamily of tropical legumes.” American Journal of Botany, upcoming in July issue.
Legume Phylogeny Working Group (2017) “A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny” Taxon 66(1): 44-77. <link>
Zimmerman, E., Prenner, G. and A. Bruneau (2013) “Floral ontogeny in Dialiinae (Caesalpinioideae: Cassieae), a study in organ loss and instability.” South African Journal of Botany. 89: 188-209. <link>
Zimmerman, E., Prenner, G. and A. Bruneau (2013) “Floral morphology of Apuleia leiocarpa (Leguminosae: Dialiinae), an unusual andromonoecious legume.” Int. J. Plant Sci. 174(2): 154-160. <link>
Boon, E*., Zimmerman, E*., St-Arnaud, M. and M. Hijri (2013) “Allelic differences within and among sister spores of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus etunicatum suggest segregation at sporulation.” PLoS ONE. 8(12): e83301. (*co-first authors, listed alphabetically) <link>
Chevalier, E., Loubert-Hudon, A., Zimmerman, E. and D.P. Matton (2011) “Cell-cell communication and signalling pathways within the ovule: from its inception to fertilization.” New Phytologist. 192: 13-28. <link>
Boon, E., Zimmerman, E., Lang, B.F. and M. Hijri (2010) “Intra-isolate genome variation in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi persists in the transcriptome.” Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 23: 1519-1527. <link>
Zimmerman, E., St-Arnaud, M. and M. Hijri (2009) “Sustainable agriculture and the multigenomic model: how advances in the genetics of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi will change soil management practices.” In: Plant Microorganism Interactions. Eds. Kamal Bouarab and Normand Brisson. CABI, Oxford, UK., pp. 269-287. <link>
Zimmerman, E. and R.L. Peterson (2007) “Effect of a dark septate fungal endophyte on seed germination and protocorm development in a terrestrial orchid.” Symbiosis. 43(1): 45-52. <link>
Academic Training & Work Experience:
2015-2016: NSERC Visiting Fellow (post-doctoral) with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (London), studying expression of genes related to root architecture in a model legume, Lotus japonicus. (advisor: Dr. Krzysztof Szczyglowski)
2014: Completed Ph.D. (Biology, molecular systematics), Université de Montréal. (advisor: Dr. Anne Bruneau) Thesis: “Systematics and floral evolution of the Dialiinae (Caesalpinioideae), a diverse lineage of tropical legumes.” <link>
2013: Botanical illustrator for Drs. Anne Bruneau & Edeline Gagnon; produced pen-and-ink illustrations for use in the published descriptions of new plant species, as well as producing the logo for the Canadian Botanical Association’s 2014 conference.
2009: Completed M.Sc. (Biology, fungal genetics), Université de Montréal. (advisors: Drs. Marc St-Arnaud & Mohamed Hijri) Thesis: “Extent of intra-isolate genetic polymorphism in Glomus etunicatum using a molecular genetic approach.” <link>
2008: Editorial assistant to Dr. Mohamed Hijri; aided in the writing and preparation of grant proposals and scientific manuscripts.
2005: Completed B.Sc. (Hons.), major in Plant Biology with a minor in Theoretical Physics, University of Guelph. (advisor: Dr. R. Larry Peterson) Thesis: “Effect of a dark septate fungal endophyte on seed germination and protocorm development in a terrestrial orchid.”