Michael C. Wooten
Professor & Assistant Chair, DBS

Office: 334 Funchess Hall

331 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5414

Office Phone: (334) 844-4826
Fax: (334) 844-9234
Email Michael C. Wooten

B.S. - University of Memphis
M.S. - University of Memphis
Ph.D. - University of North Texas
Post-Doc - University of Georgia (SREL)
Post-Doc - State University of New York - Stony Brook

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Population Genetics
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Biological Statistics

Additional information about current research and Graduate Student opportunities is available on the Laboratory Page link.

Selected Publications

  1. Wooten, M. C.2009.  GENETICS: Laboratory Protocols.  Contemporary Publishing, Raleigh, NC. 262 pp.  ISBN: 0-89892-362
  2. Calderilla-Barbosa,L. M. L. Seibenhener, Y. Du, M. Diaz-Meco, J. Moscat, J. Yan, M. W. Wooten, and M. C. Wooten. 2014.  Interaction of SQSTM1 with the motor protein dynein: SQSTM1 is required for normal dynein function and trafficking.   Journal of Cell Science
  3. Seibenhener, M.L., T. Zhao, Y. Du, L.C. Barbosa, J. Yan, M.W. Wooten, and M. C. Wooten. 2013.  Behavioral effects of SQSTM1/p62 overexpression in mice: Support for a mitochondrial role in depression and anxiety.  Behavioral Brain Research 248:94-103
  4. Jin Y, M. L. Seibenhener, L. Calderilla-Barbosa, M. Diaz-Meco, J. Moscat, J. Jiang, M. W. Wooten, M. C. Wooten.  2013.  SQSTM1/p62 interacts with HDAC6 and regulates Deacetylase activity.  Plos One 10.1371.
  5. Seibenhener, L. M., Y. Du, M. Diaz-Meco, J. Moscat, M. C. Wooten and M. W. Wooten. 2013. A Role for Sequestosome1/p62 in Mitochondrial Dynamics, Import and Genome Integrity. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta.1833:452-459.
  6. Du, Y., M. C. Wooten and M. W. Wooten. 2009. Oxidative damage to the promoter region of p62 is common to neurodegenerative disease. Neurodegenerative Diseases 35:302-310.
  7. Du, Yifeng, M. C. Wooten, M. Gearing and M. W. Wooten. 2009. Age-associated oxidative damage to the p62 promoter: Implications for Alzheimer’s disease. Free Radical Biology and Medicine 46:492-501.
  8. Romagosa, C. M, G. Guyer and M. C. Wooten. 2009. The contribution of the live vertebrate trade toward taxonomic homogenization. Conservation Biology 23:1001-1007.
  9. Tenaglia, K. M., J. L. Van Zant and M. C. Wooten. 2007. Multiple captures and relatedness of Alabama beach mice. Journal of Mammalogy 88:580-588.
  10. Van Zant, J. L. and M. C. Wooten. 2007. Old mice, young islands and competing biogeography hypotheses. Molecular Ecology 16:5070-5083. 


Undergraduate Graduate
General Genetics - BIOL3000
Genetics - Online - BIOL3003
Population Genetics - BIOL6170
Biological Statistics - STAT7040
Biometry - BIOL7980
Evolutionary Genetics - BIOL7290

Last updated: 06/22/2015