Michael C. Wooten
Department of Biological Sciences
Professor Emeritus

Office: 322 Funchess Hall

Address: 331 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849-5414

Lab Phone: (334) 332-1941

Fax: (334) 844-9234

Email: wootemc@auburn.edu

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

Honors and Awards
Dean's Award - Outstanding Teacher - COSAM
Presidental Administrative Fellow - Auburn University
Outstanding Faculty Member Award - COSAM
Co-Author - Outstanding Article of the Year - Wildife Society

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Population Genetics
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Biological Statistics
  • Mammalian Ecology
  • Conservation Biology

Instructional Programming

    Virtual Fly Colony for teaching Mendelian Genetics 

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Selected Publications

  1. Seibenhener, M. L., and M. C. Wooten. 2015. Use of the open field maze to measure locomotor and anxiety-like behavior in mice.  Journal of Visual Experimentation 96:e52434.

  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 127:4052-4063.

  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. Wooten, M. C. 2009.  GENETICS: Laboratory Protocols.  Contemporary Publishing, Raleigh, NC. 262 pp.  ISBN: 0-89892-362

  10. 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.

  11. Van Zant, J. L. and M. C. Wooten. 2007. Old mice, young islands and competing biogeography hypotheses. Molecular Ecology 16:5070-5083. 

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Undergraduate Graduate
Genetics - Online - BIOL3003
General Genetics - BIOL3000
Study Abroad Swaziland
BIOL5160 Field Biology and Ecology
Mammalogy - BIOL5760
Population Genetics - BIOL6170
Biological Statistics - STAT7040
Biometry - BIOL7980
Evolutionary Genetics - BIOL7290
Mammalogy - BIOL6760

Last updated: 05/26/2022