Dr Adrian M. Lennon

Lecturer (Plant Biochemistry)
Subject Leader, Biochemistry

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Dr Adrian M. Lennon
Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing, Room 323

Tel: UWI ext 83216
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241
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  • D.Phil. University of Sussex (1994).
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry University of Sussex (1990).
Post Doctoral Training
  • Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK, 2000-2003.
  • Research Associate, University of Bristol, UK, 1997-1999.
  • Research Associate, Duke University, USA, 1994-1996.
Research Interests
  • Respiratory Complexes.
  • Regulation of Flavonoid Biosynthesis in Anthurium.
  • Cd uptake in Cacao.
  • The Molecular Basis of  Resistance to Witches Broom Disease in Cacao.
Current Graduate Students
  • David Gopaulchan (Ph.D.)
  • Romina Umaharan (Ph.D.)
  • Antoinette Sankar (Ph.D.)
  • Caleb Lewis (M.Phil.)
Selected Bibliography
  • Gopaulchan D., Umaharan P., Lennon A.M. (2014). A molecular assessment of the genetic model of spathe color inheritance in Anthurium andraeanum (Hort.). Planta 239: 695-705.
  • Gopaulchan D., Lennon A.M., Umaharan P. (2013). Identification of reference genes for expression studies using quantitative RT-PCR in spathe tissue of Anthurium andraeanum (Hort.). Scientia Horticulturae 153: 1-7.
  • Farrell A.D., Evelyn S., Lennon A.M., Umaharan P. (2012). Genotypic variation in senescence and water relations in cut-flowers of Anthurium andraeanum (Hort.). HortScience 47: 1333-1337.
  • Hosein F.N., Lennon A.M., Umaharan P. (2012). Optimization of an Agrobacterium-mediated transient assay for gene expression studies in Anthurium andraeanum. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 137: 263-272.
  • Avila-Rostant O., Lennon A.M., Collette V., Umaharan P. (2011). Determination of expression patterns of flavonoid biosynthetic genes in cultivars of Anthurium andraeanum towards understanding regulatory control of spathe colour. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) 88: 10-17.
  • Avila-Rostant O., Lennon A.M., Umaharan P. (2010). Spathe color variation in Anthurium andraeanum (Hort.) and its relationship to vacuolar pH. HortScience 45: 1768-1772.

Revised: 14 October 2014