Ed Ralston - Research Specialist

131 Koshland Hall
(510) 643-5583

Mailing Address:
University of California Berkeley
16 Barker Hall, MC 3204
Berkeley, CA 94720-3204









Issued Patents
Chuck, G., Dooner, H., Gutterson, N., Keller, J. Nijjar, C., Ralston, E.    PH genes and their uses.   Patent US 5910627, issued 1999

Hershey, H., Katayama, C., Ralston, E., Stoner, T., Wong, J.,   External regulation of gene expression.   Patent number US 5608143, issued 1997

Gutterson, N., Ralston, E.   Two component plant cell lethality methods and compositions.   International publication number WO 98/32325 1998


Crane, E., Bian, Q., McCord, R.P., Lajoie, B.R., Wheeler, B. S., Ralston, E.J., Uzawa, S., Dekker, J., Meyer, B.J. (2015) Condensin-driven remodelling of X chromosome topology during dosage compensation. Nature, 1 June 2015 doi:10.1038/nature14450 [PDF]

Lo, T.W., Pickle, C.S., Lin, S., Ralston, E.J., Gurling, M., Schartner, C.M., Bian, Q., Doudna, J.A., Meyer, B.J. (2013) Precise and Heritable Genome Editing in Evolutionarily Diverse Nematodes Using TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9 to Engineer Insertions and Deletions. Genetics 195; 331-348. [PDF]

Wood AJ*, Lo TW*, Zeitler B*, Pickle CS, Ralston EJ, Lee AH, Amora R, Miller JC, Leung E, Meng X, Zhang L, Rebar EJ, Gregory PD, Urnov FD, Meyer BJ. (2011) Targeted genome editing across species using ZFNs and TALENs. Science 333, 307. *These authors contributed equally to this work. [PDF] [Supp.PDF]

Jans, J. Gladden, J. M., Ralston, E. J., Pickle, C. S., Michel, A. H., Pferdehirt, R. R., Eisen, M. B., Meyer, B. J. 2009.  A condensin-like dosage compensation complex acts at a distance to control expression throughout the genome. Genes & Development 23 (5), 602-618.

Diana S. Chu, Hongbin Liu, Paola Nix, Tammy F. Wu, Edward J. Ralston, John R. Yates III and Barbara J. Meyer. 2006. Sperm chromatin proteomics identifies evolutionarily conserved fertility factors. Nature 443:101-105.

Burgess D. G., Ralston E. J., Hanson W. G., Heckert M, Ho M, Jenq T, Palys J. M., Tang K, Gutterson N. A novel, two-component system for cell lethality and its use in engineering nuclear male-sterility in plants. Plant J. 2002 Jul;31(1):113-25.

Dooner, H. K.,   A. Belachew, D. Burgess, S. Harding, M. Ralston and E. Ralston.   1994. Distribution of unlinked receptor sites for transposed Ac elements from the bz-m2(Ac) allele in maize.   Genetics.   136:261-279.

Chuck, G., T. Robbins, C. Nijjar, E. Ralston, N. Courtney-Gutterson, and H. K. Dooner.   1993. Tagging and cloning of a petunia flower color gene with the maize transposable element Activator.   Plant Cell.   5:371-378.

Dooner, H. K. and E. J. Ralston.   1990. Effect of the Mu1 insertion on intragenic recombination at the bz locus in maize.   Maydica. 35:333-337.

Ralston. E., J. English, and H. K. Dooner.   1989. Chromosome-breaking structure in maize involving a fractured Ac element.   Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 86:9451-9455.

Ralston, E., J. English and H. K. Dooner.   1988. Sequence of three bronze alleles of maize and correlation with the genetic fine structure.   Genetics 119: 185-197.

Ralston, E., J. English and H. K. Dooner.   1987. Stability of deletion, insertion and point mutations at the bronze locus in maize. Theor. Appl. Genet. 74: 471-475.

Dooner, H., J. English, E. Ralston, and E. Weck.   1986. A single genetic unit specifies two transposition function in the maize element Activator.   Science.   234: 210-211.

Ralston, E. and H. K. Dooner.   1986. Mu1 as a transposon tag.   Maize Genetics Newsletter 60: 107-109.

Dooner, H. K., E. Weck, S. Adams, E. Ralston M. Favreau and J. English.   1985. A molecular genetic analysis of insertion mutations in the bronze locus in maize.   Mol. Gen. Genetics 200: 240-246.

Parker, M. L., Ralston, E. J., and Eiserling, F. A. 1983. Bacteriophage SPO1 structure and morphogenesis. II. Head structure and DNA size. J Virol, 46(1), 250-9.

Ralston, E. J. and J. Imsande.   1983. Nodulation of hydroponically grown soybean plants and inhibition of nodule development by nitrate.   J. Exp. Bot. 34: 1371-1378.

Ralston, E. J. and J. Imsande.   1982. Entry of oxygen and nitrogen into soybean nodules.   J. Exp. Bot. 33: 208-214.

Imsande, J. and E. J. Ralston.   1981. Hydroponic growth and non-destructive assay for dinitrogen fixation.   Plant Physiol. 68: 1380-84.

Loh, E., E. J. Ralston and V. N. Schumaker.   1979. Quasielastic light scattering from solutions of filamentous viruses:   I. Experimental.   Biopolymers. 18: 2549-2567.

Ralston, E. J. and V. N. Schumaker.   1979. Rotor speed dependent sedimentation of circular and linear DNA.   Biophysical Chem.   9: 375-381.

University of California, Los Angeles
Ph. D., Biochemistry

Occidental College, Los Angeles
A. B. in Chemistry