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Florence Teulé came to the UW/CC Center in August, 2012, with a bachelor's in plant biology and chemistry, a master's in plant breeding and biotechnologies, and a Ph.D. in genetics. Her research interests lie in structure function studies of silks in silk protein fibers; spider silk fibers production through genetic engineering; development of artificial silk fiber spinning methods; genetic engineering; and fibrous protein engineering. She has published several articles on her research.
Courses Teaching: Genetics (BIOL or LIFE 3050); Writing in Zoology (ZOO 4100)
Office Hours: Fall 2013: Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 9-10:30 a.m. in PS 313
Best Method of Communication: Email
Current Committees: Learning Community Leadership Committee
Current Publications: Menezes G, Teulé F, Lewis R, Silva L., Rech E. (2013) Nanoscale investigations of synthetic spider silk fibers modified by physical and chemical processes. Polymer Journal. doi:10.1038/pj.2013.21
Adrianos SL, Teulé F, Hinman MB, Jones JA, Weber WS, Yarger JL, and Lewis RV. Nephila clavipes Flagelliform Silk-Like GGX Motifs Contribute to Extensibility and Spacer Motifs contribute to Strength in Synthetic Spider Silk Fibers. Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14 (6), pp 1751–1760
Teulé F, Miao Y-G, Sohn B-H, Kim Y-S, Hull JJ, Fraser MJ, Lewis RV, Jarvis DL. (2012) Silkworms transformed with chimeric silkworm/spider silk genes spin composite silk fibers with improved mechanical properties. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109: 923-928.
Teulé F, Addison B, Cooper AR, Ayon J, Henning RJ, Benmore, CJ, Holland GP, Yarger JL, Lewis RV. (2012) Combining flagelliform and dragline spider silk motifs to produce tunable synthetic biopolymer fibers. Biopolymers 97 (6): 418-435.
Teulé F, Cooper AR, Furin, WA, Bittencourt D, Rech EL, Brooks A, and Lewis RV. (2009) A protocol for the production of recombinant spider silk-like proteins for artificial fiber spinning. Nature Protocols 4 (2): 1-15.
Teulé F, Cooper AR, and Lewis RV. (2009) Chemeric spider silk proteins. Proceedings of the AATCC International Conference.
Teulé F, WR Marcotte Jr, RV Lewis, AG Abbott. (Sept 2008) 'Chapter 1-Recombinant DNA methods applied to the production of protein-based fibers as biomaterials' in 'Biologically inspired Textiles.' Eds M S Ellison & A G Abbott (Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge UK): pp 3-25.
Teulé F, (Sept 2008) 'Chapter 3-Spinning from protein solutions' in 'Biologically inspired Textiles.' Eds M S Ellison & A G Abbott (Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge UK): pp 44-73.
Teulé F, Furin WA, Cooper AR, Duncan JR, and Lewis RV. (2007) Modifications of spider silk sequences in an attempt to control the mechanical properties of the synthetic fibers. J. Mater. Sci. 42 (21): 8974-8985.
Teulé F, Aube C, Ellison M, Abbott A. (2004) 'Biomimetic Manufacturing of Fibers,' in 'Design and Nature II.' Eds. MW Collins & CA Brebbia (WIT press), pp 483-492.
Teulé F, Aube F, Ellison M, Abbott A. (2003) 'Biomimetic Manufacturing of customized Novel Fibre Proteins for Specialized Applications. AUTEX Res. J. 3 (4): 160-165.
Teulé F, Jung S, Wood J, Marcotte WR, Ellison MS, Abbott AG. (2002) 'Biomimetic manufacturing of fibers ' in 'Design and Nature.' Eds. CA Brebbia, L Sucharov & P Pascolo (WIT press): pp 379-390.
Teulé F, Abbott S, Ellison M, Abbott A. (2001) Production of novel fiber polymers in plants. Crit. Rev. Biomed. Eng 26 (5): 388-392.
Jung S, Swift D, Sengoku E, Patel M, Teulé F, Powell G, Moore K, Abbott A. (2000) High oleate trait in the cultivated peanut [Arachis hypogaea L.]: I. Isolation and characterization of two microsomal oleoyl-PC desaturases. Mol. Gen. Genetics 263: 796-805.