Dr. Dewey received his graduate training in Plant Molecular Biology at North Carolina State University with Dr. C. S. Levings III and Dr. David Timothy as his mentors. Funded by an NSF postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Dewey received additional experience at the Waksman Institute, Rutgers University under the direction of Dr. Daniel F. Klessig. Since 1991, Dr. Dewey has applied the techniques of molecular biology toward the identification and characterization of genes of potential agronomic value as a faculty member in the Department of Crop Science, NCSU.
He team teaches the course Molecular Biology in Plant Breeding (CS/GN/HS 720) together with Dr. Rongda Qu.
- Expression of a constitutively active nitrate reductase variant in tobacco reduces tobacco-specific nitrosamine accumulation in cured leaves and cigarette smoke (2016)
- Overexpression of ubiquitin-like LpHUB1 gene confers drought tolerance in perennial ryegrass (2015)
- Transgenic and mutation-based suppression of a berberine bridge enzyme-Like (BBL) gene family reduces alkaloid content in field-grown tobacco (2015)
- Mapping the low palmitate fap1 mutation and validation of its effects in soybean oil and agronomic traits in three soybean populations (2014)
- (R)-nicotine biosynthesis, metabolism and translocation in tobacco as determined by nicotine demethylase mutants (2013)
- Molecular genetics of alkaloid biosynthesis in Nicotiana tabacum (2013)
- Enhancing Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation efficiency of perennial ryegrass and rice using heat and high maltose treatments during bacterial infection (2013)
- Enhanced Agrobacterium-mediated transformation efficiencies in monocot cells is associated with attenuated defense responses (2013)
- Enantioselective demethylation of nicotine as a mechanism for variable nornicotine composition in tobacco leaf (2012)
- Development of CAPS and dCAPS markers for CYP82E4, CYP82E5v2 and CYP82E10 gene mutants reducing nicotine to nornicotine conversion in tobacco (2012)