David Gilchrist

Professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology


Plant Pathology

Offices and Labs

458 Hutchison Hall


1970 PhD Genetics University of Nebraska
1965 MS Plant Breeding University of Illinois
1963 BS Biology University of Illinois

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Plant Biology
Integrated Genetics and Genomics

Specialties / Focus

Plant Biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genomics

Teaching Interests

Biochemistry and biotechnology of fungi. Molecular biology and biochemistry of plant microbe interactions.


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  • Lincoln JE, Richael C, Overduin , Smith K, Hall BD, Bostock RM and DG Gilchrist. 2002. Expression of the anti-apoptotic baculovirus p35 gene in tomato results in inhibition of cell death and a decreased susceptibility to a variety of pathogens. Proc Natl
  • Gilchrist DG. 1998. Programmed cell death in plant disease: the purpose and promise of cellular suicide. Ann. Rev. Phytopathology. 36:393-414
  • Richael C, Lincoln JE, Bostock R and D Gilchrist. 2001. Caspase inhibitors reduce symptom development in compatible plant-pathogen interactions and limit pathogen multiplication in planta. Physiol. Mol. Plant Patholology. 59(4): 213-221