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Robert D. Locy
Biological Sciences
Professor and President-elect in the Auburn University Faculty Senate

Office: 328 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

101 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-1623
Fax: (334) 844-1645



Ph.D. - Purdue University

Research and Teaching Interests

Plant biochemistry, environmental signal transduction.

Selected Publications

  1. (2015). Integrated signaling networks in plant responses to sedentary endoparasitic nematodes: a perspective. Plant Cell reports34(1), 5-22.
  2. Cao, J., Singh, N. K., & Locy, R.D. (2014). Characterization of the recombinant succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Yeast31(10), 411-420.
  3. Wu, T., Weaver, D. B., Locy, R.D., McElroy, S., & Santen, E. (2014). Identification of vegetative heattolerant upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) germplasm utilizing chlorophyll fluorescence measurement during heat stress. Plant Breeding133(2), 250-255.
  4. Cao, J., Barbosa, J. M., Singh, N. K., & Locy, R.D. (2013). GABA shunt mediates thermotolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by reducing reactive oxygen production. Yeast30(4), 129-144.
  5. Sang, Y., Locy, R.D., Goertzen, L. R., Rashotte, A. M., Si, Y., Kang, K., & Singh, N. K. (2011). Expression, in vivo localization and phylogenetic analysis of a pyridoxine 5′-phosphate oxidase in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry49(1), 88-95.
  6. Barbosa, J. M., Singh, N. K., Cherry, J. H., & Locy, R.D. (2010). Nitrate uptake and utilization is modulated by exogenous γ-aminobutyric acid in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry48(6), 443-450.
  7. Sang Y. Barbosa JM. Wu H. Locy R.D. Singh NK. 2007. Identification of a pyridoxine (pyridoxamine) 5'-phosphate oxidase from Arabidopsis thalianaFEBS Letters 581:344-348.
  8. Ryu C-M., Hu C-H., Locy R.D. Kloepper J.W. 2005. Study of mechanisms for plant growth promotion elicited by rhizobacteria in Arabidopsis thalianaPlant and Soil 268:285-292.
  9. Wu H. Williams Y. Gunn K.S. Singh N.K. Locy R.D. Giambrone J.J. 2005. Yeast-derived sigma C protein-induced immunity against avian reovirus. Avian Diseases 49(2):281-284.


Undergraduate Graduate
Principles of Biology-Honors - BIOL1027
Advanced Plant Physiology - BIOL6130
Plant Metabolism - BIOL7240

Last updated: 06/28/2016