Robert D. Locy
Department of Biological Sciences
Emeritus Professor



Ph.D. - Purdue University

Research and Teaching Interests

Plant biochemistry, environmental signal transduction.

Selected Publications

  1. Cao, J., Singh, N. K., & Locy, R.D. 2014. Characterization of the recombinant succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase from Saccharomyces cerevisiaeYeast 31:411-420.

  2. 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 Breeding 133:250-255.

  3. Cao, J., Barbosa, J. M., Singh, N. K., & Locy, R.D. 2013. GABA shunt mediates thermotolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by reducing reactive oxygen production. Yeast 30:129-144.

  4. 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 Biochemistry 49:88-95.

  5. 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 Biochemistry 48:443-450.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 49:281-284.


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

Last updated: 10/05/2021