Center for Plant Cell Biology


Daniel GallieDaniel Gallie


Mailing Address:

Boyce Hall /3432
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-7298
Fax: (951) 827-4434
Email: daniel.gallie@ucr.edu



PhD 1985 University of California, Davis

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology

Areas Of Expertise:

Cellular and Viral Translational Regulatory Mechanisms; Programmed Cell Death in Plants; Role of Ethylene, Abscisic Acid, and Cytokinin During Maize Growth and Development and in Response to Abiotic Stress; Role of Ascorbic Acid During Plant Growth and in Environmental Stress Response Programs

Research Summary:

The overall goal of my research since joining the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California at Riverside has been to increase crop productivity to address an increasing world population. Plant growth and development is not only determined by the orchestrated control of gene expression but also the environmental conditions experienced by a plant. Consequently, increasing crop productivity needs a plant systems approach that addresses the complex suite of internal and external signals that determine yield. Therefore, my research has focused in five main areas: (1) the regulation of cellular protein synthesis; (2) viral translational mechanisms; (3) programmed cell death (4) the role of ethylene, abscisic acid, and cytokinin in regulating plant growth and responses to environmental stress; and (5) the function of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) during plant growth and during environmental stress. Understanding these processes is proving highly useful in engineering improved yields by altering plant growth and development and by improving tolerance to adverse environmental conditions.

Related Press Releases:

UCR April 10, 2009: UCR Biochemist to Study How Crops Can Increase Protein Production

UCR September 20, 2005: UCR Biochemist Goes to Washington with High-Protein Corn

UCR July 10, 2005: Boosting Vitamin C in Plants Can Help Reduce Smog Damage

UCR April 19, 2004: UC Riverside Researchers Improve Drought Tolerance in Plants

Selected Publications:

List of publications from HubMed

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center Information

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences Department
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
Fax: (951) 827-5155
E-mail: genomics@ucr.edu