Minviluz (Bing) Stacey, Ph. D.

Minviluz (Bing) Stacey, Ph. D.


Division of Plant Sciences
National Center for Soybean Biotechnology
201 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-3045
Email: staceym at missouri.edu


University of the Philippines           B.S., Microbiology
University of Tennessee                PhD., Microbiology


2015         Research Assistant Professor
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Plant Sciences Division


2007- 2014         Research Scientist
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Plant Sciences Division

2002-2007               Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Plant Sciences Division

1997-2001               Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Departments of Microbiology and Botany

1990-1996               Teaching/Research Assistant
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Department of Microbiology

1989-1990                Research Assistant
University of Vermont

1984-1989                Research Assistant
The International Rice Research Institute
and CORE Foundation, Inc., Philippines


Stacey M.G., Patel A, McClain WE, Mathieu M, Remley M, Rogers EE, Gassmann W, Blevins DG, Stacey G. 2008. The Arabidopsis AtOPT3 protein functions in metal homeostasis and movement of iron to developing seeds.  Plant Physiol 146: 589-601.

Wan J., Zhang X.C., Neece D., Ramonell K.M., Clough S., Kim S.Y., Stacey M.G., Stacey G. 2008.  A LysM receptor-like kinase plays a critical role in chitin signaling and fungal resistance in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 20: 471-81.

Stacey, M.G., Osawa, H., Patel, A., Gassmann, W. and Stacey, G. 2006.  Expression analyses of Arabidopsis oligopeptide transporters during seed germination, vegetative growth and reproduction. Planta 223(2):291-305.

Stacey, M.G., S. Koh and G. Stacey.  2002. AtOPT3, a member of the oligopeptide transporter family, is essential for embryo development in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell  14:2799-2811.

Stacey, M.G., O.R. Kopp, T.-H. Kim and A.G. von Arnim. 2000. Modular domain structure of Arabidopsis COP1. Reconstruction of activity and mutational analysis of a nuclear localization signal in planta. Plant Physiol 124: 979-989.

Stacey, M.G. and A. G. von Arnim. 1999. A novel motif mediates the targeting of the Arabidopsis COP1 protein to subnuclear foci.  J Biol Chem 274: 27231-27236.

Stacey, M.G., S. N. Hicks and A. G. von Arnim. 1999.  Discrete domains mediate the light-responsive nuclear and cytoplasmic localization of Arabidopsis COP1. Plant Cell 11: 349-363.

Von Arnim, A.G., X.W. Deng and  M.G. Stacey. 1998.  Cloning vectors for the expression of green fluorescent protein fusion proteins in transgenic plants. Gene 9: 221(1):35-43.

Garcia, M.L., J. Dunlap., J. Loh, and G. Stacey. 1996.  Phenotypic characterization and regulation of the nolA gene of Bradyrhizobium japonicumMol. Plant-Microbe Int 9:625-635.

Loh, J., J.P. Yuen-Tsai, M.G. Stacey, A. Welborn and G. Stacey. 2001. Cell density-dependent regulation of Bradyrhizobium  japonicum nod genes. Mol Microbiol 42:37-46.

Loh, J., M.G. Stacey, M. J. Sadowsky and G. Stacey. 1999.  The Bradyrhizobium japonicum nolA gene encodes three functionally distinct proteins. J Bacteriol 181: 1544-1554.

Loh, J., M. Garcia and G. Stacey. 1997. NodV and NodW, a second flavonoids recognition system regulating nod gene expression in Bradyrhizobium japonicumJ Bacteriol 179:3013-3020.

Lopez-Lara, I.M., L. Blok-Tip, C. Quinto, M.L. Garcia, G. Stacey, G.V. Bloemberg, G.E.M. Lamers, B.J.J. Lugtenberg, J.E. Thomas-Oates and H. Spaink. 1996. NodZ od Bradyrhizobium extends the nodulation host range of Rhizobium by adding a fucosyl residue to nodulation signals.  Mol Microbiol21:397-408.

Ladha, J.K., M. Garcia, R.P. Pareek, and G. Rarivoson. 1992. Relative contributions to nitrogenase (acetylene reducing) activity of stem and root nodules in Sesbania rostrataCan J Microbiol 38: 577-583.

Ladha, J.K., M.L. Garcia, S. Miyan, A.T. Padre, and I Watanabe. 1989. Survival of Azorhizobium caulinodans in the soil, rhizosphere of wetland rice under Sesbania rostrata rice rotation. Appl Environ Microbiol 55: 454-460.

Ladha, J.K., S. Miyan, and M.L. Garcia. 1989. Sesbania rostrata green manure for lowland rice: Growth, N fixation, Azorhizobium spp. inoculation and effects on succeeding crop yields and nitrogen balance. Biol. Fert. Soils 7: 191-197.


• Elucidation of the functional role of Oligopeptide transporters (OPTs) in
plant growth and development

• Transposon tagging and fast neutron mutagenesis in soybean as a resource for
translational genomics


•  Structure-function analyses of the Arabidopsis CONSTITUTIVE
PHOTOMORPHOGENIC1 (COP1) protein in response to light signal

• Regulation of nod gene expression in Bradyrhizobium japonicum

• Associative Biological Nitrogen fixation in rice

Gary Stacey, Ph. D.

Contact Information

Gary Stacey
Curators’ Distinguished Professor
Division of Plant Sciences
Division of Biochemistry
271E Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Office: (573)-884-4752
Lab: (573)-884-4799
FAX: 573-884-9676 or (573)-882-0588
Email: staceyg@missouri.edu
Lab website: https://staceylab.missouri.edu/


B.S. Bowling Green State University 1974 Major: Biology
Bowling Green, Ohio Minor: Chemistry
Ph.D. University of Texas 1978 Major: Microbiology
Austin, Texas Minor: Botany, Chemistry

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Dept. of Biology, Bowling Green State University, 1972-1974
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Microbiology, Univ. of Texas, 1974- 1976
Research Assistant, Univ. of Texas Marine Science Laboratory, Port Aransas, Texas,
Research Assistant, Dept. of Microbiology, Univ. of Texas, 1976- 1978, (Laboratories of
Dr. F. Robert Tabita and Dr. Chase Van Baalen)
Research Associate, Dept. of Bacteriology, Univ. of Wisconsin- Madison, 1978-1981,
(Laboratory of Dr. Winston J. Brill)
Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Dept. of Microbiology and Graduate Program of
Ecology, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1981-1986
Associate Professor, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1987-1992
Professor, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1992-2002
Professional Leave, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Koln, W. Germany,
Laboratory of Dr. Josef Schell, funded by a Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship,
March, 1988 to February, 1989.
Director, Center for Legume Research, Univ. of Tennessee- Knoxville, 1990
van der Klaauw Chair of Plant Molecular Biology, Visiting Professorship, Univ. of
Leiden, The Netherlands, Sept.-Dec., 1990.
Director, Molecular Biology Resource Facility (Automated DNA sequencing), 1995-97
Associate Head, Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, 1997-2001
Joint Faculty, Division of Biochemistry, University of Missouri, 2004-present
Joint Faculty, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of
Missouri, 2005-present
Associate Director, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology, 2002-present
Director, MU Center for Sustainable Energy, 2008-present

Professional Affiliations

American Society for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Plant Biologists
International Society for Plant Molecular Biology
International Society for the Molecular Biology of Plant-Microbe
Interactions (ISMPMI)
American Society of Phytopathology
Sigma Xi

Teaching Experience

University of Tennessee
General Microbiology (non-majors)
Microbial Physiology
Bacterial Diversity
Microbial Ecology
Bacterial Genetics
Advanced Microbial Physiology
Recombinant DNA and its Medical Applications
Legume Biology
Plant Developmental Biology
Microbial phylogeny
Plant Pathology 435: Genetics of Plant-Microorganism Interactions.

University of Missouri
Genetics of Plant-Microorganism Interaction
Readings in Plant Physiology (Journal club)
Molecular Plant Physiology

Present Students Directed

Present Postdoctoral Associates

Publications (from 2005)

My Google Scholar Citations