Gary Stacey, Ph. D. - Principal Investigator

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
Lab website:


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