Robert D. Slocum
Professor, Biological Sciences
B.A. (Zoology), University of Maine, 1974
M.S. (Botany), Ohio State University, 1977
Ph.D. (Botany), University of Texas, Austin, 1981
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Including Plant Responses to Environmental Stresses
Zrenner R, Koppe C, Lange PR, Geserick C, Riegler H, Bartosz CE, Chen CT, and Slocum RD, “A functional analysis of the pyrimidine catabolic pathway in Arabidopsis,” New Phytologist 183: 117-132, 2009.
“Regulation of pyrimidine metabolism in Arabidopsis,” Invited Lecture, Biology Department, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 2009.
“Regulation of pyrimidine metabolism in Arabidopsis,” Invited Lecture, Biology Department, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2009.
Chen CD and Slocum RD, “Expression and functional analysis of aspartate transcarbamoylase and role of de novo pyrimidine synthesis in regulation of growth and development in Arabidopsis,” Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 46: 150-159, 2008.
National Science Foundation, Metabolic Biochemistry ($345,000), “Regulation of the Pyrimidine Metabolism in Plants,” Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Christopher D. Town, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD, 2005-2009
Published Nearly 50 Peer-Reviewed Research Articles Dealing with Various Topics in Plant Biochemistry
Presented Research at National and International Scientific Meetings
Won Grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and Private Foundations
Member, Editorial Board for Plant Growth Regulation, 1993-2009
Grant Review Panel Member, National Science Foundation Metabolic Biochemistry Program, 1997-2000