Dr. Dean W. Gabriel
Phone: (352) 392-7239
Office: Room #2559, Fifield Hall
2550 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL, 32611
Research in my lab is in the areas of genetics, physiology and molecular biology of plant/microbe interactions. We are currently working on the structure, function and expression of cloned pathogen virulence genes, especially those involving citrus canker disease, cotton blight and common bean blight. Citrus canker disease is a quarantined pathogen in the U.S. and must be kept under BL-3 physical containment. We are working on methods to block pathogen signal molecules transferred to the plant nucleus. We have research projects to engineer resistance to bacterial pathogens and insect pests. Other projects involve research on the population structure, epidemiology, taxonomy, and detection of Xanthomonas. Graduate students in my lab have the option of majoring in either Plant Pathology or Plant Molecular and Cell Biology. I teach on the subjects of microbial genetics, population genetics, host/parasite interactions, and resistance gene management in two formal courses: "PLP6502, Genetics of Plant/Microbe Interactions" and "PCB5065, Advanced Genetics."
Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1981
M.S. Michigan State University, 1976
B.A. Michigan State University, 1974
B.S. University of Wisconsin, 1964
You can access a collection of my publications on Google Scholar.
Jain, M., Munoz-Bodnar, A., Zhang, S., and D.W. Gabriel. 2018. A Secreted ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Peroxiredoxin Simultaneously Suppresses Both Localized and Systemic Innate Immune Responses in Planta. Molec. Plant-Microbe Interact. 31:1312-1322. https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-03-18-0068-R
Zhang, S., Jain, M., Fleites, F.A., Rayside, P.A. and Gabriel, D.W. 2019. Identification and characterization of menadione and benzethonium chloride as potential treatments of Pierce’s Disease of grapevines. Phytopathology 109:233-239. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-07-18-0244-FI.
Jain, M., Munoz-Bodnar, A., and D.W. Gabriel. 2019. ‘ Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ peroxiredoxin (LasBCP) suppresses oxylipin-mediated defense signaling in citrus. J. Plant Physiology 236:61-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2019.03.001.
Naranjo, E., Merfa e Silva, M.V., Ferreira, V., Jain, M., Davis, M.J., Bahar, O., Gabriel, D.W. and De La Fuente, L. 2019. Liberibacter crescens biofilm formation in vitro: establishment of a model system for pathogenic ‘Candidatus Liberibacter spp.’. Scientific reports, 9(1), p.5150. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41495-5.
Jain, M., Cai, L., Fleites, L.A., Munoz Bodnar, A., Davis, M.J. and Gabriel, D., 2019. Liberibacter crescens is a cultured surrogate for functional genomics of uncultured pathogenic ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’spp. and is naturally competent for transformation. Phytopathology . https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-04-19-0129-R “Editor’s Pick”
Sena-Vélez, M., Holland, S. D., Aggarwal, M., Cogan, N. G., Jain, M., Gabriel, D. W., & Jones, K. M. 2019. Growth Dynamics and Survival of Liberibacter crescens BT-1, an Important Model Organism for the Citrus Huanglongbing Pathogen "Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus". Applied Environ. Microbiol 85(21), e01656-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01656-19
Merfa, M. V., Pérez-López, E., Naranjo, E., Jain, M., Gabriel, D. W., & De La Fuente, L. 2019. Progress and Obstacles in Culturing 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus', the Bacterium Associated with Huanglongbing. Phytopathology, 109(7), 1092–1101. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-02-19-0051-RVW
Li, J., Gao, M., Gabriel, D. W., Liang, W., & Song, L. 2020. Secretome-Wide Analysis of Lysine Acetylation in Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici Provides Novel Insights Into Infection-Related Proteins. Frontiers Microbiol, 11, 559440. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.559440