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Gordon Gray Professor, Biochemistry (Associate member)

Research Area(s)

  • Metabolic regulation/interaction of photosynthetic and respiratory processes in response to abiotic stresses

Department

Plant Sciences

Research Interests

The metabolic regulation/interaction of photosynthetic and respiratory processes in response to abiotic stresses (low temperature and high-light) are examined. Approaches combining biochemical, physiological and molecular genetic techniques are utilized in the model plants Arabidopsis and Thellungiella with the goal of enhancing plant stress tolerance.

Education

Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
MSc. (University of Western Ontario)
BSc. (University of Waterloo)

Selected Recent Publications

Malik VM, Lobo JM, Stewart C, Irani S, Todd CD, Gray GR (2015) Growth irradiance affects ureide accumulation and tolerance to photoinhibition in Eutrema salsugineum (Thellungiella salsuginea). Photosynthetica  - accepted June 22, 2015 (NSERC funded)

Khanal N, Moffatt BA, Gray GR (2015) Acquisition of freezing tolerance in Arabidopsis and two contrasting ecotypes of the extremophile Eutrema salsugineum (Thellungiella salsuginea). Journal of Plant Physiology 180: 35-44 (partially NSERC funded)

Shunmugam ASK, Bock C, Arganosa G, Georges F, Gray GR, Warkentin TD (2014) Accumulation of phosphorus-containing compounds in developing seeds of low-phytate pea (Pisum sativum L.) mutants. Plants 4: 1-26 (partially NSERC funded)

Tanino KK, Cherry KM, Kriger JN, Hrycan W, Marufu G, Thomas JD, Gray GR (2014) Photosynthetic responses to temperature-mediated dormancy induction in contrasting ecotypes of red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea L.). Environmental and Experimental Botany 106: 221-230 (Special Issue: Biology of Cold Hardiness)

Trischuk RG, Schilling BS, Low NH, Gray GR, Gusta LV (2014) Cold acclimation, de-acclimation and re-acclimation of spring canola, winter canola and winter wheat: The role of carbohydrates, cold-induced stress proteins and vernalization. Environmental and Experimental Botany 106: 156-163 (Special Issue: Biology of Cold Hardiness)

Courses

  • PLSC 240 Plant Metabolism
  • PLSC 416/825 Applied Plant Biotechnology