David Lightfoot | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University

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David A. Lightfoot, Ph. D.

Professor, Plant Soil and Agricultural Systems

David A. Lightfoot

Office Phone: 618 | 453-1797
E-mail: ga4082@siu.edu 
Building Location: Public Policy Institute, Room 113

Dr. Lightfoot is PhD in Genetics and Professor for Biotechnology and Genomics at SIUC. He is Head of the Genomic Science Facility at SIUC. He is an Illinois Humanities Commission Road Scholar. He won Illinois Soybean Researcher of the year twice. He has published 126 peer reviewed articles, one book, sixteen book chapters, and thousands of DNA sequences. He has been awarded patent rights to 4 inventions. He has trained 7 PhD and 31 MS students.

Special Interests

Dr. Lightfoot is PhD in Genetics and Professor for Biotechnology and Genomics at SIUC. He is Head of the Genomic Science Facility at SIUC. He is an Illinois Humanities Commission Road Scholar. He won Illinois Soybean Researcher of the year twice. He has published 126 peer-reviewed articles, one book, sixteen book chapters, and thousands of DNA sequences. He has been awarded patent rights to 4 inventions. He has trained 7 PhD and 31 MS students.

Classes

  • CSEM 433-4, ANS433, PLB433 "Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology"
  • PLSS571-4, PLB571 “Eukaryotic Genomics”

Education

  • B.Sc.(Hons) University of East Anglia and John Innes Institute/Sainsbury Center, Norwich England, Genetics and Development, 1981
  • Ph.D. University of Leeds, Leeds, England, Genetics, 1985

Recent Publications and Awards

  • Lightfoot, D.A. Long L.M., Vidal, M.E., 2001. Plants containing the gdhA gene and methods of use thereof. US Patent # 6,329,573.
  • Lightfoot D.A., Meksem K., P.T. Gibson. 2007. Method of determining soybean sudden death syndrome resistance in a soybean plant: Greenhouse assays. US Patent #7,288,386
  • Lightfoot DA and Meksem K. 2011. Isolated soybean cyst nematode and sudden death syndrome polypeptides. US Patent 7,902,337
  • Srour A, Afzal AJ, Saini N, Blahut-Beatty L, Hemmati N, Simmonds DH, El Shemy H, Town CD, Sharma H, Liu X, Li W and Lightfoot DA. (2012) The receptor like kinase transgene from the Rhg1/Rfs2 locus caused pleiotropic resistances to soybean cyst nematode and sudden death syndrome. BMC Genomics 13:368-377
  • Mahmoud AM, AM Al-Abd, DA Lightfoot and HA El-Shemy (2011) Anti-cancer characteristics of mevinolin against three different solid tumor cell lines was not solely p53-dependent. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry (doi: 10.3109/14756366.2011.607446)
  • Afzal AJ, Srour A, Hemmati N, Saini N, El Shemy, Lightfoot DA (2012) Recombination suppression at the dominant Rhg1/Rfs2 locus underlying soybean resistance to the cyst nematode. Theor Appl Genet 124: 1027-1039

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