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Jonathan Gilkerson


Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of California – Davis, April 2011

Current position

Assistant Professor, Shepherd University, Dept. of Biology


  1. Woodson, J. D., Joens, M. S., Sinson, A. B., Gilkerson, J., Salome, P. A., Weigel, D., Fitzpatrick, J. A. and Chory, J. (2015). Ubiquitin facilitates a quality-control pathway that removes damaged chloroplasts. Science 350(6259): 450-454.

  2. Gilkerson, J., Kelley, D. R., Tam, R., Estelle, M. and Callis, J. (2015). Lysine Residues Are Not Required for Proteasome-Mediated Proteolysis of the Auxin/Indole Acidic Acid Protein IAA1. Plant Physiol 168(2): 708-720.

  3. Gilkerson, J. and Callis, J. (2014). A genetic screen for mutants defective in IAA1-LUC degradation in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals an important requirement for TOPOISOMERASE6B in auxin physiology. Plant Signal Behav 9(10): e972207.

  4. Gilkerson, J., Perez-Ruiz, J. M., Chory, J. and Callis, J. (2012). The plastid-localized pfkB-type carbohydrate kinases FRUCTOKINASE-LIKE 1 and 2 are essential for growth and development of Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Plant Biol 12: 102.

  5. Gilkerson, J., Hu, J., Brown, J., Jones, A., Sun, T. P. and Callis, J. (2009). Isolation and characterization of cul1-7, a recessive allele of CULLIN1 that disrupts SCF function at the C terminus of CUL1 in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics 181(3): 945-963.

  6. Gilkerson, J., Kelley, J. and Harrison, M. (2009). Evaluation of ethylene production in tobacco and Arabidopsis induced by particle bombardment. Bio-Rad Laboratories Technical Bulletin 2009, 5847.

Protocols by Jonathan Gilkerson
  1. Cycloheximide Assays to Measure Protein Degradation in vivo in Plants