Gail Shadle | BioDiscovery Institute

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Gail Shadle

Greenhouse Manager
940-565-4598

Gail has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and almost twenty years of plant biotechnology experience. She came to UNT from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in 2013 with Dr. Richard Dixon and served as his Lab/Greenhouse Manager, which she has since expanded the scope of to include all of BDI.

As Greenhouse Manager for the BioDiscovery Institute, she maintains the greenhouses allocated to BDI and coordinates necessary services and repairs. Her position includes assisting with USDA-APHIS permit applications, pest management, and plant maintenance and sanitation as well as pesticide applications for which she holds a Private Pesticide Applicator's License.


In addition to working as Greenhouse manager, Gail has participated in the following publications:

Gallego-Giraldo, L., Shadle, G., Shen, H., Barros-Rios, J., Fresquet Corrales, S., Wang, H. and Dixon, R.A. (2015) Combining enhanced biomass density with reduced lignin level for improved forage quality. Plant Biotechnol. J., (2016) 14, pp. 895-904, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12439.

Zhao, J., Huhman, D.V., Shadle, G., He, X-Z., Sumner, L.W., Tang, Y., and Dixon, R. A. (2011). MATE2 mediates vacuolar sequestration of flavonoid glycosides and glycoside malonates in Medicago truncatula. Plant Cell, 23, 1536-1555.

Zhou, R., Jackson, L., Shadle, G., Nakashima, J., Temple, S., Chen, F., and Dixon, R.A. (2010). Distinct cinnamoyl CoA reductases involved in parallel routes to lignin in Medicago truncatula. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107 (41), 17803-17808.

Jackson, L., Shadle, G., Zhou, R., Nakashima, J., Chen, F., and Dixon, R.A. (2008). Improving saccharification efficiency of alfalfa stems through modification of the terminal stages of monolignol biosynthesis. BioEnergy Research 1, 180-192.

Nakashima, J., Chen, F., Jackson, L., Shadle, G., and Dixon, R.A. (2008). Multi-site genetic modification of monolignol biosynthesis in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) : effects on lignin composition in specific cell types. New Phytologist 179, 738-750.

Shadle, G., Chen, F., Reddy, M.S.S., Jackson, L., Nakashima, J., and Dixon, R.A. (2007). Down-regulation of hydroxycinnamoyl CoA:shikimate hydroxycinnamoyl transferase in transgenic alfalfa affects lignification, development and forage quality. Phytochemistry 68, 1521-1529.

Chen, F., Reddy, M.S.S., Temple, S., Jackson, L., Shadle, G., and Dixon, R.A. (2006) Multi-site genetic modulation of monolignol biosynthesis suggests new routes for the formation of syringyl lignin and wall-bound ferulic acid in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Plant Journal 48, 113-124.

Reddy, M.S.S., Chen, F., Shadle, G., Jackson, L., Aljoe, H. and Dixon, R.A. (2005). Targeted down-regulation of cytochrome P450 enzymes for forage quality improvement in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102, 16573-16578.

Suzuki, H., Xia, Y., Cameron, R., Shadle, G., Blount, J., Lamb, C., and Dixon, R.A. (2004). Signals for local and systemic responses of plants to pathogen attack. Journal of Experimental Botany 55, 169-179.

Shadle, G., Wesley, S.V., Korth, K. L., Chen, F., Lamb, C., and Dixon, R.A. (2003). Phenylpropanoid compounds and disease resistance in transgenic tobacco with altered expression of L-phenylalanine ammonia-lyase. Phytochemistry 64, 153-161.

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