Simon Gilroy
  • Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin, USA
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Biochemistry, Department of Botany, University of Edinburgh, 1986

Current position

Professor, Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Publications (since 2011)

  1. Gilroy, S., Suzuki, N., Miller, G., Choi, W. G., Toyota, M., Devireddy, A. R. and Mittler, R. (2014). A tidal wave of signals: calcium and ROS at the forefront of rapid systemic signaling. Trends Plant Sci 19(10): 623-630.
  2. Jayaraman, D., Gilroy, S. and Ané, J. M. (2014). Staying in touch: mechanical signals in plant-microbe interactions. Curr Opin Plant Biol 20: 104-109.
  3. Swanson, S. J. and Gilroy, S. (2014). Gravitropism. In: John, W. and Sons L. (eds). eLS. Chichester.
  4. Choi, W. G. and Gilroy, S. (2014). Plant biologists FRET over stress. Elife 3: e02763.
  5. Choi, W. G., Toyota, M., Kim, S. H., Hilleary, R. and Gilroy, S. (2014). Salt stress-induced Ca2+ waves are associated with rapid, long-distance root-to-shoot signaling in plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(17): 6497-6502.
  6. Toyota, M. and Gilroy, S. (2013). Gravitropism and mechanical signaling in plants. Am J Bot 100(1): 111-125.
  7. Swanson, S. J. and Gilroy, S. (2013). Imaging changes in cytoplasmic calcium using the Yellow Cameleon 3.6 biosensor and confocal microscopy. Methods Mol Biol 1009: 291-302.
  8. Toyota, M., Ikeda, N., Sawai-Toyota, S., Kato, T., Gilroy, S., Tasaka, M. and Morita, M. T. (2013). Amyloplast displacement is necessary for gravisensing in Arabidopsis shoots as revealed by a centrifuge microscope. Plant J 76(4): 648-660.
  9. Swanson, S. J. and Gilroy, S. (2013). The hidden half. In: Beekman T. and Eshel A. (eds). Calcium: from root macronutrient to mechanical signal. CRC Press, 20:1-13.
  10. Choi, W. G., Swanson, S. J. and Gilroy, S. (2012). High-resolution imaging of Ca2+ , redox status, ROS and pH using GFP biosensors. Plant J 70(1): 118-128.
  11. Kim, H. S., Czymmek, K. J., Patel, A., Modla, S., Nohe, A., Duncan, R., Gilroy, S. and Kang, S. (2012). Expression of the Cameleon calcium biosensor in fungi reveals distinct Ca(2+) signatures associated with polarized growth, development, and pathogenesis. Fungal Genet Biol 49(8): 589-601.
  12. Bloch, D., Monshausen, G., Singer, M., Gilroy, S. and Yalovsky, S. (2011). Nitrogen source interacts with ROP signalling in root hair tip-growth. Plant Cell Environ 34(1): 76-88.
  13. Monshausen, G. B., Miller, N. D., Murphy, A. S. and Gilroy, S. (2011). Dynamics of auxin-dependent Ca2+ and pH signaling in root growth revealed by integrating high-resolution imaging with automated computer vision-based analysis. Plant J 65(2): 309-318.
  14. Swanson, S. J., Choi, W. G., Chanoca, A. and Gilroy, S. (2011). In vivo imaging of Ca2+, pH, and reactive oxygen species using fluorescent probes in plants. Annu Rev Plant Biol 62: 273-297.
  15. Bloch, D., Monshausen, G., Gilroy, S. and Yalovsky, S. (2011). Co-regulation of root hair tip growth by ROP GTPases and nitrogen source modulated pH fluctuations. Plant Signal Behav 6(3): 426-429.
  16. Gilroy, S. and Davies, J. (2011). Plant cell biology-digging deep into cell function. Curr Opin Plant Biol 14(6): 629-631.
  17. Gilroy, S. (2011). Plant cell biology: with grand challenges come great possibilities. Front Plant Sci 2: 3.
  18. Choi, W. G., Swanson, S. J., Gilroy, S. (2011). Coding and decoding of calcium signals in plants. In: Luan S. (ed). Calcium, mechanical signaling and tip growth. Springer, 41-62.
  19. Wang, Y., Wang, B., Gilroy, S., Chehab, E. W. and Braam, J. (2011). CML24 is involved in root mechanoresponses and cortical microtubule orientation in Arabidopsis. J Plant Growth Regul 30: 467-479.
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