Leslie D. Gottlieb

Position Title
(In Memoriam) Professor Emeritus

Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences


Research Interests

Molecular genetics and evolution of phosphoglucose isomerase in plants, particularly in the wildflower Clarkia. Genetic basis for large morphological differences between closely related closely related plant species and subspecies.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Molecular Evolution
  • Systematics and Comparative Biology


  • 1957 BA English Literature Cornell University
  • 1969 PhD Botany University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Gottlieb LD and VS Ford. 1997. A recently silenced, duplicate PgiC locus in Clarkia. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 14:125-132

Ford VS and LD Gottlieb. 1999. Molecular characterization of PgiC in a tetraploid plant and its diploid relatives. Evolution. 53:1060-1067

Gottlieb LD and VS Ford. 1996. Phylogenetic relationships among the sections of Clarkia (Onagraceae) inferred from the nucleotide sequences of PgiC. Systematic Botany. 21:45-62