Robert L. Gilbertson

Position Title
Professor of Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

552 Hutchison Hall

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics

Specialties / Focus

  • Plant Breeding


  • 1978 BS Wildlife Biology University of Massachusetts
  • 1981 MS Plant Pathology University of Massachusetts
  • 1985 PhD Plant Pathology Colorado State University


Nakhla MK, DP Maxwell, RT Martinez, MG Carvalho, and RL Gilbertson. 1994. Widespread occurrence of the Eastern Mediterranean strain of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus in the Dominican Republic. Plant Disease. 78:926

Lucas WJ and RL Gilbertson. 1994. Plasmodesmata in relation to viral movement within leaf tissues. Ann Rev Phytopath. 32:387-411

Paplomatas EJ, VP Patel, YM Hou, AO Noueiry, and RL Gilbertson. 1994. Molecular characterization of a new sap-transmissible bipartite genome geminivirus infecting tomatoes in Mexico. Phytopathology. 84:1215-1224