Gilgut Chair and Fellowships in Plant Biology

The Gilgut Chair in Plant Biology was established in 1998 by the family of Professor Constantine J. Gilgut, to honor his more than 50 years of teaching, research and outreach in Botany and Plant Pathology at the University.  Dr. Elsbeth L. Walker, former PB Director and member of the Biology Department, is the current Gilgut Chair.  The Gilgut endowment fund also aims to support outstanding students in the field of plant science, known as Gilgut Fellows.  When funds are available, the Gilgut fellowship provides a full year of funding to a current PB graduate student.  

For 2015-16, the Gilgut fellowship was awarded to Elisha Allan-Perkins, from the Jung Lab in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture.  Elisha's research interests are: Phytopathology, ecology, nematology, microbiology, ecosystem studies and extension.

Our recent Gilgut Fellows: