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Emeritus Professor of Microbiology


  • BS - 1976 - Biochemistry, University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • MA - 1984 - Microbiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • PhD - 1989 - Microbiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Courses Taught

  • Microbiology (BIO 4014/5014)
  • Genetics (BIO 3313)
  • Environmental Microbiology (ENVR 4103/5103)
  • Making Connections (BIO 1013)
  • Biological Science and Lab (BIOL 1003 & 1001)
  • Radiation Safety (ENVR 4121/5121)
  • Virology (BIOL 4263)
  • Biological Seminar (BIOL 4371)
  • Microbiology for Nursing and Lab (BIOL 2103 & 2101)
  • Pharmacology (BIOL 4243/5243)

Research Interests


    I have past experience in biodegradation of plastics, prevalence and identification of Staphylococcus, and various topics in microbial ecology and physiology.

    In retirement, I remain active in the research lab of Dr. Abrar M. Alam, Associate Professor of Chemistry, helping to develop new antimicrobial compounds. We study the efficacy and mode of action of novel organic compounds based on the pyrazole nucleus. Many of the compounds show high potency against Gram positive bacteria. Other compounds show anti-cancer activity. Undergraduates are always welcome to participate in research in our labs, and Masters and Ph.D. students are also welcome to apply. 

    David Gilmore

    Contact Information

    P: 870-972-3263
    P: 870-972-2638


    Building: Lab Science East
    Room: 415