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David Gottlieb

David Gottlieb
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Notable students  Fu-Kuen Lin
Known forisolation strain of Streptomyces

David Gottlieb (b. 1911, d. 1982), a professor of plant pathology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1946-1982), was a pioneer in the field of fungi physiology and antibiotics for plants.

Gottlieb is best known for isolation in the 1940s of the strain of Streptomyces from which chloramphenicol was developed[1], for his mentoring in the field, and for his editorial work.[2]


  • Guggenheim Fellow, Biology-Plant Science, 1963.
  • Fellow, The American Phytopathological Society, 1966.
  • Editor for the Annual Review of Phytopathology, 1969-1974.

In his memory, the “David Gottlieb Memorial Award” is given by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for outstanding published research on the biochemistry of plant diseases or plant pathogens.,[3]


  • Gottlieb, D. (Jan. 1961) “'An Evaluation of Criteria and Procedures Used in the Description and Characterization of the Streptomycetes: A Cooperative Study” Appl Microbiol. 9(1): 55–65.
  • Gottlieb, D. (1974) “Germination of fungal spores: Biochemical processes during spore germination, Carbohydrate metabolism” 2nd International Symposium on the Fungus Spore.


  1. ^ Nov 2004 Phytopathology News, Vol. 38, No. 11, p.154
  2. ^ Editor for the Annual Review of Phytopathology, 1969-1974
  3. ^ “David Gottlieb Memorial Award”
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