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Doug P. Aubrey
Doug Aubrey

Assistant Professor, Plant Biology
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
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Tree ecophysiology, forest biogeochemistry, fire ecology, sustainability of bioenergy production

Sudeep Bag
Sudeep Bag

Assistant Professor
Plant Pathology
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plant virology: detection, disease epidemiology, genomics, small RNA, virus-host interaction, and virus disease management

Bochra Bahri
Bochra Bahri

Assistant Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Plant Pathology
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pathogen population structure, pathogen adaptation to hosts and to climate change, plant-pathogen interactions, resistance gene and virulence factor identification, turfgrass and forage disease management

Jeff Bennetzen
Jeff Bennetzen

Norman and Doris Giles Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar,
National Academy of Sciences Member
Genetics; Plant Biology; Institute of Bioinformatics
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cereal comparative genomics, genome structure and evolution

David Bertioli
David Bertioli

Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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peanut genetics and improvement using wild species 

Robin Buell
Robin Buell photograph

GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics
Crop & Soil Sciences; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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plant genome biology, genome-enabled breeding, plant resilience, genome editing, synthetic biology

Peng W. Chee
Peng Chee

Professor
Molecular Cotton Breeding Laboratory; National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory;
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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molecular breeding of cotton

Josh Clevenger

Adjunct Faculty
Crop & Soil Sciences; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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peanut genetic improvement, polyploid genomics

Brian Kvitko
Brian Kvitko

Associate Professor
Plant Biology, Plant Pathology
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mechanisms of plant immune action against bacteria, molecular phytobacteriology

Zachary Lewis
Zachary Lewis

Associate Professor
Plant Biology; Microbiology
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fungal genetics, chromatin structure and function, epigenetics, gene regulation

Zenglu Li
Zenglu Li

Professor
Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Soybean Breeding and Genetics
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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soybean breeding, genetics and genomics

Xiaorong Lin
Xiaorong Lin

ProfessorPlant Biology; Microbiology
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fungal genetics, human fungal pathogens, sexual reproduction, dimorphism, pathogenesis, protein trafficking

Rodney Mauricio
Rodney Mauricio

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor
Genetics
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conservation genetics, invasive species, ecological genetics, evolutionary ecology, plant-animal interactions, evolutionary quantitative genetics, adaptation

Cecilia McGregor
Cecilia McGregor

Associate Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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vegetables, breeding, genetics, genomics, marker-assisted selection, QTL

Melissa Mitchum
Melissa Mitchum

Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Plant Pathology
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molecular plant-nematode interactions, effectors, peptide signaling, host plant resistance, soybean genetics and genomics

Jacqueline Mohan
Jacqueline Mohan

Associate Professor, School of Ecology
Plant Biology
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ecosystem ecology, population and community ecology, biogeochemistry, global change, climate change, conservation biology, geographic genetic variation, species range shifts

Debra Mohnen
Deborah Mohnen

Georgia Athletics Association Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Plant Biology; Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
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biosynthesis of plant cell wall polysaccharides

Peggy Ozias-Akins
Peggy Ozias-Akins

D.W. Brooks Professorship, UGA Distinguished Research Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Horticulture
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developmental biology and molecular mechanisms of apomixis, genetic enhancement of peanut and grasses

Wayne Parrott
Wayne Parrott

Distinguished Research Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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gene editing and transgenic breeding of legumes and grasses

CJ Tsai
Cj Tsai

Winfred N. Haynes Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Plant Biology; Genetics; Institute of Bioinformatics
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phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress response, wood formation, gene family evolution, gene-metabolite networks

Breeanna Urbanowicz
Breeanna Urbanowicz

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
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structure and function of plant carbohydrate active enzymes

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