By Department / Institute

Jill Anderson

Assistant Professor
Genetics; Plant Biology
Website | Google Scholar
jta24@uga.edu
global change, ecophysiology, natural selection, evolutionary genetics, local adaptation

Jeff Bennetzen

Norman and Doris Giles Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar,
National Academy of Sciences Member
Genetics; Plant Biology; Institute of Bioinformatics
Website | Google Scholar
maize@uga.edu
cereal comparative genomics, genome structure and evolution

Rodney Mauricio

Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor
Genetics
Website
mauricio@uga.edu
conservation genetics, invasive species, ecological genetics, evolutionary ecology, plant-animal interactions, evolutionary quantitative genetics, adaptation

Andrew Paterson

Regents Professor; Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory
Genetics; Institute of Bioinformatics; Plant Biology
WebsiteGoogle Scholar
paterson@uga.edu
plant genetics, genomics, evolution, crop improvement, domestication

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
WebsiteGoogle Scholar | ResearchGate | Lab Facebook
cjtsai@uga.edu
phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress response, wood formation, gene family evolution, gene-metabolite networks

Peng W. Chee

Professor
Molecular Cotton Breeding Laboratory; National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory;
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
pwchee@uga.edu
molecular breeding of cotton

Katrien Devos

Professor
Plant Biology; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Institute of Bioinformatics
Website | ResearchGate
kdevos@uga.edu
comparative genomics in cereals

Scott Jackson

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar; Director, Plant Center;  Director, Center for Applied Genetic Technologies
Institute of Bioinformatics; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Plant Biology
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate
sjackson@uga.edu
genomics, crops, bioinformatics

Zenglu Li

Associate Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
zli@uga.edu
soybean breeding, genetics and genomics

Cecilia McGregor

Associate Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
WebsiteGoogle Scholar
cmcgre1@uga.edu
vegetables, breeding, genetics, genomics, marker-assisted selection, QTL

Mohamed Mergoum

Professor, Georgia Seed Development/UGA Foundation Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
mmergoum@uga.edu
small grain breeding, genetics and genomics

Peggy Ozias-Akins

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor, UGA Distinguished Research Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Horticulture
Website | ResearchGate
pozias@uga.edu
developmental biology and molecular mechanisms of apomixis, genetic enhancement of peanut and grasses

Paul Raymer

Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
praymer@uga.edu
turfgrass breeding and genetics

John Ruter

Professor, Director of the Trial Gardens
Horticulture; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
WebsiteResearchGate
ruter@uga.edu
breeding and genetics of ornamental plants

Brian Schwartz

Associate Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
tifturf@uga.edu
Turfgrass breeding

Jason Wallace

Assistant Professor
Institute of Bioinformatics, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website | ORCiD | Google Scholar
jason.wallace@uga.edu
quantitative genetics and genomics of crops and their microbiomes

Donglin Zhang

Dirr Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
donglin@uga.edu
woody ornamental improvement

Jill Anderson

Assistant Professor
Genetics; Plant Biology
Website | Google Scholar
jta24@uga.edu
global change, ecophysiology, natural selection, evolutionary genetics, local adaptation

Maor Bar-Peled

Professor
Plant Biology; Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Website
peled@uga.edu
complex carbohydrates synthesis and regulation, biochemistry and molecular biology

Alexander Bucksch

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology; Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Institute of Bioinformatics
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate | Twitter
bucksch@uga.edu
computational plant science, phenomics, plant roots, plant imaging and simulation

Katrien Devos

Professor
Plant Biology; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Institute of Bioinformatics
Website | ResearchGate
kdevos@uga.edu
comparative genomics in cereals

Scott Jackson

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar; Director, Plant Center;  Director, Center for Applied Genetic Technologies
Institute of Bioinformatics; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Plant Biology
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate
sjackson@uga.edu
genomics, crops, bioinformatics

Debra Mohnen

Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Plant Biology; Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Website | ResearchGate
dmohnen@uga.edu
biosynthesis of plant cell wall polysaccharides

Andrew Paterson

Regents Professor; Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory
Genetics; Institute of Bioinformatics; Plant Biology
WebsiteGoogle Scholar
paterson@uga.edu
plant genetics, genomics, evolution, crop improvement, domestication

Chris Peterson

Professor
Plant Biology
Website
cjpete@uga.edu
carbon cycling, forest recovery, landscape patterns

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
WebsiteGoogle Scholar | ResearchGate | Lab Facebook
cjtsai@uga.edu
phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress response, wood formation, gene family evolution, gene-metabolite networks

Zheng-Hua Ye

Professor
Plant Biology
Website
yh@uga.edu
molecular mechanisms and evolution of vascular differentiation and patterning

Xiaoyu Zhang

Associate Professor
Plant Biology
Website
xiaoyu@uga.edu
genome-wide studies of the mechanisms, functions and interactions of plant epigenetic pathways

Soraya Leal-Bertioli

Senior Research Scientist
Plant Pathology
Website | ResearchGate
sorayab@uga.edu
peanut, wild arachis, introgression, tetraploidization, disease resistance

Shavannor Smith

Associate Professor
Plant Pathology
Website | ResearchGate
shavs@uga.edu
plant-pathogen interactions, structure and evolution of disease resistance loci

Joann Conner

Assistant Research Scientist
Horticulture
Website
jconner@uga.edu
apospory, angiosperm asexual reproduction

Savithri Nambeesan

Assistant Research Scientist
Horticulture
Website
sunamb@uga.edu
ripening and postharvest physiology

Peggy Ozias-Akins

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor, UGA Distinguished Research Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Horticulture
Website | ResearchGate
pozias@uga.edu
developmental biology and molecular mechanisms of apomixis, genetic enhancement of peanut and grasses

John Ruter

Professor, Director of the Trial Gardens
Horticulture; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
WebsiteResearchGate
ruter@uga.edu
breeding and genetics of ornamental plants

Jeff Bennetzen

Norman and Doris Giles Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar,
National Academy of Sciences Member
Genetics; Plant Biology; Institute of Bioinformatics
Website | Google Scholar
maize@uga.edu
cereal comparative genomics, genome structure and evolution

Alexander Bucksch

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology; Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Institute of Bioinformatics
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate | Twitter
bucksch@uga.edu
computational plant science, phenomics, plant roots, plant imaging and simulation

Katrien Devos

Professor
Plant Biology; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Institute of Bioinformatics
Website | ResearchGate
kdevos@uga.edu
comparative genomics in cereals

Scott Jackson

Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar; Director, Plant Center;  Director, Center for Applied Genetic Technologies
Institute of Bioinformatics; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Plant Biology
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate
sjackson@uga.edu
genomics, crops, bioinformatics

Andrew Paterson

Regents Professor; Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory
Genetics; Institute of Bioinformatics; Plant Biology
WebsiteGoogle Scholar
paterson@uga.edu
plant genetics, genomics, evolution, crop improvement, domestication

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
WebsiteGoogle Scholar | ResearchGate | Lab Facebook
cjtsai@uga.edu
phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress response, wood formation, gene family evolution, gene-metabolite networks

Jason Wallace

Assistant Professor
Institute of Bioinformatics, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website | ORCiD | Google Scholar
jason.wallace@uga.edu
quantitative genetics and genomics of crops and their microbiomes

    Alexander Bucksch

    Assistant Professor
    Plant Biology; Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources; Institute of Bioinformatics
    Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate | Twitter
    bucksch@uga.edu
    computational plant science, phenomics, plant roots, plant imaging and simulation

    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
    WebsiteGoogle Scholar | ResearchGate | Lab Facebook
    cjtsai@uga.edu
    phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress response, wood formation, gene family evolution, gene-metabolite networks