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Genetics and Genomics

Gene discovery and genome-wide analyses of phenotypes.

David Bertioli

David Bertioli

Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Plant Pathology
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bertioli@uga.edu
peanut genetics and improvement using wild species 

Robin Buell

Robin Buell photograph

GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics
Joining UGA August 2021
Crop & Soil Sciences; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate
Robin.Buell@uga.edu
plant genome biology, genome-enabled breeding, plant resilience, genome editing, synthetic biology

John Burke

John Burke

Distinguished Research Professor; Department Head, Plant Biology
Plant Biology
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jmburke@uga.edu
plant evolutionary genetics

Josh Clevenger

Adjunct Faculty
Crop & Soil Sciences; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
 Google Scholar | ResearchGate
jclev@uga.edu
peanut genetic improvement, polyploid genomics

Joann Conner

Joann Conner

Assistant Research Scientist
Horticulture; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
jconner@uga.edu
apospory, angiosperm asexual reproduction

Kelly Dawe

Kelly Dawe

Distinguished Research Professor
Plant Biology; Genetics
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kdawe@uga.edu
centromeres, cytogenetics

Katrien Devos

Katrien Devos

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

Brian Kvitko

Brian Kvitko

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology, Plant Pathology
Website | ResearchGate
bkvitko@uga.edu
mechanisms of plant immune action against bacteria, molecular phytobacteriology

Soraya Leal-Bertioli

Sorya Bertioli

Senior Research Scientist
Plant Pathology; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website | ResearchGate
sorayab@uga.edu
peanut, wild arachis, introgression, tetraploidization, disease resistance

Jim Leebens-Mack

Jim Leebens-Mack

Distinguished Research Professor; Director, UGA Plant Center
Plant Biology
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jleebensmack@uga.edu
genomic, phylogenetic and experimental analyses

Zachary Lewis

Zachary Lewis

Associate Professor
Plant Biology; Microbiology
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zlewis@uga.edu
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
Website
zli@uga.edu
soybean breeding, genetics and genomics

Xiaorong Lin

Xiaorong Lin

ProfessorPlant Biology; Microbiology
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Xiaorong.Lin@uga.edu
fungal genetics, human fungal pathogens, sexual reproduction, dimorphism, pathogenesis, protein trafficking

Cecilia McGregor

Cecilia McGregor

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

Mohamed Mergoum

Mohamed Mergoum

Georgia Seed Development UGAF Professorship in Wheat Breeding and Genetics
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Website
mmergoum@uga.edu
small grain breeding, genetics and genomics

Melissa Mitchum

Melissa Mitchum

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

Michelle Momany

Michelle Momany

Professor
Plant Biology
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mmomany@uga.edu
fungal genetics, cytoskeleton, polar growth

Brad Nelms

Brad Nelms

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology
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nelms@uga.edu
plant reproduction, genomics and gene regulatory networks, single-cell RNA-sequencing, reprogramming cell fate

Peggy Ozias-Akins

Peggy Ozias-Akins

D.W. Brooks Professorship, 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

Wayne Parrott

Wayne Parrott

Distinguished Research Professor
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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wparrott@uga.edu
gene editing and transgenic breeding of legumes and grasses

Andrew Paterson

Andrew Paterson

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

Bob Schmitz

Bob Schmitz

Associate Professor
Genetics; Plant Biology; Institute of Bioinformatics
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schmitz@uga.edu
epigenetics, epigenomics

Shavannor Smith

Shavannor Smith

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

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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cjtsai@uga.edu
phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress response, wood formation, gene family evolution, gene-metabolite networks

Esther van der Knaap

Esther van der Knaap

Professor
Horticulture; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics; Plant Biology; Genetics
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vanderkn@uga.edu
tomato developmental genetics, genomics, molecular biology

Jason Wallace

Jason Wallace

Associate Professor
Institute of Bioinformatics, Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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jason.wallace@uga.edu
quantitative genetics and genomics of crops and their microbiomes

Dayton Wilde

Dayton Wilde

Professor
Horticulture; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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dwilde@uga.edu
molecular genetics of ornamental plants

Li Yang

Li Yang

Assistant Professor
Plant Pathology
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Li.Yang1@uga.edu

molecular genetics of plant immunity and development

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