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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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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

Joann Conner
Joann Conner

Assistant Research Scientist
Horticulture; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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apospory, angiosperm asexual reproduction

Soraya Leal-Bertioli
Sorya Bertioli

Senior Research Scientist
Plant Pathology; Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
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peanut, wild arachis, introgression, tetraploidization, disease resistance

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

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

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

Shavannor Smith
Shavannor Smith

Associate Professor
Plant Pathology
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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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phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress response, wood formation, gene family evolution, gene-metabolite networks

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