Rhys Eshleman

What brought you to UGA? I was drawn to the collaborative plant science community at UGA as well as the city of Athens!

What are your research/study interests? Plant pathology, plant-fungi interactions.

What has been a benefit of being part of IPS?/How did it help you select your program? IPS helps you explore labs to ensure the one you choose is the right fit. I was able to get my feet wet in areas that I’d always been interested in but wasn’t sure I wanted to pursue in graduate school. IPS also gives you a community of fellow cohort members from the beginning, which makes it a lot easier to adapt to graduate school!

What are your career goals? Not sure yet!

Who is your major professor? Dr. Caterina Villari.