Genetics Faculty

Only faculty affiliated with ILS are listed on this page. Learn more about Genetics faculty. The Genetics Graduate Coordinator is Kelly Dyer (gencoord@uga.edu).

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Jill Anderson

Associate Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary genetics and population ecology of plants; global change biology;
field ecology; seed dispersal ecology; frugivorous fish.

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Tessa Andrews

Associate Professor
Genetics

Undergraduate evolution education; instructor experiences, knowledge,
and skills in teaching biology; teaching context and climate in life science departments.

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Norris Armstrong

Professor
Genetics

Assessment in large classes; undergraduates as a resource to improve teaching and learning;
promoting active learning in large lectures.

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Jonathan Arnold

Professor
Bioinformatics; Genetics

Professor, Genetics; Research interest: Fungal gene regulatory
and biochemical networks, and biological clocks.

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Michael Arnold

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary significance of genetic exchange; effects of hybridization in natural
populations of plants and animals.

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Jeff Bennetzen

Professor
Genetics; Bioinformatics

Plant genomics and genome evolution, transposable elements,
and regulatory gene evolution.

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Casey Bergman

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics; Genetics
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Pengpeng Bi

Assistant Professor
Genetics

We use​ the advanced genetic mouse models to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying
several diseases: obesity, diabetics, muscle and heart diseases.

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Gaelen Burke

Associate Professor
Entomology

Functional and evolutionary genomics of microbial associations with insects; virology, symbiosis, immunity

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Kelly Dawe

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics; Plant Biology

Plant centromere and kinetochore structure and function.

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Kelly Dyer

Professor
Genetics

Molecular evolution and evolutionary genetics, in particular genetic conflict,
sex chromosome evolution, genetics of adaptation and speciation,
and host-parasite interactions.

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Arthur Edison

Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Genetics

Metabolomics and systems biology of Caenorhabditis elegans using NMR,
mass spec, and computational approaches.

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Jonathan Eggenschwiler

Associate Professor
Genetics; Neuroscience

Genetic analysis of mouse development; cell fate specification in the embryonic
central nervous system; patterning of the body plan’s left-right axis.

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Mary Goll

Associate Professor
Genetics

Epigenetic regulation in the context of development and cancer. We focus on heterochromatin and primarily use zebrafish as a model system.

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Natalia Ivanova

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Genetics

Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms regulating preimplantation development, pluripotency, differentiation and cellular reprogramming in humans

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Jessica Kissinger

Distinguished Research Professor
Bioinformatics; Genetics

Parasite genomics and the biology of genome evolution.

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Sidney Kushner

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics

Molecular genetics of DNA repair and mechanisms of post-transcriptional gene regulation in E. coli.

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Rodney Mauricio

Professor
Genetics

Ecological genetics of plants; invasive plants; genetics of adaptation.

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Michael McEachern

Professor
Genetics

Fungal telomere structure and function, and their cellular role(s).

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Douglas Menke

Professor
Genetics

Developmental Regulation of Gene Expression; Evolution of Vertebrate Morphology.

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Andrew Paterson

Regents Professor and Head, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory
Plant Biology; Genetics; Bioinformatics

My unit’s work addresses dimensions of plant genome biology relevant toward a more bio-based economy, linking increased fundamental knowledge to improved human lives.

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Tania Rozario

Assistant Professor
Genetics

Understanding mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior, regeneration, and reproductive development in tapeworms

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Bob Schmitz

Professor
Genetics

Population epigenomics and mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance.

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Andrea Sweigart

Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary genetics and genomics of natural plant populations.

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Michael Terns

Distinguished Research Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Genetics; Microbiology

We study CRISPR-Cas immune systems that protect prokaryotes from viruses and provide
powerful research tools for important biotechnology and biomedical applications.

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C.J. Tsai

Professor, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Bioinformatics; Genetics; Plant Biology

Growth-defense tradeoff, phenylpropanoid metabolism and carbon allocation,
gene family evolution and functional diversification, alternative splicing and gene duplication.

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Esther van der Knaap

Professor
Genetics; Plant Biology

The regulation of fruit shape and size of tomato and other Solanaceous crops

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John Wares

Professor
Genetics

Ecological genetics of natural populations.

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Janet Westpheling

Professor
Genetics

Molecular genetics of Steptomyces metabolic developmental processes; enhanced biofuel product by bacteria.

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Michael White

Associate Professor
Genetics

Evolutionary Genomics and Sex Chromosome Evolution.

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Kaixiong Ye

Assistant Professor
Genetics; Bioinformatics

Nutritional Genomics; Human Genetics; Population and Quantitative Genomics;
Gene-Diet Interaction during human evolution and in metabolic diseases;

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