Plant Biology Faculty

Only faculty affiliated with ILS are listed on this page.  Learn more about Plant Biology faculty. The Plant Biology Graduate Coordinator is Shu-Mei Chang (smchang@uga.edu).

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Magdy Alabady

Associate Research Faculty
Plant Biology

Genomics and computational biology of plant – microbiome interactions, RNA post-translation regulatory networks, and genome characterization

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Maor Bar-Peled

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Molecular cell biology of the wall, Biofuel and BioEnergy, Golgi as model for System biology, Plant Immunity.

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Jessica Barb

Assistant Research Scientist
Plant Biology

Crop breeding and genetics.

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Douda Bensasson

Associate Professor
Bioinformatics; Plant Biology

Genome bioinformatics, ecological and evolutionary genomics of yeast.

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Peggy Brickman

Professor
Plant Biology

Factors that motivate undergraduates to learn science; scientific literacy skill acquisition;
and effective methods to provide instructional feedback.

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Alexander Bucksch

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology; Bioinformatics

Computational Plant Science, Phenotyping, Plant Imaging and Simulation.

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C. Robin Buell

Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar Chair in Crop Genomics
Plant Biology, Bioinformatics

Plant genome biology with a focus on crops and medicinal plants; Synthetic biology; Evolution of natural product biosynthesis

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John Burke

Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary genetics; molecular evolution; genomics.

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Shu-Mei Chang

Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary Ecology of flowering plants; Plant mating system evolution.

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Anny Chung

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Plant population and community ecology; plant-microbe interactions, global change biology; microbial ecology

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Kelly Dawe

Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics; Plant Biology

Plant centromere and kinetochore structure and function.

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Megan DeMarche

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Plant evolutionary ecology; population dynamics; responses to climate change

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Katrien Devos

Distinguished Research Professor
Bioinformatics; Plant Biology

Crop genetics, comparative genomics and genome evolution.

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Chang Hyun Khang

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Mechanisms of disease and immunity in the rice blast system; Fungal effector proteins; Nutrient uptake in fungi.

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Jim Leebens-Mack

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Phylogenetics, genetics of diversification including speciation; molecular basis of adaptation;
evolutionary genomics; evolution of plant reproduction; organismal and molecular coevolution.

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Xiaorong Lin

Professor
Microbiology; Plant Biology

Human fungal pathogens, sexual reproduction and development in fungal pathogenesis

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Wolfgang Lukowitz

Associate Professor
Plant Biology

Fertilization, and early cell-fate decisions in plant embryos.

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Debra Mohnen

Professor
Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Complex Carbohydrate Research
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Plant Biology

Biosynthesis and function of the plant cell wall polysaccharide pectin.
Anti-cancer effects of pectin.

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Michelle Momany

Professor
Plant Biology

Cellular and molecular biology of polar growth in fungi.

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Brad Nelms

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Cell differentiation during plant reproduction, genomics and gene regulatory networks, single-cell RNA-sequencing, reprogramming cell fate

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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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Chris Peterson

Professor
Plant Biology

Response and vulnerability of forests to natural (e.g. wind, fire) and anthropogenic disturbances (e.g. salvage logging),
and geographic patterns of disturbance severity.

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Kathrin Stanger-Hall

Associate Professor
Plant Biology;
Adjunct Faculty in Entomology and the College of Education

Phylogeny and Signal Evolution in Fireflies (Coleoptera, Lampyridae); Science education research.

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Dorset Trapnell

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Evolutionary biology and population genetics of natural plant populations, specifically evolutionary
factors that shape patterns of genetic variation and mechanisms for partitioning and maintaining species-wide diversity.

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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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Zheng-Hua Ye

Professor
Plant Biology