Plant Pathology

Plant pathology is an integrative discipline that bridges the plant, microbial and environmental sciences. With scientists located on three campuses (Athens, Tifton and Griffin), we are one of the largest and most comprehensive Plant Pathology departments in the country. The department provides high-quality graduate and undergraduate education; conducts innovative research into the causes, nature and management of plant disease; and helps growers in Georgia and across the nation manage diseases through relevant and dynamic extension and outreach efforts.

The Department of Plant Pathology has a strong presence on the Tifton campus. Research by faculty, staff, and graduate students at this location focuses on the biology, epidemiology, and management of fungal, bacterial, viral, and nematode diseases on the diverse range of agronomic, vegetable, and fruit crops grown in Georgia's Coastal Plain region, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the U.S. Opportunities abound for M.S., Ph.D. and MPPPM graduate students interested in translational research to make a difference in enhancing agricultural productivity and increasing food security.

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Plant Pathology

Research, Extension, Instruction Coordinator

Timothy Branner Brenneman
Timothy Branner Brenneman Professor, Peanut and Pecan Disease Management

Tifton Personnel in the Department of Plant Pathology

Lance Alberson
Lance Alberson Research Parapro/professional
Mahnaz Azad
Mahnaz Azad Graduate Research Assistant
Sudeep Bag
Sudeep Bag Assistant Professor- Crop Virology
Timothy Branner Brenneman
Timothy Branner Brenneman Professor, Peanut and Pecan Disease Management
Intiaz Amin Chowdhury
Intiaz Amin Chowdhury Assistant Professor of Cotton and Vegetable Crop Nematology
Albert K. Culbreath
Albert K. Culbreath Professor, Foliar fungal diseases and Tomato spotted wilt of peanut
Bhabesh Dutta
Bhabesh Dutta Associate Professor and Extension Vegetable Disease Specialist
Aparna Petkar
Aparna Petkar Postdoctoral Research Associate
Miaoying Tian
Miaoying Tian Ji/Georgia Vegetable Industry Distinguished Professorship in Plant Pathology; Associate Professor
Renae Woods
Renae Woods Administrative Associate, Tifton

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