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 Professor, Peanut and Pecan Disease Management


Tifton Personnel in the Department of Plant Pathology

Cody Hugh Adams Graduate Research Assistant
Lance Alberson Research Parapro/professional
Sudeep Bag Assistant Professor- Crop Virology
Mirza Ashikul Beg Graduate Research Assistant
Jessica L Bell Research Professional I
Caleb Bollenbacher Graduate Research Assistant
Timothy Branner Brenneman Professor, Peanut and Pecan Disease Management
Jason H. Brock Plant Disease Diagnostician - Row Crops and Commercial Vegetables
Intiaz Amin Chowdhury Assistant Professor of Cotton and Vegetable Crop Nematology
Albert K. Culbreath Professor, Foliar fungal diseases and Tomato spotted wilt of peanut
Bhabesh Dutta Associate Professor and Extension Vegetable Disease Specialist
Eric R. Goodwin Farm Supervisor III
Michael T. Heath Research Professional I
Brian Scott Jordan Graduate Research Assistant
Navjot Kaur Postdoctoral Associate Ad
Santosh Koirala Graduate Research Assistant
Hayley Milner Research Parapro/professional
Jonathan E. Oliver Assistant Professor - Fruit Pathologist
Karan D Patel Research Parapro/professional
Aparna Petkar Postdoctoral Research Associate
Tara Williams Riner Office / Clerical Assistant
Edna Shannon Agriculture/ Forestry Technica
Sumyya Waliullah Postdoctoral Associate Ad

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