Integrative Plant Pathology
As one of the largest departments of plant pathology in the United States, we are recognized internationally for our comprehensive and integrative research and outreach portfolio, spanning basic, translational and applied programs. Our scientists ensure the economic viability of agriculture, the largest sector of Georgia’s economy, and contribute to national and global food security through reduction in crop losses. Equally important, our research increases the understanding of basic biology through new discoveries in pathogen biology, resistance genetics and host-pathogen interactions.
Plant Pathology: taking you further than you ever imagined
Plant pathology is a highly interdisciplinary science at the interface of microbiology, plant biology, molecular genetics, and environmental sciences. With 25 faculty members and over 45 graduate students, we offer one of the largest and most holistic plant pathology graduate programs in the nation, with a wide range of opportunities that range from applied, field-based research to fundamental, lab-based approaches. Career opportunities for our graduates are diverse and plentiful. Learn more about graduate studies in plant pathology at the University of Georgia.
Salicylic acid-mediate defense and growth tradeoff: A ‘cool’ mechanism. CJ Tsai, Winfred N. "Hank" Haynes Professor, Department of Genetics, UGA Athens. Location: 2401 Miller Plant Sciences.
View the plant pathology contacts for the Athens, Tifton and Griffin Campuses.