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NIH Training Grant Faculty

The current Genetics Training Program (GTP) faculty trainers and the graduate program(s) each trainer is associated with are listed below.  If you are a UGA faculty member interested in becoming a trainer, please contact Kelly Dyer.


Jill Anderson – Associate Professor (Genetics, Plant Biology, Ecology)

Jonathan Arnold – Professor (Genetics, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Physics)

Oshri Avraham – Assistant Professor (Cellular Biology, Neuroscience)

Jeffrey Bennetzen – Giles Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar (Genetics, Plant Biology, Bioinformatics)

Douda Bensasson – Associate Professor (Plant Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics)

Casey Bergman – Associate Professor (Genetics, Bioinformatics)

PengPeng Bi – Assistant Professor (Genetics)

Holly Bik – Assistant Professor (Bioinformatics, Marine Science)

Robin Buell - Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar (Crop and Soil Sciences, Genetics, PBGG, Bioinformatics)

Gaelen Burke – Associate Professor (Entomology, Genetics)

Kurt Dahlstrom - Assistant Professor (Microbiology, Genetics)

Kelly Dawe - Distinguished Research Professor (Plant Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics)

Katrien Devos – Distinguished Research Professor (Crop and Soil Sciences, Plant Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, PBGG)

Diana Downs – Distinguished Research Professor (Microbiology, Genetics)

Kelly Dyer – Professor (Genetics)

Arthur Edison – Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar (Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics)

Jonathan Eggenschwiler – Associate Professor (Genetics, Cellular Biology, Neuroscience)

Courtney Ellison - Assistant Professor (Microbiology, Genetics)

Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena – UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor (Microbiology)

David Garfinkel – Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology)

Travis Glenn – Professor (Environmental Health Science, Bioinformatics, Genetics)

Mary Goll – Associate Professor (Genetics)

Diego Huet – Assistant Professor (Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, Cellular Biology)

Brendan Hunt – Associate Professor (Entomology, Genetics)

Natalia Ivanova – Associate Professor (Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Jessica Kissinger – Distinguished Research Professor (Genetics, Bioinformatics)

James Lauderdale – Associate Professor (Cellular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience)

James Leebens-Mack – Professor (Plant Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics)

Zachary Lewis – Professor (Microbiology, Genetics)

Nancy Manley – Distinguished Research Professor (Genetics, Cellular Biology)

Rodney Mauricio – Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor (Genetics, Plant Biology)

Douglas Menke – Professor (Genetics, Cellular Biology)

Aaron Mitchell – Professor (Microbiology)

Allen Moore – Distinguished Research Professor (Entomology, Genetics)

Brad Nelms – Assistant Professor (Plant Biology, Genetics)

Andrew Paterson – Regents Research Professor (Genetics, Plant Biology, Bioinformatics)

Rachel Roberts-Galbraith – Assistant Professor (Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Genetics)

Tania Rozario – Assistant Professor (Genetics)

Paul Schliekelman – Associate Professor (Bioinformatics, Statistics, Genetics)

Walter Schmidt – Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Neuroscience)

Robert Schmitz – UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor (Genetics, Bioinformatics, Plant Biology)

Michael Strand – Regents Professor (Entomology, Genetics, Ecology)

Andrea Sweigart - Professor (Genetics, Plant Biology)

Michael Terns - Distinguished Research Professor (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology)

M. Stephen Trent - UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor (Microbiology, Infectious Diseases)

Chung-Jui Tsai - Winfred N. "Hank" Haynes Professor and GRA Eminent Scholar (Genetics, Plant Biology, Bioinformatics, Forestry)

Esther van der Knapp - Professor (Genetics, Plant Biology, PBGG)

Kevin Vogel – Assistant Professor (Entomology, Microbiology)

John Wares – Professor (Genetics, Ecology)

Janet Westpheling – Professor (Genetics, Microbiology)

Michael White – Associate Professor (Genetics)

Kaixiong Ye – Assistant Professor (Genetics, Bioinformatics)

Nadja Zeltner – Assistant Professor (Cellular Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience)


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