white dogwood tree

Spring 2017 Symposium

All plant science students, staff, and faculty are encouraged
to attend.

outdoor portrait of Alex Johnson

Student Recognition

Alex Johnson receives USDA-AFRI graduate fellowship

Portrait of Andrea Sweigart in greenhouse

Faculty Recognition

Andrea Sweigart receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Plant Center Fall 2016 retreat poster winners group photo

Trainee Recognition

Fall Retreat 2016 Poster Winners

Changying "Charlie" Li, a professor in the UGA College of Engineering, calibrates a prototype all-terrain robot while a drone hovers nearby at the Iron Horse Plant Sciences Farm


Scientists use robots and drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield

The mission of the Plant Center is to enhance the tradition of outstanding research in plant science at the University of Georgia.  It achieves its purpose by fostering and supporting interactions among those members of the UGA research community who share common interests in:

  • The organization, evolution and function of plant genomes,
  • The growth, development and biotic/abiotic interactions of plants, and
  • The improvement and production of plants for agricultural or industrial uses.

The Plant Center at UGA

10 hours 17 minutes ago

Congrats to Dr. Zuellig (Sweigart lab) who successfully defended his PhD dissertation!

Congrats to Dr. Matt Zuellig from Andrea Sweigart's lab on the successful defense of his PhD thesis!! He presented beautiful work on the genetic basis of reproductive incompatibilities in Mimulus plants.

The Plant Center at UGA

1 day 4 hours ago

Come support John Spiekerman (Devos Lab) as he competes in the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition Finals on April 6!