Conference room with people

Spring Symposium

Thursday May 16, 2019

Brian Kvitko and Alexander Bucksch

Faculty Recognition

NSF CAREER Awards for Plant Center Members Alexander Bucksch and Brian Kvitko

freshly picked peanuts held in hand


Peanut genetic code now mapped, ready to unlock plant’s potential

plants growing from test trays


Building better plants

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.


New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award for Jason Wallace

Plant Center Researcher Dr. Jason Wallace receives the Young Investigator Award from the Food and Agriculture Foundation that supports rising stars in agricultural research. Wallace will study how crops are affected by the microbes that live inside them, and how the environment impacts this relationship....