lake and trees

Fall Retreat

Unicoi State Park & Lodge, September 27-28, 2018

freshly picked peanuts held in hand


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

University of Georgia PhD candidate Rishi Masalia

Student Recognition

Rishi Masalia named 2018 Cross Scholar

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.

The Plant Center at UGA

4 hours 38 minutes ago

The Plant Center at UGA shared Plant Biology Department - UGA's post.

Spread the word! The Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) portal is open for applications for Fall 2019 matriculation until December 1, 2018. IPS allows first-year graduate students to explore the research areas of nearly 60 faculty and 9 participating PhD graduate programs. Entering students perform three laboratory rotations and take a reduced core curriculum in the fall semester that is designed to facilitate the transition to graduate education and research. Students then choose a thesis advisor and graduate program, and begin thesis research. A hallmark of this competitive plant–centered graduate program is its emphasis on utilizing the excellent resources in the plant community at UGA to enable cutting-edge research in diverse and interdisciplinary fields.

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The Plant Center at UGA

4 days 2 hours ago

Come hear Dan Johnson at Miller Plant Sciences Monday at 4:00!