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Principle Investigators

David Bertioli

David Bertioli, Principal Investigator (Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator)
Ph.D. Virology (1992), University of Oxford, UK
B.Sc. Botany, University of Duhram

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Soraya Leal-Bertioli,

Soraya Leal-Bertioli, Principal Investigator
Ph.D. Plant Sciencies (1996), Nottingham University, UK
B.Sc. Biological Sciences (1990), University of Brasilia, Brazil.

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Research Staff

Carolina Chavarro

Carolina Chavarro, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D. Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (2018), University of  Georgia
B.Sc. Biology (2006), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Carolina Ballen-Taborda

Carolina Ballen-Taborda, Post Doctorotal Research Associate 
Ph.D. Genetics and Genomics (2019), University of  Georgia
B.Sc. Biology (2009), Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Kevin Tarner, Greenhouse manager. M.S. Natural Resources Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (2018), University of Georgia University of Georgia. B.A. History with minor in Horticulture (2009) University of Georgia.

Graduate Students

Maricel Gonzales

Maricel Gonzales, Ph.D  Student
M. S. Plant Pathology (2011), University of the Philippines Los Banos
B.Sc. Agriculture major in Plant Pathology (2006), University of the Philippines Los Banos

Yun-Ching Tsai

Yun-Ching Tsai, Ph.D Student
M. S. Plant Pathology (2014), University of  Georgia
B.Sc. Plant Pathology (2010), National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

Emile Cora Barnes, PhD Student

M.S. Biotechnology, University of South Florida (2019)

B.A. Cell and Molecular Biology, New College of Florida (2019)

Samuele Lamon, Ph.D Student. M. S. Crop and Soil Sciences (2019), University of Georgia. M. S. Sustainable Agriculture (2019), University of Padua. B.Sc. Agricultural Science and Technology (2016), University of Padua.