During 2012 and 2013 faculty of Plant Pathology have been invited to present their work in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Poland, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Uruguay, and throughout the United States.
Dr. Peter Nagy received the Bobby Pass Excellence in Grantsmanship Award in 2013 in recognition of his outstanding grantmanship for research in molecular virology of plant RNA viruses.
Dr. Paul Vincelli received a Fulbright award for a 6-month teaching and research program in Nicaragua during 2014.
Plant Pathology Department
201F Plant Science Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0312
phone: (859) 257-7445
fax: (859) 323-1961
Welcome to the University of Kentucky Department of Plant Pathology home
Since its establishment in 1963, our department has gained recognition as
one of the leading Departments of Plant Pathology in
the country and around the world. A defining characteristic is our intense
focus on fundamental research, while still keeping “one foot in the furrow” by
helping Kentucky’s agricultural community combat plant disease.
Plant Pathology at Kentucky is a vibrant research community. Our faculty
are leaders in the field. Our exceptional laboratories and equipment
serve cutting-edge research. Our intensive graduate
excellence, with its up-to-the minute instruction, comprehensive laboratory
training, collegiality, and engaged mentoring. In addition, the department
attracts many postdoctoral scholars and renowned visiting scientists.
A vital part of the department’s mission is serving the practical needs
of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Through our Extension
service we maintain
our commitment to Kentucky’s growers by investigating both traditional
and modern approaches to disease control, including pioneering the use of biotechnology
to diagnose and treat diseases more effectively.
The University of Kentucky Department of Plant Pathology has built a dynamic
research environment. We encourage you to explore further.