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Plant Science

Plant Science

Faculty mentoring is critical for a students’ academic success. Students are expected to meet faculty mentors at least once a semester for advice and guidance on:

  • Course electives
  • Scholarships
  • Professional societies and clubs
  • Internship opportunities
  • Professional experience on research, teaching, or extension
  • Capstone project idea development
  • Career or graduate school

Erin Alvarez

Erin Alvarez

Lecturer

Department: Environmental Horticulture / CALS

erinalvarez@ufl.edu

landscape management, public horticulture, professional development, plant propagation, practical work experience, capstone

Ali Babar

Ali Babar

Associate Professor - World Food Crops Breeding

Department: Agronomy

mababar@ufl.edu

Liliana Cano portrait

Liliana M. Cano

Assistant Professor

Department: Plant PathologyIRREC

lmcano@ufl.edu

Zhanao Deng

Zhanao Deng

Professor

Department: Environmental HorticultureGCREC

zdeng@ufl.edu

Breeding, genetics, genomics, genome editing, biotechnology, ornamental plants, emerging crops

Jose C. B. Dubeux Jr.

Jose C. B. Dubeux Jr.

Associate Chair, Agronomy Department & Professor

Department: North Florida Research and Education Center (Marianna)

dubeux@ufl.edu

Grassland, Ecosystem Services, Livestock, Crop-Livestock Systems

Dr. William Hammond

Dr. William M. Hammond

Assistant Professor of Plant Ecophysiology

Department: Agronomy

williamhammond@ufl.edu

Plant Ecophysiology, Plant mortality, Climate Change Impacts, Plant Vascular Systems, Plant Water Use

Alfred Heqian Huo

Alfred Huo

Assistant Professor

Department: Environmental Horticulture / MREC

hhuo@ufl.edu

Plant Breeding, Molecular biology, Genome Editing, Stress Tolerance, Ornamentals and vegetables.

Ryan Klein

Ryan Klein

Assistant Professor

Department:  UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture

ryanwklein@ufl.edu

Arboriculture, Tree Risk Assessment, Trees and Hurricanes, Trees and Climate Change, Urban Forestry

Rosalie L. Koenig

Rosalie Koenig

Assistant Professor

Department: Agronomy DepartmentCenter for Stress Resilient Agriculture/IFAS

rlkoenig@ufl.edu

Agroecology, Organic Agriculture, International Agriculture Development

Dean Kopsell

Dean Kopsell

Professor / Chairman, Department of Environmental Horticulture

dean.kopsell@ufl.edu

Plant Physiology; Plant Nutrition; Plant Breeding

Jason Kruse

Jason Kruse

Associate Professor

Department: Environmental Horticulture

jkk@ufl.edu

Kimberly Moore

Kimberly A. Moore

Associate Center Director for FLREC, Professor

Department: UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture DepartmentFLREC

klock@ufl.edu 

plant nutrition, organic chemistry, alternative growing substrates and water conservation, greenhouse production, ornamental plants

Brantlee Spakes Richter

Brantlee Spakes-Richter

Associate Professor

Department: Plant Pathology

bsr@ufl.edu

teaching & science communication; industry experience; new disease research

Marcelo Wallau

Marcelo Wallau

Assistant Professor - Forage Extension Specialist

Department: Agronomy (GNV)

mwallau@ufl.edu

forage management, grazing, diffusion and implementation of technology

Jianping Wang

Jianping Wang

Associate Professor - Genomics

Interim Director, Plant Science Major

Department: Agronomy

wangjp@ufl.edu

Plant genetics and genomics, Molecular biology (gene cloning and genome editing), Symbiosis, Crop disease resistance