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International Travel: Part 1-Oxford, UK

                  This summer I traveled to Oxford for two months. There, I worked in Dr. Gail Preston’s lab in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. Not only did I get to partake in British culture (including drinking afternoon…
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PostDoc Position Announcement

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE Mechanisms of Plant Immune Action on Bacteria Position Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Molecular Phytobacteriology Lab (PI: Brian Kvitko) at the University of Georgia, Athens campus (https://site.caes.uga.edu/kvitkolab/). The candidate will work on an NSF CAREER-funded project to characterize interactions between plant immunity, the AlgU…
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Amelia is awarded USDA-NIFA AFRI Predoctoral Fellowship

Amelia Lovelace, has been awarded a highly competitive  Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Predoctoral Fellowship from the Unites States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). This two year fellowship will fund both her assistantship as well as her research project, titled “Delineating Interactions Between Enterics, Plant…
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Dr. Brian Kvikto Awarded NSF Career Grant

Dr. Brian Kvitko has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). His 5 year research plan will focus on plants and how their immune systems respond to potential diseases. His long-term objective is to understand the bacterial mechanisms that are targeted…
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Summer Research = Full Lab

The summer of 2018 was a busy time for the Kvitko lab with three visitors from three different programs/institutions. The lab welcomed Samantha Ayoub, a high school student from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, GA. Samantha participated in the CAES Young Scholars Internship Program. She worked with Amelia Lovelace to…
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GAPP 2018

The Kvitko lab attends the Georgia Association of Plant Pathologists meeting at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in the mountains of northern GA. The annual GAPP meeting is a great opportunity for the Plant Pathology department locations in Athens, Tifton, and Griffin to come together, socialize and present research.GAPP also…
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6th Annual Interdisciplinary Plant & Soil Symposium

Members of the Kvitko lab attended the 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Plant & Soil Symposium. This symposium features PhD and Master student oral presentations given from students in various departments within the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science. Although the Plant Pathology department did not take home the Participation Award, our…
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Kvitko Lab Travels to San Antonio for APS 2017

The Kvikto lab traveled to San Antonio, Texas to attend the 2017 APS Annual Meeting in August. Amelia, Donald, Shaun, and Spencer all received an APS Graduate Travel Awards and Amelia received additional funding through the UGA Graduate School. Dr. Kvitko was invited to give an oral presentation in the…
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Fall Plant Center Retreat 2017

              The Kvitko lab joined many labs from various departments to attend the 2017 Fall Plant Center Retreat at Unicoi State Park, GA in October. Students and faculty attended seminars from invited speakers Gitta Coaker, Brandon Gaut, John Cushman, and Aaron Lorenz. Graduate students…
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Lab Welcomes New Member and Says Goodbye to Graduates

The Kvitko lab is happy to welcome our newest member, Jovana Mijatovic in August 2017. Jovana is a PhD student co-advised by Dr. Brian Kvitko and Dr. Ron Walcott. She received her Bachelor’s in Pant protection at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade in Serbia. Her Bachelor’s thesis is from Plant Pathology…
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