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Welcome to the Society of Aspiring Plant Pathologists of the University of Georgia. We are the graduate student group of the Plant Pathology Department here at UGA. We welcome your interest in the department and encourage you to contact us for more information about the department.


  • To foster relations among graduate students, post-doctoral associates, and faculty in the department of Plant Pathology.
  • To improve the quality of graduate and post-doctoral programs in the department.
  • To foster professional development through involvement in outreach programs and student teaching.
  • To participate in the development of programs within the department and college that will enhance the graduate student experience here at UGA.


President - Laura Williford
Vice President - (Shine) Shan Gao
Secretary - (Jesson) Peng Tian, Gong Chen

Calendar of events

Journal Club

Journal club meets bi-weekly and discusses relevant paper to plant pathology.

CONSTITUTION (Adobe Acrobat pdf file)

University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)