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Plant Pathology: Personnel

Harald SchermHarald Scherm Department Head

 

Department Head & Professor
Interim Assistant Dean for Research
2105 Miller Plant Sciences Bldg
Athens, GA 30602-7274
(706) 542-2571
scherm@uga.edu

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, 1994
Dipl. Ing. agr. in Agricultural Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 1990

ADMINISTRATIVE GOALS
As the Academic Department Head, my main goals are to further strengthen the holistic nature of the department’s research, extension, and instruction portfolio, and to produce graduates with strong integrative and translational skills that are equipped to address tomorrow’s technical and societal challenges in pathogen biology and disease management.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND CURRENT EFFORTS

Etiology and integrated management of diseases of fruit crops. Theoretical and applied epidemiology.
Appointment: 25% Research, 25% Instruction, 25% Service, 25% Administration

GRADUATE STUDENTS CURRENTLY ADVISING
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, Russell Ingram (2013-)
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, Cheng-Fang Hong (2014-)
Ph.D. Plant Pathology, Renee Allen (2015-) (joint with Dr. Phil Brannen)
M.S. Plant Pathology, Frances Browne (2014-) (joint with Dr. Phil Brannen)

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL & HONORARY SOCIETIES
American Phytopathological Society (APS)
German Phytomedical Society (DPG)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
An up-to-date listing of Dr. Scherm’s publications is available through his Google Scholar profile at https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=t6cJfx4AAAAJ

 

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