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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Plant Pathology

The Plant Pathology Department at the University of Florida is dedicated to supporting plant health through research in plant and pathogen genetics, plant-microbe interactions, epidemiology, network analysis, and smart agricultural. Our faculty are experts in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical crop diseases and our extension programs are second to none. We offer a full complement of excellent courses from introductory plant pathology to pathogen groups and beyond, to provide our outstanding graduate students with the best training available. Innovative science, outstanding graduate program, extension and outreach - Plant Pathology at UF!

Plant Pathology Faculty Members

Dr. Natalia Peres
Professor
Plant Pathology
Strawberries and Ornamentals
813-419-6602
nperes@ufl.edu | Rm. 161

Dr. Gary Vallad
Associate Professor
Plant Pathology
Vegetables and Ornamentals
813-419-6577
gvallad@ufl.edu | Rm. 174