Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

World-renowned and award-winning faculty members hold research, extension and teaching appointments. These three pillars are fundamental to assist farmers, crop consultants and homeowners in the management of plant diseases and to educate and prepare outstanding plant pathologists and crop physiologists.

  Name Contact Areas of Research
Dr. Zhiyuan Chen  Zhi-Yuan Chen
Professor
A412 Life Sciences Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-7850
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: ZChen@agcenter.lsu.edu  
  • Host resistance
  • Host-fungus interactions in soybean and maize
Dr. Chris Clark Christopher A. Clark
Professor
A443 Life Sciences Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1381
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: CClark@agcenter.lsu.edu  

Sweet potato pathology

Dr. Lawrence Datnoff  Lawrence E. Datnoff
Professor & Head

306 Life Sciences,
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1464
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: LDatnoff@agcenter.lsu.edu

Administration 

 Dr. Vinson Doyle Vinson Doyle
Assistant Professor
324 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-4052
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: VDoyle@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • Mycology
  • Systematics
  • Population genetics
  • Phylogenomics
 
Dr. Ely Oliveira-Garcia

Ely Oliveira-Garcia
Assistant Professor

A414 Life Science Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-4621
Fax: (225) 578-1415
Email: EOliveiraGarcia@agcenter.lsu.edu

 Biotic stress

 Dr. Jong Ham Jong Hyun Ham
Associate Professor
460 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-6798
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: jham@agcenter.lsu.edu

Phytobacteriology 

Dr. Jeff Hoy  Jeffrey W. Hoy
Professor
A445 Life Sciences Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1392
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: JHoy@agcenter.lsu.edu

Sugarcane Pathology

 Dr. Edward McGawley Edward C. McGawley
Professor
A415 Life Sciences Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1387
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: EMcgawley@agcenter.lsu.edu

Nematology

 
Dr. Charles Overstreet  Charles Overstreet
Professor
A418 Life Science Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-5740
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: COverstreet@agcenter.lsu.edu

Nematology

Guy "Boyd" Padgett

Guy "Boyd" Padgett
Professor

Dean Lee Research & Extension Center
8208 Tom Bowman Drive
Alexandria, LA 71302
Phone: (318) 427-4424
Fax: (318) 473-6503
Email: BPadgett@agcenter.lsu.edu

  • Plant pathology
  • Disease management in row crops
  • Epidemiology
Dr. Greg Pettis 

Gregg S. Pettis
Adjunct Associate Professor

 

624 Life Sciences Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-2798
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: gpettis@lsu.edu

Phytobacteriology

 Dr. Paul "Trey" Price Paul "Trey" Price
Assistant Professor
Macon Ridge Research Station
212A Macon Ridge Road
Winnsboro, LA 71295
Phone: (318) 435-2157
Fax: (318) 435-2133
Mobile: (308) 235-9805
Email: PPrice@agcenter.lsu.edu

Agronomic Crops

Dr. Jonathan Richards

Jonathan Richards
Assistant Professor

322 Life Science Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-3479
Fax: (225) 578-1415
Email: JRichards@agcenter.lsu.edu

  • Fungal biology
  • Molecular plant-microbe interactions
  • Genomics
 Dr. Raghuwinder Singh Raghuwinder Singh
Associate Professor &
Director, Plant Diagnostic Clinic
434 Life Sciences Bldg
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Phone: (225) 578-4562
Fax: (225) 578-1415
Email: RSingh@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • Plant Diagnostics
  • Horticulture Pathology Extension 
Dr. Sara Thomas-Sharma Sara Thomas-Sharma
Assistant Professor

426 Life Sciences Building
Baton Rouge LA 70803
Phone: (225)578-8537
Fax: (225)578-1415
Email: sthomassharma@agcenter.lsu.edu

Field Crop Pathology

Dr. Rodrigo Valverde  Rodrigo A. Valverde
Professor
A416 Life Sciences Annex
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-1384
Fax: (225) 578-1415
E-mail: RValverde@agcenter.lsu.edu

Virolology

Emeritus Faculty

Marc A. Cohn, Professor Emeritus

Kenneth E. Damann, Jr., Professor Emeritus

Gordan Holcomb, Professor Emeritus

Clayton A. Hollier, Professor Emeritus

Raymond W. Schneider, Professor Emeritus

Research / Extension Associates, Post Docs and Researchers

Inderjit Kaur Barphagha, Research Associate

Timothy Burks, Extension Associate

Zachary Carver, Research Associate

Subbaiah Chalivendra, Research Assistant Professor

Cathy DeRobertis, Research Associate

Joseille Rezende, Postdoctoral Researcher

Clark Robertson, Research Associate

Carolyn Savario, Research Associate

Elaisa Tubana, Research Associate

Staff

Patricia A. Bollich, Scientific Research Technologist

Robert M. Carver, Administrative Coordinator 4

Dolores Dyess, Administrative Coordinator 3

Charletta Warr, Accounting Technician