Directory

For general inquiries, please email ggbc@uga.edu.

Operations Team

Kim Kelly

Kim Kelley
Sr. Budget Analyst
110 Riverbend Rd., Room 161
Athens, GA 30602
klkelley@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)
(706) 542-6414 (fax)

Hours: Monday, Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-11:00 am

Elizabeth Ashworth

Elizabeth Ashworth, B.A.
Administrative Assistant
110 Riverbend Rd., Room 161
Athens, GA 30602
eashwort@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)
(706) 542-6414 (fax)

Genomics Team

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Yaravi Zuleira Suarez
Genomics Specialist
yzs96757@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

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Bushra Rahman
Genomics Specialist
Bushra.Rahman1@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

Bioinformatics Team

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Dr. Walt Lorenz
Bioinformatics Lead
wlorenz@uga.edu
(706) 542-7974 (voice)
(706) 542-1738 (fax)

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Jiazhang Cai
Bioinformatics Specialist
Ph.D. Student
jc27544@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

Interns

 

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Misha Ul-Islam
GGBC Intern
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

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Carolyn Justifus
GGBC Intern
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

Payments and Invoices

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Austin Swanson
Accountant
500 D.W. Brooks Drive
Office of Research, RM 154
Athens, GA 30602
austin.swanson@uga.edu
(706) 542-5973 (voice)

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Chris Smith
Manager
500 D.W. Brooks Drive
Office of Research, RM 147
Athens, GA 30602
cjsmith@uga.edu
(706) 542-5299 (voice)

Former Employees & Interns

Roger Nilsen

Roger Nilsen
Laboratory Manager
rnilsen@uga.edu

Katherine Sanlin

Katherine Hardigree
Laboratory Technician 
kcsand@uga.edu

Estenfania Olivar

Estefania Olivar
Laboratory Technician 

 

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Abby Polakovic
GGBC Intern

 

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Marissa Howard
Laboratory Manager
mahoward@uga.edu

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Noah Workman
Laboratory Manager

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Garrett Cooper
GGBC Intern

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Randy Kim
GGBC Intern

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Tyler Simmonds
Laboratory Manager

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Meghana Patel, M.S.
Laboratory Technician

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Julia Portocarrero, B.A.
Laboratory Technician

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Casey Morrow, B.S.
Laboratory Technician
cbmorrow@uga.edu

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Miranda Crider
Laboratory Technician

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Zengyan Wang
Bioinformatics Specialist

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Grace Rountree
GGBC Intern

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Ariel Caudle
GGBC Intern

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Dr. Alaa Ahmed
Genomics Research Associate

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Lovepreet Chahal, M.S.
Genomics Specialist

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Dr. Mengrui Zhang
Bioinformatics Specialist

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Helen Foster
GGBC Intern

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Iqra Mohsin
GGBC Intern

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Katherine Ferguson, B.S.
Genomics Specialist

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K. Louise Layman B.A., M.A.
Genomics Specialist

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Ethan Baldwin, B.S.
Doctoral Student and Research Assistant

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Imtiaj Bhuiyan, MPH
Genomics Specialist

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Dr. Myriam Bélanger
Operations Manager
Senior Research Scientist

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Kaitlyn Camp, B.S.
Genomics Specialist

Alexis Lambert (2)

Alexis Lambert, B.S.
Genomics Specialist

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Kateryna Stoianova, B.S.
Genomics Professional/ Lab Supervisor

Former Directors

Jim Leebens-Mack

Dr. Jim Leebens-Mack
Professor
Dept. Plant Biology
2502 Miller Plant Sciences
Rm 2101
Athens, GA 30602
jleebensmack@plantbio.uga.edu
(706) 583-5573 (voice)
(706) 542-1805 (fax)

University of Georgia researcher Bob Schmitz

Dr. Bob Schmitz
Professor
Genetics
B414B Davison Life Sciences
Athens, GA 30602
schmitz@uga.edu
(706) 542-1887