Directory

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

Leadership

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Director

Dr. Magdy Alabady
Associate Research Scientist
Dept. Plant Biology
110 Riverbend Rd, Rm 102
Athens, GA 30602
malabady@uga.edu
(706) 542-6877 (voice)
(706) 542-6414 (fax)

University of Georgia researcher Bob Schmitz
Faculty Advisor

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

Operations Team

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Dr. Myriam Bélanger
Operations Manager
Senior Research Scientist
Dept. Infectious Diseases
110 Riverbend Rd, Room 161
Athens, GA 30602
belanger@uga.edu
(706) 542-0273 (voice)
(706) 542-6414 (fax)

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 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am-1:00 pm

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)

Sequencing Team

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Noah Workman, B.S.
Laboratory Manager
jnworkman@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

 

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Marissa Howard, B.S.
Laboratory Manager
mahoward@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

 

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Tyler Simmonds, B.S.
Laboratory Manager
tsim0604@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

 

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Julia Portocarrero, B.A.
Laboratory Technician
jportocarrero@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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Zengyan Wang
Bioinformatics Specialist
Ph.D. Student | Computer Science
zhyw86@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

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Mengrui Zhang
Bioinformatics Specialist
Ph.D. Student | Computer Science
mengrui.zhang@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

 

Interns

 

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Randy Kim
GGBC Intern
RandyKim@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

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Garrett Cooper
GGBC Intern
gwc32007@uga.edu
(706) 542-6409 (voice)

Payments and Invoices

Kristen Thrasher

Kristy Thrasher
Administrative Staff
385 Will Hunter Rd.
Athens, GA 30602
kmthrash@uga.edu
(706) 542-2411 (voice)

Former Employees

Roger Nilsen

Roger Nilsen, M.S.
Laboratory Manager
rnilsen@uga.edu

 

Katherine Sandlin

Katherine Hardegree, M.S.
Laboratory Technician III

Estenfania Olivar

Estefania O’Neil, M.S.
Laboratory Technician III

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Abby Polakovic
GGBC Intern

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)