Oct 29, 2019

Plant Center Retreat in Helen, GA

McGregor Lab participated in the 2019 UGA Plant Center Retreat held in Helen, GA. Little Benjamin was not left out in the poster presentations!!!

Oct 9, 2019

PostDoctoral Position available

The Vegetable Breeding, Genetics and Genomics lab searches for an energetic and creative postdoc. The applicant will participate in cucurbit breeding and genetics for resistance to whitefly and whitefly transmitted diseases as part of a team in the southeastern USA. The applicant will work on identifying sources of resistance, resistance loci and genes, doing functional analysis of genes, and introgression of resistance into elite material. The candidate will work in collaboration with molecular biologists, plant pathologists, entomologists and extension faculty.

The position will start on 1 Oct 2019, but a later start is negotiable. We provide competitive salary, and benefits. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and applications will be considered until position is filled. Interested parties should submit their application at UGA Jobs (https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/106233), including a curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, statement of how your research interests are related to the interests of the lab, and contact information for 3 references.

UPDATE: This position has been filled.

Oct 1, 2019

Precious Cargo

We are currently working hard to identify squash resistant to whitefly transmitted viruses.

Potential resistant genotype (left) vs  susceptible genotype (right).

Transporting our precious leaf samples back to the lab.