Botany & Plant Pathology

Plant and microbial biology helps address challenges facing us in the 21st century and beyond…

Our research on plants and microbes helps: protect the environment, apply genetic knowledge to improve plants, manage natural resources, control weeds and diagnose plant diseases.

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Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room 1-446
915 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-4614

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Cade Kane in landscape
Following up with a Fulbright scholar: Cade Kane

“You're facing to the South and see the open ocean, nothing between you and Antarctica, but from behind, you're surrounded by mountains. It’s a beautiful place to live,” Cade Kane, a PhD candidate in Purdue’s...

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Denise Caldwell
Denise Caldwell - Graduate Ag Research Spotlight

Denise Caldwell started undergraduate study in biology at Purdue in 1992. The native of...

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Purdue researcher’s short corn has far-reaching potential for growers, industry and the environment

Gurmukh (Guri) Johal is a scientist, not a teller of fairy tales. But the Purdue professor of...

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Cade Kane
Following up with a Fulbright scholar: Cade Kane

“You're facing to the South and see the open ocean, nothing between you and...

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Morgan Murph, teaching a child to garden.
Growing opportunities for new generations

Indiana is well known for its corn and soybean fields, but many students miss out on learning...

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Student Baylee Riester amongst the ferns and horsetails of the Botany Lily Greenhouses
Cultivating the Future: Sidney Bunch, Baylee Riester and Levi Berry

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly affected all aspects of life, but few realize how much it affected...

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Photos from hospital in Kenya with Purdue Botany Student
Botany student promotes women's health education in Kenya

“Girl, nothing! Nothing!” Keila Jellings cried out in response to the question about...

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