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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics: People

Dayton Wilde


Department of Horticulture

Dayton Wilde

1111 Miller Plant Sciences Building
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706-542-5816
Fax: 706-542-0624

Research area: Ornamental plant genetics and genomics


After postdoctoral study at the University of Georgia, Dr. Wilde worked in the biotech industry for 10 years. This took place at Westvaco's Forest Science Laboratory (Summerville, SC), which later became the company ArborGen. He then conducted dinoflagellate research for a short while at a NOAA marine laboratory (Charleston, SC) before joining the UGA Horticulture Department in 2008.


Degree Field Institution Date Obtained
B.S. Botany Duke University 1979
Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology Texas A&M University 1988