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Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology

Smith Lab Members

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Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith holding a giant mushroom

Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology & Curator of the UF Fungal Herbarium (FLAS)
University of Florida
2517 Fifield Hall
Gainesville FL 32611-0680

Gerald "Jerry" Benny

Gerald 'Jerry' Benny

Courtesy Research Professor
Department of Plant Pathology 
Building 737
Also see Jerry’s website on Zygomycota at:

Marcos Caiafa

Ph.D. student

Arthur Grupe

Arthur Grupe in the woods. member of the smith lab

Smith Lab PhD student 2015-2019

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Colorado

Rosanne Healy

Rosanne Healy profile picture

Postdoctoral Researcher – Truffle Systematics and Ecology

Michelle Jusino

Postdoctoral Researcher – Ambrosia beetles and fungi - global ecology and evolution (in collaboration with Dr. Jiri Hulcr and the Hulcr Lab)

Elena Karlsen-Ayala

Elena Karlsen-Ayala sitting on a fake pig

Ph.D. student

(co-advised with Dr. Romina Gazis)

Nattapol Kraisitudomsook

Ph.D. student

Benjamin Lemmond

Ben Lemmond

Ph.D. student

Nicole Reynolds

Nicole Reynolds Photo

Ph.D. Student

Claudia Paez

Claudia Paez leaning against a tree

Ph.D. student

(co-advised with Dr. Jason Smith)