All Graduate School students must utilize the Graduate Student Portal in MyUW to add, change, or discontinue any doctoral minor. To apply to this minor, log in to MyUW, click on Graduate Student Portal, and then click on Add/Change Programs. Select the information for the doctoral minor for which you are applying.

Please see the Department of Plant Pathology's Handbook and Forms page (linked in contact box) for additional information. Minor requirements will be discussed and agreed upon in your initial committee meeting.

Doctoral candidates in other majors seeking a doctoral minor in plant pathology must complete a minimum of 9 graduate-level course credits in plant pathology (a minimum of 8 at UW–Madison) including PL PATH 300 Introduction to Plant Pathology and no more than 2 credits of independent study or PL PATH 923 Seminar, while enrolled in a graduate program, and have a plant pathology faculty member serve as the minor professor on their research committees (oral preliminary exam committee and final exam committee).

Additional information can be found on the department's handbooks and forms webpage.

Students in the Department of Plant Pathology are strongly encouraged to participate in events through the Plant Pathology Graduate Council.


Ahlquist, Paul
Allen, Caitilyn
Barak-Cunningham, Jeri
Bent, Andrew
Gevens, Amanda (chair)
Gluck-Thaler, Emile
Holland, Leslie
Handelsman, Jo
Kabbage, Mehdi
Koch, Paul
Lankau, Richard
Rakotondrafara, Aurelie
Silva, Erin
Solís-Lemus, Claudia
Smith, Damon

Affiliated Faculty

Ane', Jean-Michel (Bacteriology)
Groves, Russell (Entomology)
Havey, Michael (Horticulture)
Keller, Nancy (Medical Microbiology & Immunology)
Pringle, Ann (Botany)
Whitman, Thea (Soil Science)
Yu, Jae-Hyuk (Bacteriology)

Faculty Associate

Hudelson, Brian