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Michael Bodri, Ph.D., V.M.D.

Title: Professor/Director of the Environmental Leadership Center
Director of the Environmental Leadership Center
Phone: 706-867-2201

Office: Health and Natural Sciences, 119F, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Entomology, Molecular Biology, Parasitology, Plant Tissue Culture, Veterinary Medicine

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 3325 – Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 4060 – Mechanisms of Disease


  • Ph.D., Pathobiology (Parasitology), University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • V.M.D., Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • M.S., Entomology, University of Georgia, 1983
  • B.S., Entomology, University of Maryland, 1980

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Bodri has been working on the creation of a llama heavy chain phage display library with the intent of using genes coding for antibody fragments specific to plant pathogens as a means of providing protection to the plants following transformation.

Students have participated in a number of research projects dealing with the tissue culture of carnivorous plants. Two current projects are protoplast isolation and propagation of Nepenthes and callus induction from flower scapes in Sarracenia. He is also interested in Sarracenia endophytes.

Personal Information

Michael is an active caver and he is happy to introduce anyone interested in this activity to the world below ground. Alternatively, he is also an avid tree climber.

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