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2017 Committee:

Philip G. Gibson, Ph.D.
Philip is the Director of the Georgia BioScience Training Center for Georgia Quick Start. The training center is designed to train employees in life science industries. It is a state-of-the-art training center capable of delivering biomanufacturing training on large scale, aseptic equipment typical to the biomanufacturing industry. Dr. Gibson has over 27 years of experience in the education and workforce development space. His research interests include phenological effects of graft-transmissible agents in peach trees such as Asian Prunus Virus, Apple Chlorotic Leaf Spot Virus, and Peach Latent Mosaic Viroid. His work has generated full length genetic sequences of two novel infectious agents and a Real-Time RT-PCR system to study the interaction of Prunus Necrotic Ringspot Virus and Prune Dwarf Virus.