Senior Lecturer

Contact Info

126 Flynt Building, Griffin, GA

I joined UGA’s Franklin College of Arts & Sciences in August 2007, when it launched its first undergraduate degree-completion program, the BS in Microbiology, on the Griffin Campus.  I have been teaching MIBO 3500 Introductory Microbiology, MIBO 3510L Introductory Microbiology Laboratory, MIBO 3900 Directed Study, MIBO 4110 Plant-Microbe Interactions, BCMB 3100 Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BIOL 3110L Basic Skills in the Laboratory, and CBIO 3400 Cell Biology.


Undergrad:  B.S. Agriculture (Major: Agronomy), University of the Philippines at Los Baños


Graduate work:  M.S. in Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines at Los Baños

    Ph.D. in Genetics, Virginia Tech


Postdoctoral:  Soybean Molecular Biology, Iowa State University

Selected Publications:

M. Mathieu, E.K. Winters, F. Kong, J. Wan, S. Wang, H. Eckert, D. Luth, M. Paz, C. Donovan, Z. Zhang, D. Somers, K. Wang, H. Nguyen, R.C. Shoemaker, G. Stacey, and T. Clemente (2009)  Establishment of a soybean (Glycine max Merr. L) transposon-based mutagenesis repository.  Planta 229:279-289.

DOI:  10.1007/s00425-008-0827-9


C.E.M. Champagne, T.E. Goliber, M.F. Wojciechowski, R.W. Mei, K. Wang, M.M. Paz, R. Geeta, and N.R. Sinha (2007) Compound leaf development and evolution in the legumes.  Plant Cell 19:3369-3378.

DOI:  10.1105/tpc.107.052886


M.M. Paz, J.C. Martinez, A. Kalvig, T. Fonger, and K. Wang (2006) Improved cotyledonary node method using an alternative explant derived from mature seed for efficient Agrobacterium-mediated soybean transformation. Plant Cell Reports 25: 206-213.

DOI:  10.1007/s00299-005-0048-7


M. M. Paz and K. Wang. Soybean Transformation and Regeneration Using Half-seed Explant. U.S. Patent Number 7,473,822.


Paz, Margie M, and Shoemaker, Randy C (2005) Genetic and physical map correlation. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd