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Andrew Bent

Andrew Bent

Expert in plant molecular biology and biotechnology, especially in relation to agriculture

Professor, plant pathology; science adviser to dean of International Studies International Division College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-265-3034 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Plant and agricultural biotechnology
  • Teaching biology
  • Plant-microbe interactions and plant disease resistance


  • Clough and Bent 1998 is “ISI Citation Classic” and “most highly cited paper in field of plant and animal science” (for most recent 10 years)
  • Noel Keen Award, American Phytopathological Society for research excellence in molecular plant pathology, 2009
  • Board of directors, International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Secretary, 2003-07