Dr. Mary K. Sledge
Associate Professor of Biology
Mary Sledge (left) works with an undergraduate research student Rachel Lovett
to sequence drought responsive genes of alfalfa plants.
Education: Ph.D. Agronomy, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga (2000); B.S. Botany, University of Georgia (1983)
Professional Experience: Lipscomb University: Associate Professor of Biology (2006 – Present); The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation: Applied Legume Geneticist (2001 – 2006); The University of Georgia: Postdoctoral Associate (2000-2001), Graduate Research Assistant (1995-2000).
Courses Taught: BY 1003, BY 1013, BY 1134, BY 3114, BY 4044, LU 1103
Professional Areas of Interest: Ecological genetics, genetic diversity of Dalea species, ecological restoration, native plants, and service learning.
Scholarly Activity: Journal Articles (12), Abstracts ((>25), Proceedings (4), Book Chapters (2) in Genome, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Tennessee Academy of Science, Theoretical and Applied Genetic, Crop Science, Plant Journal, American Society of Agronomy, Proceedings of the International Symposium of Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Proceedings of the International Grassland Congress, The International Conference on the Status of Plant and Animal Genome Research, American Forage and Grassland Council Proceedings, (>20) Professional Presentations.
Professional Organizations: Tennessee Academy of Science, Gamma Sigma Delta ( Honor Society of Agriculture – Graduate)
Church: Otter Creek Church of Christ
Personal: Born May 8, 1960 in Palo Alto, California, married Kenneth W. Sledge 1983, two Children: Jennifer (b. 1986) and Jason (b. 1988).