Faculty & Staff

Gary W. Lawrence

Associate Professor
Discipline: Plant Pathology

Specialty: Nematodes
Email: glawrence@entomology.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2811
Office Location: Crop Simulation Building, Room 210

Mailing Address
Box 9655
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
32 Creelman St.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Nematode Web Page


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • B.S., Greensboro College

Courses Taught

  • EPP 8113 - Plant Nematology
  • EPP 8143 - Advanced Plant Pathology I

Society Membership

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Sigma Xi
  • Mississippi Association of Plant Pathologists and Nematologists
  • Organization of Tropical American Nematologists
  • Southern Soybean Disease Workers
  • Society of Nematologists
  • Southern Region Nematology Project S-253

Research Interests

  • Nematode identification, population dynamics, and host-parasite interactions
  • Nematode management on agricultural crops

Recent Publications

  • Li, Y., G.W. Lawrence, S. Lu, C. Balbalian, V.P. Klink. 2014. Quantitative field testing Heterodera gylcines from metagenomic DNA samples isolated directly from soil under agronomic production. PLOS ONE 9(2):e0089887. Download
  • Klink, V.P., P.D. Matsye, G.W. Lawrence, K.S. Lawrence. 2013. Engineered soybean cyst nematode resistance. Pages 139-172 in H.A. El-Shemy, editor, Soybean-Pest Resistance, Chapter 6. ISBN 978-953-51-0978-5. Download
  • Matsye, P.D., G.W. Lawrence, R.M. Youssef, K. Kim, K.S. Lawrence, B.F. Matthews, V.P. Klink. 2012. The expression of a naturally occurring, truncated allele of an a-SNAP gene suppresses plant parasitic nematode infection. Plant Molecular Biology. Download
  • Showmaker, K.C., G.W. Lawrence, S. Lu, C.J. Balbalian, and V.P. Klink. 2012. Quantitative field testing Rotylenchulus reniformis DNA from metagenomic samples isolated directly from soil. PLoS ONE 6(12):e28954. Download
  • Klink, V.P., G.W. Lawrence, P.D. Matsye, K.C. Showmaker. 2010. The application of a developmental genomics approach to study the resistance reaction of soybean to the soybean cyst nematode. Nematropica 40:1-11. Download