Caleb Mathias

Caleb Mathias

Caleb Mathias

Support Staff

Support Staff
214 Plant Science Building Lexington, KY 40546

Last Revised: Jun 10th, 2024

Professional Biography

Research Analyst

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Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant:: Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology 120: Genetics and Society. January-May 2019
  • Student mentoring in laboratory October 2019-March 2020

Associations, Service & Leadership

  • Association of Plant Pathology Scholars (APPS) Graduate Student Organization (2018-present)
  • American Phytopathological Society (APS) Member (2014-present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Member (2020-Present)
  • Poster presentation practice (assisted high school students prepar for local science fair (Spring 2020)
    Helped high school students from underrepresented communities prepare research presentations for local science fair competition
  • Nerd Squad: STEM youth education camp for girls (Summer 2019) 


  • KY INBRE (formerly KBRIN) Next Generation Sequencing Workshop July 2019

Publications & Presentations


  • Stenger, D.C., Burbank, L.P., Wang, R., Stewart, A.A., Mathias, C., and Goodin, M.M. (2020). Lost and found: Rediscovery and genomic characterization of sowthistle yellow vein virus after a 30+ year hiatus. Virus Research 284, 197987.


  • Mathias, C. Hijacking the Hijackers: How Viruses can be Used for Human Health. Seminar (November, 2019). Department of Plant Pathology: Lexington, KY.
  • Mathias, C. Virus-Induced Changes in the Localization of Nuclear Proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana. Research Poster Presentation at APS Annual Meeting (August, 2020). Online.
  • Mathias, C. Virus-induced Changes in Nuclear Protein Localization. Exit Seminar (December, 2020). Department of Plant Pathology: Lexington, KY.



B.S., Plant Pathology with Research Distinction, The Ohio State University, 2018
M.S., University of Kentucky, 2020

Contact Information

201F Plant Science Building 1405 Veterans Drive Lexington, KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-7445