Centre College Faculty

Peggy Richey

Margaret G. Richey

• Professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Chair of Biology Program

Phone: 859-238-5319
E-mail: peggy.richey@centre.edu
Office: Young Hall—124

Personal Web site: web.centre.edu/bio/richey/index.htm

Peggy Richey is professor of biology and biochemistry and molecular biology at Centre College, where she has taught since 1989.

Richey's primary area of research interest involves the study of the biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology of plant disease. She has engaged her Centre students in collaborative research on a particular fungus that attacks soybean crops. Richey also has actively encouraged her students to pursue off-campus research projects, helping them earn placements with short-term or summer projects at major university laboratories throughout the United States.

Richey has published her research in academic journals including Phytopathology, Journal of Bacteriology, and Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology.

A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Kentucky, Richey also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in plant pathology from UK.

File last updated: 8/6/13