Martin Chilvers

Martin Chilvers

Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute

Phone:
(517) 353-9967

Martin Chilvers studied at the University of Tasmania, receieving his Bachelors in Ag Science and his Ph. D. Then went to Washington State University to complete his Postdoc. His area of expertise is in fungal biology, epidemiology, fungal genetics, host-pathogen interactions, diseases of field and vegetable crops, nucleic methods of pathogen detection. His current program is working on Soybean sudden death syndrome (caused by Fusarium virguliforme) and Sclerotinia white mold. His program is particularly interested in utilizing genomic resources and nuclide acid detection technologies to improve our understanding of fungal biology, disease etiology and epidemiology.