University of California

Dr Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham

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CE & AES Postharvest Pomologist
Department of Plant Sciences,
One Shields Avenue
1047 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8683
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Joined UCDavis in 1992

Section Chair for Horticultural Sciences in Plant Sciences Dept. 2005-2009,

Director Postharvest Technology Center 2009 - present 

Director Horticulture Innovation Lab 2009 - present


Ph.D. Horticulture, University of Maryland. 1990
M.S. Horticulture, North Carolina State University. 1986
B.S. Horticulture, University of Maryland. 1984


Postharvest physiology and technology of fruit and nut crops; emphasis on maintaining flavor quality after harvest, enhancing consumption of produce, and reducing food loss. Also studying regulation of fruit ripening and mechanisms underlying calcium deficiency disorders in fruit.

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