University of California

Specialists & Faculty

Center Director

Photo of Dr Trevor V Suslow Dr Trevor V Suslow
Title: Extension Research Specialist
Specialty: Preharvest to Postharvest Microbial food safety systems,postharvest transportation, Postharvest pathology
Address:
Department of Plant Sciences
Mann Laboratory Mail Stop 3
Davis, CA 95616-8780
Phone: (530) 754-8313
Fax: 530-752-4554
Email: tvsuslow@ucdavis.edu

 

Postharvest Faculty

Photo of Mary Lu Arpaia Ph.D. Mary Lu Arpaia Ph.D.
Title: CE Subtropical Horticulturist
Specialty: Evaluation of preharvest and postharvest factor on subtropical crop productivity and fruit quality, including rootstock, cultivar, irrigation, pesticide and nutrition management strategies
Address:
Kearney Ag. Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
(559) 646-6561
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6561
Fax: (559) 646-6593
Email: mlarpaia@ucanr.edu

 

Photo of Marita Cantwell Marita Cantwell
Title: CE Vegetable Specialist
Specialty: Postharvest physiology, handling, and storage of vegetables, including specialty and fresh cut vegetables.
Address:
Dept. Plant Sciences MS#3, UC Davis
106 Mann Laboratory
Davis CA, CA 95616-8746
Phone: (530) 752-7305
Fax: 530-752-4554
Email: micantwell@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D. Carlos H Crisosto Ph.D.
Title: CE Postharvest Physiologist
Specialty: Extension and research on postharvest biology and technology of fruits; fruit quality and deterioration and handling systems
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (530) 752-75496
Email: chcrisosto@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Angelos Deltsidis Ph.D. Angelos Deltsidis Ph.D.
Title: International Postharvest Specialist
Specialty: Postharvest physiology of horticultural crops and application of innovative postharvest technologies in developing countries.
Address:
190 Environmental Horticulture
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-752-8001
Email: adeltsidis@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Irwin Ronaldo Donis-Gonzalez Ph.D. Irwin Ronaldo Donis-Gonzalez Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Postharvest Engineering Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Address:
3024 Bainer Hall, One Shield Av.
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-8986
Email: irdonisgon@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Dr Linda J Harris Ph.D. Dr Linda J Harris Ph.D.
Title: CE Specialist-Food Safety   Microbiology
Specialty: Microbial food safety throughout the food chain with a focus on the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables and tree nuts.
Address:
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 754-9485
Fax: 530-752-4759
Email: ljharris@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Dr Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham Dr Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham
Title: CE & AES Postharvest Pomologist
Specialty: 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.
Notes: additional web page http://plantsciences.ucdavis.edu
Address:
Department of Plant Sciences,
One Shields Avenue
1047 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8683
Phone: (530) 752-7512
Fax: 530-752-6746
Email: ejmitcham@ucdavis.edu

 

Emeritus Postharvest Faculty

Photo of Diane M Barrett Diane M Barrett
Title: CE Specialist
Specialty: Fruit and vegetable quality as affected by handling, storage, and processing conditions; role of enzymes in flavor, texture, and color
Address:
1 Shields Avenue
2208 Robert Mondavi Institute, South Building
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-4800
Email: dmbarrett@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Christine M Bruhn PhD Christine M Bruhn PhD
Title:  CE Food Marketing Specialist Emerita   Center for Consumer Research
Specialty: Research and education focused on consumer attitudes toward food safety, quality, and wholesomeness, food labels, and new production and processing technologies
Address:
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-5270
Fax: (530) 752-4759
Email: cmbruhn@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Roberta L Cook Ph.D. Roberta L Cook Ph.D.
Title: Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Specialty: Food distribution, Fruit and Vegetable Marketing, International Competition and Trade, Mexican Horticultural Industry, Food safety
Address:
Agricultural & Resource Economics
One Shields Avenue
2117 SS&H
Davis, CA 95616-8512
Phone: (530) 752-1531
Email: rlcook@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Michael S Reid Michael S Reid
Title: Cooperative Extension Specialist
Specialty: Postharvest biology and technology of ornamentals, cut flowers, flowering plants, foliage plants. Physiology of flowering and flowering control, chilling injury, mode of action of ethylene and inhibition of ethylene responses.
Address:
Department of Plant Sciences, Mail Stop 3
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8587
Phone: (530) 867-3684
Fax: (530) 752-4554
Email: msreid@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of James F Thompson PE James F Thompson PE
Title: Emeritus Specialist in Cooperative Extension
Specialty: Postharvest operations including drying and refrigeration of fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, tree nuts, and grains; transportation of agricultural commodities; energy management and alternative energy systems.
Address:
One Shields Avenue
3034 Bainer Hall
Davis, CA 95616-5294
Phone: (916) 213-7821
Fax: (530) 752-2640
Email: jfthompson@ucdavis.edu

 

Postharvest Technology Center Affiliated Faculty

Photo of Dr Douglas O Adams Dr Douglas O Adams
Title: Professor of Viticulture
Specialty: Biochemistry of grape ripening, tannins in grapes and wine
Address:
Viticulture & Enology
One Shields Avenue
1023 Wickson Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8749
Phone: (530) 752-1902
Fax: 530-752-0382
Email: doadams@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of James E Adaskaveg James E Adaskaveg
Title: Professor and Plant Pathologist
Specialty: Mycology, plant pathology, ecology and epidimiology of fungi
Address:
Plant Pathology
2317 Webber Hall
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-7577
Email: jim.adaskaveg@ucr.edu

 

Photo of Diane M Beckles Diane M Beckles
Title: Associate Professor
Specialty: Genetic and biochemical mechanisms controlling carbon allocation in crop plants
Address:
Mail Stop 3
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8780
Phone: (530) 754-4779
Email: dmbeckles@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Alan B Bennett Alan B Bennett
Title: Professor of Plant Sciences
Specialty: Postharvest physiology; tomato fruit development and quality; intellectual property rights in agricultural development
Address:
University of California, Davis, Mail Stop 5
1117 Plant Reproductive Biology Building
Davis, CA 95616-8746
Phone: (530) 752-1411 (530) 297-4496
Email: abbennett@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Richard M Bostock Richard M Bostock
Title: Professor   Plant Pathologist-AES
Specialty: Physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of host-pathogen interaction; diseases of fruit and nut crops
Address:
Department of Plant Pathology
256 Hutchison Hall
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-0308
Email: rmbostock@ucdavis.edu

 

Michael J Delwiche
Title: Professor
Specialty: Electronic instrumentation and sensor development in biological systems; biosensors; postharvest engineering; digital signal and image processing; computer control; biological control of insect pests.
Address:
One Shields Avenue
3048 Bainer Hall
Davis, CA 95616-5294
Phone: (530) 752-7023
Fax: (530) 752-2640
Email: mjdelwiche@ucdavis.edu

 

Cai-Zhong Jiang
Title: Plant Physiologist
Specialty: Plant molecular biology
Address:

, CA
Phone: 530-752-7060
Fax: 530-752-4554
Email: cjiang@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of John M Labavitch John M Labavitch
Title: Professor   Pomologist-AES
Specialty: Developmental and regulatory biology postharvest biology of fruits - emphasis on cell wall polysaccharide metabolism and biochemistry of plant-pathogen and plant-insect interactions
Address:
Plant Sciences Department, Mail stop 5
1109 Plant Reproductive Biology Laboratory
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-0920
Fax: (530) 752-2278
Email: jmlabavitch@ucdavis.edu

 

Maeli Melotto
Address:
Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, CA 95616-8780
Email: melotto@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Themis J Michailides Ph.D. Themis J Michailides Ph.D.
Title: Plant Pathologist and Lecturer
Specialty: Ecology, epidemiology and control of fungal diseases of fruit and nut crops and vines, postharvest diseases, aflatoxin and mycotoxins of nut crops and figs.
Address:
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
9240 S. Riverbend Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648
Phone: (559) 646-6546
Email: tjmichailides@ucanr.edu

 

Joseph G Morse
Title: Entomologist and Professor of Entomology
Specialty: Citrus and avocado pest management, biological control; applied insect ecology; pesticide impacts on natural enemies; resistance management
Address:
Entomology
3401 Watkins Dr.
286 Entomology Building
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-5814
Fax: (951) 827-3086
Email: joseph.morse@ucr.edu

 

Photo of Florence Negre-Zakharov Florence Negre-Zakharov
Title: Assistant Professor
Address:
Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, CA 95616-8780
Email: fnegre@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Mikal E Saltveit Mikal E Saltveit
Title: Professor   Plant Physiologist-AES
Specialty: Postharvest physiology, physiological response to the abiotic stresses of chilling, physical injury, and altering gaseous atmosphere; effects of stress on ripening, senescence, ethylene metabolism and phenolic metabolism
Address:
Department of Plant Sciences
One Shields Avenue
1210 Plant and Environmental Sciences Bldg
Davis, CA 95616-8780
Phone: (530) 752-1815
Email: mesaltveit@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of David C Slaughter David C Slaughter
Title: Professor
Specialty: Instrumentation and postharvest engineering for biological materials; packaging, handling, storage and transportation of agricultural commodities; nondestructive measurement of quality and composition of biological materials; robotics, control and vision systems
Address:
One Shields Avenue
3042 Bainer Hall
Davis, CA 95616-5294
Phone: (530) 752-5553
Fax: (530) 752-2640
Email: dcslaughter@ucdavis.edu

 

Photo of Dr Gregory P Walker Dr Gregory P Walker
Title: Associate Entomologist Associate Professor
Specialty: insect-plant interactions, plant resistance to piercing-sucking insects, transmission of plant pathogens by insect vectors
Address:
Dept of Entomology, University of California, Riverside
211 Boyden Laboratory
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-5808
Fax: (951) 827-3087
Email: gregory.walker@ucr.edu

 
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