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Suslow, Trevor


Ph.D. (1980), Plant Pathology
University of California, Berkeley


Identifing and controlling postharvest decay and quality reduction sources in transportation and distribution of fresh market vegetables.

103 Mann Lab
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Membership in graduate groups: Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology


Trevor Suslow is the extension research specialist at the University of California, Davis, Department of Plant Sciences, with statewide responsibilities in quality and safety of perishable horticultural commodities.

Dr. Suslow’s program involves preharvest and postharvest research and outreach education on diverse fresh and fresh-cut horticultural foods.  His emphasis is microbial safety and disinfection within the pre-harvest and postharvest environment and postharvest pathology. Other interests include biological control and other biologically mediated controls of postharvest diseases and pathogens of human food safety concern.

Dr. Suslow received his BSc. In Agricultural Sciences with honors and his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Berkeley.

2007 - Appointed member of Center for Produce Safety Advisory Board

2008 - Appointed member of Center for Produce Safety Technical Committee

2008 - Appointed  member of American Phytopathology Society Public Policy Board: Food Safety  

2008 - Appointed member of Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) Fund Grant Plant Panel; Postharvest, Food Safety, and Food Security

2009 - Panel Member IFT Task Order 2- FDA Risk Model Produce: Pathogen Pairing

2009 - Panel Member USDA AFRI Food Safety RFP Reviewer 

2010 - Panel Member IFT Task Order 3 – FDA Risk Ranking iRisk Model Elicitation

Selected Publications


Plant Sciences
  • UC Davis Faculty
Extension Specialist

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