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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Dr. David M. Weller
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Dr. David M. Weller

Research Plant Pathologist and Research Leader

David.Weller@ars.usda.gov

Education:

Michigan State University, East Lansing. PhD in Plant Pathology, 1978.

Michigan State University, East Lansing. MS in Plant Pathology, 1975.

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. BA in Botany, 1973.                                       

Experience: 

1999-present. Research Leader and Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Root Disease and Biological Control Research Unit, Pullman, WA. 

2005-present. Director, STEM Outreach Program, “Pumping-Up the Science Pipeline: Grade School to College.”

May-November 2003. “Willie Commelin Scholten” Endowed Chair, Utrecht University, Faculty of Biology, Section of Phytopathology, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

September-December 2004 & 2005. OECD Research Fellow, Utrecht University, Faculty of Biology, Section of Phytopathology, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 

1981-1999. Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS Regional Cereal Disease Research Laboratory, Pullman, WA.

May-December 1983. Visiting Scientist, CSIRO-Division of Soils, Adelaide, Australia.

1979-1981. Research Microbiologist, USDA-ARS Regional Cereal Disease Research Laboratory, Pullman, WA.

Professional Societies:

American Phytopathological Society

American Society for Microbiology

Research

Expertise and Scientific Interests:

  • Soilborne pathogens of wheat and barley
  • Biological control of plant pathogens
  • Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria
  • Rhizosphere microbiology
  • Molecular ecology
  • Disease suppressive soils

Current Research:

Take-all decline and suppressive soil

Ecology of antibiotic-producing Pseudomonas spp.

Phenazine-1-carboxylic acid and 2, 4-diacetlyphloroglucinol production in the rhizosphere

Wheat rhizosphere microbial community

Updated December 2011

Current ARS Cooperative Research


Last Modified: 12/14/2011
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