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Stephen W Peterson (Steve)


  Stephen W. Peterson

Phone: (309) 681-6384
Fax: (309) 681-6672
Room 3131A
1815 N University St.
Peoria IL 61604

Research Microbiologist

Stephen W. Peterson has been a Research Microbiologist with ARS in Peoria since 1985 and has been part of the Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection (NRRL) since 1987. He received his BS from the University of Washington and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Botany and Biology respectively. Dr. Peterson conducts research on the phylogenetic systematics of the economically important fungal genera Aspergillus and Penicillium. He has been a coauthor in the description of five new aflatoxin producing species. Dr. Peterson has been active in the Mycological Society of America and the International Mycological Association, and has served on the editorial boards of several mycology journals.

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