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William Hay

Research Plant Physiologist

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Phone: (309) 681-6295
Fax: (309) 681-6672
Room 1131A

1815 N. University
PEORIA , IL 61604

Dr. William Hay – Research Plant Physiologist

Will received his B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as his Ph.D. in Physiological and Molecular Plant Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined ARS in 2015 as a Post Doc in the Plant Polymer research unit, studying the production of novel amylose-inclusion complexes. In 2018, he joined the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology research unit as a Post Doc, and later as a research scientist, studying wheat climate resilience and resistance to Fusarium head blight. His primary research focus is the impact of elevated CO2 on plant primary metabolism, crop production, disease susceptibility, and grain end-use quality. He is currently developing biofumigant treatments from plant derived sources to control major pests of cereal crops.


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