Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

David F Garvin

Research Geneticist (Plants)

David Garvin


B.A., California State University-Fullerton, Biology

M.S., University of California-Riverside, Plant Sciences

Ph.D., CornellUniversity, Plant Breeding



Research Interests

  • Disease resistance and susceptibility in wheat.
  • Brachypodium distachyon for grass crop research.
  • Improving nutritional value of crops.


Current or Planned Experiments

  • Characterize natural and induced rust resistance and susceptibility.
  • Use Brachypodium distachyon to explore the molecular basis of rust resistance in grass crops.
  • Explore genetics of Fusarium head blight resistance and susceptibility in wheat. 


Laboratory Personnel

  • Zachary Blankenheim (Biological Science Technician)
  • Juan Gutierrez-Gonzalez (Research Geneticist, Plants)


Last Modified: 8/12/2016
Footer Content Back to Top of Page