About Us

Bryce Falk, Ph.D.

PI Plant pathogen detection

Bryce Falk received his BS degree from Cal Poly in California in 1974, and PhD in Plant Pathology from UC Berkeley in 1978. He did postdoctoral work at UC Riverside and became Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida, Everglades Research and Education Center in 1980. He came to UC Davis in 1985 and was advanced to Distinguished Professor in 2013. He teaches classes in Plant Pathology, Plant Virology and General Virology. His research deals with plant viruses, insect vectors of plant pathogens and biotechnological applications for plant disease control. He has over 180 publications. He has had over 25 graduate students and 25 postdocs from all over the world, and has collaborations worldwide. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advacement of Science (AAAS) and American Phytopathological Society (APS), and Adjunct Professor Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, China.