• Distinguished Professor of Biology
  • Director, Lake Erie Regional Grape Research and Extension Center

Areas of Expertise

  • Effects of climate change on dormancy and shoot growth in grapes
  • Molecular and bioinformatic tools to investigate the biology of perennial plants with a specific focus on dormancy
  • Post-harvest sprouting control in potato
  • Associate Professor of Viticulture

Areas of Expertise

  • Wine grape production
  • Grapevine physiology
  • Sustainable viticulture
  • cold temperature stress
  • Professor and Associate Head of Food Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Food chemistry
  • Enology
  • Wine oxidation
  • Hop chemistry
  • Antioxidants
  • Lipid oxidation
  • Research Technologist

Areas of Expertise

  • Grape diseases and fungal pathogen biology
  • Fungicide efficacy testing for conventional and organic grape production systems
  • Cultural/non-chemical control of late season bunch rots of grapes
  • Epidemiology of grapevine leafroll associated viruses
  • Varietal susceptibility to grape diseases
  • Integrated grape disease management
  • Development of effective conventional and organic fungicide programs
  • Rasmussen Career Development Professor in Food Science
  • Assistant Professor of Food Science
  • Program Chair, Graduate Certificate Sensory & Consumer Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Sensory Science
  • Flavor Chemistry & Flavor Biochemistry
  • Sensometrics
  • Sensory-assisted Breeding
  • Trace Analysis
  • Food Packaging
  • Professor of Horticultural Marketing and Business Management
  • Affiliate Appointment: Agribusiness Management, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

Areas of Expertise

  • Alcoholic beverage trends
  • Wine consumer attitudes and behaviors
  • Produce and ethnic food marketing
  • Retail layout and design
  • Promotional strategies
  • Enology Extension Educator

Areas of Expertise

  • Enology
  • Microbiology
  • Wine Analysis
  • Wine Production
  • Winery Sanitation

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