Welcome to the Chilvers lab


We study diseases of field crops, including the biology and genetics of fungal and oomycete organisms and their host-pathogen interactions. We utilize approaches including classic culturing techniques, field studies, controlled environments, high-throughput phenotyping, and omics approaches to improve disease management by understanding the organisms, factors and host-pathogen interactions that drive disease.

Check out our YouTube channel MSU Field Crops Pathology

Wondering what plant pathology is or if it might be the right career choice for you? See this you-tube video. Our national society websites contain additional information on Plant Pathology: APS and APPS



Chilvers Lab, Spring 2021