Dario Cantù

uc davis coffee center associate professor dario cantu

Position Title
Associate Professor and Louis P. Martini Endowed Chair

  • Viticulture and Enology
2146 RMI North

Dr. Cantu’s research group uses systems biology, comparative genomics and quantitative genetics to understand how plants interact with their environment and with pathogenic and beneficial microorganisms. Current objectives include the development of immunization protocols for protecting plants from bacterial diseases, early detection tools for fungal diseases, new plant genotypes with durable genetic resistance to fugal diseases and methods to mitigate the negative impact of disease or sub-optimal environmental conditions on crop yield and quality.