USDA-ARS Maize Disease Genetics

We are interested in the genetic and mechanistic bases of disease resistance in maize, including natural variation in quantitative disease resistance and the control of the defense response.

We are part of the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit and are located in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. We are also associated with the Departments of Plant and Microbial Biology, the NCSU Genetics and Genomics initiative and the NCSU Plant Breeding Consortium.

Contact Info:

Peter Balint-Kurti


2572 Thomas Hall

Dept. of Plant Pathology,

NC State University

Raleigh NC 27695-7613 Peter.Balint-Kurti@USDA.GOV