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The long-term goal of my research program is to reduce aflatoxin and sterigmatocystin contamination of food and feed crops. Aflatoxin (AF) and sterigmatocystin (ST) are toxic and carcinogenic secondary metabolites produced by the same biochemical pathway in several Aspergillus spp.

My program focuses on identifying the molecular genetic processes controlling expression of ST/AF biosynthesis and host metabolites which effect fungal growth and ST/AF biosynthesis. Results from these areas of research are directed towards designing rational ST/AF control strategies and should contribute to control of other fungal pathogens.