Dr. Weller is Research Leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit at Washington State University (WSU). His specialty is plant pathology, and the cutting-edge research that his research unit conducts, now with ion mobility mass spectrometry, solves problems affecting the production of small grains, wheat, and barley.
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