About Bryce

Bryce Falk is a retired Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis. Professor Falk received his B.S. degree in Biology from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduating, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside, followed by assistant professor at the University of Florida Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade. He moved to the University of California, Davis, as an assistant professor in 1985, advancing to associate professor in 1987 and professor in 1991. Professor Falk has devoted his decades-long career to investigating plant and insect viruses and the diseases they cause, and developing methods of controlling them. He has over 200 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and his research has included the discovery of new viruses and the characterization of numerous virus genomes. At the University of California, Davis, professor Falk supervises and teaches many undergraduate students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers, in addition to his research activities. Professor Falk has also served on the board of the journals Phytopathology, Plant Disease, Molecular Plant Pathology, and Virology, and has been awarded multiple fellowships and awards for his contributions to science. 



Undergraduate Courses                                                    Graduate Courses

PLP120 General Plant Pathology                                                  PLP230 Plant Virology

MIC162 General Virology