Timothy Miles, Ph.D

Timothy Miles

milesti2@msu.edu

Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Assistant Professor / Extension Specialist

Telephone: 517-355-3964

Small Fruit and Hop Pathology Laboratory
578 Wilson Road, 105 CIPS
East Lansing, MI 48824

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Education:

B.S., Western Michigan University, Biology
Ph.D., Michigan State University, Plant Pathology

General areas of expertise:

Focused on diseases of hops, blueberries, grapes and other berry crops. Topics of study currently include: mycology, genomics, population genetics, pathogen detection, molecular diagnostics and host resistance.

Recent publications (2017-present):

Purayannur, S., Miles, T.D., Gent, D.H., Pigg, S., Quesada-Ocampo, L.M. 2020. Hop downy mildew caused by Pseudoperonospora humuli: a diagnostic guide. Plant Health Progress 21:173–179.

McCoy, A.G., Miles, T.D., Bilodeau, G.J., Woods, P., Blomquist, C., Martin, F.N., Chilvers, M.I. 2020. Validation of a preformulated, field deployable, recombinase polymerase amplification assay for Phytophthora species. Plants 9:466.

Belise, R. J., McKee, B, Hao, W., Miles, T.D., Adaskaveg, J., Manosalva, P. 2019. Phenotypic characterization of genetically distinct Phytophthora cinnamomi isolates from avocado. Phytopathology 109:384-394.

Crandall, S.G., Rahman, A., Quesada-Ocampo, L., Martin, F. Miles, T.D. 2018. Advances in diagnostics of downy mildews: lessons learned from other oomycetes and future challenges. Plant Dis. Feature Article 102:265-275.

Miles, T.D., Glass, B.W., Sysak, R.W., Schilder, A.M.C. 2018. Post-plant strategies for management of black root rot-related decline of perennial strawberry fields. Crop Protection 104:78-85.

Rahman, A., Miles, T.D., Martin F.N., Quesada-Ocampo, L. 2017. Novel approaches for development of biosurvellance tools for the cucurbit downy mildew pathogen Pseudoperonospora cubensis. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 3: 282-296

Rojas, A., Miles, T.D., Coffey, M., Martin, F., Chilvers, M. 2017. Development and application of qPCR and RPA genus and species-specific detection of Phytophthora sojae and Phytophthora sansomeana root rot pathogens of soybean. Plant Disease 101:1171-1181.

Miles, T., Robideau, G., Martin, F., Bilodeau, G. and Coffey, M. 2017. Systematic development of Phytophthora species-specific mitochondrial diagnostic markers for economically important members of the genus. Plant Disease 101:1162-1170.

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