Charles P. Woloshuk

Charles P. Woloshuk


Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
Purdue University


Charles P. Woloshuk is a professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University.  Since his arrival at Purdue in 1993, he has mentored 7 post-doctoral associates and 11 graduate students (5 PhD and 6 MS). Dr. Woloshuk’s research interests include corn/mycotoxin pathology, especially in the areas of genetics, biochemistry, and physiology of mycotoxin biosynthesis.  His long-range research goal is to contribute to the development of novel approaches for eliminating the risk of mycotoxin contamination of food sources.  He investigates the biosynthesis of mycotoxins (aflatoxin and fumonisin) and uses mycotoxin-producing fungi as model systems to advance the current understanding of secondary metabolism in fungi.  Dr. Woloshuk also is involved in research and extension activities that inform and educate grain producers, handlers, and processors about best management practices for grain storage. Dr. Woloshuk received his PhD from Washington State University, MS from the University of Maryland, and BS from Valdosta State College.

Contact Information: 

Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University
915 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2054
Phone: (765) 494-3450
FAX: (765) 494-0363