Luis Mejia

Department of Plant Pathology

1630 Linden Drive

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706 USA

Professor, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 1978-present

Ph.D., 1986, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Areas of Interest: Breeding tomatoes for resistance to begomoviruses and bacterial wilt; tagging resistance genes in tomatoes. He has managed a tomato breeding program in Guatemala since 1998, and recent has become a partner in a new Guatemalan seed company, Gentropic Seeds. He has worked extensively on PCR-based tagging methods for localization of the begomovirus-resistance genes from L. hirsutum.