Trevor Suslow, Ph.D.

Professor of Cooperative Research and Extension, Emeritus

University of California, Davis

Trevor Suslow has fully transitioned from his role as Vice President of Produce Safety at the Produce Marketing Association and Emeritus Extension Research Specialist at the University of California, Davis, (UCD) Department of Plant Sciences. He has formed Trevor Suslow Consulting, LLC, and retains his Emeritus faculty position. His former full-time position at UCD included statewide responsibilities in quality and safety of perishable horticultural commodities. Dr. Suslow’s program spanned preharvest to postharvest research and outreach education on diverse whole fresh and minimally processed horticultural foods from annual row crops to tree and vine commodities.

Dr. Suslow received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences with honors and his Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining UC Davis, he was a Research Scientist and Director of Product Research for DNA Plant Technologies, Inc. for 15 years.

Dr. Suslow was recognized by the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) with the 2018 Elmer Marth Educator Award and in 2019 the IAFP President’s Award for Extension and outreach to the food safety community.