James Culver

James Culver
Organizational Unit
James Culver
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
2102 Plant Sciences Building
4291 Fieldhouse Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-2912
Phone (alt): 410 822-1244
Fax: 301 314-9308


  • Multidisciplinary research with efforts directed at understanding virus biology and its role in disease as well as studies aimed at engineering viruses and other biological components for application in nano-based systems and devices.
  • Utilize discoveries in virus biology to develop new approaches for their control and application
  • Developing methodologies to produce assembled arrays of functionalized viruses for use in sensors, energy harvesting and drug delivery.
  • Characterizing specific plant–virus interactions and cell responses that occur within the vascular tissues of infected plants.
  • Identification of signaling pathways involved in disease development
  • Develop crop plants that are incapable of supporting virus spread and/or disease development