Bruce W. Horn

Research Microbiologist, National Peanut Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Dawson, GA
Bruce W. Horn

I have been a Research Microbiologist at the National Peanut Research Laboratory (ARS, USDA) in Dawson, Georgia, since 1991.  My primary research interests include the ecology, population biology, taxonomy and biological control of Aspergillus species that produce aflatoxins in agricultural commodities, especially peanuts.  I obtained my B.S. at the University of Washington and M.A. and Ph.D. under Dr. Robert Lichtwardt at the University of Kansas, where I studied the physiological interactions between commensalistic trichomycetes and their arthropod hosts.  Between the two graduate degrees I worked under Dr. Donald Wicklow on mycotoxigenic fungi in corn at the ARS Culture Collection in Peoria, Illinois.