Barry M. Pryor, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the School of Plant Sciences. Dr. Pryor is internationally renowned for his work studying fungi in the genus Alternaria, and this research includes study in Alternaria ecology, biology, systematics, mycotoxicology, and the role of Alternaria in childhood-onset asthma. Additional research programs include disease management in agricultural and horticultural crops, characterization of fungal communities in native ecosystems, and cultivation of edible mushrooms and their co-utility in landscape and consumer waster recycling.Dr. Pryor has published over 50 original research and review papers, many in collaboration with investigators from around the world. He has served as Senior Editor for Phytopathology and Plant Disease, which are both premier journals for plant pathology research. He is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings, and is an active member in several plant pathology and mycological societies.