Dept. of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 2506 Gardner Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina, NC 27695-7616, USA
Steven Lommel obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of San Francisco in 1978 and his doctoral degree at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983. He was an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University. Dr. Lommel joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in 1988 where he is currently William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology and Genetics. Dr. Lommel conducts research on plant virus pathogenesis, evolution and taxonomy. His research on virion structure and assembly at the molecular and atomic level is leading towards using small RNA plant viruses as nano-cargo vessels for the targeted delivery of therapeutics to cancer cells. He is a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.