Dipl.oec.troph Claudia Probst Ph.D.

Food Safety, Plant Pathology & Plant Protection


The University of Arizona, Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Aug 2005 - May 2011
The University of Bonn, Germany, Nutrional Sciences, Dipl. Oec. troph.
Oct 1998 - Dec 2004

Professional career & activities

Tanager, Washington D.C., Research & Methodology Consultant, Development of research projects to increase food safety and competitiveness of small farmers in India
May 2017 - Dec 2020
Washington State University, Assistant Research Professor, Principal Investigator in the field of plant protection and plant pathology
Sep 2015 - Nov 2017
Washington State University, Post-Doctoral Associate, Plant Pathologist
Sep 2012 - Aug 2015
Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA), Independent Research & Methodology Consultant, Project development and coordination for the development of innovative storage and drying processes for maize grain in Kenya
May 2012 - Dec 2017
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Research & Methodology Consultant, Scientific project development and coordination for non-governmental organizations
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
The University of Arizona, Lab technician, Collaboration on research projects in the field of food safety
Feb 2005 - Aug 2005
The University of Arizona, Research Associate, Ph.D.
Aug 2005 - May 2011

Research interests

  • Plant Pathology & Plant Protection
  • Food Safety
N. Ollinger, V. Lasinger, C. Probst, J. Pitsch, M. Sulyok, R. Krska, J. Weghuber - DNA barcoding for the identification of mold species in bakery plants and products - FOOD CHEMISTRY, 2020 more
P. Swarmy, G. Grove, C. Probst - Incidence of Podosphaera clandestina on sweet cherries (Prunus avium) and the influence of postharvest handling practices on the survival of conidia on harvested fruit - POSTHARVEST BIOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY, 2019 more
D. Gent, W. Mahaffee, W. Turechek, C. Ocamb, M. Twomey, J. Woods, C. Probst - Risk Factors for Bud Perennation of Podosphaera macularis on Hop - PHYTOPATHOLOGY, Vol. 109, No. 1, 2019, pp. 74-83 more
S. Walker, R. Jaime, V. Kagot, C. Probst - Comparative effects of hermetic and traditional storage devices on maize grain: Mycotoxin development, insect infestation and grain quality - Journal of Stored Products Research, Vol. 77, No. 3, 2018, pp. 34-44 more
M. Moradi, F. Nejad, G. Shahidi Bonjar, S. Fani, B. Mimand, C. Probst, M. Madani - Efficacy of Bacillus subtilis native strains for biocontrol of Phytophthora crown and root rot of pistachio in Iran - Tropical Plant Pathology, 2018, pp. 1-8 more
S. Wolfenbarger, S. Massie, C. Ocamb, E. Eck, G. Grove, M. Nelson, C. Probst, M. Twomey, D. Gent - Distribution and Characterization of Podosphaera macularis Virulent on Hop Cultivars Possessing R6-Based Resistance to Powdery Mildew - PLANT DISEASE, Vol. 100, No. 6, 2016, pp. 1212-1221 more
D. Gent, C. Probst, M. Nelson, G. Grove, S. Massie, M. Twomey - Interaction of Basal Foliage Removal and Late-Season Fungicide Applications in Management of Hop Powdery Mildew - PLANT DISEASE, Vol. 100, No. 8, 2016, pp. 1153-1160 more
C. Probst, D. Gent, S. Wolfenbarger, M. Nelson, G. Grove, M. Twomey - Hop powdery mildew control through alteration of spring pruning practices - Plant Disease, Vol. 100, No. 8, 2016, pp. 1599-1605 more
S. Wolfenbarger, E. Eck, C. Ocamb, C. Probst, M. Nelson, G. Grove, D. Gent - Powdery mildew outbreaks caused by Podosphaera macularis on hop cultivars possessing the resistance gene R6 in the Pacific Northwestern United States - PLANT DISEASE, Vol. 98, No. 6, 2014 more
C. Probst, R. Bandyopadhyay, P. Cotty - Diversity of aflatoxin-producing fungi and their impact on food safety in sub-Saharan Africa - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, Vol. 174, No. 1, 2014, pp. 113-122 more
S. Fani, M. Moradi, H. Zamanizadeh, M. Mirabolfathy, C. Probst - Distribution of nontoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus throughout pistachio growing areas in Iran - APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY AND PHYTOPATHOLOGY, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2014, pp. 179-189 more
S. Fani, M. Moradi, C. Probst, H. Zamanizadeh, M. Mirabolfathy, M. Haidukowski, A. Logrieco - A critical evaluation of cultural methods for the identification of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates for aflatoxin mitigation in pistachio orchards of Iran - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, Vol. 140,… more
M. Houshyarfard, H. Rouhani, M. Falahati Rastegar, S. Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, E. Mehdikhani-Moghaddam, C. Probst - Characterization of Aspergillus section Flavi from pistachio soils in Iran - Journal of Plant Protection Research , Vol. 54, No. 4, 2014, pp. 354-362 more
T. Ogunbayo, K. Callicot, C. Probst, P. Cotty - An atoxigenic vegetative compatibility group of Aspergillus flavus widely adapted to maize production in Africa and North America - PHYTOPATHOLOGY, Vol. 103, No. 6, 2013, pp. 105-106 more
C. Probst, K. Callicot, P. Cotty - Deadly strains of Kenyan Aspergillus are distinct from other aflatoxin producers - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PATHOLOGY, Vol. 132, No. 3, 2012, pp. 419-429 more
H. Mehl, R. Jaime, K. Callicot, C. Probst, N. Garber, A. Ortega-Beltran, L. Grubisa, P. Cotty - Aspergillus flavus diversity on crops and in the environment can be exploited to reduce aflatoxin exposure and improve health - ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Vol. 1273, No. 1, 2012, pp. 7-17 more
C. Probst, R. Bandyopadhyay, L. Price, P. Cotty - Identification of atoxigenic Aspergillus flavus isolates to reduce aflatoxin contamination of maize in Kenya - PLANT DISEASE, Vol. 95, No. 2, 2011, pp. 212-218 more
C. Probst, F. Schulthess, P. Cotty - Impact of Aspergillus section Flavi community structure on the development of lethal levels of aflatoxins in Kenyan maize (Zea mays) - JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, Vol. 108, No. 2, 2010, pp. 600-610 more
C. Probst, H. Njapau, P. Cotty - Outbreak of an Acute Aflatoxicosis in Kenya in 2004: Identification of the Causal Agent - APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, Vol. 73, No. 8, 2007, pp. 2762-2764 more