Wilmer Cuellar

I am a Senior Virologist involved in the study of plant diseases with a key focus in developing novel diagnostic techniques for the timely detection of a wide range of pathogens. I am particularly interested in the study of factors that drive the emergence of transboundary diseases affecting clonally propagated crops, to make informed decisions about crop protection strategies that have a positive impact on food security, livelihoods and the environment.
Currently I lead the Crop Protection team of the Cassava Program and I am one of the regional representatives of the International Committee for Plant Virus Epidemiology (ICPVE).