The Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) exemplifies the California State University System (CSU) working for California through university-industry partnerships. ARI provides a diversified, multi-campus applied research program that annually matches $4.37 million in State General Funds with at least one-to-one external support for research on high-priority issues facing California agriculture.

The ARI engages the collective expertise of the CSU’s four colleges of agriculture at California State University, Fresno; California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; and CSU, Chico along with CSU, Monterey Bay and Humboldt State collaboratively with faculty and research scientists from other CSU and University of California (UC) campuses, the USDA, and other State, Regional and Federal organizations. ARI’s research and technology transfer activities complement the basic research conducted by the nation’s land grant universities and aim to improve the economic viability and sustainability of California agriculture.

ARI Administration
California Polytechnic State University
Attn: Dr. Mark Shelton, Executive Director
One Grand Avenue
Building 11-211
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0250
Featured Project
Development of Immunochemical Methods for the Detection of Peanut Proteins and Allergens in Foods

To develop a more sensitive ELISA method that could be used for the detection of peanut allergens and proteins in foods. Results will be useful in the selection of peanut cultivars grown for foodstuffs.
Featured Project Director
Dr. James Prince
Associate Dean and Professor of Biology
California State University, Chico - College of Natural Sciences

Expertise: Molecular genetics of Crop Improvement in Higher Plants, Analysis of Genome Structure, Analysis of Chromosome Evolution, Genetic Diversity in Plant Populations, Pathogen Detection, Pathogen Identification

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