Charles W. Schaller

Over his 39-year career at UC Davis, Schaller won international renown for his work on California barley.  His professional interests in plant breeding methods, the genetics of disease resistance, and host-pathogen interactions led him to identify numerous genes controlling resistance to the major barley diseases.  The 10 barley and 3 wheat cultivars he developed and released were high-yielding, early to mature, and disease resistant.