Article from 'Delaware State News'
September 29, 2020

"Other co-principal investigators are Dr. Kim Lewers, Research Geneticist at USDA; Dr. Toktam Taghavi, Assistant Professor specializing in post-harvest physiology at Virginia State University; Dr. Jayesh Samtani, Assistant Professor and Small Fruit Extension Specialist at Virginia Tech..
The research team will work to identify elite strawberry lines species for gray mold tolerance, identify molecular markers, utilize natural volatile compounds for enhancing the shelf life of fruits, and communicate their findings to local strawberry growers."

https://delawarestatenews.net/schools/usda-awards-grant-for-strawberry-research/