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Mallikarjunan, P. Kumar

P. Kumar Mallikarjunan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Phone: +1 (540) 231-7937
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Biological Systems Engineering Department
Seitz Hall
Room 308
155 Ag Quad Lane
Blacksburg, VA USA 24061


P. Kumar Mallikarjunan is a Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA.

Kumar has been involved with the USAID funded peanut projects for almost 20 years – formerly with the Peanut CRSP and now with the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab. He is currently the Lead Scientist on the 'Mycotoxin Detection Options' project, a comparative study on analytical methods for detection of aflatoxin. In addition, he is a collaborator on both the 'Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions' and 'Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions' projects.

Current Research Projects

Ghana Peanut Value Chain Interventions

Mycotoxin Detection Options

Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Interventions

Research Locations

Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia

More about Mallikarjunan

PMIL Lead Scientist Professor Kumar Mallikarjunan receives the Kishida International Award

Q&A with P. Kumar Mallikarjunan

Previous Research

Improving the Health and Livelihood of People of East Africa by addressing Aflatoxin and Gender-related constraints in Peanut Production, Processing and Marketing