Chakradhar Mattupalli

Chakradhar Mattupalli

Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology 360-848-6138 General Campus - Mt. Vernon 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Research Specialty and Interests

Dr. Chakradhar Mattupalli has been a faculty member in the Department of Plant Pathology since February 2021. He leads the Berry and Potato Pathology (BPP) program at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. He conducts research and extension activities addressing the biology and management of diseases of highbush blueberry and potato crops.


  • PhD in Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • MS in Horticulture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, India
  • BS in Agriculture, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, India

Awards, Honors, and Memberships


  • 2017, American Phytopathological Society (APS) Southern Division Student/Post-Doc Travel Award
  • 2016, APS Schroth Faces of the Future Symposium Award
  • 2012, APS Foundation John S. Niederhauser Student Travel Award
  • 2012, Albert J. and Adelaide E. Riker Plant Pathology Graduate Award
  • 2010, APS Foundation Don E. Mathre Student Travel Award
  • 2010, William T. Dible – Terra International Inc. Scholarship
  • 2009, APS North Central Division Student Travel Award
  • 2009, 3rd Place, Graduate Student Poster Presentation, APS North Central Division Annual Meeting
  • 2009, 2nd Place, APS Art in Phytopathology Contest
  • 2004, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Birth Centenary Gold Medal
  • 2004, Barrister Seshrao Wankhede Gold Medal
  • 2004, Annasaheb Mahajani Cash Prize
  • 2004, Madhao Gangadhar Bhumralkar Horticulture Cash Prize
  • 2002, Neelamraju Gangaprasad Rao and Kamala Gold Medal


2008-Present, American Phytopathological Society


Peer-reviewed  (in the past five years)

  1. Cucak, M., Harteveld, D.O.C., Wasko DeVetter, L., Peever, T.L., Moral, R.d.A., and Mattupalli, C. 2022. Development of a decision support system for the management of mummy berry disease in Northwestern Washington. Plants 11:2043.
  2. Shrestha, S., Mattupalli, C., and Miles, C. 2022. Effect of grafting compatibility on fruit yield and quality of cantaloupe in a Mediterranean-type climate. Horticulturae 8:888.
  3. Mattupalli, C., Shiller, J. B., Proano, F., Watkins, T., Hansen, K., Garzon, C. A., Marek, S. M., and Young, C. A. 2022. Genetic diversity of Phymatotrichopsis omnivora based on mating type and microsatellite markers reveal heterothallic mating system. Plant Disease
  4. Mattupalli, C., Shiller, J. B., Kankanala, P., Krom, N., Marek, S. M., Mysore, K. S., and Young, C. A. 2021. The first genomic resources for Phymatotrichopsis omnivora, a soil-borne pezizomycete pathogen with a broad host range.  Phytopathology 111:1897-1900.
  5. Trivedi, P., Mattupalli, C., Eversole, K., and Leach, J. E. 2021. Enabling sustainable agriculture through microbiome understanding and enhancement. New Phytologist 230:2129–2147. doi:10.1111/nph.17319.
  6. Mattupalli, C., Seethepalli, A., York, Y. M., and Young, C. A. 2019. Digital imaging to evaluate root system architectural changes associated with soil biotic factors. Phytobiomes Journal 3:102-111.
  7. Mattupalli, C., Moffet, C. A., Shah, K. N., and Young, C. A. 2018. Supervised classification of RGB aerial imagery to evaluate the impact of a root rot disease. Remote Sensing.10:917.
  8. Young, C. A., Bock, C.H., Charlton, N.D., Mattupalli, C., Krom, N., Bowen, J. K.,Templeton, M., Plummer, K. M., and Wood, B. W. 2018. Evidence for sexual reproduction: identification, frequency, and spatial distribution of Venturia effusa (pecan scab) mating type idiomorphs. Phytopathology 108:837-846.

Trade Publications

  1. Mattupalli, C. Charkowski, A. O., Ingram, J. T., and Filiatrault, M. J. 2022. Rethinking seed potato certification: Moving toward a grower-focused system. Spudman 60(1):25-28.
  2. Mattupalli, C., Charkowski, A. O., Ingram, J. T., Filiatrault, M., Sklarczyk, D., Ebe, G. D. 2022. COVID-19 tech provides lessons for seed potato certification improvements. Spudman 60(3):14-19.