- Ph.D, Michigan State University, Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, 1996
- B.S., University of Washington, Microbiology, 1984
- Dr. Chee-Sanford's research examines available weed management strategies for key weed species in vegetable and row crops in the midwest area. The goal is to develop fundamental knowledge of weed biology/microbiology, and develop ecology to enhance environmentally safe weed control. Additionally, new directions for biologically based management of these weed species will be proposed, in close collaboration with key customers and stakeholders, universities and extension laboratories. A regional approach to solving these problems collaboratively will be developed.