Cornell University, New York
Marc was born and raised in the grape growing region of Alsace in France. He received his Master’s and PhD degrees from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. He then worked on grape viruses at INRA in Colmar, France before joining the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University. His program emphasizes translational research on virus diseases. Primary research goals are to (i) investigate the nature of virus populations to better understand disease spread, (ii) elucidate the interface between viruses, their vectors, and plant hosts to characterize pathogenicity and spread, and (iii) explore innovative approaches for disease management. Extension efforts of the Fuchs program focus on the identification of emerging virus diseases, and the dissemination of information on the biology and ecology of virus diseases.