Dr. Shin-Yi Marzano is a Research Plant Pathologist with the USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) in Toledo, OH. The Marzano Lab at USDA-ARS is interested in researching alternative disease control strategies applicable in both controlled environment agriculture and field crops. Dr. Marzano's lab researches beneficial mycoviruses, viruses infecting fungi, that are useful in managing diseases, whether of plant, animal, or human health importance. Dr. Marzano is interested in studying viromes due to antimicrobial resistance being a substantial cause of death by infectious disease in the United States, and anti-fungicidal resistance is a big concern both in agriculture and medicine.The Marzano lab has also done research on growing strawberry plugs in NFT potting mix free systems. Prior to joining USDA-ARS, Dr. Marzano's research funded by USDA-ARS National Sclerotinia Initiative surveyed fungal viromes and plant viromes de novo.