Daren Mueller

Associate Professor
Extension Plant Pathologist
Daren Mueller

Dr. Daren Mueller is an associate professor and extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University. He is also the coordinator of the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Dr. Mueller earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, and his master's degree and doctorate in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1999 and 2001. His main research interests involve understanding the biology and management of soybean diseases. The Iowa State IPM program, among other things, develops several publications about field crops pests, leads the ISU Field Extension Farm, and is involved in several STEM education projects. 

Area of Expertise: 
Soybean diseases
Plant pathology
Crop protection
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
M.S., Plant Pathology, University of Illinois-Urbana, 1999
Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of Illinois-Urbana, 2001