Elizabeth Mitcham, PhD

Director, Horticulture Innovation Lab
Director, Postharvest Technology Center
Cooperative Extension Specialist and Pomologist
((530) 752-7512

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Mitcham is a postharvest biologist and extension specialist with the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences. Her research program is focused on maintaining the quality of fruit after harvest, mechanisms of calcium deficiency in fruit, and postharvest insect control.


  • 1990 - PhD - University of Maryland - Horticulture
  • 1986 - MS - North Carolina State University - Horticulture
  • 1984 - BS - University of Maryland - Horticulture
  • 1981 - AA - Montgomery College, Maryland

Graduate Group Membership:

Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate Group
Food Science & Technology Graduate Group
International Agriculture Development (IAD) Graduate Group