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Ryan Contreras
Associate Professor, Ornamental Plant Breeding
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My teaching and research focuses on woody nursery and landscape plants. I teach spring and fall woody plant identification courses, growth and development of horticultural crops, and plant propagation. Research in my lab is closely aligned with the nursery industry...

Laurent Deluc
Associate Professor, Grape Genomics and Genetic Engineering
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Our group conduct research on functional genomics with a strong emphasis on specialty and cereal crops. We study different aspects of plant biology in the context of a developmental program and in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Our plant models grapevine, a major fruit crop in U.S....

Patrick Hayes
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We use genetics and plant breeding tools to understand and realize the potential of barley, a most amazing crop and model organism. Our applied efforts are directed at developing varieties and germplasm meeting a range of end uses: malting and brewing; food; and feed. Our basic research is...

Jennifer Kling
Professor (Sr Res)
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  • Plant breeding and genetics curriculum development and distance learning
  • Quantitative genetics
  • Experimental design and statistics
  • Breeding specialty crops for niche markets in Oregon (currently oats, flax, corn and meadowfoam)
Shawn Mehlenbacher
Professor, Hazelnut Breeding and Genetics
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The OSU Hazelnut Breeding program develops new cultivars for Oregon's hazelnut industry, with an emphasis on resistance to eastern filbert blight (EFB) and suitability for the kernel market.

Plant Breeding: Develop new cultivars for Oregon's hazelnut industry, with emphasis on...

James Myers
Professor, Vegetable Breeding and Genetics
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We develop improved vegetable varieties with the main focus being to support gardeners, growers and processors in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).  This region of the United States has a unique growing environment, and varieties developed elsewhere may not necessarily be optimally adapted to the...

Hiroyuki Nonogaki
Associate Professor, Seed Biology
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The current research in the Integrative Seed Biology Program at Oregon State University focuses on the fundamental question: how do plant seeds germinate? We try to elucidate the mechanism of seed germination using biochemical and...

Andrew Ross
Professor
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Fundamental and applied research of cereal grain components, and wheat- and barley-based foods (focused on wheat, food barley, noodles, and artisan breads).

Vidyasager Sagar Sathuvalli
Assistant Professor, Potato Breeding
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My research focuses on Potato Breeding and Germplasm Improvement using traditional, molecular, and genomic tools. My program will aim at developing new potato cultivars with increased biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, nutrient efficiency and processing quality.

Shaun Townsend
Associate Professor, Senior Research
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The Aroma Hop Breeding Program is tasked with developing new hop cultivars, adapted for Oregon growing conditions, with a focus on essential oil quality. This program interacts closely with Dr. Tom Shellhammer's program in the Food Science & Technology Department to characterize the...

Kelly Vining
Assistant Professor
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My research integrates the powerful tools of genomics and bioinformatics with plant breeding. I work with a variety of crops important to the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, including mint, hemp, hazelnut, black raspberry, and potato. Common research themes are identification of...

Robert Zemetra
Professor
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Wheat Breeding and Genetics

Associated Faculty

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Nahla Bassil
Courtesy Appointment
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Plant Geneticist

Lauren Gwin
Associate Professor; Associate Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems
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Focus areas: Farm and food system policy, local and regional food supply chains, community food system development.

Dr. Lauren Gwin is an Associate Professor in the Crop & Soil Science Department, Extension Community Food Systems Specialist, and Associate Director of OSU...

John Henning
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Glenn Howe
Associate Professor
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Pankaj Jaiswal
Professor, Comparative Plant Genomics
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Flowering Time, Seed Development, Comparative Plant Genomics, Functional genomics, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Genome Annotation, Biochemical and Regulatory Pathway Databases, Genome Databases, Ontology Development.

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Keith Jayawickrama
Dir-NW Tree Imprmnt Coop
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Christopher Langdon
Professor
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Research Areas: Aquaculture; nutrition of oysters and other bivalves; microencapsulation; polyculture of abalone; genetic selection of oysters.

Chris’s research is broadly interested in aquaculture of oysters and other bivalves, and of sea vegetables such as dulse....

Garry Stephenson
Director, Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems Coordinator, Small Farms Program
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Garry is a Professor, Extension Small Farms Specialist and Director of the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, an alternative farming program at Oregon State University that is striving to change the world through small scale organic/sustainable agriculture and local/regional...

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Kali Brandt
Graduate Student
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Crop Science Building

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Joel Davis
Faculty Research Assistant
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Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 251

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Faculty Research Assistant
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 257

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Laboratory Technician 2
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 423

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Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 107

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Faculty Research Assistant
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 245

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Greenhouse, West

Greenhouse, West 1130A

2801 SW Campus Way

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Shinji Kawai
Faculty Research Assistant
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Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4017

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Mark Larson
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 235

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Rebecca Mc Cluskey
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
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Agricultural & Life Sciences

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Faculty Research Assistant
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Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
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Agricultural & Life Sciences

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Jacob Snelling
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Graduate Student

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Mary Holzberger
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Master of Science, Crop Science
Burcu Celebioglu
Graduate Student
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Melike Cirak
Graduate Student
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Mahmut Diker
Graduate Student
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Michael Gordon 541-737-9283
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PI: Melodie Putnam


PhD. Botany and Plant Pathology
Monzarath Hernandez
Graduate Student
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Serhan Mermer
Graduate Student
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Surbhi Nahata Contact person by email


M.S. Environmental Science
Kristin Neill Contact person by email

Recurrent selection to improve fruit and landscape qualitities of evergreen huckleberry.

Interploidy and intersubgeneric hybridization in Cotoneaster.


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Master of Science, Horticulture
Lillian Padgitt-Cobb Contact person by email

Hayley Park
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Master of Science, Horticulture
Muhammet Sahin
Graduate Student
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Forages


Master of Science, Crop Science
Elif Sahin
Graduate Student
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Forages


Master of Science, Crop Science
Elizabeth Seeno Contact person by email

Forages



PhD. Crop Science
Casey Wilson Contact person by email

Ozgecan Yalcin
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Master of Science, Horticulture