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Ryan Contreras
Professor
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Landscape Plant Breeding
Laurent Deluc
Associate Professor
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Genomics and genetic engineering in crops
Patrick Hayes
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Dr. Patrick Hayes is a Professor Emeritus of Barley Breeding and Genetics at Oregon State University. Since 1986 his research team has focused on barley - in its many forms and uses. Research thrusts have included: development of winter and facultative habit malting barley varieties; the many...

Jennifer Kling
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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
Oregon Hazelnut Ind. Professor
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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.
James Myers
Professor-Endowed
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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...

Andrew Ross
Professor
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Fundamental and applied research of cereal grain components, wheat-based foods (focused on food barley, noodles, and artisan breads), and bio-products from cereal grain fractions. Located in the OSU Cereal Breeding & Cereal Genetics Program.
Vidyasager Sagar Sathuvalli 541-567-6337 Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Shaun Townsend
Associate Professor (Sr Res)
541-737-5099
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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
Associate Professor
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Robert Zemetra
Professor
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Wheat Breeding and Genetics

Associated Faculty

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Nahla Bassil
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Plant Geneticist

Lauren Gwin
Associate Professor
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Community Food Systems
John Henning
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USDA-ARS

Glenn Howe
Associate Professor
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Pankaj Jaiswal Pankaj Jaiswal
Professor
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Chia, Rice, Flowering Time, Seed Development, Comparative Plant Genomics, Functional genomics, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Genome Annotation, Biochemical and Regulatory Pathway Databases, Genome Databases, Ontology Development.
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
Dir-Ctr Sm Farms/Comm Food Sys (retired)
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Small Farms Specialist

Support Staff

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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 445

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Joel Davis
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Tanya Filichkin
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 251

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Scott Fisk
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 257

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Hilary Gunn
Laboratory Technician 2
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 423

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Adam Heesacker
Senior Faculty Research AsstII
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 107

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Laura Helgerson
Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 245

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Tyler Hoskins Contact person by email

Greenhouse, West

Greenhouse, West 1130A

2801 SW Campus Way

2801 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Shinji Kawai
Faculty Research Assistant
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Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4017

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Mark Larson
Senior Faculty Research AsstII
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Crop Science Building

Crop Science Building 235

3050 SW Campus Way

3050 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Rebecca Mc Cluskey
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Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4017

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Nathalia Moretti
Faculty Research Assistant
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Daniela Resende...
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David Smith
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Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4017

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Jacob Snelling
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
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Graduate Students

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Mary Holzberger
Graduate Research Assistant
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Hops


Master of Science, Crop Science
Major Professor: David Gent
Burcu Celebioglu Contact person by email

Major Advisor, Jim Myers


Master of Science, Horticulture
Major Professor: James Myers
Melike Cirak
Graduate Student
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Major Professor: James Myers
Mahmut Diker Contact person by email Ph.D., Horticulture
Major Professor: Laurent Deluc
Michael Gordon
Graduate Students
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Host-induced gene silencing


PhD. Molecular and Cellular Biology
Major Professor: Steven Strauss , Major Professor: Jared LeBoldus
Monzarath Hernandez
Graduate Student
Contact person by email Master of Science, Horticulture
Major Professor: James Myers
Surbhi Nahata Contact person by email


M.S. Environmental Science
Major Professor: Steven Strauss
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
Major Professor: Ryan Contreras
Lillian Padgitt-Cobb Contact person by email


Major Professor: John Henning
scientist smiling Hayley Park Contact person by email


Master of Science, Botany and Plant Pathology
Major Professor: Posy Busby , Major Professor: Christopher Mundt
Elif Sahin
Graduate Student
541-737-5839
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Forages


Master of Science, Crop Science
Major Professor: David Hannaway
Muhammet Sahin
Graduate Student
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Forages


Master of Science, Crop Science
Major Professor: David Hannaway
Elizabeth Seeno Contact person by email


Major Professor: Serkan Ates
Casey Kellog Wilson Contact person by email


Master of Science, Horticulture
Major Professor: James Myers
Ozgecan Yalcin Contact person by email

Ozge’s two major projects focus on identifying genome regions that are responsible for traits of economic importance in tetraploid highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, via Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) analysis, and using simple-sequence repeats (SSRs) markers to resolve...
Master of Science, Horticulture
Major Professor: Nahla Bassil

Undergraduate Students