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Welcome to Botany and Plant Pathology

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We focus on fundamental aspects of plant biology; plant health, plant function, plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions, genomics, evolution, and ecology.

We are the primary research and extension unit within OSU addressing diseases of economically important plants in Oregon, and plant diseases of worldwide significance.

Cultivating excellence in plant biology through teaching, research, and outreach


Brian Atkinson is a doctoral student with Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. He recently won Best Student Talk at the Botanical Society of America 2016 meeting......