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Welcome to Botany and Plant Pathology



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


Luisa Santamaria is Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology located at North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Her research focuses on ornamental nursery crops and she targets Spanish speakers in the industry. She recently featured on the OSU Extension Service "Ask an Expert" web page.....