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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


Nik Grunwald, a courtesy professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and Research Plant Pathologist at the ARS-USDA Horticultural Crops Research Unit in Corvallis, will become a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society at this summer's annual meeting......