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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


Two 2016 STEM Summer Camps on ‘DNA Biology and Bioinformatics’ for Entering Grades 8-12, were conducted from June 27-July 1 (Basic level camp) and July 11-15 (Advanced level camp) with faculty from the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology including Pankaj Jaiswal, Jeff Anderson, and Jeff Chang...