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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


Navneet Kaur is a post-doctoral scholar in the labs of Jeremiah Dung (COARC) and Ken Frost (HAREC), both faculty in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Kaur has been awarded a Western IPM Center Project Initiation Grant looking at potential biocontrol options for ergot....