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The goals of the Planteome Project, lead by Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology with national and international co-investigators, are to provide researchers and agricultural breeding programs a common semantic framework and a focused set of comparative analysis tools to leverage the scientific value of the ever-expanding array of sequenced plant genomes and phenotype data.



Madison Olson, Master's student in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology with Peter McEvoy, was recently awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Student Fellowship that will fund her research for three years....



Sean Colebrook, an OSU Senior working the lab of Dr. John Fowler, Associate Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, won a 2015 MaGNET (Maize Genetics Network Enhancement via Travel) award to attend the 57th Annual Maize Genetics Conference in St. Charles, Illinois........



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.....



Undergraduate student Mackenzie Smith (Department of Integrative Biology) recently published the evolutionary significance of a new fossil species of osmundaceous ferns along with his faculty mentors Drs. Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey, both of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. MacKenzie is first author on the scientific paper, which appeared in the International Journal of Plant Sciences..............



Tom Kaye, Courtesy Associate Professor with the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology published two articles in a recent special issue of Natural Areas Journal...............



Along with Drs. Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey, Brian Atkinson (Graduate student in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology) recently published (as first author) a study in the American Journal of Botany where a new anatomically preserved conifer species called Hughmillerites vancouverensis from the Early Cretaceous of western Canada (~136 Million years ago)is characterized...................



Dr. Kenneth Frost joined the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology as tenure-track Assistant Professor on February 1. He will be based at Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center......



KBVR-FM's radio show Inspiration Dissemination created and hosted by Zhian Kamvar and Joey Hulbert, current and former graduate students in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, is up for a second consecutive nomination for most innovative program...........



Nik Grunwald, Courtesy Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, and PhD student Zhian Kamvar have been making strides in the population geneticist's analytical tool R and their package called poppr....................



RECENTLY FEATURED ON Phys.org - [News and Articles on Science and Technology], MIKE BEHRENFELD, PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY AND PLANT PATHOLOGY, DISCUSSES WHY PLANKTON BLOOM...



Aymeric Goyer is Assistant Professor (Senior Research) in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, based at Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center. His research focus is on plant nutrients essential for human health.......



Some recent publications from faculty in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology range from evolutionary origins of the strawberry, the role of myosins in viruses and fungal pathogens, activities of the exocyst in primary root growth, to a grape metabolic database......



Valerian Dolja, Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, has been elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for distinguished contributions to the fields of plant virology and plant cell biology, particularly for new concepts of virus evolution and transport of viruses and membranes in plants.



Sergei Filichkin is one of a number of collaborators, including Jason S. Cumbie, J., Palitha Dharmawadhana, Pankaj Jaiswal, Jeff Chang, and Molly Megraw from the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at OSU, Saiprasad Palusa and A.S.N. Reddy (Colorado State University)and Todd Mockler(Danforth Plant Science Center) have discovered new links between alternative splicing of circadian clock genes and regulation of plant responses to environmental stress......