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Jeremiah K.S. Dung

Jeremiah Dung

Assistant Professor,
Ph.D. 2012, Washington State University


Office/Lab: Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Madras, OR

Phone: 541-475-7107

Research Areas

Molecular epidemiology, population biology, disease modeling, and integrated disease management

Description of Research

Central Oregon is a major vegetable seed-producing area and supplies approximately 85% of the hybrid carrot seed that is planted in the United States. Other crops grown in the region include Kentucky bluegrass seed, garlic and onion seed, alfalfa seed, flower seed, specialized potato seed, mint for oil and tea, and wheat. Research conducted in the plant pathology lab at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center aims to advance our understanding of diseases impacting high-value specialty crops grown in this region, with the ultimate goal of improved and sustainable plant disease management. Specific research interests include pathogen etiology and detection, population genetics of plant pathogens, spatial and temporal dynamics of plant disease, and identifying environmental factors that contribute to plant disease epidemics.

Research Group Members

Postdoctoral Scholar
Dr. Navneet Kaur (co-advised with Kenneth Frost)

Dr. Andres Reyes Gaige (co-advised with Dr. Jerry Weiland)

Faculty Research Assistant

Dr. Jeness Scott

Undergraduate Student(s)

Travis Klopp

Lab Alumni

Cara Boucher (BES Experiential Learning Intern – Summer 2016)

Julia Wilson (BES Experiential Learning Intern – Summer 2015)

COARC Lab 2016
COARC Lab 2016 - Travis Klopp, Jeremiah Dung, Jeness Scott, and Cara Boucher

Related Links

Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center


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