Jeff Chang

Jeffrey Chang

changj [at]

Office: 541-737-5278

Research Way Laboratory Building

Research Way Laboratory Building 2053

Research Way Laboratory Building 4575 SW Research Way

Research Way Laboratory Building
4575 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333

Microbial genomics; Plant-microbe interactions; Microbe-microbe interactions

  • We study the mechanistic, ecological, and evolutionary bases for plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions. Our research program involves diverse taxa of bacterial pathogens and mutualists. Regarding approaches, our research program integrates traditional approaches in genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry with biological computing. 

Research Group Member

Post-doctoral Researchers

Undergraduate/Post-Bacc Researchers

  • Charles Paulsen
  • Elizabeth Riutta
  • Samantha Dawson
  • Emma Pearce
  • Riely White
  • Angel Knight
  • Hung Phan

Research Alumni

Post-doctoral Researchers

  • Dr. William Thomas
  • Dr. Qing Yan
  • Dr. Elizabeth Savory
  • Dr. Jeff Kimbrel

Graduate students

  • Edward Davis (PhD; 2017)
  • Skylar Fuller (MS; 2017)
  • Allison Creason (PhD; 2015)
  • Jason Cumbie (PhD; 2013)
  • William Thomas (PhD; 2012)
  • Jeff Kimbrel (PhD; 2012)

More than 30 outstanding undergraduate and high school students

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
Courses Taught: 

BI 222  Principles of Biology: Organisms

BDS 474/574 Introduction to Genome Biology (Starting Fall of 2022)

BDS 406 Special Projects for Senior Students

Director and Lead Advisor of the Biological Data Sciences Undergraduate program

Director of the summer internship program, "Undergraduate Learning Experiences in working with Big Data in Agriculture"

My Publications