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Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Professor
changj [at] science.oregonstate.edu

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

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At OSU
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"

Professional Accomplishments
Education: 

Ph.D., 1999, University of California, Davis

My Awards
Honors and Awards: 
  • F.E. Price/Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Excellent in Research, 2021
  • Recognized as “Top Prof” by OSU’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board (a student-nominated award that recognizes faculty at OSU who have made significant impact on the lives of a Chapter member), 2019
  • Recipient for OSU Phi Beta Kappa Best Mentor/Advisor award (given to mentor/advisor devoted to assisting students in finding an educational path most suited to their unique talents and interests), 2018
  • Recognized as “Top Prof” by OSU’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board (a student-nominated award that recognizes faculty at OSU who have made significant impact on the lives of a Chapter member), 2018
  • Phi Kappa Phi “Emerging scholar”, 2012
  • Recognized as “Top Prof” by OSU’s Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board (a student-nominated award that recognizes faculty at OSU who have made significant impact on the lives of a Chapter member), 2011
  • Recipient for OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, 2010
  • Recipient for College of Science Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding & Inspirational Teaching (a student-nominated award for Graduate teaching), 2009
  • Finalist for College of Science Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding & Inspirational Teaching (a student-nominated award for Graduate teaching), 2008
My Publications
My Media

Jeremiah Dung, together with co-Project Director Jeff Chang, have been awarded a $2.9 million Specialty Crops Research Initiative grant from the USDA-NIFA.


Alexandra Weisberg (Jeff Chang lab) is lead author on a new paper published in Science. Read the OSU News story "...


A new paper "Phytopathogenic Rhodococcus Have Diverse Plasmids With Few Conserved Virulence Functions" from the Jeff Chang lab was published this week in Frontiers in Microbiology.