Caity Smyth

smythj [at]

Office: 541-737-4397

Research Way Laboratory Building

Research Way Laboratory Building 2192

Research Way Laboratory Building 4575 SW Research Way

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



Hi! My name is Johanna Smyth, though I go by Caity. I grew up in several different countries but I have now lived in Oregon longer than anywhere else. I completed my B.S. in Biology at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. As an undergrad, I researched the maintenance of shoot apical meristems in Arabidopsis and fell in love with plant biology. I worked for a few years as a lab technician and manager before coming to Oregon State to pursue my Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology. Here I focused on the changes that occur to the transcriptome and proteome of corn pollen as it transitions from a quiescent mature state to one that is actively germinating a pollen tube. I enjoyed the university, department, and Oregon so much that I decided to stay and become a part of the OSU team!

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Affiliated with: 
Botany and Plant Pathology
Courses Taught: 

BOT 313: Plant Structure

BOT 332: Laboratory Techniques in Plant Biology

BOT 204 - 206: Introductory Biology