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Melodie Putnam

Senior Instructor II
putnamm [at]

Office: 541-737-5542

Cordley Hall

Cordley Hall 4116/4120

2701 SW Campus Way

2701 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

I am interested in why plants fail, which fits nicely with my position in the OSU Plant Clinic where we diagnose diseases/disorders of plants and identify arthropods.

We are in the early stages of integrating whole genome sequencing in our lab, with the goal of providing to our clients the power of this method for unlocking the secrets of pathogens. This knowledge can be used to make better management recommendations.

Research Group Members

Faculty Research Assistants

Undergraduate Assistants

  • Dominic Giuliano
  • Amanda Appel
  • Ellis Moore
  • Savannah Monfette
  • Jace McPherson

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Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
OSU Main Campus
Professional Accomplishments

M.S., Wisconsin-Madison, 1984.

My Awards
Honors and Awards: 

Fellow, American Phytopathological Society, 2021

American Phytopathological Society, Pacific Division, Distinguished Service Award, 2011

OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award, 2009

National Plant Diagnostic Network Distinguished Service Award, 2009

American Phytopathological Society Excellence in Extension Award, 2005

College of Agricultural Sciences Award for Excellence in Extension Education, 2000

My Publications
My Media

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

Outreach and Extension