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Niklaus Grunwald

Courtesy Appointment
grunwaln [at]

Office: 541-738-4049

Horticulture Crops Research Lab

3420 NW Orchard Avenue

3420 NW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97331

Our group conducts research on the epidemiology, ecology, evolution, population biology and genetics of Phytophthora species with a current emphasis on the sudden oak death pathogen P. ramorum. For more information, please visit our lab site.

Research Group Members

Faculty Research Assistants/Associates

  • Caroline Press
  • Valerie Fieland
  • Karan Fairchild
  • Kenny Rolfe

Post-doctoral Scientists

  • Andrew Tupper
  • Zach Foster
  • Fernanda Iruegas-Bocardo
  • Ricardo Alcalá-Briseño
  • Martha Sudermann

Gradaute Students

  • Nick Carleson

Profile Field Tabs

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

Ph.D., 1997, Ecology, UC Davis, Davis, CA

  • Vice President, American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2021-22.
  • Founding editor-in-chief, CABI Agriculture and Biosciences, 2019-present.
  • Editor-in-chief, PhytoFrontiers, 2020-2021.
  • Chair, American Phytopathological Society (APS) Publications Board, 2013-16; 2016-19.
  • Editor-in-chief, Phytopathology, 2009-2011.
My Awards
Honors and Awards: 
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Seattle, WA, 2020.
  • Fellow, American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2016
  • Ruth Allen Award, American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2015
  • Syngenta Award, American Phytopathological Society (APS), 2007
  • Young Career Scientist of the Year Award, USDA ARS, Pacific West Area, 2006
  • Sigma Xi, 1996
  • Outstanding performance, Undergraduate in Plant Science, UC Davis, 1992
  • Summa Cum Laude, UC Davis, 1992
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1991
My Publications
My Media

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