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Valerian Dolja

Professor
doljav [at] science.oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-5472

Research Way Laboratory Building

Research Way Laboratory Building 2183

Research Way Laboratory Building 4575 SW Research Way

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

Virus diversity, origins and evolution

  • Previous research included plant cell biology (functional genomics of plant myosin transport), functional genomics of plant RNA viruses and virus-derived gene expression and RNAi vectors.

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
Courses Taught: 

BI 420 Viruses in Modern Society

BOT 332 Techniques in Plant Biology

 

Biography

Valerian Dolja graduated from Moscow State University, Russia, in 1974 and received his PhD and DSc degrees in 1980 and 1987, respectively. He moved to the US in 1991 as a Visiting Scientist at Texas A&M University. In 1994, he joined the faculty of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2001. His laboratory worked in the areas of plant cell biology (myosin transport) and plant RNA virology (virus-host interactions, functional genomics, gene expression vectors). The current focus of his research is on virus diversity and evolution (comparative genomics and virus origins). Dr. Dolja serves on the editorial boards of Biology Direct, Frontiers in Plant Science and Journal of Virology, he is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology. He published more than 150 articles.

Professional Accomplishments
Employment: 

07/2001-present       Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology

2016-2017; 2021-2022      Fellow, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NIH) Scientific Visitor Program

07/2000-06/2001      Associate Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology

03/1994-06/2000      Assistant Professor, Oregon State University, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology

02/1991-02/1994      Research Scientist, Department of Biology, Texas A&M University                              

06/1983-01/1991  Senior Research Scientist (tenured faculty position), Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, Russia                                                         

06/1980-05/1983      Research Scientist, Department of Virology, Moscow State University, Russia          

09/1974-05/1980           Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Virology, Moscow State University, Russia

Education: 

Ph.D., 1980, Moscow State University, Russia

D.Sc., 1987, Moscow State University, Russia

My Awards
Honors and Awards: 

2021-2022                Fellow, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NIH) Scientific Visitor Program

2014-2017                Elected Councilor for Plant Virology, American Society for Virology

2016-2017                Fellow, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NIH) Scientific Visitor Program

2015                         Adjunct Professor, State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

2014         Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2013                         Elected Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology

2011                         American Phytopathological Society, Ruth Allen Award for innovative  

                                 research

2010                         Visiting Professor Fellowship, University of Strasbourg, France

2000                         F.E. Price/Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Excellence in

                                 Research

1998                         Emerging Scholar Award of The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi

1990                         A.N. Belozersky Medal for Outstanding Research

1990                         Moscow State University Award for Innovative Research

1987                         Scholar of the Year, College of Biology, Moscow State University

1982                         USSR National Award for Young Investigators (Premiya Leninskogo Komsomola)

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