Valerian Dolja

doljav [at]

Office: 541-737-5472 x5481

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.

Research Group Members

Faculty Research Assistants/Associates

Curriculum Vitae: 

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
Courses Taught: 

BI 420 Viruses in Modern Society

BOT 332 Techniques in Plant Biology



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.

My Publications