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Faculty

Achour Amiri

Location: Wenatchee

Tel: 509-663-8181 ext 268 (office) / 228 (Lab)
E-maila.amiri@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Tree Fruit Pathology, postharvest diseases, epidemiology and disease management.

Gita Bangera

Location: Bellevue

Research Interests

Lori M. Carris

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 329
Lab: Johnson Hall 328

Tel.: (509)335-3733
E-mailcarris@mail.wsu.edu

Research Interests
Mycology; biology and systematics of smut fungi, esp. Tilletiales.

Gary A. Chastagner

Location: Puyallup

Tel.: (253) 445-4528
E-mailchastag@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Sudden oak death (Phytophthora ramorum), management of diseases of ornamental bulb crops and Christmas trees, and factors that affect the postharvest quality of Christmas trees.

Weidong Chen

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 301A
Lab: Vogel Plant BioScience 227

Tel.: (509)335-9178
E-mailw-chen@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Fungal diseases of grain legumes, ecology and epidemiology of grain legume diseases, genetics of host-pathogen interactions.

Xianming Chen

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 361
Lab: Vogel Plant Bioscience 233

Tel.: (509)335-8086
E-mailxianming@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Rusts of cereal crops, epidemiology and control of rusts, disease resistance, and host-pathogen interactions.

Lindsey du Toit

Location: Mount Vernon

Tel.: (360) 848-6140
Cell: (360) 391-2407
E-maildutoit@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Etiology, epidemiology, and management of diseases of small-seeded vegetable seed crops in the Pacific Northwest.

Frank Dugan

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 59

Tel.: (509)335-1783
E-mail: frank.dugan@ars.usda.gov

Research Interests
Ascomycetes and associated anamorphs; fungi endophytic in higher plants.

Maren Friesen

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 319/321
Lab: Vogel Plant Bioscience 318

Tel.: (509)335-5805
Emailm.friesen@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Biological nitrogen-fixation, evolutionary ecology, population genomics, mathematical modeling.

Cynthia Gleason

Location: Pullman

Office: 335 Johnson Hall

Office phone:  509-335-3742
Lab phone:  509-335-0350
Emailcynthia.gleason@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Molecular basis of plant-nematode interactions.

Gary G. Grove

Location: Prosser

Office: Hamilton Hall – 136
Lab: Hamilton Hall – 131/132

Tel.: (509)786-9283
E-mailgrove@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Epidemiology and forecasting of fungal diseases of cherries, peaches/nectarines, and grapes: epidemiology of powdery mildews; and electronic information transfer.

Scott Harper

Location: Prosser Clean Plant Center Northwest

Office: Hamilton Hall 201

Tel.: (509) 786-9230
Emailscott.harper@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Viruses of perennial crops, virus-virus and virus-host interactions, viral diagnostics and disease management

Scot H. Hulbert

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 307
Lab: Johnson Hall 308

Tel.: (509) 335-3722
E-mailscot_hulbert@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Genetics of disease resistance in cereals and virulence in cereal pathogens; disease management in conservation-oriented cropping systems.

Debra A. Inglis

Location: Mount Vernon

Tel.: (360) 848-6134
E-maildainglis@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Diseases of specialty vegetable crops, and their control.

Dennis A. Johnson

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 317A
Lab: Vogel Plant BioScience 127

Tel.: (509)335-3753
E-maildajohn@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Epidemiology and disease management of potato diseases, mint diseases, and extension plant pathology.

Ned Klopfenstein

Location: Moscow
Tel.: (208)883-2310

Research Interests
Molecular diagnostics of forest pathogens and microbes, genetic structure of host and pathogen populations across forest landscapes and environments.

Mark Mazzola

Location: Wenatchee

Tel.: (509) 664-2280 ext. 209
Emailmark.mazzola@ars.usda.gov 

Research Interests
Soilborne diseases of fruit trees, microbial ecology, molecular biology.

Timothy D. Murray

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 311A/345
Lab: Vogel Plant Bioscience 230

Tel.: (509)335-7515
E-mailtim.murray@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Small grain diseases (foot and root rots of wheat), ecology and epidemiology of soilborne pathogens, genetics of disease resistance, and chemical control.

Roy Navarre

Location: Prosser

Tel.: (509)786-9261
E-mailroy.navarre@ars.usda.gov

Research Interests
The molecular basis of disease resistance mechanisms and inducible defenses, such as systemic acquired resistance, in potato.

Patricia Okubara

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 333
Lab: Vogel Plant BioScience 325

Tel.: (509)335-7824
E-mailpokubara@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Host genes governing plant-microbe interactions; molecular basis of disease resistance and biological control of cereal root pathogens.

Hanu Pappu

Location: Pullman

Office: 353 Johnson Hall
Lab: 123 Vogel Plant Biosciences Building

Tel.: (509) 335-3752
Fax: (509) 335-9581
E-mailhrp@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Plant Virology. Viruses and viral diseases of horticultural crops: Biology and molecular biology, genomics and proteomics of DNA and RNA viruses. Molecular ecology and epidemiology, molecular methods for virus detection and diagnosis, gene structure-function relationships, use of RNA and DNA viruses as tools for studying virus-host and virus-vector interactions, and conventional and biotechnological approaches for disease management.

Timothy Paulitz

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 363
Lab: 324 Vogel PBS

Tel.: (509)335-7077
E-mailpaulitz@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Soilborne pathogens of cereals; mycology.

Tobin L. Peever

Location: Pullman, Mount Vernon

Office: Johnson Hall 357
Lab: Vogel Plant Biosciences 219

Tel.: (509) 335-3754
E-mailtpeever@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Small fruit pathology and epidemiology, fungicide resistance, population biology of plant pathogenic fungi.

Lyndon D. Porter

Location: Prosser

Tel.: (509)786-9237
Email: lyndon.porter@ars.usda.gov

Research Interests
Integrated pest management strategies to control potato, pea, alfalfa, bean, chickpea and lentil diseases; foliar and root rotting pathogens on these crops.

Naidu Rayapati

Location: Prosser

Office: Hamilton Hall 108
Lab: Hamilton Hall 109

Tel.: (509)786-9215
E-mailnaidu@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Molecular biology of plant viruses, genomics of virus-vector-host interactions, viral diagnostics, epidemiology and management of viral diseases.

Deven See

Location: Pullman

Lab: Johnson Hall 291B

Phone: (509) 335-3630
Fax: (509) 335-2553
Emaildeven_see@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Molecular genetics in wheat, discovery and mapping of genes.

Kiwamu Tanaka

Location: Pullman

Office: Johnson Hall 355
Lab: Johnson Hall 354/358/370

Office: (509) 335-6418
Lab: (509) 335-5813
E-mailkiwamu.tanaka@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Molecular plant-microbe interactions and plant innate immunity.

Linda Thomashow

Location: Pullman

Office:  Johnson Hall 365

Tel.: (509)335-0930
Emailthomashow@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Wheat root diseases, molecular biology and microbiology.

David M. Weller

Location: Pullman

Office:  Johnson Hall 367

Tel.: (509)335-6210
Email: wellerd@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Biological control, influence of bacteria on take-all of wheat, cereal diseases, bacteriology.

George Vandemark

Location: Pullman

Office:  Johnson Hall 303W

Tel.: (509)335-7728
Email: gvandemark@wsu.edu

Research Interests
Legume germplasm and basic and applied investigations of problems associated with legume improvement.