About us


Niklaus J. Grünwald

  • Research Plant Pathologist, USDA ARS
  • Courtesy Professor, Department of Botany & Plant Pathology & Center for Genome Biology and Biocomputing, Oregon State University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University

Address USDA ARS, Horticultural Crops Research Lab, 34032 Orchard Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330, USA | Tel 541-738-4049 | Fax 541-738-4025 | grunwaln <@> science.oregonstate.edu


Lab manager

  • Caroline Press

Postdoctoral scientists

  • Sydney Everhart
  • Brian Knaus
  • Ebba Peterson (joint with Parke lab)

Graduate Students

  • Zachary Foster
  • Zhian Kamvar
  • Shankar Shakya
  • Javier Tabima

Biological Sciences Technicians

  • Kenny Rolfe
  • Karan Fairchild
  • Val Fieland
  • Kim Henslee
  • Meg Larsen

Undergraduates

  • Jonah Brooks, USDA AFRI REU, 2014
  • Ciera Gray, USDA AFRI REU, 2014
  • Kimberly Bellingham

Visiting scientists/Exchange Students

  • Yongzhao Diao, 2014, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 
  • Prof. Marcos Gomes da Cunha, 2014, Escola de Agronomia, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG), Goias, Brazil
  • Jenna Gilkes, 2013, Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Barbados
  • Dr. Richard O'Hanlon, 2013, Teagasc, Plant Health Laboratory, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at Backweston, Celbridge, Ireland.
  • Antonio Biasi, 2013, Università degli studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
  • Javier F. Tabima Restrepo, 2012, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
  • Yulia Semina, 2012, All-Russian Research insitute of Phytopathology, Russia
  • Dr. Mónica Berbegal Martínez, 2011, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, España
  • Martha Cardenas Toquica, 2010, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
  • Efrén Remesal, 2007, Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible, CSIC, Cordoba, España
  • Julien Bonneau, 2006, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs des Travaux Agricoles (ENITAC), Clermont Ferrand, France

Past Lab Members

Former post-doctoral scientists

  • Jane Stewart, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Stephanie Bollmann, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, OSU
  • Erica M. Goss, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida
  • Virginia McDonald, UC Riverside
  • Isadora Jimenez-Díaz
  • Sylvia Fernandez-Pavía, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico 

Former graduate students

  • Hank Raizen, MSc Plant Pathology, 2013
  • Clare Taylor, MSc Plant Pathology, 2011
  • Megan Kitner, MSc Plant Pathology, 2008

Undergraduate students

  • Eric Fritz, USDA AFRI REU, 2013
  • Olivia Lorenz, USDA AFRI REU, 2013
  • Kimberly Bellingham, USDA AFRI REU, 2012
  • Taylor Nowlin, USDA AFRI REU, 2012
  • Johanna Steinbrenner, 2012-13
  • Ian Brasted, USDA AFRI REU, 2011-12
  • Deepthika Ennamuri, USDA AFRI REU, 2011
  • Stephanie Brewer
  • Kim Henslee
  • Molly Elliott
  • Robert Hohf

High School Students

  • Andrew Skaar, Philomath High School, 2008
  • Sarah Fiedler, Prosser High School, 2003

Lab pictures

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