Inventors in Sector: Earth Ecosystems

Adam Heesacker

Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Wheat Molecular Genetics

Alvin Mosley
Andrew Ross
Brian Charlton
Bruce Hoefer
C. James (jim) Peterson
Chad Finn
Chris Mundt
Christopher Lincoln
Clinton Shock

Clint’s contributions to horticulture include scientific research and extension that has had a broad impact not only locally, but nationally and globally.  His primary focus on addressing issues of critical ...

Clive Kaiser

Dr. Kaiser in a professor and tree fruit specialist in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences. He is a serial inventor experienced in translating research discoveries into commercial products.

Dakota Jacobs
Danny Hane
Darrin Culp
David Smith
Eric Knoshaug
Eric Eldredge
Erik Feibert
Evan Hanson
Hannah Kammeyer
James Myers

Baggett-Frazier Endowed Professor of Vegetable Breeding and Genetics

Before coming to OSU, I spent 10 years as a dry bean breeder at University of Idaho Kimberly Research and Extension Center where I developed and released over a dozen dry bean cultivars. Upon transfer to OSU, my...

James White

My research program blends studies of synthetic methods with the total synthesis of natural products and other complex molecules. The goal of our work is to develop new strategies in synthesis and then apply them to th...

Janine Trempy


Microbial Applications:  Biopolymers, Probiotics, Biosensors



Jeff Ahlgren
Jennifer Reed
John Simonsen

Dr. John Simonsen is a Professor of Wood Science and Engineering in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. Research areas in Dr. Simonsen’s lab include cellulose nanocrystal materials and application...

Joo Yeoun Jung
Kaichang Li

Research Interests: Development of formaldehyde-free wood adhesives from renewable natural resources; development and characterization of new environmentally friendly pressure sensitive adhesives from renewable natural resources; development and characterization of superior natural fiber-reinfor...

Karen Dierksen
Kenneth Rykbost
Laurie Leroux
M. Isabel Vales
Mark Larson
Mary Verhoeven
Michael Flowers
Nancy Kerkvliet

The overall goals of Dr. Kerkvliet's research program are to understand the mechanisms by which chemicals of environmental significance interact with the immune system. Such interactions may result in altered immune fu...

Patrick Chappell

Dr. Patrick Chappell is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Fro...

Prasad Kopparapu
Rebecca Mccluskey
Robert Zemetra
Ryan Contreras

(1) Academic/Professional: Ryan Contreras earned his Ph.D. in Horticulture at University of Georgia in 2009 after graduating from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in 2002 and M.S. in 2006, both degrees wer...

Sara (seri) Robinson
Shawn Mehlenbacher

Shawn Mehlenbacher earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding at Cornell University in 1982 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University in 1978 with a B.S. in Horticulture. Mehlenbacher has held tree crop breeding resp...

Siva Kolluri

Dr. Kolluri's research efforts are directed toward discovering molecular targets that are selective for cancer, developing agents that are selectively toxic to cancer cells, and devising optimal combinations of thera...

Solomon Yilma

Senior Faculty Research Assistant - Potato Tissue Culture and Genetics


  •  Breeding Late Blight...
Steven James
Teepakorn Kongraksawech
Tyler Harran
Vaughn Walton

Dr. Walton works on economically important pests, with the aim to provide environmentally sustainable and minimal impact pest management strategies for agriculturalists in Oregon and further afield. Multiple techniques are used in a whole-system approach to obtain sustainable means of production....

Warren Kronsted
William Sandine
Xinglian Geng
Yanyun Zhao

Dr. Yanyun Zhao is a Professor & Extension Specialist in Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University. Research in Dr. Zhao’s lab is focused on the area of va...

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