Inventors in Sector: Earth Ecosystems

Alvin Mosley
Brian Charlton
Bruce Hoefer
C. James (jim) Peterson
Chad Finn
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 importance to growers has resulted in solutions with global as well as local impacts.  Clint’s priorities have been shaped by growers needs rather than by a single commodity or academic dis......

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
James Myers

We develop improved vegetable varieties with the main focus being to support gardeners, growers and processors in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).  This region of the United States has a unique growing environment, and varieties developed elsewhere may not necessarily be optimally adapted to the PNW. We have breeding programs on snap beans, snap peas, broccoli, tomatoes and cucurbits. My academic interests include ......

Janine Trempy


Microbial Applications:  Biopolymers, Probiotics, Biosensors


Dukovcic, S.R., Hutchison, J.R., and Trempy. 2010. Potential of the melanophore pigment response for detection of bacterial toxicity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 24:8243-8246.

Dukovcic, S.......

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 applications of nanocellulose technology. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. Physical Chemistry from the University of Colorado. He is an active member of the American C......

Jooyeoun Jung
Kaichang Li
Karen Dierksen
Kenneth Rykbost
Laurie Leroux
M. Isabel Vales
Mara Friddle
Mark Larson
Mary Verhoeven
Nancy Kerkvliet

The overall goals of my 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 function le......

Patrick Chappell

Dr. Patrick Chappell is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine. From 2006 until 2009, he was a research assistant professor in the Department of Zoology at OSU. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. and his Ph.D......

Prasad Kopparapu
Rebecca Mccluskey
Ryan Contreras

Associate Department Head / Professor
Department of Horticulture

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 responsibilities at Oregon State University Department of Horticulture since 1986, beginning as an Assistant Professor and since 2000 serving as an Oregon Hazelnut Industry Professor.

Siva Kolluri

Our 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 therapeutic agents aimed at different molecular pathways for the prevention and treatment of cancer. We are currently focusing our efforts to (i) Develop small molecules to treat Bcl-2 overexpressing cancers and (ii) Therapeutic targeting of the......

Solomon Yilma

Senior Faculty Research Assistant - Potato Tissue Culture and Genetics


  •  Breeding Late Blight Resistance into specialty potatoes
Steven James
Vaughn Walton
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 value-added food processing by utilization of emerging food processing and packaging techniques. I am especially interested in the development, characterization, and application of biodegradable and ed......

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