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Director

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James P. Osborne James Osborne
Director: Oregon Wine Research Institute
541-737-6494
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OWRI Support Staff

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Justin Litwin
Woodhall Vineyard Manager
541-737-5483
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Woodhall III Vineyards

Woodhall III Vineyards 25944 Green Peak Rd

Woodhall III Vineyards
25944 Green Peak Rd
Monroe, OR 97456
photo of Kierra Woekel Kierra Woekel
OWRI Communication and Outreach Manager
Wiegand Hall 108B
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Wiegand Hall

Wiegand Hall 108B

3051 SW Campus Way

3051 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Core Faculty

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Laurent Deluc
Associate Professor
541-737-4356
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Genomics and genetic engineering in crops
Alec Levin Alexander Levin
SOREC Director and Viticulturist
541-930-8411
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Viticulture, plant water relations, woody perennial physiology, fruit ripening biochemistry
Walter Mahaffee
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541-738-4036
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Foliar pathology of horticulture crops: development of biological control systems; ecology/epidemiology of pathogens and biocontrol agents; and integrated pest management.
Michael Qian
Professor
541-737-9114
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Flavor Chemistry, Food Analysis, and Dairy chemistry. characterization of aroma compounds, chemical and biological generation in dairy, small fruits and wines. Instrumental analysis of food components.
Paul Schreiner
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541-738-4084
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My research explores biotic and abiotic components of vineyard ecosystems to develop sustainable practices that promote plant and soil health and improve fruit quality. My laboratory addresses both fundamental and applied aspects of plant nutrient physiology emphasizing the role of roots,...

Patricia Skinkis
Professor
541-737-1411
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I conduct applied viticulture research with focus on canopy and yield management, rootstocks, vine nutrition, soil x plant interactions, vineyard sustainability, and grower adoption of viticulture practices.
James Sterns
Associate Professor
541-737-1406
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Fields: Agribusiness economics and management, agricultural marketing, institutional economics.

Elizabeth Tomasino
Associate Professor
541-737-4866
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Relationships between wine sensory and chemical data; determination and importance of chiral aroma compounds in wine; differentiation of regional wine styles.
Vaughn Walton
Professor
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  • Entomology
  • Ecology
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Biorational pest control agent
  • Biological control
  • Small fruit and tree nut crops

I work on economically important pests, with the aim to provide...

Associated Faculty

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Cole Cerrato
Assistant Professor Senior Research
Contact person by email Chemistry of foods and beverages with a focus on smoke-affected wine analysis
Cody Copp
Assistant Professor (Practice)
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Extension educational programming and applied research for commercial horticulture producers (wine grapes, tree fruit, vegetables) in Umatilla County

Achala KC
Assistant Professor
Contact person by email Tree fruit and wine grape pathology
Jay Pscheidt
Professor
541-737-5539
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Develop applied diagnostic and control programs for plant diseases of tree fruits, nuts, berries, grapes, ornamentals/nursery, Christmas trees and turf.
Ashley Thompson
Assistant Professor
541-296-5494

Faculty Lab Staff

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Ricky Clark
Bio Science Research Tech 2
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Joseph DeShields Joseph DeShields
Faculty Research Assistant
541-930-8421
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I assist with research related to grapevine red blotch disease (GRBD) and its causative agent the grapevine red blotch virus, namely in regards to detection methodology, local epidemiology, symptom mitigation, and vector...

Kenneth Donsky Contact person by email

Jenna Fryer
Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology
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Anupa Gaire
Graduate Research Assistant
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Lindsay Garcia
Ph.D. Food Science and Technology
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Matthew Garcia
M.S Food Science and Technology
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Satyanarayana Gouthu
Research Associate
541-737-2982
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Genome editing technology in grapevine and engineering resistance towards powdery mildew and Red blotch virus.

Santosh Kalauni
Graduate Research Assistant
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Suraj Kar
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Christian Mandelli
Graduate Research Assistant
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Kiley Osterman Contact person by email

Camilla Sartori Camilla Sartori
Faculty Research Assistant
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Charlotte Song
Research Associate
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Esther Wanjohi
M.S Food Science and Technology
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scientist in front of plants Brent Warneke
Faculty Research Assistant
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PI: Jay Pscheidt

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PI: Jay Pscheidt