Laurent Deluc

Associate Professor, Grape Genomics and Genetic Engineering
laurent.deluc [at]

Office: 541-737-4356

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Agricultural & Life Sciences 4121

2750 SW Campus Way

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Our group conduct research on functional genomics with a strong emphasis on specialty and cereal crops. We study different aspects of plant biology in the context of a developmental program and in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Our plant models grapevine, a major fruit crop in U.S. and Brachypodium Distachyon (stiff brome) for cereal. Our final objective is to provide the breeding community with gene(s)-to-trait relationships for genetic improvement through either traditional or accelerated breeding. We use fundamentals of plant physiology, genetic engineering (gain and loss of function, genome editing), Next Generation Sequencing (Deep and RNA-Seq), metabolomics, and systems biology to understand basic and complex processes responsible for phenotypic plasticity in plants ( 


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2004    Ph.D., Plant Science, University of Bordeaux I, Bordeaux, France.  
Dissertation title: Identification of two regulatory genes associated with the control of phenolic compounds in grape berry.

1996    M.S., Integrative Biology in Forestry, University of Nancy I, France.
Dissertation title: Chemotoxomic specificities of fatty acids composition in seed oils of Coniferous

1995    B.S., Biology of Populations, University of Bordeaux I, France.


June 2009-present  Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University.

2005-2006  Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno.  

2006-2009  Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Nevada, Reno.  

2003-2004  Instructor, University of Bordeaux I Courses: Biochemistry, Genetics and Plant Gene Engineering.

2000-2004   PhD Assistant, INRA, Villenave d’Ornon, France.

1999-2000   Researcher Assistant, University of Bordeaux I, Bordeaux, France.


My Publications
Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Laurent G. Deluc (2010). Fine-tuning of gene expression associated with the ABA and JA signaling pathways at the onset of ‘Pinot Noir’ berry Ripening. (Submitted as proceedings to International Science of Horticultural Science from the Grapevine Breeding and Genetics conference that was held in Geneva, NY, USA)-(Proceedings of the Xth Grapevine and Breeding Symposium, Ithaca, 2010).

Grant R. Cramer, Laurent G. Deluc, Kitty Spreeman, and Katherine Schegg (2010) – Substantial Technical Error in 2-D PAGE limit the ability to Detect Differentially Expressed Proteins (Proceedings of the Xth Grapevine and Breeding Symposium, Ithaca, 2010).

Jérôme Grimplet, Laurent G. Deluc, Matthew Wheatley, Karen Schlauch, Grant Cramer and John Cushman (2009) - Tissue-specific mRNA expression profile in grape berry tissues. In: Macromolecules and Secondary Metabolites of Grapevine and Wine. Eds. P. Jeandet, C. Clément and A. Conreaux. Lavoisier, Paris, France, pp. 53-59.