Lab Members

Current:


Kenneth Frost
Assistant Professor & Extension Plant Pathologist
Phone: 541-567-8321 x105
Email: kenneth.frost@oregonstate.edu

The primary goal of my integrated research (25%) and extension (75%) program is to develop practical, economical, and environmentally sound disease management programs that minimize disease outbreaks and enhance the profitability and efficiency of vegetable crop production. Therefore, I seek to identify efficient strategies for minimizing disease impacts, develop knowledge of the fundamental ecology of pathogens impacting commercial and fresh market vegetable crops, and deliver those strategies and knowledge to the agricultural community. Together with cooperating extension specialists, agricultural agents, pest management practitioners, crop consultants, and other agribusiness stakeholders, I formulate novel research approaches to address the stated needs of Oregon vegetable producers, including current and emerging disease management challenges.

Education:
Ph.D. 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Plant Pathology
M.S. 2004, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Plant Pathology
B.S. 2000, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry

 

Victoria Skillman
Faculty Research Assistant
Phone: 541-567-8321 x120
Email: skillmav@oregonstate.edu

About:

Education:
M.S., 2017, Oregon State University, Horticulture (Entomology)
B.S., 2013, Oregon State University, Horticulture (Viticulture & Enology)

 

Postdoctoral Researchers:


Xiaoping Li
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Phone: 541-567-8321 x120
Email: lixiaopi@oregonstate.edu
About:

Education:
Ph.D., 2016, New Mexico State University, Biology (Applied Statistics minor)
B.S., 2008, Guangxi University, China, Biotechnology

 

Graduate Students:


Jessie Brazil
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Email:
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Kayla Delventhal
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Former Lab Members:


Robert Cating
Dr. Robert Cating recently accepted a tenure-track Extension position with the University of Hawaii. Robert worked in the plant pathology program at OSU-HAREC from 2013 through September 2018 as the Plant Disease Diagnostician and laboratory manager. We thank him for all the work he accomplished during his time at OSU-HAREC. On October 1, he will be starting his new position in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at Univ. of Hawaii. There, he will be providing statewide Extension programming for the floriculture and nursery industries, and his program will be located on the Island of Hawaii.

Sudeep Bag
Dr. Sudeep Bag is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia, located at the Tifton Campus, in Tifton, Georgia. Sudeep worked in our lab as a postdoctoral scholar from 2015 through February 2018 focusing his efforts on a number of different virus related plant diseases affecting both vegetable and field crops. As a  plant virologist he has responsibilities for virus diseases associated with high-valued vegetable crops in Georgia.

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