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Programs

Current Research & Extension Programs

Entomology

Insect Ecology Leader: Vincent Jones, Entomology, WSU Decision Aid Systems (DAS) Director
Team Members: 
Stefano Borghi (DAS,P), Jill Dinius (TS),    Matthew Jones (AR), Tawnee Melton (SA), Jeremy Phillips (DAS,TS)

Insect Systems Leader: Tobin Northfield, Entomology
Team Member:
Abby Clark (GS), Allie Druffel (SA)

Pear Entomology Leader: Louis Nottingham, (RAP), Entomology
Team Member: Gerardo Garcia (TS), Robert Orpet (Postdoc), Clare Nelle (TS), Sam Martin (TS)

Tree Fruit Entomology Leader: Elizabeth Beers, Entomology
Team Members: 
Kacie Athey (Postdoc), Paul Bergeron (GS), David Enicks (RT) , James Hepler (GS-PhD), Dowen Jocson (GS-PhD), Jim Johnson (TS), Adrian Marshall (GS-PhD), Chris Sater (RA), Peter Smytheman (RA), Alex Tugaw (TS)

Extension

Small Farms Leader: Marcy Ostrom, ANR, CSANR

Tree Fruit Extension ITT – Horticulture Leader: Jenny Bolivar-Medina, ANR

Tree Fruit Extension Leader: Tianna Dupont, ANR
Team Members:
 Eric Barragan (TS), Andrea Bixby-Brosi (TS), Abby Kowalski (RT), Chris Strohm (EA)

Horticulture

Orchard Management / Production Systems Leader: Stefano Musacchi, Horticulture
Team Members:
 Brendon Anthony (TS), Claudia Baldassi (GS-PhD), Rose Barber (TS), Alex Goke (TS), Andrew Griffin (GS-MS), Stefan Roeder (GS-PhD), Sara Serra (ARP), Ryan Sheick (RA), Emma Steele (GS-MS)

Pome Fruit Breeding Leader: Kate Evans, Horticulture
Team Members:
Lisa Brutcher (SA), Nancy Buchanan (TS), India Cain (TS), Sarah Kostick (GS-PhD), Bonnie Schonberg (SA), Soon Li Teh (Postdoc), Zara Tork (GS)

Postharvest Systems Leader: Carolina Torres, Horticulture (website under development)
Team Members:
 Marcella Galeni (GS-MS), Raquel Gomez (SA), Matt Hamilton (TS), Manoello Mendoza (GS-PhD), Rene Mogollon (Postdoc), Jingi Yoo (Postdoc)

Tree Fruit Physiology  Leader: Lee Kalcsits, Horticulture
Team Members: Shaefer Buchanan (TS), 
Erica Casagrande Biasuz (GS-PhD),   Alexander Haase (GS), Orlando Howe (TS), Michelle Reid (SA), Chris Sater (RA), Nadia Valverdi (GS-PhD).

Pathology

Postharvest Pathology Leader: Achour Amiri, Plant Pathology
Team Members: Wilson Acosta (Postdoc), Lederson Ganan (GS, PhD), Jill Lukacs (RA), Kutay Ozturk (PostDoc), Keith Van den Brooek (SA)

Team Member Abbreviations:

  • AR = Associate in Research
  • ARP = Assistant Research Professor
  • EA = Extension Associate
  • GS, MS = Graduate Student, Masters
  • GS, PhD = Graduate Student, PhD
  • P = Programmer
  • PG = Program Coordinator
  • Postdoc = Postdoctoral Researcher
  • RA = Research Assistant/Associate
  • RAF = Research Assistant/Associate Professor
  • RT = Research Technician
  • SA = Scientific Assistant/Associate
  • TS = Timeslip
  • VS = Visiting Scientist/Scholar