OMBI includes a diverse group of investigative labororaties and affiliate research organizations. Please see the list of list of investigators below for more information.

Dr. Massimo Bionaz

Assistant Professor

Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences

 

Animal-microbe intereactions, mastitis

Dr. Jeff Chang

Associate Professor

Department of Botant & Plant Pathology

http://changlab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/

Plant-microbe interactions

Dr. Frederick (Rick) Colwell

Professor

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Department of Microbiology

http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/colwell/

Microbial ecology, Subsurface microbiology, Geomicrobiology, Biogeochemistry

Dr. Byron Crump

Professor

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

http://people.oregonstate.edu/~crumpb/
http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/crump/

Aquatic microbial ecology in marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems.  Microbial biogeography.  Microbiome science.  Metagenomics. Organic matter and nutrient cycling.  Microbial food web structure

Dr. David Dallas

Assistant Professor

Department of Nutrition

dallaslab.org
http://health.oregonstate.edu/people/david-dallas

Milk protein digestion in infants; Bioactive peptides; Antimicrobial peptides; Immunomodulatory peptides; Mass spectrometry

Dr. Benjamin Dalziel

Assistant Professor

Department of Integrative Biology

Department of Mathematics

http://ib.oregonstate.edu/faculty/benjamda/Benjamin-Dalziel

Ecology and evolution of infectious disease; host population structure as a driver of microbial biogeography

Dr. Theo Dreher

Professor

Department of Microbiology

http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/content/dr-theo-dreher

Cyanobacteria; Genomics; Metagenomics; Genome evolution; Cyanobactertial bloom dynamics

Dr. Stephen Giovannoni

Distinguished Professor

Department of Microbiology

http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/dr-stephen-giovannoni

Ecology, evolution and systems biology of Pelagibacterales (SAR11) marine bacteria; new technologies for culturing bacteria; the marine carbon cycle.

Dr. Adiran F. Gombart

Associate Professor

Linus Pauling Institute

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff/adrian-gombart

Vitamin D, Xanthohumol, Immunity, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, Microbiota

Dr. Niklaus Grunwald

Professor

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

http://grunwaldlab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/

Plant pathology; plant microbiomes; plant pathogen genomics end evolution

Dr. David Hendrix

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

hendrixlab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu
http://hendrixlab.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/images/hendrix.jpg

Genomics, Bioinformatics, Gene Regulation, Deep Learning

Dr. Emily Ho

Professor

School of Biological & Population Health Sciences

Linus Pauling Institute

http://health.oregonstate.edu/people/emily-ho

Diet, Nutrition & microbiome interactions, Natural products, Micronutrients

Dr. Duo Jiang

Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics

http://stat.oregonstate.edu/people/jiang-duo

Statistical genetics and genomics; Graphical models and network analysis; 16S, RNA-seq and metabolomic data analytics; Mixed-effects models

Dr. Yuan Jiang

Associate Professor

Department of Statistics

http://stat.oregonstate.edu/content/jiang-yuan

Data integration; Variable selection; Network analysis; Statistical genetics; GWAS, RNA-seq, metagenomics

Dr. Dipankar Koley

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

http://chemistry.oregonstate.edu/koleylab

Microbial metabolism at high spatial and temporal resolution; Bacterial metabolic interactions; Bacteria-host and Bacteria-environment intereactions

Dr. David Koslicki

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics

http://koslicki.math.oregonstate.edu/

Methods development in genomics and metagenomics

Dr. Sandra Loesgen

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, Adjuct faculty to Pharmacy

http://loesgenlab.org

Microbial Chemistry, Natural Products, Metabolomics, Drug Discovery, Glycan Recognition

Dr. Ryan Mueller

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology

http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/dr-ryan-mueller

Horizontal gene transfer, Nutrient cycling, Environmental succession, Niche adaptation,
Physiological adaptation to environmental change

Dr. David Myrold

Professor

Department of Crop and Soil Science

http://cropandsoil.oregonstate.edu/content/david-myrold

Soil microbial ecology, Soil nitrogen cycling

Dr. Stephen Ramsey

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

http://lab.saramsey.org

Cancer, Atherosclerosis, Gene regulation

Dr. Thomas Sharpton

Assistant Professor

Department of Microbiology, Department of Statistics

http://lab.sharpton.org

http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/content/thomas-sharpton

 

Gut Microbiome, Metagenomics, Host-Microbiome Interactions, Ecology, Evolution

Dr. Fred Stevens

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Linus Pauling Institute

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff/fred-stevens

Polyphenols, microbial metabolites, metabolomics

Dr. Robert Tanguay

Distinguished Professor

Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

http://tanguaylab.com/

Zebrafish, Molecular Toxicology, High Throughput Screening, Development, Green Chemistry, Tissue Regeneration

Dr. Andrew Thurber

Assistant Professor

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Dept. of Microbiology

http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/colddarkbenthos/people/

http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/profile/thurber/

http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/dr-andrew-thurber

Marine ecosystem ecology with a focus on integrating biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, and animal systems to understand ecosystem function

 

Dr. Susan Tilton

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

https://emt.oregonstate.edu/users/susan-tilton

molecular toxicology, genomics, carcinogenesis

Dr. Brett Tyler

Professor

Department of Plant Pathology

Director, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing

http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/tyler/

Systems biology of plant disease; oomycetes; forest microbiomes; biodiversity

Dr. Rebecca Vega-Thurber

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology

http://vegathurberlab.oregonstate.edu/

Microorganismal interaction with and regulation of marine ecosystems. Tropical reef and deep-sea microbiomes.