Welcome to the Zasada Laboratory Website!
Our research is focused on discovering new ways to manage plant-parasitic nematodes of economic importance in small fruit and specialty crops. Explore our website to find out more about nematology research, meet members of the lab, and current activities.
Nematodes in the News:
Plant parasitic nematodes have been getting some press! Follow the links in bold below to learn more about new discoveries about Pratylenchus penetrans and Globodera ellingtonae!
P. penetrans in the news
G. ellingtonae in the news - Powell
Butte research center in limbo
G. ellingtonae in the news - Future of Ag Facility
Recent Lab News:
July 2019: Catie Wram's first, first authored paper was just accepted by Phytopathology. See the first look here:
Hannah Baker is moving on to Washington State University to work on her M.S. with Dr. Cynthia Gleason on potato soil health.
March 11th -14th 2019: - Dr.'s Inga Zasada and Dee Denver hosted a GLOBAL Globodera ellingtonae Genome Workshop. Over the four days collaborators from France, Canada, the UK, Cornell, and the University of Idaho annotated 1400 genes within the G. ellingtonae genome. Targeted genes within the genome included putative effectors as well as hundreds of BUSCO genes. We are so pleased to have accomplished so much during this workshop!!
January 2019: Catie Wram successfully passed her preliminary exam and is now an official PhD candidate!!
November 2018: Catie Wram experiences nematode damage to potato up close at AGNEMA in Richland, WA.
June 2018: Amy Peetz and Catie Wram were sent to Portland, OR to attend the 2018 APS Pacific Division Joint Meeting with the Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens. Catie Wram presented her work on the effects of conventional and alternative nematicides against Meloidogyne incognita.
December 2017: Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Rudolph on her graduation from WSU!! Rachel has accepted a job at the University of Kentucky. Look for her in Lexington in March 2018.
September 2017: A tremendous amount of work was done to establish a microplot trial at the Lewis Brown research farm in Corvallis, OR. This trial will examine the effects of various pre-plant nematode controls on the interactions of Pratylenchus penetrans and Arbuscular Micorrhizal Fungi (AMF) on raspberry roots.
September 2017: Our collaborators Dr. Ingrid Moreno, Hugo Pacheco, and Oriana Acevedo came to visit our lab from Chile! Our groups continued to foster our collaboration on Globodera ellingtonae. It was a pleasure having them in our lab and we are excited to pursue our research with them.
August 2017: Nick Carleson submitted his thesis to the OSU honors college. Nick earned his honors working on a project with Inga and Cedar. Congratulations, Nick!!
August 2017: Catie Wram went to the American Phytopathological Society and presented this poster.
June 2017: Catie Wram was one of 59 people who received an APS Foundation Award. Specifically, Catie competed for and received the Malcolm and Catherine Quigley Student Travel award. Contratulations, Catie!!!
July 2016: Inga and Amy attended the second Globodera Alliance (GLOBAL) meeting, as well as the joint meeting of Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA) and the
Society of Nematologists (SON)
April 2016: Catie Wram will join the lab as a graduate student in Fall 2016.
April 2016: Duncan begins employment as a technician in the Zasada lab. Welcome back!
March 2016: Duncan successfully defended his master's thesis on Monday, March 7th! Great job, Duncan!!
March 2016: Photos taken by Wendy made the cover of the Journal of Nematology with artistic contributions from Inga and Amy. (See slideshow)
January 2016: Inga attended the first Globodera Alliance (GLOBAL) meeting in Jackson, WY. For more information of GLOBAL visit www.globodera.org
December 2015: Check out the recent publication in Genome Biology and Evolution by Dr. Amanda Brown and coauthors on the Xiphinema americanum endosymbiont Xiphinematobacter
August 2015: Congratulations to Duncan Kroese on receiving a travel award from the American Phytopathological Society. Duncan presented a poster on his master's thesis research.
Recent publications have been added to our publication list. Congratulations to lab alumna, Amanda Howland, and current graduate student, Duncan Kroese on their recent contributions to nematology literature!!