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Department of Plant Pathology Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory

Tanaka Lab – Personnel

 

Joseph B. DeShields

Graduate Research Assistant

Contact Information

WSU Plant Pathology
PO BOX 646430
Pullman, WA, 99163-6430
Office – Johnson Hall 337
Lab – Johnson Hall 358
Phone: (509) 335-5813 | Fax: (509) 335-9581

joseph.deshields [at] wsu.edu

Education
  • 2015 B.S. (Biology), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Professional Experience
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (2016 – Present)
  • Microbiologist (food-borne), Stahlbush Island Farms, Corvallis, OR (2016)
  • Molecular Diagnostics Technician, Plant Disease Clinic, Corvallis, OR (2013-2015)
  • Radiation Monitor, Radiation Center, Corvallis, OR (2010 – 2015)
Current Research Focus
  • Developing a method for accessible farm detection of Spongospora subterranea, a pathogen responsible for potato powdery scab disease.
  • Damage-associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs) as a plant defense inducer and potential disease control agent.
Profile links

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Publications
  1. DeShields JB, Bomberger RA, Woodhall JW, Wheeler DL, Moroz N, Johnson DA, Tanaka K (2018) On-site molecular detection of soil-borne phytopathogens using a portable real-time PCR system. J. Vis. Exp. e56891 doi:10.3791/56891