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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Curriculum Vitae
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Education

 

1983

Ph.D.  Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Berkeley

1978

M.S.   Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis

1974

B.S.     Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

 

1987-present

Research Plant Pathologist, USDA, ARS, Corvallis, OR

 

 

1997-present

Professor (Courtesy) Department of Botany and Plant

Pathology, Oregon State University

 

 

2000-2004

Research Leader, USDA, ARS, Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon; and Location Coordinator for USDA-ARS in Corvallis, Oregon (2001-2002)

 

 

1992-1997

Associate Professor (Courtesy) Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

 

 

1988-1992

Assistant Professor (Courtesy) Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University

 

 

1985-1986

Research Plant Pathologist, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

 

 

1983-1985

Research Scientist, Biological control Program of the Biotechnology Group, Chevron Chemical Company, Richmond, CA

 

 

1980-1983

Research Assistant, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Berkeley

 

 

1978-1980

Staff Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Berkeley

 

Awards

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007

Fellow, American Phytopathological Society, 2001.

Ciba-Geigy Award, American Phytopathological Society, 1995

USDA-ARS Certificate of Merit for Performace of Research, 2005, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1994, 1992

USDA-ARS Certificate of Merit for Performance as Research Leader, 2001, 2002, 2004

Outstanding volunteer of the year, American Phytopathological Society 2005

 

Professional Activities and Service

Professional Societies

American Phytopathological Society

       Chair, Ad-hoc Committee to set priorities in plant pathology, 2004-2005

Councilor-at-large, 1997-2000

Senior editor, APS Press, 1990-93

Secretary-treasurer, APS Pacific Division, 1990-93

Bacteriology Committee, 1987-90

Biological control Committee, 1988-91

Plant Pathology Priorities ad-hoc committee, co-chair, 2004-2005

American Society for Microbiology

Member, 1987-present.

International Society for Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions

Member, 1996-present

Association for Women in Science

Member, 1987-present

 

Scientific Panels

USDA-CSREES Review team evaluating the Department of Plant Pathology at Cornell University, 2008

Microbial Functional Genomics Panel, USDA National Research Initiative Competative Grants Program, 2007

USDA-CSREES Review team evaluating the Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University, 2000

Scientific Advisory Panel for EPA, FIFRA evaluation, 1999

Biological Control Panel, USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, 1995

National Research Council Board on Agriculture, National Academy of Sciences Panel "Ecologically-based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New Century." Washington, DC, 1992-95

Scientific Advisory Panel for the National Science Foundation Center for Microbial Ecology at Michigan State University, 1992-96

Member of panel to determine research needs and priorities of plant-microbe interactions in support of biological control of plant diseases. Organized by the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, 1988

 

Editorial Boards

Editor-in-chief, Phytopathology News, 2006-present

Editorial Committee, Annual Review of Phytopathology, 1996-2006

Associate Editor, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 1996-1999

Advisory Board, European Journal of Plant Pathology, 1995-2005

 

USDA-ARS panels, teams, and training seminars

Member of USDA-ARS  team visiting scientific institutes in Russia as part of ARS-Former Soviet Union Scientific Cooperation Program, 2004

     Organizing Committee for workshop on biological control, 2004

     Research Leader Training, 2003

Congressional Briefing Conference, 2002

Workshop defining priorities for National Program 301, April 2000

Workshop defining priorities for National Program 303 (Plant Health), October 1999

Research position evaluation system panels, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992; ad-hoc panel, 1997, 1999

Process action team evaluating processing of extramural agreements in the Pacific West Area, 1995-1996

            Management seminar for senior level women, 1991

 

Invited talks at recent meetings and seminars

International Audiences

XIII International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Sorrento, Italy, 2007

XI International Congress on Pseudomonas.  Seattle, Washington, 2007

International Workshop on Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria.  The Netherlands, May 2006. 

 X International Congress on Pseudomonas.  Marseilles, France 2005

National Audiences

American Phytopathological Society, Austin, TX, August 2003. 

University Seminars

Cornell University, October 2006

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, October 2005

University of Nebraska, Biotechnology seminar series, March 2005

Kasetsart Unversity, Thailand, February 2005

 

Recent Publications

Leveau, J., Loper, J.E., Lindow, S.E. 2007. Reporter gene systems useful in evaluating in situ gene expression by soil and plant-associated bacteria. In: Hurst, C., Crawford, R., Garland, J., Lipson, D., Mills, A. and Stetzenbach, L. editors. Manual of Environmental Microbiology. 3rd edition.  American Society for Microbiology. Washington, DC. p. 734-747.

 

Gross, H., Stockwell, V.O., Henkels, M.D., Nowak-Thompson, B., Loper, J.E., and Gerwick, W.H.  2007.  The Genomisotopic Approach: A Systematic Method to Isolate Products of Orphan Biosynthetic Gene Clusters.  Chemistry and Biology 14: 53-64.

 

Loper, J.E., Kobayashi, D.Y., and Paulsen, I.T.  2007. The genomic sequence of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5: Insights into biological control.  Phytopathology 97:233-238.

 

Loper, J. E., and Gross, H. 2007. Genomic analysis of antifungal metabolite production by Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5.  Eur. J. Phytopathol. Eur.J. Phytopathol. 119:265-278.

 

Brodhagen, M., Paulsen, I. T., and Loper, J. E.  2005.  Reciprocal regulation of pyoluteorin production with membrane transporter gene expression in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol.  71:6900-6909.

 

Feil, H., Feil, W. S., Chain, P., Larimer, F., DiBartolo, G., Copeland, A., Lykidis, A., Trong, S., Nolan, M., Goltsman, E., Thiel, J., Malfatti, S., Loper, J. E., Lapidus, A., Detter, J. C., Land, M., Richardson, P. M., Kyrpides, N.C., Ivanova, N., and Lindow, S. E.  2005.  Comparison of the complete genome sequences of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae B728a and pv. tomato DC3000.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 102: 11064–11069.

 

Paulsen, I. T., Press, C. M., Ravel, J., Kobayashi, D. Y., Myers, G. S. A., Mavrodi, D. V., DeBoy, R. T., Seshadri, R., Ren, Q., Madupu, R., Dodson, R. J., Durkin, A. S., Brinkac, L. M., Daugherty, S. C., Sullivan, S. A., Rosovitz, M. J., Gwinn, M. L., Zhou, L., Schneider, D. J., Cartinhour, S. W., Nelson, W. C., Weidman, J., Watkins, K., Tran, K., Khouri, H., Pierson, E. A., Pierson, L. S., III, Thomashow, L. S. and Loper, J. E.  2005.  Complete genome sequence of the plant commensal Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5.  Nature Biotechnology 23: 873-878.

 

Stockwell, V. O., and Loper, J. E.  2005.  The sigma factor RpoS is required for stress tolerance and environmental fitness of Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5.  Microbiology 151: 3001-3009.

 

Brodhagen, M., Henkels, M. D., and Loper, J. E. 2004.  Positive autoregulation of the antibiotic pyoluteorin in the biological control organism Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 1758-1766.

 

Anderson, L.M., Stockwell, V.O., and Loper, J.E. 2004.  An extracellular protease of Pseudomonas fluorescens A506 inactivates antibiotics of Pantoea agglomerans.  Phytopathology 94:1228-1234.

 

Temple, T., Stockwell, V.O., Loper, J.E., and Johnson, K.B. 2004. Bioavailability of iron to Pseudomonas fluorescens strain A506 on flowers of Pear and Apple.  Phytopathology 94:1286-1294.

 

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