Niklaus J. Grünwald is a plant pathologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service and a Professor in the Department of Botany and Pant Pathology and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing at Oregon State University. He received his PhD from UC Davis and conducted postdoctoral research at Cornell University. His research focuses on understanding the evolutionary patterns and processes of emerging pathogens using population genetic and evolutionary approaches and development of computational tools for characterizing pathogens and communities. Members of his group have developed several widely used R packages including: poppr, vcfr, and metacoder.
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