About the authors

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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Zhian N. Kamvar is a postdoctroal researcher in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the lead developer of the poppr R package and a contributor to other packages such as adegenet and mmod.

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Sydney E. Everhart is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her research utilizes population genetics and genomics to better understand disease dynamics and evolution of fungal plant pathogens. She developed the micrsoatellite markers and data used in the monpop data set and currently works with genomes, GBS data, and SSR data for Phytophthora ramorum.

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Brian J. Knaus is an postdoctoral researcher with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. He is the lead developer of the vcfr package. Brian’s current research uses genomics approaches to survey the plant pathogens Phytophthora infestans (late blight of potato and tomato), Podosphaera macularis (powdery mildew of hop), and Pseudoperonospora humuli (downey mildew of hop) for population structure and to identify genomic features associated with phenotypes responsible for mating type determination and fungicide resistance.

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Javier F. Tabima is a graduate student in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. His main research interests are to study the molecular processes of host speciation using genomics. His dissertation is based in contructing a bridge between evolutionary biology and plant pathology. Javier has contributed to the poppr R package, and has created a set of packages for computational plant pathology such as Microbe-ID and other tools in the current process of development.

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