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Oklahoma State Univeristy


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Ulrich Melcher


Department of Biohcemistry & Molecular Biology Oklahoma State University Stillwater Oklahoma USA 74075

Research Interests:

  • Viral evolution, biodiversity and ecology
  • Evolution of plant-associated procaryotes
  • Genetic recombination
  • Pathogenesis and resistance in plant viral disease
  • Caulimoviruses and Tobamoviruses
  • Forensic Microbiology


  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship from November 1970 to November 1971
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship from September 1973 to November 1974
  • Departmental prize for superior ability as Teaching Assistant (MSU)
  • Fulbright Scholarship (1983)
  • James A. Whatley Award of Merit for Excellence in Agricultural Research from Oklahoma State University
  • Division of Agriculture (1984)
  • Robert J. Sirny Endowed Professorship in Agricultural Biochemistry (1999-present)
  • Sigma Xi Chapter Lecturer Award (2000)
  • Phoenix Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award Winner, OSU Graduate & Professional Student Association (2006)
  • Fellow, American Phytopathological Society (2006-present)
  • Regents Professorship (2008-present)
  • Fellow, Victoria Agricultural Biotechnology Consortium (2010)
  • REF Matthews Distinguished Lecturer, Australasian Plant Virology Workshop (2010)
  • Regents’ Distinguish Research Awardee OSU (2011)