Inga Zasada

GLOBAL Project Co-Director

Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory
3420 NW Orchard Avenue 
Corvallis, Oregon 97303 - USA


USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist Inga Zasada serves as Co-Director for the GLOBAL Project, as well as leader of the Project’s Genomic Approaches to Risk Assessment of Globodera team.   

Dr. Zasada is with the USDA - ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon and a Courtesy Assistant Professor at Oregon State University.  Her research focuses on the management of plant-parasitic nematodes in small fruits and other horticultural crops. Beginning in 2010, Dr. Zasada has led research on Globodera ellingtonae, a new cyst nematode species found in Oregon and Idaho, providing insights into pathogencity to potato, developmental biology, and mitochondrial genomics. 

Dr. Zasada received a B.S. and a M.S. in Crop Science from Oregon State University and North Carolina State University, respectively. She received a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of California, Davis. She joined the USDA-ARS Nematology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD in 2003, where during her tenure she led a national effort to implement a biosolid amendment product into a diversity of crop production systems for plant-parasitic nematode management. 

Professional Degree