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Jacob Blauer, Assistant Professor

Jake Blauer, potato postharvest physiologist

Areas of Interest

Potato plant physiology, both in-field and postharvest, and the impact and interactions of biochemistry and molecular biology on yield, postharvest quality, and grower and industry practices.

Educational Background

Ph.D. from Washington State University in the Molecular Plant Sciences Program.


Practical experience on family farm

Processing experience with ConAgra Foods/Lamb-Weston, R&D Agronomy Sciences Manager with the J.R. Simplot Company

Plant breeder with Land O’Lakes/Forage Genetics International

Assistant Professor of Potato Physiology at Washington State University