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James Osborne

James P. Osborne

Professor
james.osborne [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-6494

Wiegand Hall

Wiegand Hall 108A

3051 SW Campus Way

3051 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Enology

My research focuses on microbial spoilage bacteria in wines, impacts of yeast strain on flavor and aroma production from saccharomyces, natural ferment yeasts, acetaldehyde metabolism by malolactic bacteria and its enological consequences, malolactic fermentation, and wine yeast bacteria interactions. Extension activities include developing statewide continuing education in enology for the wine industry in Oregon. Read more about James' research click here. 

Wine Microbiology - Malolactic fermentation; Microbial spoilage of wine; Wine yeast-bacteria interactions; Problematic alcoholic and malolactic fermentations; Acetaldehyde metabolism by malolactic bacteria and its enological consequences.

At OSU

Affiliated with: 
Food Science and Techno

Professional Accomplishments

Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Society for Enology and Viticulture
  • Australian Society of Viticulture and Enology
  • Institute of Food Technologists
Education: 

BApplSci 1997 - Massey University, New Zealand, Microbiology
Post Grad Dip Sci 1998 - Massey University, New Zealand, Microbiology
MSc 2000 - Massey University, New Zealand, Microbiology
Ph.D. 2005 - Washington State University, Pullman, Food Science

My Awards

My Publications

Outreach and Extension