Daniella Echeverria

Oregon State University
Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology, Frost Lab | Rivedal Lab

Daniella Echeverria

Daniella Echeverria


I am a graphic designer turned plant pathologist studying powdery scab, a tuber blemish disease that causes significant losses in the potato industry. This disease is caused by Spongospora subterrenea f. sp. subterrenea and is a vector of Potato Mop Top Virus (PMTV), which causes end of season losses. Our project uses culture-free methods to study soil microbes associated with disease suppression. By identifying factors and practices for powdery scab control, we aim to engage growers and promote a sustainable future in the potato industry.

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Education and Training

Oregon State University Graduate Student 2021 – Present
University of Wisconsin-Madison B.S. Horticulture 2017 – 2020
Madison Area Technical College A.A. Graphic Design and Illustration 2009 – 2011


Oregon State University, Graduate Research Assistant
and Gradute Teaching Assistant
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Frost Lab September 2021 – Present
Plant, Pest, and Disease Specialist and Hemp Sampler Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection August 2020 - November 2020
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Student Employee Department of Horticulture, Dawson Lab April 2018 - July 2021
Department of Plant Pathology, Teaching Lab January 2020 - March 2020
Department of Botany, Greenhouse December 2017 - August 2019
Summer Internship Four Elements Organic Herbals, Baraboo, WI May 2019 - August 2019
Study Abroad Internship Community-Based Learning and Sustainable Food Systems in Guatemala May 2018 - July 2018
Associate Scientist of Biomedical Engineering Bellbrook Labs, Fitchburg, WI November 2007 - January 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer 2011 - Present


OSU: Agricultural Microbiomes Thinkathon Travel Grant, APS Plant Health 2023 2023
OSU: Anita Summers Travel Grant 2023
Sustain Dane Summit: Live Forward Award Nominee 2020
UW-Madison: Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award Nominee 2020
UW-Madison: Chemistry Learning Center Encouragement Award 2019
MATC: Silver ADDY Award, Bike Helmet PSA 2011
MATC: Silver ADDY Award, Mexican Folklord Book Jacket 2011


Identifying biotic characteristics of soils that suppress powdery scab of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Accepted Talk, APS Plant Health 2023
Powdery Scab of Potato Hermiston Potato Field Day 2023
Hemp Sampling for the State of Wisconsin Guest Lecture, UW-Madison, HORT 375: The Science of Hemp 2021
Community-Based Learning and Sustainable Food Systems in Guatemala CALS Global Poster Symposium 2019

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