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Dustin Herb

Researcher & Plant Breeder

Dr. Dustin Herb received his Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics from the Crop and Soil Science Department at Oregon State University, researching the genetic contributions of barley to malting quality and beer flavor while developing sustainable varieties for the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to starting his doctorate program, he received a B.S. in agronomy from OSU working on radiation hybrid mapping of wheat, and M.S. in plant breeding at Texas A&M University with an emphasis in grain and energy sorghum breeding for co-generation and ethanol production.

Dustin is inspired by the outdoors, home brewing, and science fiction. He loves that working at OreGro allows him to adapt innovative methods and technologies to a wide range of products while giving him opportunities to travel and to meet with other scientists from different cultures and nationalities.