Ibrahim Kutay Ozturk

Assistant Extension Professor and Potato Plant Pathologist Extension SpecialistIbrahim Kutay Ozturk
57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, Maine 04769
Telephone: 207.764.3361
Email: ibrahim.ozturk@maine.edu

As the State Extension Potato Pathologist, Kutay’s research and extension programs focus on improving pest and disease management strategies of the Maine Potato Industry. Kutay’s responsibilities include providing day-to-day recommendations, preparing and delivering educational materials, and conducting research to develop local solutions to pest and diseases impacting Maine potatoes.


  • Ph.D., Massey University, Genetics, 2017
  • M.S., Middle East Technical University, Biotechnology, 2012
  • B.S., Middle East Technical University, Molecular Biology and Genetics, 2010

Professional Organizations:

  • American Phytopathological Society, 2019 – Present