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François Lutzoni Named the Mycological Society of America’s 2016 Fellow
The Mycological Society of America has selected GeMS faculty member Francois Lutzoni as its 2016 fellow.  According to the MSA website, “MSA Fellows are members who are outstanding mycologists with at least eleven years of service post-Ph.D.”

A Little Dirt Won’t Hurt
Duke researchers find our immune systems could benefit from a few more germs.

Fungal Pathogen Sheds Gene Silencing Machinery to Become More Dangerous
For more than a decade, a rare but potentially deadly fungus called Cryptococcus deuterogatti has taken up residence in the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island. Unlike its cousin Cryptococcus neoformans, which mostly infects patients with compromised immune systems, this fungus has sickened hundreds of otherwise healthy people.

Jenny Tung Named 2016 Sloan Fellow
Two Duke faculty are among 126 chosen to be this year’s Sloan Research Fellows from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Claudia Gunsch Receives the 2016 Huber Research Prize
Claudia Gunsch, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke, has won the 2016 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Triangle Microbial Ecology Supergroup Awarded Duke Intellectual Community Planning Grant
New Grants Advance Scholarly Communities at Duke and Beyond

New Way to Detect Human-Animal Diseases Tested in Lemurs
RNA sequencing could help predict future outbreaks.  Advances in genetic sequencing are uncovering emerging diseases in wildlife that other diagnostic tests can’t detect.