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Jessie Uehling successfully defended her Ph.D. yesterday. Congratulations Jessie!
Congratulations to Professor Khalid Hameed for receiving the President’s Volunteer Service award. Khalid received this award for his volunteer work with US AID Farmer-to-Farmer program to support mushroom cultivation in the developing world. He and Van Cotter recently presented a … Continue reading
As part of our NSF-funded study on coevolution of mycorrhizal fungi in the genus Suillus with members of the plant family Pinaceae, we just finished setting up a spore-print bioassay pairing 30 Suillus species with 10 different host trees from the conifer family Pinaceae. … Continue reading
Our first paper on compatibility/incompatibility in Suillus is finally out! Suillus species are members of the bolete family that fruit in association with different members of the conifer family Pinaceae. Here’s what we report in this paper: 1. We tested 5 species of Suillus for … Continue reading
Last week we went hunting for fungi in Vermont at Camp Neringa, a Lithuanian summer camp where I used to go as a kid. The foray got a write up by author Laima Vince in the Huffington Post. Even found some Suillus!
Mycologists and their students from the Great Lakes region meet each fall for the A. H. Smith foray. Alex Smith was my academic grandfather, widely known as the dean of modern American mushroom taxonomy, and who taught mycology at Univ. of Michigan … Continue reading
This pre-conference field trip to the southern Sierra’s was a repeat performance of an earlier pre-meeting foray that took place in 1996 prior to the 1st International Conference on Mycorrhizae. That conference was hosted by Tom Bruns and his colleagues from UC Berkeley, … Continue reading
Just finished an excellent 3-week field mycology class at the Mountain Lake Biological Station (9-29 July, 2016). MLBS is operated by the University of Virginia Biology Department, and is located in a remote part of the southern Appalachian mountains near Pembroke, VA. … Continue reading
The Vilgalys Lab at Duke University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of fungal genomics, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution. The selected candidate will contribute to ongoing studies on comparative genomics of ectomycorrhizal fungi (Suillus spp.) and their symbiotic interaction with pines and … Continue reading
May 24-25, 2016: We just finished hosting an excellent meeting with our Plant Microbial Interfaces research team, which includes scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Francis Martin’s mycorrhizal genomics group from INRA. Two full days of research updates and discussion … Continue reading