Current Lab Members


Mycology lab (Dec 2016): Rytas Vilgalys, Alejo Rojas, Yi-Hong Ke, Jessie Uehling, Khalid Hameed, Albert Sevchenkov, Yutao Chen

Former Lab Personnel (with apologies for  missing e-links)

  • Brian Looney, ORNL/PMI postdoc, Molecular systematics and evolution of Russulales
  • J. Alejandro Rojas, ORNL/PMI postdoc, plant-microbial interactions.  Currently Asst. Professor, University of Arkansas
  • Jessie Uehling, Ph.D., Duke Univ. Program in Genetics and Genomics, microbial genetics and systematics; currently Asst. Professor, Oregon State University.
  • Hui-Ling (Sunny) Liao, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, University of Florida, North Florida Research and Education Center
  • Posy Busby, Ph.D. Asst. Professor, Oregon State University, endophyte ecology and evolution
  • Dr. Andrii Gryganskyi, ‘zygomycetes’  (contact Andrii)
  • Nicholas Pun, graduate student
  • Renee Johansen, Visiting Fulbright Scholar from the Univ. of Auckland, mycorrhizal ecology of dune grasses (currently postdoc, Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Dr. Gwendolyn Williams, fungal ecology, mycorrhizal succession
  • Gregory Bonito, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Michigan State University, truffle ecology and systematics, mycorrhizal ecology
  • Maria-Soledad Benitez, Ph.D., Research Scientist, North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory, Brookings, SD
  • Hannah Reynolds, Ph.D. Phylogeography of Elaphomyces (photo),
  • Matthew E. Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Univ. Florida, molecular ecology and systematics (photo)
  • Brantlee Spakes Richter, Ph.D., Instructor, Univ. Florida (photo)
  • Marianela Rodriguez-Carres, Ph.D. Rhizoctonia systematics, phylogenomics. (photo)
  • Dennis Drehmel, Ph.D., fungal pharmocognosy
  • Terri Porter, Ph.D., Canadian Barcode Consortium, McMaster University, Chytrid molecular evolution, Phylogenomics (photo)
  • Jason Jackson, Ph.D. soil microbial ecology (photo)
  • Michelle Hersh, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Sarah Lawrence College, host-pathogen ecology (photo)
  • Heath O’Brien, Ph.D., Research Scientist, University of Bristol, School of Biological Sciences.  (photo)
  • Stephanie Diezmann, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Bath, yeast evolutionary genetics (photo)
  • Timothy James, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Michigan. Population genetics and mating type evolution in fungi.  (photo)
  • Jeri Parrent, Ph.D., currently at University of Guelph.  Molecular ecology of mycorrhizal fungi. (photo)
  • Jianping Xu, Ph.D., associate professor at McMaster University.
  • Rebecca Yahr, Ph.D., Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland.  Systematics and population biology of lichenized fungi. (photo)
  • Annette Golonka, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at theUniv. South Carolina at Lancaster.   Ph.D.: Ecological genetics of nectar-inhabiting microorganisms.
  • Ana Litvintseva, Ph.D.,  an assistant research professor in the Dept. of  Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center
  • Valerie Hofstetter, Ph.D., currently at Agroscope in Switzerland. Molecular systematics of the Lyophylleae.  (photo)
  • Daniel Henk, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Univ. of Bath.  Molecular systematics and ecology of Septobasidium.  (photo)
  • Austen Piwakawaka Ganley, Ph.D.,  is an assistant professor at Massey University, New Zealand.  Concerted evolution of ribosomal DNA in fungi. (photo)
  • Jason Thacker, M.S. molecular evolution of laccase genes, systematics, computer programming (photo)
  • Terry Henkel, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Univ. of California at Humboldt.   Biodiversity of tropical fungi including ecology and systematics (photo)
  • Bob Marra, Ph.D., is an assistant agricultural scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven CT (photo)
  • Jean-Marc Moncalvo, Ph.D., is associate curator the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.  Phylogenetic diversity of the Agaricales, alsoGanoderma.  (photo)
  • Anne Pringle, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, University of Wisonsin
  • James L. Johnson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at University of Central Washington, Ellensburg
  • David S. Hibbett, Ph.D., is a professor at Clark University
  • Francois Lutzoni, Ph.D.,  is a professor at Duke University
  • Joseph Spatafora, Ph.D.,  is a professor at Oregon State University
  • Dolores Gonzales, Ph.D.,  is at the Instituto deEcologia, Xalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico
  • Jacqui Johnson, Ph.D., is an instructor in the Biology Dept at Fordham University
  • Peggy Schultz, Ph.D.,  is a research scientist the Biology Dept., Univ. Kansas
  • John Hopple, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Biology department at Ithaca College
  • Wendy Untereiner, Ph.D., is a professor at Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada
  • if you’re not on this list, please email me….

One Response to Current Lab Members

  1. I am delighted to look at some lovely colourful fleshy fungi and remind me of my good old times with the fascinating Bird’s Nest Fungus Cyathus and the time spent with two wonderful mycologists, Professor HJ Brodie and Professor R J Bandoni. Both are no longer in this world but their mycological training to me as graduate student and subsequely as PDF remains fresh in mind.
    Wish I could join the freshness of the traditional mycology coupled to new tools. However I know it is only a wishful thinking !
    I have read several excellent contributions of Professor David Hibbett but did not know thathis original fort was at Duke.

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