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Gerry is in DC visiting NSF

Nov 3, 2014

Gerry was selected to participate in an event at NSF to congratulate veteran scholars.  Good job Gerry, what an honor!

Anthony is now faculty in the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology program at UHM

Nov 1, 2014

New monograph by Gerry and others on Holarctic Pluteus

Sep 24, 2014

Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Holarctic species of Pluteus section Pluteus (Agaricales: Pluteaceae), with description of twelve new species.

Congratulations Gerry! 

Malassezia paper is out in PLOS Pathogens

Aug 22, 2014

Check out the latest PLoS Pearl about marine fungi and coral dandruff: From Dandruff to Deep-Sea Vents: Malassezia-like Fungi are Ecologically Hyper-diverse

http://t.co/N4Cbsk342e

We got media coverage in Newsweek, Popular Science and Hawaii NPR!

Gerry presented his endophyte reciprocal transplant work at IMC10 in Bangkok.

Aug 1, 2014

More important, he brought everyone a bunch of mycology souveniers and chocolate elephants!

Big Island endophyte collecting all pau.

Jul 29, 2014

Gerry, Brian Perry, Anthony and Erin (from the Hynson lab) had a phenomenal trip to big island collecting endophytes from the beach to the top of Kilauea and many many points in between. 

We have scopes!

Jun 16, 2014

They're here!  Rick Gardner, from Zeiss, has kindly flown over to set up our fancy new microscopes. With DIC and epi-fluorescence capabilities, pesky little microbes will have nowhere to hide. 

Gerry and Kami are awarded NSF GRFP Fellowships!

Apr 28, 2014

BOTH Gery and Kami were funded for three years through NSF. Gerry is studying the evolution and assembly processes of Hawaiian endophytes and Kami is studying the physiology and determinants of Fungal composition in Corals. Way to go both of you!

Jerry Koko joins the lab!

Feb 5, 2014

Jerry is pitching in on our endophyte project before joining the Hynson Fungal lab in the fall. Thanks Jerry!

Welcome Leah!

Jan 28, 2014

We're excited that Leah Tooman, our new lab manager, is safely arrived and whipping us into shape.

New UH Mycology Logo

Jan 1, 2014

UH Mycology Logo
Check out the new UH Mycology logo, designed by the good folks at Big Rose Web Design with lots of inspiration from MSA/MSJ 2005.

New Lab Manager

Jan 1, 2014

The Amend lab hired a full-time lab manager to be split 50/50 with Nicole Hynson’s lab. 

Congratulations Dr. Richard O'Rorke!

Jan 1, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Richard O’Rorke for a successful PhD defense, and for joining us as a PostDoc.  Welcome aboard!

New PhD Students

Jan 1, 2014

A big aloha to two new PhD students joining the lab.  Welcome aboard Gerry Cobian and Kamala Earl!