Fabiola has joined the lab and is working with Syrena, Bryson, Reese and Giulia on a project examining Chytrid pathogenicity on phytoplankton under climate change. Welcome aboard!
So, it’s been a minute since we’ve updated the website… here’s what you missed. Big e komo mai to Quinn Moon, Giulia Marenco Di Moriondo, and Reese Tsubota who have stepped in to help with culturing and with our phytoplankton pathogen studies. Glad you’re here! Ronja received funding to present at SACNAS in Puerto Rico …
This last year was quite a blur…Here’s what happened: Departures: Post-doc Fouad El Baidouri left us for a researcher position with the Neafsy Lab at Harvard/Broad. Gone, but not forgotten! Dr. Andre Boraks successfully defended his PhD and is off to work with the International Conservation Fund of Canada. A hui hou! Joani Villiunas is heading downhill …
Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Holarctic species of Pluteus section Pluteus (Agaricales: Pluteaceae), with description of twelve new species. Congratulations Gerry!
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
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.
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 is pitching in on our endophyte project before joining the Hynson Fungal lab in the fall. Thanks Jerry!
We’re excited that Leah Tooman, our new lab manager, is safely arrived and whipping us into shape.