I work with Aspergillus fumigatus, an opportunistic human pathogen. My research focuses on understanding variation in fungal spores and what regulates its germination. I am taking a transcriptomics and proteomics approach to identify spore specific markers/targets which can be used as a diagnostic tool to assess the population of dormant spores.
Alumnus - Marziyeh Haghighat
Principles of Plant Biology lab course taught by former graduate student Marziyeh Haghighat (2014)
Grad Student - Uma Nagendra
Uma Nagendra is the overall winner of 2014 “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. http://news.sciencemag.org/people-events/2014/11/dance-your-ph-d-winner-announced
Grad Student - Katie Putney
PBIO grad student Katie Putney and former Chang lab technician Grant Lor set up a field experiment for former PBIO grad student Bryan Quigly (May 2013)
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).