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 - Chelsea Cunard
Alumnus Chelsea Cunard implementing a field experiment studying invasive Microstegium vimineum (2014).
Faculty Retreat at the The Ridges Resort (2017).
PBIO grad student David Higgins counts down for Grad students Ilkay Doerter, Lauren Eserman, and Jess Stephens to begin the egg-and-spoon race at the Graduate Student Field Day (April, 2015)
Grad Student - Dorothy Christopher
Dorothy Christopher teaches Girl Scouts about parts of a flower at Science Day, an outreach event that included students from PBIO and the Odum School of Ecology (Spring 2016)
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).