Faculty Members in Fungi
Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.
My goal as an instructor is to guide students to think like biologists and use a scientific approach to solve problems both within and outside of the classroom. As an instructor in organismal diversity labs, I also strive to aid students in building observational skills as a habit of mind and to appreciate the biological diversity around them.
Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.