I like fungi, teaching about fungi, and learning how fungi evolve to interact with other organisms.
I support the teaching, pedagogical development, and lab components of three fungus-filled courses in the Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science: Biology and Management of Plant Diseases (PLPPM 3010/5010) with Prof. Kerik Cox, Mycology (PLPPM 4490) with Prof. Teresa Pawlowska, and Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds (PLSCI 2010/2013) with Prof. Kathie Hodge. Students with questions about class should check the relevant Canvas homepages for information, or contact me at the email address below.
I also do research on fungal diversity, evolution, symbiosis, and systematics. My study systems have included ambrosia beetle fungus-mycangium coevolution, Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death (Ceratocystis lukuohia/huliohia) genomics, and the endobacteria of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and other Mucoromycetes. You can find more details at the following links:
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Chase G. Mayers, Ph.D., Teaching Support Specialist
School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
cgm227 [[at symbol]] cornell [[dot]] edu
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