Welcome to the Quandt Mycology Lab
We are a mycology lab in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Our lab studies fungal evolutionary biology - especially the evolution of host association, the evolution of pathogenicity/ parasitism, and how fungi interact with other microorganisms. Phylogenetics, genomics, metagenomics, transcriptomics, and molecular community ecology are tools that we are currently using to address these larger interests in fungal biology.
- Welcome to Arthur Grupe, new postdoc in the lab. Arthur is embarking on a experimental evolutionary journey into the world of host jumping in Cordyceps militaris. We're happy to have you, Arthur!
- Tina won one of two graduate student poster awards at MSA!! Tina's poster was about the phylogenetic placement of Geoglossomycetes within the Pezizomycotina using whole genome scale data, which she presented at the Mycological Society of America's annual meeting in Minneapolis in August. Big congratulations, Tina!
- Congratulations to Candice, an undergraduate researcher in the lab, for being chosen as a 2019 BSI Summer Scholar here at CU! Candice will continue her research on Trichocoma. Way to go Candice!
- New review on Marine Fungi in mBio is out. So excited to see the first fruit from Marine Fungi workshop come out.