News

news-new

News

So long Anna!

We had the pleasure of hosting Anna Landler (a high school student from Connecticut) for a few weeks this summer while she conducted independent research on arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization of Hawaiian hosts across a moisture gradient. We’ll miss having you in the lab! And hope you keep studying fungi!

img_9181

Welcome Cameron!

 

uh-mycology

Welcome to our new Postdoc Dr. Cameron Egan! Cam completed his PhD with John Klironomos at UBC Kelowna and specializes in the ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Good thing, because he’ll be leading some of the work on our Hakalau forest restoration project. Welcome to the UH Mycology group Cam!

Summer field season

img_0545

We’ve been busy with fieldwork both on the top of Mt. Ka’ala on O’ahu and in the Hakalau Wildlife Preserve on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Aloha from the clouds!

Congratulations to Erin on her MSc Defense!

Congrats to lab member Erin Datlof on her successful defense of her MSc thesis on recovering phyllosphere fungi from plant DNA banks, great job!

datlof_defense datlof_defense

Big Congrats to Laura and Sherilyn!

It was an exciting day today! Both Undergraduate Research Assistant Sherilyn Munroe and Postdoctoral Researcher Laura Tipton received fellowships. One from UH’s Undergraduate Research Program and another from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, way to go ladies!

882189424

Congrats to Jerry!

Congratulations to PhD student Jerry Koko on an excellent Department of Botany Proposal Symposium talk today on “The use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the restoration of native Hawaiian plants”.

color_16x16