I possess 30 years experience working on the physiology, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and genomics of yeasts and filamentous fungi. As an independent investigator, my research program has sought to understand the mechanisms underlying hyphal morphogenesis, primarily in the model filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans. More recent efforts have focused on investigating the coordination of growth and stress responses with morphogenesis in Aspergillus, as well characterization of adaptations that enable fungi to colonize extreme environments.
Department Chair, Plant Pathology, Entomology and Microbiology
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B.Sc (Hon.), Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, 1983
M.Sc, Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, 1986
Ph.D, Biology, University of Michigan, 1992