The Lutzoni Lab hosted a lichen field trip for the “Wild Ones,” an undergraduate natural history club at Duke. Selected photos from the trip can be viewed here. We all had a great time sharing our enthusiasm for lichens with the group!
We’re excited to welcome Scott LaGreca to the lichenology team at Duke. Scott is coming to us from Cornell University, where he was curator of the Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium (CUP).
This is actually a homecoming for Scott, since he did his Ph.D. at Duke with lichenologist William Culberson.
Well done Ian!!!
Ian graduated from the College of the Atlantic (Maine) with a broad interest in natural sciences. Ian is already an accomplished lichenologist with extensive research experience. We are delighted to have him join the Lutzoni lab.
Congratulations to Dr. Ko-Hsuan Chen for successfully defending her doctoral dissertation at Duke University, Lutzoni Lab. Her dissertation is entitled “Evolution of fungal endophytes and their functional transitions between endophytism and saprotrophism.”
Jade was awarded The Excellence in Plant Science Prize, which is given each year by the Plant Science faculty at the graduation ceremony in recognition of excellence in botanical research. Jade’s honor thesis was entitled “Patterns of symbiotic associations between Peltigera and Nostoc along a latitudinal transect crossing the circumboreal belt.”
Ko-Hsuan Chen was award a NSF DDIG for her proposal entitled “Assessing the Importance of Trophic Lability for Fungal Endophytism Using the Moss Dicranum scoparium and its Associated Fungi.” Well done Ko-Hsuan!!!
May 2015: Congratulations Ester Gaya
Ester Gaya, who has been pursuing postdoctoral research in our lab as part of an NSF funded phylogenetic study of the order Teloschistales, accepted a permanent position as Senior Researcher in Mycology, at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London, UK. Her starting date at Kew is July 1, 2013
May 2013: Congratulations Ryoko Oono
Ryoko Oono, who is currently pursuing postdoctoral research in our lab as part of the Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (MMPTP), accepted a tenure-track, Assistant Professor, position in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at UCSB. Her starting date at UCSB is Jan. 1, 2014.
March 2013: Congratulations Kathryn Picard
Congratulations, Kathryn Picard, for being awarded a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant!