May 2006 – Congratulations Drs. O’Brien and Rydholm!
Drs. Heath O’Brien and Carla Rydholm have both successfully defended their theses and now become distinguished Lutzoni Lab graduates. Heath wrote his thesis on Nostoc systematics and the specificity of associations between fungi and cyanobacteria in the lichen genus Peltigera. He will be staying on as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in our lab. Carla’s thesis focused on Aspergillus systematics and population biology. In the fall, she will begin a program in law here at Duke. Congratulations and good luck to our recent graduates!