February 2003 – New Postdocs, NSF Recipient
On January 1, 2003, three new postdocs have joined our lab. Cymon Cox and Valérie Hofstetter will play an active role in Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life (AFTOL) project. Valérie, is the coordinator of the activities related to the sequencing of 7 loci (ca. 10 kb) for 400 lichenized and allied ascomycete species. Cymon in collaboration with Frank Kauff is responsible for the development of the bioinformatic structure of this project.
Betsy Arnold is the recipient of an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Microbial Biology to develop an eco-phylogenetic approach to study previously unexplored questions of fungal endophyte evolution.