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    Principal Investigator
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    A.Dr. A. Elizabeth (Betsy)
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    and Evolutionary BiologyBiology;
    Member, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics; Bart Cardon Fellow for Teaching Excellence

    Curator, Robert L. Gilbertson Mycological Herbarium, part of the University of Arizona Campus Herbarium
    PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona (2002)
    Ecology, evolution, and systematics of fungal endophytes; evolution of symbioses
    CV: click click here {Arnold-CV-May2017.pdf}
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    Postdocs
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    Dr. Naupaka Zimmerman
    Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoctoral Fellow, Life Sciences Research Foundation
    PhD, Ecology, Stanford University (2013)
    Biogeography, fungi-host interactions, and comparative genomics of foliar fungi
    CV: click here

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    Dr. Joseph Spraker
    PhD, Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin, Madison (2016)
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    and secondary
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    metabolism; art-science interfacial
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    Dr. Camilo Zalamea
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    of Illinois and
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    Smithsonian Tropical
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    Technical assistants
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    Anyang Ndobegang
    Fungal ecology and microbiology

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    Carolina Sarmiento
    Plant-microbial ecology
    Based at the University of Illinois and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
    MS, Universidad de los Andes
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    Ming-Min Lee
    Lab manager
    BS, Biology, Oregon State University (2002)
    MS, Entomology, University of Arizona (2008)
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    Kayla Garcia
    Culture manager and technical leader, fungal genomics
    BS, Microbiology, University of Arizona (2014)
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    Nathaniel Yang
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    Jasmin Pratt

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    Sequoia Fischer
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    Emma Jong

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    Jose Orozco
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    Maithili Khandekar
    Haley Williams
    Halina Siewiora
    Brianna Talbot
    Mycological Herbarium
    Joe Myers
    High school students
    2016: Emily Burke, Leah Simpson
    2015: Tahlía Segura, Adalee Martínez, Wyatt Mendez, Leila Murrieta
    Former
    Former graduate students
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    12/2011 - postdoctoral fellow,Assistant Professor, ABE, University
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    12/2012 - postdocoral fellow, North Carolina State UniversityAssistant Professor, Mary Baldwin College • Mr.
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    veterinary school
    Ms. Sarah
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    Plant Pathology, industry:industry position in plant microbiomes: graduated 8/2016.
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    (lab alumni):
    Dr.
    Dr. Naupaka Zimmerman,
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    of foliar fungifungi, now Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of San Francisco • Dr.
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    Garber, sustainable agriculture
    agriculture, now Conservation Program Manager, Native Seeds/SEARCH • Dr. Jana
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    the boreal biomebiome, now Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona • Dr.
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    fungal secondary metabolites.
    Interns, trainees,
    metabolites, Project Manager, Isomerase Therapeutics.
    For undergraduate-
    and visitors from other institutions: 2016, Gerald Schneider, University of Utah • 2016, Peter Tellez, Tulane University • 2016, Melissa Norris, UA • 2016, Daniel Hayden, Oklahoma State • 2015, Felix (Nattapol) Kraisitudomsook, Whitman College • 2014, Paulina Ramos, University of Sinaloa • 2014, Joao Paulo Toledo, Sao Paulo, Brazil • 2013, Erin Spear, University of Utah • 2013, Julian Gonzales III, Ramiro Garza, Kevin Thompson -- University of Texas, Pan-American • 2013, Carolina Sarmiento, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2013, Camilo Zalamea, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2012, Adriana Corrales, University of Illinois • 2012, Julien Ponchart, Universite Laval • 2012, Peter Cerda, University of Texas Pan American • 2012, Edelio Bazan, University of Texas Pan American • 2011, 2012, Brittany Peña, University of Texas Pan American • 2010-2011, Ochana Otto ('Otto'), Tucson High Magnet School • 2010-2013, Wes MacDonald, MacDonald Home School • 2010, Rowena Dolino, teacher at Tsehootsooi Middle School, Navajo Nation (AZ START program) • 2010, Jim Uomoto, teacher at Pueblo High Magnet School, Tucson (AZ START program) • 2010-2011, Frankie Orozco, student at Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson (Pima County) • 2010, Abby Cochrane, student at Catalina Foothills High Magnet School, Tucson (NSF) • 2010, Jessica Bolaños, SENACyT Panama • 2010, Seth Kauppinen, UC Berkeley • 2010, Sarah Higginbotham, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2010-2011, Sheri Steidl, Yavapai Community College (NSF) • 2009, Rowena Dolino, teacher at Tsehootsooi Middle School, Navajo Nation (AZ START program) • 2009, Catherina Caballero-George, SENACyT Panama • 2009, Magaly de Chial, Universidad de Panama • 2008- • 2011, Demetra Kandalepas, Louisana State University • 2008, Steve Uyeda, teacher at Sunnyside High School and instructor at Pima Community College (AZ START program) • 2008, Alex (JJ) Delgado, first-year student at Pima Community College (Arizona Biology Network) • 2006-2007, Cheyenne Weeks-Galindo, Pima Community College (tropical seed-associated fungi) (Arizona Biology Network) • 2006, Courtney Kluger, Duke University (tropical seed-associated fungi) (NSF REU) • 2005, 2007, Mary Shimabukuro, Dine College (fungal endophytes of ponderosa pine) (Arizona Biology Network)
    Other lab alumni (and current professional status):
    Ashton Leo • Michael J. Taylor, graduate school • Jose A. Bermudez • Carl Patterson-Markowitz • Sean Quigley • Thomas Gleason • Jorge Ramos, teaching molecular biotechnology in Mexico • Kayla Garcia • James deVore, research intern, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • Celine Bui • Wes MacDonald, UBRP student • Cole Steen, sustainable agriculture • Nick Massimo, in graduate school • Thao Truong, pharmacy school • Jakob Riddle, graduate school • Christie Moss, medical school • Brigid Heffernan, privately employed • Lorna Battista, privately employed • Nandi Devan, ecology and conservation biology/education • Brett Baxter, employed in medical field • Chan Jung, medical school • Jamie Moy, graduate school • Courtney Klopper, graduate school • Brittany Wohl, privately employed • Syed Ali Raza, medical school • Janka Vanova, pharmacy school • Emily Hendershot, privately employed • Patrick Campbell, pharmacy school • Barbara Beauchamp, teaching science in economically challenged schools • Barney Gilley, applying to graduate programs • Abby Cochrane,
    high school intern...now a UA undergraduate • Darren Stensrud, privately employed • Andrea Woodard, privately employed • Max Xiong, privately employed • Phornpoj Intarakamhang, applying to graduate programs • Erica Untch, teacher • Doug Mahana, graduate school • Jamal Alafifi, in graduate school • Yujin (Youchin) Huh, pharmacy school • Chan Maketon, graduate school • Dylan Grippi, graduate school • Lindsay Higgins, graduate school; now privately employed in scientific translation • Linh Huynh, pharmacy school • Ming-Min (Ming) Lee, graduate school • Elan Snitkin, privately employed • Rebecca Porter, privately employed • Julia Maddison, graduate school • Vanessa Chicharello, privately employed • Lindsay Cook, privately employed • Anita Bhakta, privately employed • Lauren Dominick, privately employed • Thaddeus Metz, privately employed • Adrian Ramirez, privately employed • Ethan Posey, UA student • Kiona Brown, privately employed • Jason Ong, privately employed • Ben Wilder, graduate school • Felicia Quintana, privately employed • Hilary Brown, privately employed • Melissa Kohmetscher, privately employed • Jean Tsai, graduate school • Patricia Espiritu, privately employed
    Volunteers, Diné College project: 2006: Amanda Way, Liang Shen, Kelly Farrell (Duke University) and Claire Heinitz (UA). • 2007: Rebecca Porter (Duke University), Mariana del Olmo R., Fabiola Santos R., and Christine Coursodon (UA)...and thanks to Ming-Min Lee, Julia Maddison, Michele Hoffman, and Jana U'Ren for help with this project throughout its duration!
    Students conducting lab rotations: Emma Holland (Genetics): endohyphal bacteria • Ryan Wallace (ABBS): endohyphal bacteria • Neill Prohaska (EEB): endophytes • Breonna Smith (ABBS): endolichenic fungi • Yu-Ling Huang (ABBS): effects of wildfire on fungal endophytes • Mana Ohkura (PLP): diversity of endophytes and endohyphal bacteria from the Navajo Nation • Simon Stump (EEB): Fungal communities associated with Erodium cicutarium, an invasive plant in SE, Arizona • Amritha Wickramage (PLP): diversity and specificity of fungi from the Chuska Mountains, Navajo Nation • David Jarvis (PLS/IGERT in Genomics): evolution of ecological modes in the Ascomycota • Jana U'Ren (PLS/IGERT in Genomics): evolutionary origins of tropical seed-associated fungi • Mary Jane Epps (EEB): diversity and ecological roles of nectar-inhabiting microbes • Mariana del Olmo Ruiz (PLP): estimating diversity of tropical foliar endophytes • Libby Landeen (EEB): endolichenic bacteria • Michele Hoffman (PLP): endophytes of Cupressaceae
    alumni please see Betsy's CV, linked above.
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Thursday, May 18

  1. page Lab news edited Arnold lab news Spring 2017 • Congratulations Yu-Ling on your position at the National Museum …

    Arnold lab news
    Spring 2017
    • Congratulations Yu-Ling on your position at the National Museum of Taiwan!
    • Congratulations Liz on receiving an ARCS Fellowship for the coming academic year!
    • Congratulations to Justin on your new publication in Frontiers!
    • Congratulations Nathaniel for receiving an Honors Internship award, and thanks for joining us in Chile!
    • Congratulations Haley and her mentor Joe -- Haley received a first-place award for research in the Honors First Year Poster Session!
    • Congratulations Joe for being accepted to the OSG User School for computational biology in summer 2017!
    • Congratulations Haley and her mentor Joe -- Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology!
    • Congratulations Ashton for being accepted to the MS program in Plant Pathology, starting fall 2017!
    • Congratulations Emily and her mentor Liz -- Emily was named Intern of the Year by the Vail High School District!
    • Congratulations Anyang for your new job in industry. We are thrilled for you. :)
    • Congratulations Camilo on your new postdoctoral award!
    • Congratulations to our graduating undergrads -- Halina, Emma, Jasmin!
    • And big congratulations to lab alum Jana for her new faculty position at the UA. So happy!!

    Fall 2016
    • Welcome Alison, new PhD student!
    • Welcome Joe, new NSF post-doctoral fellow!
    • Congratulations Aasiya on your P.E.O. International Award!
    • Congratulations Ashton, graduating with a degree in Plant Sciences!
    • Congratulations Sarah for completing your MS and starting your new job in industry!
    • And big congratulations to lab alumn Naupaka for his new faculty position at San Francisco State. Yay!!
    Spring/summer 2016
    • Our new projects have begun -- leaf traits with Sunshine Van Bael and GoLife with colleagues at Duke, NC State, Ole Miss, UConn!
    • Congratulations to our graduating undergrads -- Jose, Michael, and Nattapol!
    • Congratulations Ellen, nominee for Honors Sophomore of the Year!
    • Welcome aboard Alicia, botanist extraordinaire for GoLife!
    • Congratulations Shuzo for coordinating a fabulous research expedition to Panama for GoLife!

    Fall 2015
    • Congratulations Justin for receiving a GSPC research grant!
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    • Thanks to all in the lab who have helped with SANITY, the research/field outreach program for high schoolers in the Chiricahua Mountains!
    • Thanks to all in the lab who have helped with BLAST, the summer molecular ecology/microbiology program for high school students!
    • Welcome Felix,Felix/Nattapol, from Whitman
    • Welcome Michael, SNRE undergraduate, studying the oral microbiome of raptors!
    • Congratulations Sarah -- best wishes for a wonderful wedding!
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    to your postdoc. Congrats on the Ph.D.!postdoc!
    • Congratulations to our lab graduates, Chantelle Khambholja, Thomas Gleason, Trevor Mock, and Jorge Ramos!
    • Welcome back, Gavin and Margaret, NSF RET fellows -- best wishes for a great research experience in Panama!
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    • Welcome Sarah Araldi, new graduate student!
    • Welcome Nick Garber, new postdoc!
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    to Kayla A. for successfully
    • Congratulations to Chantelle for being admitted to veterinary school!
    • Welcome Jeiry Toribio and Maryanne Scott, visiting scholars from Mexico and Canada!
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Thursday, January 26

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    Haley Williams
    Halina Siewiora
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    • Ms. Sarah Araldi-Brondolo, MS, Plant Pathology, industry: graduated 8/2016.
    Former postdocs (lab alumni):
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    sustainable agriculture
    • Dr. Jana U'Ren, Dimensions of Biodiversity/endophytes of the boreal biome • Dr. Sarah Higginbotham, fungal secondary metabolites.
    Interns, trainees, and visitors from other institutions: 2016, Gerald Schneider, University of Utah • 2016, Peter Tellez, Tulane University • 2016, Melissa Norris, UA • 2016, Daniel Hayden, Oklahoma State • 2015, Felix (Nattapol) Kraisitudomsook, Whitman College • 2014, Paulina Ramos, University of Sinaloa • 2014, Joao Paulo Toledo, Sao Paulo, Brazil • 2013, Erin Spear, University of Utah • 2013, Julian Gonzales III, Ramiro Garza, Kevin Thompson -- University of Texas, Pan-American • 2013, Carolina Sarmiento, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2013, Camilo Zalamea, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2012, Adriana Corrales, University of Illinois • 2012, Julien Ponchart, Universite Laval • 2012, Peter Cerda, University of Texas Pan American • 2012, Edelio Bazan, University of Texas Pan American • 2011, 2012, Brittany Peña, University of Texas Pan American • 2010-2011, Ochana Otto ('Otto'), Tucson High Magnet School • 2010-2013, Wes MacDonald, MacDonald Home School • 2010, Rowena Dolino, teacher at Tsehootsooi Middle School, Navajo Nation (AZ START program) • 2010, Jim Uomoto, teacher at Pueblo High Magnet School, Tucson (AZ START program) • 2010-2011, Frankie Orozco, student at Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson (Pima County) • 2010, Abby Cochrane, student at Catalina Foothills High Magnet School, Tucson (NSF) • 2010, Jessica Bolaños, SENACyT Panama • 2010, Seth Kauppinen, UC Berkeley • 2010, Sarah Higginbotham, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2010-2011, Sheri Steidl, Yavapai Community College (NSF) • 2009, Rowena Dolino, teacher at Tsehootsooi Middle School, Navajo Nation (AZ START program) • 2009, Catherina Caballero-George, SENACyT Panama • 2009, Magaly de Chial, Universidad de Panama • 2008- • 2011, Demetra Kandalepas, Louisana State University • 2008, Steve Uyeda, teacher at Sunnyside High School and instructor at Pima Community College (AZ START program) • 2008, Alex (JJ) Delgado, first-year student at Pima Community College (Arizona Biology Network) • 2006-2007, Cheyenne Weeks-Galindo, Pima Community College (tropical seed-associated fungi) (Arizona Biology Network) • 2006, Courtney Kluger, Duke University (tropical seed-associated fungi) (NSF REU) • 2005, 2007, Mary Shimabukuro, Dine College (fungal endophytes of ponderosa pine) (Arizona Biology Network)
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Wednesday, January 18

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    Mycological Herbarium
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    Former graduate students (lab alumni): Dr. Michele Hoffman, Plant Pathology, PhD: graduated 5/2010 - US Homeland Security • Dr. Jana U'Ren, PhD, Plant Pathology: graduated 12/2011 - postdoctoral fellow, ABE, University of Arizona • Dr. Mariana del Olmo Ruiz, PhD, Plant Pathology: graduated 8/2012 - postdoctoral fellow, Institute for Ecology, UNAM (Mexico) • Dr. Ellen Martinson, PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: graduated 12/2012 - postdoctoral fellow, University of Rochester • Dr. Mary Jane Epps, PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: graduated 12/2012 - postdocoral fellow, North Carolina State University • Mr. Dustin Sandberg, MS, Plant Pathology: graduated 5/2013 - plant pathologist, USDA/APHIS • Ms. Kayla Arendt, MS, Plant Pathology: graduated 1/2015 - exploring opportunities • Ms. Chantelle Khambholja, MS, Plant Pathology: graduated 5/2015 - veterinary school
    • Ms. Sarah Araldi-Brondolo, MS, Plant Pathology, industry: graduated 8/2016.
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    (lab alumni):
    Dr. Naupaka Zimmerman, Biogeography, fungi-host interactions, comparative genomics of foliar fungi •
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    Dr. Jana
    Interns, trainees, and visitors from other institutions: 2016, Gerald Schneider, University of Utah • 2016, Peter Tellez, Tulane University • 2016, Melissa Norris, UA • 2016, Daniel Hayden, Oklahoma State • 2015, Felix (Nattapol) Kraisitudomsook, Whitman College • 2014, Paulina Ramos, University of Sinaloa • 2014, Joao Paulo Toledo, Sao Paulo, Brazil • 2013, Erin Spear, University of Utah • 2013, Julian Gonzales III, Ramiro Garza, Kevin Thompson -- University of Texas, Pan-American • 2013, Carolina Sarmiento, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2013, Camilo Zalamea, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2012, Adriana Corrales, University of Illinois • 2012, Julien Ponchart, Universite Laval • 2012, Peter Cerda, University of Texas Pan American • 2012, Edelio Bazan, University of Texas Pan American • 2011, 2012, Brittany Peña, University of Texas Pan American • 2010-2011, Ochana Otto ('Otto'), Tucson High Magnet School • 2010-2013, Wes MacDonald, MacDonald Home School • 2010, Rowena Dolino, teacher at Tsehootsooi Middle School, Navajo Nation (AZ START program) • 2010, Jim Uomoto, teacher at Pueblo High Magnet School, Tucson (AZ START program) • 2010-2011, Frankie Orozco, student at Tucson High Magnet School, Tucson (Pima County) • 2010, Abby Cochrane, student at Catalina Foothills High Magnet School, Tucson (NSF) • 2010, Jessica Bolaños, SENACyT Panama • 2010, Seth Kauppinen, UC Berkeley • 2010, Sarah Higginbotham, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute • 2010-2011, Sheri Steidl, Yavapai Community College (NSF) • 2009, Rowena Dolino, teacher at Tsehootsooi Middle School, Navajo Nation (AZ START program) • 2009, Catherina Caballero-George, SENACyT Panama • 2009, Magaly de Chial, Universidad de Panama • 2008- • 2011, Demetra Kandalepas, Louisana State University • 2008, Steve Uyeda, teacher at Sunnyside High School and instructor at Pima Community College (AZ START program) • 2008, Alex (JJ) Delgado, first-year student at Pima Community College (Arizona Biology Network) • 2006-2007, Cheyenne Weeks-Galindo, Pima Community College (tropical seed-associated fungi) (Arizona Biology Network) • 2006, Courtney Kluger, Duke University (tropical seed-associated fungi) (NSF REU) • 2005, 2007, Mary Shimabukuro, Dine College (fungal endophytes of ponderosa pine) (Arizona Biology Network)
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    professional status):
    Ashton Leo •
    Michael J.
    Volunteers, Diné College project: 2006: Amanda Way, Liang Shen, Kelly Farrell (Duke University) and Claire Heinitz (UA). • 2007: Rebecca Porter (Duke University), Mariana del Olmo R., Fabiola Santos R., and Christine Coursodon (UA)...and thanks to Ming-Min Lee, Julia Maddison, Michele Hoffman, and Jana U'Ren for help with this project throughout its duration!
    Students conducting lab rotations: Emma Holland (Genetics): endohyphal bacteria • Ryan Wallace (ABBS): endohyphal bacteria • Neill Prohaska (EEB): endophytes • Breonna Smith (ABBS): endolichenic fungi • Yu-Ling Huang (ABBS): effects of wildfire on fungal endophytes • Mana Ohkura (PLP): diversity of endophytes and endohyphal bacteria from the Navajo Nation • Simon Stump (EEB): Fungal communities associated with Erodium cicutarium, an invasive plant in SE, Arizona • Amritha Wickramage (PLP): diversity and specificity of fungi from the Chuska Mountains, Navajo Nation • David Jarvis (PLS/IGERT in Genomics): evolution of ecological modes in the Ascomycota • Jana U'Ren (PLS/IGERT in Genomics): evolutionary origins of tropical seed-associated fungi • Mary Jane Epps (EEB): diversity and ecological roles of nectar-inhabiting microbes • Mariana del Olmo Ruiz (PLP): estimating diversity of tropical foliar endophytes • Libby Landeen (EEB): endolichenic bacteria • Michele Hoffman (PLP): endophytes of Cupressaceae
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