Upcoming Monday Monthly Mushroom Meeting with Mark Yacoub

Hello MycoFam!

The upcoming Monday Monthly Mushroom Meeting with Mark Yacoub will cover:

Comparative Genomics of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis: Unveiling Viral Fossils and Their Distribution Across the Fungal Kingdom

Mark completed his B.S. degree in Microbiology at UC Davis in 2016. His professional experience includes research at an agricultural biotechnology company, where he focused on fungal interactions with crop plants. Mark began his doctoral studies in 2020. His dissertation research centers on population genomics of the amphibian pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and the identification of DNA viruses within the Fungal Kingdom.

The San Diego Mycological Society established the Microbiology Award for Excellence in Mycology to be awarded to one meritorious graduate student in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology (MPP) at the University of California, Riverside.
All aspects of fungal biology and ecology are encouraged. A faculty committee will identify the applicant that has demonstrated excellence in research and creative forward-thinking in their dissertation research.

Monday, July 1
Monthly Monday Meeting with Mark Yacoub
2022 Recipient of UC Riverside Microbiology Award for Excellence in Mycology
Casa del Prado Room 101 in Balboa Park
6:45pm Identification
7:00pm Presentation and Q&A
Open to the public

Hope to see you there and may the spores be with you!

Mush love,