Our lab is primarily interested in the phylum Neocallimastigomycota, the fungal phylum of anaerobic gut fungi (AGF). AGF play a role in plant biomass degradation in many herbivorous animals. The lab is active in investigating the ecology, metabolic capabilities, and genomics of the Neocallimastigomycota.

We are also interested in the metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of anoxic environments. In addition to this, we are exploring the causes of algal blooms in freshwater lakes.

In summary, our research is active on several fronts:

  1. Isolation, characterization, and genomic sequencing of anaerobic gut fungi
  2. Microbial ecology of anoxic environments: metagenomics and metatranscriptomics.
  3. Investigating the source of harmful algal blooms in freshwater lakes


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