T. Y. James Lab
Kraus Natural Science Bldg., Rm. 1008
830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
lab phone: (734) 763-8161
11/16/13: Two meetings of the Batrachochytrium in Brazil project. One in Tempe with the Annual Amphibian Diseases meeting, and a second in Ann Arbor with colleagues from UNICAMP and Cornell U. We took Felipe Toledo and Brazilian colleagues to the Toledo Zoo for a behind the scenes tour of the herp collection. Thanks to Anat for organizing this!
8/28/13: Welcome to Dr. Tom Fowler on sabbatical from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Tom will be working on genomics of the homothallic Schizophyllum umbrinum.
8/19/13: Thomas wins award for best oral presentation at the Annual Mycological Society of America meeting in Austin, TX for his talk entitled, "Pandemic, novel, and hybrid genotypes of the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the southern Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil." Congratulations Thomas!
6/5/13: Welcome to Dr. Matthias Gube, who is visiting the lab this summer to work on various basidiomycete projects, particularly the genomics of Leucoagaricus. Matthias is visiting from Erika Kothe's group at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.
5/16/13: Tim participates in teaching a workshop on Microbial Population Genetics and Evolution at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microbiology, Beijing. Instructors were : Jianping Xu, Xuhua Xia, and Tim James. The workshop culminated in a research symposium with excellent talks from the workshop participants.
1/04/13: Thomas, Clarisse Betancourt, and I depart for Brazil. We will be researching chytridiomycosis in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest in collaboration with Felipe Toledo and Domingos Leite (UNICAMP).
11/04/12: Second Cagean Walk with Prof. Michael Gurevich’s Performing Arts Technology class (audio), Mycotics (lyrics), and the Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club at Bird Hills Park.
Photo above of chytrid fungus Rozella allomycis growing as an internal parasite of another chytrid fungus Allomyces. Our lab is studying the evolution of these primitive fungi using phylogenomics. The paper describing the genome recently appeared in Current Biology. link to pdf