T. Y. James Lab
Kraus Natural Science Bldg., Rm. 1008
830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
lab phone: (734) 763-8161
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.
4/07/13: We are currently looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow and a research technician for an NIH-funded project entitled, "How eukaryotic pathogens explore the fitness landscape by mitotic recombination". See the ads for the postdoc and technician for more details.
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.
08/10/12: Lisa Schloegel, Felipe Toledo paper on Bd genotypes in the frog trade is published with important implications for the role of frog farming in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. link to pdf.
05/22/12: Thomas interviewed by Radio Australia on his work on “mushies” of Micronesia!
04/30/12: Iman participates in local BioBlitz with Detroit area highschoolers. There was a morel to the story.
04/14/12: The Mycotics participate in a John Cage performance/fungal foray to honor his 100th birthday. This collaboration was the brain child of Prof. Michael Gurevich (UM School of Music, Theatre and Dance).
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..