T. Y. James Lab
Kraus Natural Science Bldg., Rm. 1008
830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048
lab phone: (734) 763-8161


09/22/14: Welcome to six new members of the Michigan Mycology Lab!
Pictured below (L to R):
Prof. Frances Trail, sabbatical visitor from Plant Biology at Michigan State University
Ellen James (no relation), new lab assistant
Joice Ruggeri Gomes, visiting PhD student from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Dr. Yuan-Ying Su, visiting scholar from Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Dr. Alisha Quandt, new postdoctoral fellow from Oregon State University (Spatafora Lab)
Jillian Meyers, new PhD student from James Madison University


05/19/14: Clarisse Betancourt-Román masterfully defends her M.Sc. thesis entitled “Differential virulence among panzootic, novel and hybrid lineages of
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on a single host species, Lithobates sylvaticus.” Congratulations Clarisse!


04/03/14: Anat and Clarisse serve up a diversity of fun-filled science to elementary school students through the FEMMES program: Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science. Read more here.

01/22/14: Tim, Thomas and Anat complete another trip to the Brazilian Atlantic Forest for surveying of chytridiomycosis prevalence and diversity. More details
Bd 2014 Team (L-R): Felipe Toledo, Carolina Lambertini, Anat Belasen, Anyelet Valencia, Kelly Zamudio, Antonio de Padua, Tim James, Thomas Jenkinson), not pictured: João Gasparini.

01/01/14: Thank you Mycology Class of 2013 for a fun and inspiring semester! Keep the spore alive.

collage 2013-01

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!

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Research highlight

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