September 23, 2022

Congratulations Austen for finishing your PhD! A beautiful talk was given followed by wonderful celebration. Austen is heading off to bigger and better things for a postdoc with Prof. Posy Busby at Oregon State University and then ANOTHER postdoc with Prof. Kathleen Treseder at UC Irvine. The Oono Lab will miss you! And it is very exciting to see this amazing project coming to a near-close.

September 22, 2022

Welcome to grad school, Abhishek Dighe! Abhishek is a long-time member of the Oono Lab since pre-COVID times. One of the few stayed with us during the hardest times and decided he could stick around a little longer to do a Master's. He is interested in evolutionary biology and will be studying the evolution of host specificity in Lophodermium.

April 7, 2022

Congratulations to Austen Apigo for receiving the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship and to Mari Irving for being named recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! 

January 12, 2022

Fig. 5. Endophytes in evergreen plant species tended to be found in fewer plant species (a) and more consistently in those same plant species across quadrats (b) compared with endophytes found in deciduous plants.

July 23, 2021

Long time fan but first time published in the official journal of the International Symbiosis Society, Symbiosis!

July 23, 2021

We are incredibly thankful for the Sonoma County Mushroom Association (SOMA) for continued support of our CA graduate students studying mycology.

June 16, 2021

Congratulations to Helen Chang and Gillyan Valencia on graduation!

May 24, 2021

Congratulations Austen Apigo (PhD candidate) for multiple fellowships for the upcoming school year!

September 22, 2020

If you're a mediocre partner in a mututalism, you can avoid sanctions in fertilized soil (i.e., an environment where your service is not in high demand) - plant host will allocate less resources to you but not any less than other nodules.

August 31, 2020

From the time of my postdoc, I've been collecting conifer leaves to study the fungal endophytes therein.