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photo of Chun-Juan WangChun-Juan Wang

Professor Emeritus

428 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

Telephone: (315) 470-6911
Email: cjkwang@syr.edu


Professor Emeritus of Botany and Mycology
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse NY 13210-2788

Recent Honors

  • 1988 The Post-Standard Woman of Achievement for Science
  • 1990 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1990 The W.H. Weston Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mycology from Mycological Society of America

Research & Professional Experience

Research Assistant, 1950-1955. Part-time assistant to:

Dr. William H. Weston, Jr. (Harvard University) Summer 1951
Dr. Madeline Pierce (Vassar College) Summer 1952
Dr. S.Y. Hu (Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University) Summer 1953
Dr. R.L. Hulbary (University of Iowa) 1952-1955

Medical Mycologist, September 1955-July 1958

Research Associate of Medical Mycology, Jewish Hospital Clinical Labs., Cincinnati OH

Instructor of Medical Mycology (1956-1958) Dept. of Dermatology, U of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

Mycologist and Botanist, January 1959 to Present
Appointed Research Associate, SUNY CESF July 1959 and advanced through various grades, Appointed Professor in 1972; Professor Emeritus January 1998

Program Leader of Forest Pathology and Mycology Graduate Study Concentration, 1984-1986

Graduate Students' Honors
*Mycological Society of America awarded the Best Graduate Research Prize for Oral Presentation to the Following Students:
1971 Terrence M. Hammill. Fine structure of phialoconidiation in Metarrhizium anisopliae 1989 Katherine F. LoBuglio. Restriction fragment length polymorphisms in ribosomal DNA among isolates of the mycorrhizal fungus Cenococcum geophilum Fr.
*Mycological Society of America awarded the Backus Graduate Research Fellowship to John McKemy, 1996


Ph.D. University of Iowa, Iowa City IA 1955
M.S. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY 1952
B.S. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Republic of China 1950


Wang, C.J.K. 1965. Fungi of pulp and paper in New York. State University College of Forestry Tech. Publ. 87. 115 p.

Ajello, L., L.K. Georg, R.T. Steigbigel and C.J.K. Wang. 1974. A case of Phaeohyphomycosis caused by a new species of Phialophora. Mycologia 66:490-498.

Wang, C.J.K. 1979. Pleomorphic Fungi Imperfecti. In: B. Kendrick (ed). The Whole Fungus, Vol. 1:81-91. Proceedings of the second International Mycological Conference, University of Calgary, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.

Wang, C.J.K. and B.C. Sutton. 1982. New and rare lignicolous Hyphomycetes. Mycologia 74:489-500.

Wang, C.J.K. and H.E. Wilcox. 1985. New species of ectendomycorrhizal and pseudomycorrhizal fungi: Phialophora finlandia, Chloridium paucisporum, and Phialocephala fortinii. Mycologia 77:951-958.

Wang, C.J.K. and R.A. Zabel (eds). 1990. Identification manual for fungi from utility poles in the eastern United States. American Type Culture Collection, Publisher, Rockville. 356 pp.

Wang, C.J.K. 1990. Ultrastructure of percurrently proliferating conidiogenous cells and classification. In: Proceedings of the Symposium "Taxonomy of Fungi Imperfecti" held at the Fourth International Mycological Congress in Regensburg, Germany. Stud. Mycol. (Baarn) 32:49-64.

LoBuglio, K.F., S.O. Rogers and C.J.K. Wang. 1991. Variation in ribosomal DNA among isolates of the mycorrhizal fungus Cenococcum geophilum Fr. Canad. J. Bot. 69:2331-2343.

McGinnis, M.R., L. Sigler, B.H. Bowman, M. Masuda and C.J.K. Wang. 1992. Impact of conidiogenesis, teleomorph connections, pleomorphism and molecular genetics on evolving hyphomycete systematics. J. Med. Vet. Mycol. 30, Supplement 1, 261-279.

Yan, Z.H., S.O. Rogers and C.J.K. Wang. 1995. Assessment of Phialophora species based on ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacers and morphology. Mycologia 87:72-83.

McKemy, J.M. and C.J.K. Wang. 1996. A new species of Sporidesmiella from New York. Mycologia 88(1):129-131.

Anagnost, S.E. and C.J.K. Wang. 1996. Evaluation of a utility pole inspection procedure. IRG/WP/96-20084.

Wang, C.J.K. and S.E. Anagnost. 1997. Evaluation of increment core boring procedure. New York State Electric and Gas Corporation. Final Project Report 93-381. 360 pp.

McKemy, J.M., S.O. Rogers and C.J.K. Wang. 1997. Taxonomy of several anamorphic genera of fungi involved in human mycoses. The 13th Congress of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology, Parma, Italy, June 8-13, 1997. Final Program, p. 102 (Abstract).

McKemy, J.M., S.O. Rogers and C.J.K. Wang. 1997. Molecular assessment of Phialophora and related black-yeast genera. MSA Inoculum 48(3):24-25 (Abstract).

Harney, S.K., S.O. Rogers and C.J.K. Wang. 1997. Molecular characterization of dematiaceous root endophytes. Mycol. Res. 101:1397-1404.

Bursdall, J., J. Lodge, S. Hohndorf and C.J.K. Wang. 1997. Macrofungi on woody substrates. In: G. Mueller (ed). Methods for the Study of Fungal Diversity (in review).

Wang, C.J.K. and B.C. Sutton. 1997. Diplococcium hughesii sp. nov. with a Selenosporella synanamorph. Can. J. Bot. (in review).

image of fungusTeaching

  • Medical Mycology
  • General Botany
  • Introductory Mycology
  • Diversity of Plants
  • Advanced Mycology (4-semester sequence)

Recent and Current Courses:

  • Spring 1996
    EFB 326 - Diversity of Plants
    EFB 841 - Advanced Mycology - Heterobasidiomycetes
  • Summer 1996
    Hands-On Workshop: Identification of Fungi in Culture
  • Fall 1996
    EFB 843 - Advanced Mycology - Deuteromycetes
  • Spring 1997
  • EFB 326 - Diversity of Plants
    EFB 797 - Forest Biology Seminar - Human and Animal Mycoses
  • Fall 1997
    EFB 840 - Advanced Mycology - Homobasidiomycetes (with Dr. James Worrall)
  • Spring 1998
    EFB 798 - Research in Forest Biology
  • Summer 1998
    Hands-On Workshop: Identification of Fungi in Culture
  • Fall 1998
    EFB 843 - Advanced Mycology - Deuteromycetes

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