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Graduate Degree Programs
M.S., M.P.S. or Ph.D. in Mycology and Forest Pathology

The study of Mycology and Forest Pathology provides opportunity in a broad range of specialties fundamental to the understanding of fungi and their interaction with other organisms, and for specializations in forest pathology.

Graduate students in this program are provided with advanced preparation in the biology of fungi and in the concepts and practicalities of forest pathology. Current research interests include; taxonomy and systematics of fungi; mycorrhizal ecology; biology of parasites and symbionts; growth, developmental biology, and ultrastructure of fungi; disease resistance in trees; genetic engineering; plant-pathogen interactions; fungal phylogenetics; molecular ecology; biodiversity and conservation of fungi.

Students in this graduate area use a range of tools to address important questions pertaining to the above. Students work with their faculty advisor to develop research projects, often combining both laboratory and field work. Coursework requirements are developed with the major professor and steering committee and are tailored to individual student project and career goals.

Participating Faculty

  • Tom Horton
    Mycology and Forest Pathology
  • William Powell, Professor and Director, Council on Biotechnology in Forestry, 315-470-6761
    Mycology and Forest Pathology
  • Alexander Weir, Professor, 315-470-6761
    Mycology and Forest Pathology
  • Shannon Lynch, Assistant Professor, 315-470-4847
    Mycology and Forest Pathology