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Teeratas Kijpornyongpan

Botany and Plant Pathology 

  • Graduate Research Assistant

Teeratas Kijpornyongpan, casually called “Tas”, is a Ph.D. student with Dr. Cathie Aime studying genomics and phylogenetics of a group of fungi called Ustilaginomycotina. The overall objectives of Teeratas’ are: 1) to establish evolutionary relationships in this group of fungi, 2) to seek to discover and describe new Ustilaginomycotina species from environmental sampling and 3) to dissect regulatory mechanisms for fungal dimorphism (transformation of single-celled yeast form into multicellular filamentous form) of Ustilaginomycotina using genomic-based approaches. The ultimate goal of this research will provide better understanding of fungal dimorphisms and their effects on plant infection, which will lead to development of disease management strategies in the future.

Botany and Plant Pathology, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4614

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