Purdue University Mycologists & Botanists
Throughout its history, Purdue University has maintained a staff of botanists, mycologists, and plant pathologists whose work is renowned worldwide in their respective fields. These research interests have included plant pathogenic rust fungi and zoosporic eufungi, among more general mycological pursuits. Most recognizable are the men honored by the Herbaria collections, Joseph C. Arthur and Ralph M. Kriebel. Current Director M. Catherine Aime is a rust fungi specialist with a spectrum of additional mycological interests and collaborators, inspiring expeditions into South America and Pacific Island countries, among other localities worldwide. Further, their students, colleagues, and the professionals of today have made Purdue University a touchstone for pioneering research in mycology and plant pathology.