October 2012

Vince Hustad won a University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant for $5000 to collect specimens in New Zealand – Congratulations Vince!

Steve Zelski won runner-up for best post-prelim poster at the annual Plant Biology Fall Welcome event on September 22, 2012 held at the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The poster entitled “Species Richness and Distribution Patterns of Freshwater Ascomycetes Along An Altitudinal Gradient in the Peruvian Andes” was co-authored by Carol A. Shearer, Huzefa A. Raja, and Andrew N. Miller, and highlighted recent research conducted in the Amazon and the Andes.

Tiffany Bone will join the Miller Lab as the Herbarium Assistant on October 1.  She will be digitizing 100,000 specimens of lichens, bryophytes and macrofungi as part of the LBCCand MaCC TCNs through the NSF ADBC program.

April 2012

Huzefa Raja visited the lab from April 23-30.

Sabine Huhndorf and George Mugambi visited the lab on April 23.

Andy attended the One Name=Which Name? Meeting at CBS in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

February 2012

Steve Zelski was invited to participate in the project “Studies of fungal biodiversity in Northern Thailand” through the University of Arkansas and will spend a month in Thailand beginning in June.

Dan Radabaugh will be visiting the UIUC campus interviewing for the Bat WNS MS graduate research assistantship.