Assistant Professors
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Anthony S. Amend

Anthony Amend is a professor in the Botany Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His work is focussed on the environmental and evolutionary processes that shape complex fungal communities, like endophytes, across the Hawaiian archipelago.
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Brian A. Perry

Dr. Perry is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University East Bay. In addition to documenting the mushrooms and other fungi of the Hawaiian Islands, Dr. Perry's lab conducts research on the assembly, dynamics and biogeography of island fungal communities, endophytic fungi of Hawaiian plants, the systematics of Mycena and allied genera and the evolution of fungal bioluminescence
PhD Student
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Gerald Cobain

Gerry Cobian is a PhD student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is interested in what factors are important for shaping the community assembly of foliar endophytic fungi along environmental gradients in the Hawaiian Islands. Gerry's website
MS Student
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Sean Swift

Sean is a graduate student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at CSU East Bay. For his thesis research, Sean is investigating the foliar endophytic fungal community found within the species of the plant genus Scaevola found across the archipelago.