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The Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (Tri-I MMPTP) faculty members are unified by their research interests in fungi, and the participating institutions — Duke University, North Carolina State University (NCSU), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) — offer arguably the highest concentration of researchers who study fungi. Faculty are selected to cover a range of areas of fungal research, and they comprise a rich community that shares resources, interacts regularly, and collaborates frequently.

 

There are currently 29 training faculty who may serve as mentors. For convenient identification of their broad area(s) of mycological expertise, each program faculty member is listed with one or more of the following categorical terms:

  • Medical Mycology and Plant Pathogenic Fungi refer to investigators who focus on fungi that are pathogenic for humans or plants, respectively. Their studies include mechanisms of pathogenesis, host defenses, and targets for improved diagnosis or intervention.
     
  • Fungi as Model Systems applies to research in which fungi are exploited to investigate the genetics and cellular and molecular biology of tractable eukaryotes, including the mechanisms and regulation of various processes (e.g., transcription, signal transduction pathways, reproduction, DNA repair, biosynthesis, morphology, and similar studies).
     
  • Genomics, Evolution and Phylogenetics includes projects that may involve species or strains of pathogenic and/or non-pathogenic fungi and involve studies of population genetics, comparative genomics, evolution, and phylogenetics. Faculty members engaged in major projects that involve more than one category are listed more than once.

 

Medical Mycology

 

Barbara Alexander Lodge, MD

Duke University Medical Center; Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

 

J. Andrew Alspaugh, MD,Co-Director, Fellows 

Duke University Medical Center; Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Richard Brennan, PhD

Duke University Medical Center; Biochemistry

 

Nicolas Buchler, PhD

Duke University; Biology

 

Fred S. Dietrich, PhD 

Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Vance Fowler, MD, MHS

Duke University Medical Center, Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

 

Katherine Franz, PhD

Duke University, Department of Chemistry

 

William E. Goldman, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Microbiology & Immunology 

 

Steven Haase, PhD

Duke University, Biology

 

Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD, Director  

Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology; Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

 

Dennis Ko, MD, PhD

Duke University Medical Center, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Daniel Matute, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Biology 

 

John H. McCusker, PhD

Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Susanna Naggie, MD

Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

John R. Perfect, MD

Duke University Medical Center; Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Wiley A. Schell, MS

Duke University Medical Center; Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

 

Mari Shinohara, PhD

Duke University Medical Center; Immunology

 

William J. Steinbach, MD, Co-Director, Admissions

Duke University Medical Center; Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases); Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Dennis J. Thiele, PhD

Duke University Medical Center; Pharmacology & Cancer Biology; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

David Tobin, PhD

Duke University Medical Center, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Kenichi Yokoyama, PhD

Duke University Medical Center; Biochemistry

 

Aimee K. Zaas, MD

Duke University Medical Center; Medicine (Infectious Diseases) 

 


Plant Pathogenic Fungi

 

Ignazio Carbone, PhD
North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

Marc A. Cubeta, PhD
North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology 

Ralph Dean, PhD
North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

Francois Lutzoni, PhD
Duke University; Biology


Gary A. Payne, PhD

North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

Jean Beagle Ristaino, PhD
North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

 

 

Fungi as Model Systems

 

Kerry Bloom, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Biology 

 

Nicolas Buchler, PhD

Duke University; Biology

 

Maria E. Cardenas-Corona, PhD
Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Henrik Dohlman, PhD 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Biochemistry and Biophysics 

Timothy Elston, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Pharmacology 

Beverly Errede, Ph
D

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Biochemistry and Biophysics 

 

Amy Gladfelter, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Biology 

 

Steven Haase, PhD

Duke University, Biology

 

Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD, Director  
Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology; Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

 

Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD 
Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Caroline Laplante, PhD 
North Carolina State University; Molecular Biomedical Sciences


Paul Magwene, PhD
Duke University Medical Center; Biology 

John H. McCusker, PhD 
Duke University Medical Center; Medical Mycology, Model Fungi 

 

Thomas D. Petes, PhD
Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Dennis J. Thiele, PhD
Duke University Medical Center; Pharmacology & Cancer Biology; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Kinichi (Ken) Yokoyama, PhD
Duke University Medical Center; Biochemistry



Genomics, Evolution & Phylogenetics

 

Nicolas Buchler, PhD

Duke University; Biology

 

Ignazio Carbone, PhD

North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

Marc A. Cubeta, PhD
North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology


Ralph Dean, PhD
North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

Fred S. Dietrich, PhD
Duke University Medical Center; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Francois Lutzoni, PhD
Duke University; Biology

Paul Magwene, PhD
Duke University Medical Center; Biology; Molecular Genetics & Microbiology 

Gary A. Payne, PhD

North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

Jean Beagle Ristaino, PhD
North Carolina State University; Plant Pathology

 

Rytas Vilgalys, PhD

Duke University; Biology

 

 

Host-Fungal Interactions

 

Dennis Ko, MD, PhD

Duke University Medical Center, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Mari Shinohara, PhD

Duke University Medical Center; Immunology

 

David Tobin, PhD

Duke University Medical Center, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

Host-Immunity

 

Maria Ciofani, PhD

Duke University Medical Center, Immunology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (Tri-I MMPTP) faculty have primary appointments in a range of Departments and Divisions from across Duke, UNC-CH and NCSU and engage in a broad spectrum of research topics covering all aspects of fungal research.

Box 3054 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 | Tel: 919 684 4008  

Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program
(Tri-I MMPTP)