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