Steven Harris

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Department Chair Plant Pathology and Microbiology and Entomology

Dr. Harris possesses 30 years experience working on the physiology, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, and genomics of yeasts and filamentous fungi. As an independent investigator, his research program has sought to understand the mechanisms underlying hyphal morphogenesis, primarily in the model filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans. More recent efforts have focused on investigating the coordination of growth and stress responses with morphogenesis in Aspergillus, as well characterization of adaptations that enable fungi to colonize extreme environments.

Area of Expertise: 
Fungal morphogenesis
fungal genomics
extremotolerant fungi
fungal interactions
Education: 
B.Sc (Hon.), Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, 1983
M.Sc, Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, 1986
Ph.D, Biology, University of Michigan, 1992
Contact
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IA
50011