Sea turtle egg fusariosis: unraveling the biology of an emerging fungal pathogen

Sea turtle egg fusariosis is caused by two fungal pathogens, Fusarium keratoplasticum and Fusarium falciforme...

Probiotics for plants? Fighting insects by boosting corn immune systems

Beneficial soil microorganisms can boost the plant immune system. We want to know if farming practices that...

How does a parasite create zombie-like behavior?

Some parasites are able to manipulate the behavior of their hosts. One striking example is the "zombie ant...

Exploring an age-old question: Can we demystify skin color?

In 2005, our lab uncovered one of the most pervasive genetic mutations on SLC24A5, the contributor to the light...