Identifying patterns of biological diversity and the underlying processes that create and maintain such patterns are fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. Our research integrates studies of fungal biodiversity and molecular phylogenetic analyses with data from such disciplines as genetics, ecology and geography to address broad questions of how these biological and physical processes interact to drive evolution. Our work focuses on the diversity, systematics and evolution of understudied groups of Basidiomycete and Ascomycete fungi, fungal diversity studies of various habitats, regions and ecosystems, foliar fungal endophytes and fungal bioluminescence. We are also very interested in conservation biology and the roles that both mycology and phylogenetic systematics have to play in this field. The Perry lab is part of the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University East BayPlease explore this site to learn more about our current research projects, lab personel and our collaborations with researchers from around the globe.

Information for prospective students

The Department of Biological Sciences at CSU East Bay offers a Master of Science degree, with potential support from various sources depending on the individual student. The Perry lab is always looking for talented students with interests in fungal systematics, evolution, genetics and ecology. Interested students should explore the lab website to view the types of research we conduct, see relevant information on the departmental website, and contact Dr. Perry directly.

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