Sean Swift

Graduate Student


Sean is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow working with fungi that live symbiotically within the leaves of the native Hawaiian plant genus Scaevola, a relatively small genus for which the evolutionary history and geographic distribution have been well characterized. Looking at how endophytic fungal communities differ between Scaevola species and across different habitats will allow for greater insight into the evolution of these potentially vital plant/fungi relationships. [read more]

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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