Gillian Turgeon is featured in a video discussing how JGI is helping to unlock the secrets encoded in the genomes of fungi to advance a better understanding of the global carbon cycle and to develop new biotechnology products, next-generation biofuels, and medicines.
The two-year project, which begins in May and was funded by money released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, will reconstruct 21,000 square feet of greenhouses at NYSAES. Improvements will boost research capacity and optimize energy efficiency.
The American Academy of Microbiology recognized Gillian Turgeon for the work she and her students and postdocs have made in the fundamental advances in our understanding of molecular mechanisms of fungal pathogenicity to plants and the genetic basis and evolutionary history of fungal reproductive strategies.