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Current Research

Mushrooms and Fungal Products Read More »
Utilization of mushrooms and fungi in novel ways, including development of their culinary, biochemical, and structural properties. Also check out or VIP Team MycoSolutions – Solving Problems with Fungi.

Brewing Science Read More »
Biological and chemical analyses for industrial beverage fermentation processes.

White-Nose Syndrome Read More »
Pseudogymnoascus destructans (previously Geomyces destructans) is a newly-discovered fungal pathogen responsible for white-nose syndrome in bats. Since its discovery in North America in 2006, it has spread throughout the eastern United States and Canada.

Emerging Fungal Pathogens Read More »
Research involving several fungal pathogens, including Ascosphera apis, a fungal pathogen that causes chalkbrood disease in honeybees and has been implicated in causing colony collapse disorder, Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, a fungal pathogen responsible for a deadly dermatitis in snakes known as snake fungal disease, among others.

Recent Publications

Beeson, William, Kyle Gabriel, Christopher Cornelison. 2023. Fungi as a source of eumelanin: current understanding and prospects. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Gabriel, Kyle T., Ashley G. McDonald, Kelly E. Lutsch, Peter E. Pattavina, Katrina M. Morris, Emily A. Ferrall, Sidney A. Crow, Jr., Christopher T. Cornelison. 2022. Development of a multi-year white-nose syndrome mitigation strategy using antifungal volatile organic compounds. PLoS ONE.

Parker, Ryan A., Kyle T. Gabriel, Kayla D. Graham, Bethany K. Butts, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2022. Antifungal Activity of Select Essential Oils against Candida auris and Their Interactions with Antifungal Drugs. Pathogens.

Lutsch, Kelly E., Ashley G. McDonald, Kyle T. Gabriel, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2021. Roadway-associated culverts may serve as a transmission corridor for Pseudogymnoascus destructans and white-nose syndrome in the coastal plains and coastal region of Georgia, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Parker, Ryan A., Kyle T. Gabriel, Kayla Graham, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2019. Validation of methylene blue viability staining with the emerging pathogen Candida auris. Journal of Microbiological Methods.

Gabriel, Kyle T., John J. Neville, George E. Pierce, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2019. Lipolytic Activity and the Utilization of Fatty Acids Associated with Bat Sebum by Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Mycopathologia.

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Header image credit: Ruffner mine #3 photograph courtesy of Bob Farley and electron micrographs of Rhodococcus Rhodochrous DAP 96253 (left) and Pseudogymnoascus destructans (right) courtesy of John Neville of Georgia State University.