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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

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.

Hussein, Emad I., Jacob H. Jacob, Muhamad Ali K. Shakhatreh, Mutaz A. Abd Al-Razaq, Abdul-Salam F. Juhmani, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2018. Detection of antibiotic-producing Actinobacteria in the sediment and water of Ma'in thermal springs (Jordan). GERMS 8(4):191-198. doi: 10.18683/germs.2018.1146.

Gabriel, Kyle T., Leila Kartforosh, Sidney A. Crow Jr., Christopher T. Cornelison. 2018. Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Against the Fungal Pathogens Ascosphaera apis and Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Mycopathologia 183(6): 921-934.

Jacob, Jacob H., Emad I. Hussein, Muhamad Ali K. Shakhatreh, Mutaz A. Abd Al-Razaq, Abdul-Salam F. Juhmani, Ala'a I. Matalka, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2018. High-Throughput Sequencing-Based Review of Bacillus Diversity in Jordanian Hot Springs Water. World Applied Sciences Journal 36(3): 470-475.

Gabriel, Kyle T., D. Joseph Sexton, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2018. Biomimicry of volatile-based microbial control for managing emerging fungal pathogens. Journal of Applied Microbiology 124:1024–1031.

Hussein, Emad I., Jacob H. Jacob, Muhamad Ali K. Shakhatreh, Mutaz A. Abd Al-razaq, Abdul-salam F. Juhmani, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2017. Exploring the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs by comparative metagenomic analysis. MicrobiologyOpen.

Jacob, Jacob H., Emad I. Hussein, Muhamad Ali K. Shakhatreh, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2017. Microbial community analysis of the hypersaline water of the Dead Sea using high-throughput amplicon sequencing. MicrobiologyOpen.

Cornelison, Christopher T., Blake Cherney, Kyle T. Gabriel, Courtney K. Barlament, and Sidney A. Crow Jr. 2016. Contact-Independent Antagonism of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the Causative Agent of Snake Fungal Disease by Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253 and Select Volatile Organic Compounds. Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology 7.

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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.