Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee where I am a member of the Matheny lab.
My interest in mycology started during my last two years of college when I had the opportunity to develop my own research project performing a taxonomic revision of the genus Melanoleuca. After earning my B.S. degree in Biology, I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in order to expand my undergraduate project studying the systematics of Melanoleuca in a molecular phylogenetic context. This project helped to uncover some hidden diversity of Melanoleuca in Mexico. As a result, I described four new species in this genus from Central Mexico.
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