HUH Seminar Series - Adriana L. Romero-Olivares


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, HUH Seminar Room 125

Adriana L. Romero-Olivares, Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of New Hampshire

Topic: Ecosystem genomics and old herbarium mushrooms: implications on the ecology and evolution of fungi

In my research, I am using the fungus Stropharia rugoso-annulata as a model organism to understand and quantify changes on gene abundances of enzymes involved in inorganic nitrogen uptake and organic matter decomposition. I am using a combined approach of whole-genome sequencing of fresh mushrooms coupled with qPCR of 80-year-old mushroom herbarium specimen. This work has important implications on the ecology and evolution of fungi in response to selection forces as this novel pipeline allows for the study of mushroom herbarium specimens from an ecological perspective with evolutionary implications.

Host: Pfister