The goal of the Center for Integrated Fungal Research (CIFR) is to integrate all aspects of fungal research including environmental and climate initiatives, disease, agriculture, evolution, mathematical modeling, genomics and bioinformatics, and to translate knowledge from fundamental research to stakeholders, the general public, and the scientific community.  CIFR will promote education and understanding of the relative contribution of global biodiversity to the beneficial and deleterious activities of fungi.

Recent News

Marc Cubeta and colleagues hosted a Fungal Biology and Biodiversity STEM Educational Module Development workshop for biology/environmental science teachers on July 14-18, 2017 at the University of Georgia-Athens (UGA). The workshop was sponsored by the Mycological Society of America (MSA) and National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Ralph Dean for his new role as Editor in Chief of Molecular Plant Pathology!

Congratulations to Peter Ojiambo for his successful election as APS Councilor-at-Large!

Gary Payne, we wish you all the best in your retirement! Congratulations!

CIFR faculty member Amy Grunden was one of several NC State researchers visiting VIB in Belgium as part of the plant science partnership established between VIB and NC State University last year.

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and Center For Integrated Fungal Research at North Carolina State University recently hosted the 38th annual Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference on April 21-23, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. The event included an informal gathering, research presentations, and a fungal foray!

We welcome our newest CIFR faculty members: Francis de los Reyes, Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Associate Faculty of Microbiology, and Training Faculty of Biotechnology, and University Faculty Scholar  and Wei Shi, Professor in the Crop and Soil Science Department.

Owen Duckworth‘s recent paper on manganese oxides in a treatment plant has been highlighted at NC State and the Department of Energy (Jan. 27, 2017).

In January, 2017, Ralph Dean returns from his sabbatical at INRA Versailles-Grignon, based in the heart of the Île-de-France (Paris region). Welcome back!