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Richard Gardiner, PhD

Fungal Cell and Molecular Biology


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Assistant Professor
Biotron 105E
(519) 661-2111 x 82241
519 661-3935
rgardine@uwo.ca
http://www.uwo.ca/biology/faculty/gardiner/

My research interests centre around fungal cell biology.  I have worked on elucidating the structure and function of fungal fimbirae.  Analogous to bacterial pili, fimbriae are long flexuous fibrils 7 nm in diameter and up to 20 µm in length. Originally described on the anther smut Microbotryum violaceum, they have been shown to be present on a wide variety of fungi. Currently I am carrying out some research into Tar Spot of maple.  In addition I have added my expertise to various other projects in the life and material sciences.

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