Matt Kasson and his lab at West Virginia University are studying the Massospora fungus that infects cicadas. Kasson will be giving us the full story of how this fungi is distributed, and how it affects these cicadas. If you find an infected cicada, save it (unused ziplock in freezer), and contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at https://twitter.com/kasson_wvu.
Dr. Kasson received his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the Pennsylvania State University where his research focused on using a native fungus, Verticillium nonalfalfae, as a biological control of the invasive tree, Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven). He also holds an A.A.S. from Paul Smiths College and a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Maine.
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