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Biology Seminar - Yen-Ping Hsueh | Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 12 pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Biology Seminar

March 26, 2024

12 pm

Reception at 11:30 am

Broad 100

Speaker: Yen-Ping Hsueh, Principal Investigator

Institute of Molecular Biology

Academia Sinica

Faculty Host: Paul Sternberg

"Unraveling the predatory secrets: complex biological interactions across scales."

Fungal carnivory evolved multiple times during evolution. My laboratory studies the biology of predatory fungi and their interactions with nematode prey, primarily using C. elegans as the model. We aim to understand this cross-kingdom predator-prey interaction across scales in time and space at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels and strive to understand the mechanism of their coevolution. In the past few years, my group has established and pioneered tools in two carnivorous fungal models: the nematode-trapping fungus (NTF) Arthrobotrys oligospora, and the oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus of the Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes. In my talk, I will discuss how these diverse predatory fungi employ distinct strategies to prey on nematodes and how these interactions might have impacted their coevolution.

For more information, please contact Tish Cheek by phone at 626-395-4952 or by email at [email protected].