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Kabir named Terman Fellow!

Kabir has been selected as a Terman Fellow for three years, beginning Fall 2016. The fellowship provides assistance to young Stanford faculty (from the schools of Engineering, Medicine, Earth Sciences, and Humanities and Sciences) in establishing laboratories and recruiting students and postdoctoral fellows. Established … Continue reading

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Conference Season

This week the Peay Lab is spread from sea to shining sea for two concurrent conferences: Mycological Society of America 2016 (Berkeley, CA) and the 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Congratulations to attendees on their talks and posters—we … Continue reading

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Blog Post #2 | One Shroom to Rule Them All

Originally posted on Stanford Earth Young Investigators:
             Hey all. This is Natalie Francis reporting back again from the Peay Lab. Since my last post, I have returned to the important niche of fungal ecology…

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(Belated) Lab Send-offs!

What a momentous summer for our lab! We have said recently said goodbye to two of our lab members as they move onto the next stages of their ecological careers. In early June, Alison gave her outstanding dissertation defense, entitled “A nutritional perspective on … Continue reading

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Kabir Wins DOE Funding!

Our very own Dr Kabir Peay has won the Early Career Research Program Funding given out by the DOE. This program only gives support to exceptional researchers early in their careers and is awarded to about 50 researchers each year. Kabir’s … Continue reading

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Congrats to Sonya on her recent Publication

Sonya Erlandson recently published a chapter of her thesis in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, Soil moisture and chemistry influence diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities associating with willow along an hydrologic gradient Her publication explores the influences of the soil environment … Continue reading

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An Interview with Alison

Peay Lab’s senior graduate student Alison Ravenscraft is a CEHG fellow (Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genetics at Stanford) for her final year at Stanford. Recently she was interviewed about her work at Stanford and her interest in insects and microorganisms. … Continue reading

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Mushroom Mania! at Stanford Splash

Stanford Splash brings hundreds of middle and high school students to the Stanford campus for educational enrichment classes. Check out Mushroom Mania!, a Splash class taught by lab members Laura, Nora, and Joe: What do cheese, zombie ants and the biggest, … Continue reading

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Congrats to Max on his TWO paper publications!

Max has been busy in summer 2015! He had a paper titled, “Strong upslope shifts in Chimborazo’s vegetation over two centuries since Humboldt” published in PNAS -http://www.pnas.org/content/112/41/12741 AND A paper titled, “Pervasive and strong effects of plants on soil chemistry: … Continue reading

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Peay Lab Wins Pumpkin Contest

Thanks to our resident artist Max Segnitz, Peay lab has been awarded the prize for “Pumpkin Most Resembling a Faculty Member” in the 2015 Biology Dept Pumpkin Fest! Way to go, Max!   

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