Councilor of Systematics/Evolution Nominee
Dr. Jessie Uehling is an Assistant Professor of Fungal Biology in the Botany and Plant Pathology Department at Oregon State University. Dr. Uehling has a PhD from Duke University, focused on molecular mechanisms and genomic evolution of endosymbiont interactions with fungi in the Mucoromycota and a Master’s degree from Humboldt State University centered on phylogenetic diversity of the ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycete genus Clavulina in tropical rainforests. She has served the MSA as a founder and president of the Student Section and has more recently served on the MSA Electronic Communication and Web page Management Committee. Her research delves into the genomic mechanisms and consequences of fungal symbioses, primarily with bacteria. She has co-authored over 20 publications, has described over 10 new fungal species, and is excited by the opportunity to continuing serving the MSA members and mycological community.