Vice President Nominee
Timothy Y. James is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan and the Curator of Fungi at the University Herbarium. He received his BSc in Botany from the University of Georgia and his PhD from Duke University with Dr. Rytas Vilgalys as his thesis chair. His scholarship focuses on reconstructing the Fungal Tree of Life and using genomics to determine fungal mating systems, ecology, and life histories. Taxonomic foci include the zoosporic true fungi and other early diverging lineages of fungi, particularly those that are unculturable. He has served as MSA Councilor, and on several MSA committees: Research Awards, Student Awards, Distinctions, and Karling Lecture. Editorial contributions include co-editing The Kingdom Fungi (ASM Press) and serving as Associate Editor for Mycologia. Additional service roles include Director of the department’s Frontiers Master’s Bridging Program, Co-Founder and Director of the Midwest American Mycological Information educational non-profit, and member of the DOE Joint Genome Institute’s Users Executive Committee.