Todd Osmundson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He received a PhD from Columbia University/New York Botanical Garden in 2009, an MS from Montana State University in 2003, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California – Berkeley.
His research and professional interests include fungal biodiversity, biogeography, basidiomycete systematics, population genetics, and conservation. Recent and current research topics include population genomics in fire-associated morel mushrooms, invasion biology of a cultivated edible mushroom, Pacific fungal biodiversity, bolete systematics and biogeography, spore genetics and dispersal in alpine Laccaria, factors influencing community structure of plant microbiomes, and evolution of traits related to virulence in plant pathogenic fungi.
His service to MSA includes webmaster, Councilor for Ecology/Pathology, Membership Chair, Mentor Travel Award Committee member and Chair, Conservation Committee member and Chair, and Electronic Communication & Web Page Management Committee member and Chair. MSA Awards include the NAMA Memorial Fellowship, C.T. Rogerson Student Research Award, and the A.H. and H.V. Smith Research Award. He is a member of the IUCN Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball Specialist Group.