Welcome to the Carbone Lab
Population biology, molecular systematics, ecology and evolution of fungi, with a focus on developing new tools for examining microbial biodiversity data.
Corn Ear Rot
Integrated Management Strategies for Aspergillus and Fusarium Ear Rots of Corn.
Fescue Fungi
Multispecies interactions in the microbiome: Dynamic responses of parasite, individuals, populations, and communities.
Understanding microbes in soil and within plant will help decrease crop loss in wheat and Lotus japonicus.
Cassava Virus Evolution
Tracking virus evolution to tackle cassava mosaic disease.
Equine Fungal Keratitis
Understanding the pathogenesis and treatment of fungal keratitis by associating antifungal susceptibility and multi-locus sequence-based fungal identification with clinical outcome of a naturally occurring model of fungal keratitis in horses.
GoLife - Pezizomycotina
Filling the largest void in the fungal genealogy of life (the Pezizomycotina) and integrating symbiotic, environmental and physiological data layers.
Dollar spot caused by Clarireedia spp.
Photo Credit: A. Putman

What We Do

We are interested in applying population genetic methods to retrace the natural history of fungal populations and species, to identify the origin of invading organisms and to elucidate the population processes that impact fungal genome architecture, particularly as it relates to gene clustering, function and adaptation. We are also developing tools to accelerate the discovery, evaluation, and description of new microbes and to track microbial dark matter – the unclassified sequences that are accessioned in databases for both cultured and uncultured organisms. An important component of this work is developing data standardization techniques to facilitate sharing and validation of multi-source data.