Mycology in Academia with Tom Volk

April 23, 2020
Alex Dorr and Lera Niemackl

Today we are delighted to welcome Dr. Tom VolkÑ one of the most established mycologists in the United States. Tom talks about the academic myco-culture and how much it has changed over the years, as well as the capacities of studying mycology at an academic institution. He also shares his journey of getting a heart transplant, and how fungi have affected his health throughout his life.

Dr. Tom Volk is a well known mycologist who received a PHD in botany with a minor in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he is currently teaching. Dr. Volk has mentored hundreds of students in the mycology field, has taught internationally and been a feature on TED talks.

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https://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU6mmix04PI

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