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Dr. Steven D Harris
Degree(s): Ph.D., M.Sc, B.Sc
Job Title: Professor and Department Head
Department: Biological Sciences
Institution: University of Manitoba
212 Biological Sciences Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Work Phone: 204-474-9610
Section Affiliation: Molecular Genetics and Cellular Microbiology
My primary research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that regulate cellular morphogenesis during growth and development in filamentous fungi. A new research focus is to investigate the adaptations that enable extremotolerant fungi to successfully colonize extreme niches such as rock surfaces and biological soil crusts.
Keywords: Fungal morphogenesis, Hyphal polarity, Extremotolerant fungi, Fungal interactions, Fungal communities