Lori Huberman Lab
The Huberman lab’s research focuses on how fungi sense and efficiently utilize nutrients in their environment. Fungi play an essential role in nutrient cycling, cause a vast spectrum of diseases in plants and mammals, and have a substantial role in the biotechnology and food industries. Central to all of these areas of ecological, health, and economic importance are the vast metabolic capabilities present in the fungal kingdom of life. Projects in the lab use a combination of molecular biology, genetic, and genomic tools to aid in the discovery and characterization of genetic networks that regulate nutrient sensing and metabolism in model and pathogenic fungi.