Fungus Fair, January 29, 2023

2023 Fungus Fair Art panel

Brian Perry, PhD, informs fair attendees about the essential task of Documenting Fungal Diversity

Brian Perry

Brian Perry is a Professor of Biology at California State University, East Bay.

He received his Master's Degree from San Francisco State University under the guidance of Dr. Dennis E. Desjardin, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University where he studied with Dr. Donald H. Pfister.

Brian has been studying fungi since 1995, and has published over 40 papers in scientific journals. In addition to studying the evolution of fungal bioluminescence, he also conducts research on mushrooms and other fungi of Vanuatu, the assembly and biogeography of island fungal communities, endophytic fungi, and the systematics of Mycena and allied genera.

Brian teaches several mycology courses at Cal State East Bay and the Sierra Nevada Field Campus.

Past Fairs

The Mycological Society of San Francisco has been hosting 1 or 2 Fungus Fairs each year since 1969. Fairs have been held in San Francisco County, Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Marin County. Historical information is available about previous Fungus Fairs: