MSSF Meetings

On the third Tuesday of each month from September thru May, the Mycological Society of San Francisco has a General Meeting at the Randall Museum.
The highlight of each meeting is a speaker with slides on some aspect of mycology and mushrooming: ecology, taxonomy, mycophagy, sociology, etc. Before each meeting members bring collections which are put on display and identified. Refreshments are served before the meeting.

  • Doors open and identification starts at 7 pm.
  • Announcements begin at 8 pm, followed by the presentation. (The December meeting is replaced by a dinner at a different location.)
  • Note: All regular General Meetings are open to the public. Some meetings have reserved seating or may have an admission fee for non-members.

Next Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • The Mycological Society of San Francisco is pleased to host Dr. M. Catherine Aime.

Rusts Never Sleep: In terms of species numbers and ubiquity, rust fungi are an incredibly successful lineage. Together, the more than 7000 described species form the largest known group of plant pathogens, while also having incredibly complex life cycles. This talk will explore the biology of these fascinating organisms and discuss the contributions that molecular systematics have made to our understanding of their evolution.


Biography:

Dr. M. Catherine Aimee earned her doctorate in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2001 and completed her postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She worked for four years as a research molecular biologist with the USDA-ARS, Systematic Botany and Mycology Lab in Beltsville, MD and then four years at Louisiana State University, before moving to Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, as Professor of Mycology and Director of the Arthur and Kriebel Herbaria.

The Aime Lab at Purdue researches the systematics, evolution, and genomics of early diverging basidiomycetes and tropical fungi. Cathie is a Fellow of the Mycological Society of America, the Explorer’s Club, and the Linnaean Society of London; a former officer of the Mycological Society of America and Managing Editor of their journal, Mycologia; and a Purdue University Faculty Scholar and recipient of the Purdue Agricultural Research Award.

 


2019 Meetings

    Parasol mushroom
  • No meeting in December
    Fungus Fair on Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2019
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019

2018 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2018
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2018
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2017 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2016 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2015 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2015 video
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 video
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 video
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 video
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 video
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2014 video

2013 Meetings

  • No meeting in December
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Talk & Slides
  • No meetings June-August
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013 video 1 video 2
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 video
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013