MSSF Meetings

Our meetings have moved online. In response to the public health crisis we currently face, the Mycological Society of San Francisco is holding virtual meetings until further notice.

On the third Tuesday of each month from September thru May, the Mycological Society of San Francisco has a General Meeting. It has usually taken place at the Randall Museum. We look forward to future meetings where we can share our fungal finds, enjoy mushroom snacks and engage with speakers in-person. But until then, we are fortunate that technology allows us to to maintain social distance yet still carry on our mission to educate about the kingdom of Fungi.


MSSF presents Jasmine Hain: Discovering the Foliar Fungal Endophytes in Coastal Succulents


Meeting location: YouTube LIVE Meeting
Meeting date and time: 7 pm PDT, Tuesday May 19, 2020

Jasmine Hain Jasmine Hain is currently engaged in the graduate MS program in biological sciences at California State University East Bay, and has been involved in the lab of Dr. Brian Perry for the past four years. Her current area of research explores the endophytic fungal populations of California native coastal plants.

Endophyte diversity is a rapidly growing topic of ecological study, however it is not yet widely known if these fungi have adapted to live in the tissues of succulents inhabiting high salinity environments.

Within the lab of Dr. Brian Perry at CSU East Bay and with the help of the MSSF, she has been able to continue her work to successfully identify multiple endophytes within common coastal succulent Salicornia pacifica (commonly known as pickleweed) located along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Identifying fungal communities within native pickleweed tissues may also enable us to identify the presence and abundance of pathogenic and nonpathogenic endophytes, and may lead to other important ecological insights into the little known world of coastal endophytes.

Jasmine is a recipient of a scholarship from MSSF.

Perry Lab: Fungal Systematics and Evolution, Lab Folks

    2020 Meetings

      Parasol mushroom
    • No meeting in December
    • Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    • No meetings June-August - check back, we might schedule online meetings
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    2019 Meetings

    • No meeting in December
      Fungus Fair on Sunday, December 8, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    • No meetings June-August
    • Tuesday, May 21, 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