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.


Cat Adams


Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting date and time: 7 pm PDT, Tuesday May 18, 2021

Cat Adams Cat Adams is a post-doctoral fellow on the mCAFEs team at UC Berkeley, studying the role of Trichoderma as a keystone species in the rhizosphere.

She received her Master's degree at Harvard University researching how fungal pathogens of wild Bolivian chili peppers evolved tolerance to spice.

Cat earned her PhD at UC Berkeley, studying how toxins influence interactions between fungi and other organisms. Her PhD examined the chemical ecology of the invasive death cap mushroom, Amanita phalloides. She used LCMS to measure the mushroom's amatoxins and phallotoxins, testing whether the death cap has reduced or expanded its toxin levels as a result of its range expansion into California.

Cat also works with scientists in China examining how arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi help crop plants cope with metal nanoparticle pollution.

    2021 Meetings

    Parasol mushroom
    • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    • Tuesday, September 21, 2021
    • No meetings June-August - check back, we might schedule online meetings
    • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    • Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    2020 Meetings

    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • 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