Michele Piercey-Normore
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You can find more information at my personal website .

Research Interests

Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment, Systematics and evolution in the algal and fungal partners of lichen associations, fungal selection of lichen algae, natural products of lichen fungi, gene flow among populations of symbionts, mating systems of lichen fungi, and conservation genetics

Recent Publications

  • Athukarola, Sarangi N.P., Erwin Huebner, Michele D. Piercey-Normore. (2014). Identification and comparison of the three early stages of resynthesis for the lichen, Cladonia rangiferina. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 60, 41-52.

Research and students

Congratulations to Sarangi and Chris on passing their PhD defences.

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.