Intergrative Mycology Lab​​

Current IML Lab Members and Collaborations

Principal Investigator

Anindya Chanda, Ph. D.
Director, IML
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Doctoral Graduate Students

Phani M. Gummadidala
Research Focus: Fungal Cellular Biology, Natural Product Synthesis, Fungal biomes and Health
Arnold Fellow
Chanda Lab Manager 
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Mayomi H. Omebeyinje, DVM
Research Focus: Fungal contributions in polymicrobial infections
Arnold Fellow
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Rubaiya Jesmin
Research Focus: Fungal contributions in agriculture
Research Volunteer
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Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Affiliates

Dr. Hussain Rangoonwala, M.D.
Research Focus: Infectious Diseases
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Chandrani Mitra, Ph.D.
Research Focus: Nanoparticle effects on fungal biology
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Prof. Ola Gomaa
Faculty Member at the National Center for Radiation Research and Technology, Atomic Energy Authority
Cairo, Egypt.
Research Focus: Mycoremediation
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Dr. Prasanta K. Biswas
Faculty Member at the Department of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Undergraduate Researchers

Caitlyn Lizana
Magellan Minigrant Awardee and Work Study Grant Awardee
Research Focus: Vibrio effects on Aspergillus Biology
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Travis Dias
Stamps Scholar, Honors College, University of South Carolina
Research Focus: Infectious Diseases
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Laboratory Outreach Coordinator

Henry Coonrod
Work Study Program Awardee
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Laboratory Collaborations