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Assistant Professor, Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 2019 – current

Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board member Oregon Health Authority 2021-current

Postdoctoral Scholar (Population Genomics) UCSF/UC Berkeley 2017 – 2019


Ph.D. (Genetics & Genomics) Duke University 2017
M.Sc. (Mycology) Humboldt State University 2012
B.S. (Botany) Humboldt State University  2010




1) Amses K, Desiró A, Bryson A, Grigoriev I, Mondo S, Lipzen A, LaButti K, Singan V, Salazar-Hamm P, King J, Ballou E, Pawlowska T, Adeleke R, Bonito G, Uehling J. Convergent reductive evolution and host adaptation in Mycoavidus bacterial endosymbionts of Mortierellaceae fungi. Fungal Genetics and Biology. In Prep.

2) J Uehling, A Salvioli, K Amses, L. Partida-Martínez, G Bonito, P Bonfante. Bacterial endosymbionts of Mucoromycota fungi: Diversity and function of their interactions. Book Chapter in The Mycota. Accepted.

3) Porter D, Uehling J, Naleway S. A review of the material and mechanical properties of select Ganoderma fungi structures as a source for bioinspiration. Journal of Materials Science. Journal of Materials Science doi: 10.1007/s10853-023-08214-y 

4) C D’Enfert, M Cougnoux, D Engelthaler, J Bowers, D Eyre, F Hagen, D Vu, G Singh, M Fisher, W Meyer, R Farrer, N Chow, L Gade, J Munoz, A Alastray, A Litvintseva, J Uehling and C Cuomo. Comparing genomic variant identification protocols for fungi. Microbial Genomics. Accepted.

5) Leon**, J Uehling, E Ballou. Microbe of the Month: Rhizopus delemar. Invited for PloS Pathogen Pearls. Accepted.


6) RC Van Court, MS Wiseman, KW Meyer, DJ Ballhorn, K Amses, JC Slot, B Dentinger, R Garibay-Orijel, JK Uehling. Diversity, biology and history of psilocybin containing fungi: Suggestions for research and technological development.Fungal Biology doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2022.01.003 (Open access) 


7) M Gorris, M Van Dyke, A Carey, P Hamm, H Mead, Uehling J. A Review of Coccidioides Research, Outstanding Questions in the Field, and Contributions by Women Scientists. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports (open access)

8) Abbas A, Jeanne T,  Knox R,  Korthuis P, Hamade A, Christopher S Uehling J. Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board Rapid Evidence Review and Recommendations; Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board


9) Uehling JK, Entler MR, Meredith HR, Millet LJ, Timm CM, Aufrecht JA, Bonito GM, Engle NL, Labbé JL, Doktycz MJ, Retterer ST, Spatafora JW, Stajich JE, Tschaplinski TJ,Vilgalys RJ. 2019. Microfluidics and Metabolomics Reveal Symbiotic Bacterial–Fungal Interactions Between Mortierella elongata and Burkholderia Include Metabolite Exchange. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02163  PDF

10) Millet L , Aufrecht J, Labbé J, Uehling J , Vande Pol N , Kremer J , Rhodes D , Estes M , Guennoc C , Deveau A, Olsson S, Bonito G, Vilgalys R, Doktycz M, Retterer S. 2017. Microfluidics: Windows into the biology of branching structures. Fungal Biology and Biotechnology doi:10.1186/s40694-019-0071-zPDF

11) Varga T, Krizsan K, Foldi C, Dima B, Sanchez-Garcia M, Sanchez-Ramirez S, Szollosi G, Szarkandi G, Papp V, Albert L, Angelini C, Antonín V, Bougher N, Buchanan P, Buyck B, Bense V, Catcheside P, Cooper J, Dämon W, Desjardin D, Finy P, Geml J, Hughes K, Alfredo F, Justo A, Karasiński D, Kautmanova I, Kerr S, Kiss B, Kocsubé S, Kotiranta H, Lechner B, Liimatainen K, Lukacs Z, Morgado L, Niskanen T, Noordeloos M, Beatriz Ortiz-Santana B, Ovrebo C, Rácz N, Savchenko A, Shiryaev A, Soop K, Spirin V, Szebenyi , Tomsovsky M, Tulloss R, Uehling J, Vagvolgyi C, Papp T, Martin F, Miettinen O, Hibbett D, Nagy L. 2018. Megaphylogeny resolves global patterns of mushroom diversification. Nature Ecology and Evolution doi:10.5061/dryad.gc2k9r PDF


12) Lofgren L, Uehling J, Sara Branco S, Tom D. Bruns T, Martin F, Peter G. Kennedy P. 2018. Genome-based estimates of fungal rDNA copy number variation across phylogenetic scales and ecological lifestyles. Molecular Ecology doi:10.1111/mec.14995 PDF

13) Misztal P, Lymperopoulou D, Adams R, Scott R, Lindow S, Bruns T, Taylor J, Uehling J, Bonito G, Vilgalys R, and Goldstein A . 2017. What controls the variance in microbial volatile organic compound (mVOC) emissions from different bacteria and fungi? Chemical Biology doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b00806  PDF

14) Deveau A,  Bonito G, Millet L,
 Bindschedler S, Uehling J, Becker M, Hacquard S,
 Hervé, V, Lastovetsky O, Mieszkin S, Vajna B, 
Paoletti M,
 Bonfante P, 
van Elsas JD. 2017. Bacterial – Fungal Interactions: impacts, mechanisms and challenges. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. doi: 10.1093/femsre/fuy008. FEMS Microbiology Reviews doi: 10.1093/femsre/fuy008  PDF


15) Uehling J, Deveau A, Paoletti M. 2017. Do fungi have an innate immune response? An NLR-based comparison to plant and animal immune systems. PLoS Pathogens Pearls. PLoS Pathogens Pearls PDF 

16) Uehling J, Gryganskyi A, Hameed K, Tschaplinski T, Misztal PK, Wu S, Desirò A, Vande Pol N, Du Z, Zienkiewicz A, Zienkiewicz K, Morin E, Tisserant E, Splivallo R, Hainaut M, Henrissat B, Ohm R, Kuo A, Yan J, Lipzen A, Nolan M, LaButti K, Barry K, Goldstein AH, Labbé J, Schadt C, Tuskan G, Grigoriev I, Martin F, Vilgalys R, Bonito G. Comparative genomics of Mortierella elongata and its bacterial endosymbiont Mycoavidus cysteinexigens. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13669.  PDF


17) Li Z, Yao Q, Dearth S, Entler M, Castro Gonzalez M, Uehling J, Vilgalys R, Hurst G, Campagna S, Labbé J, Pan C. 2016. Integrated Proteomics and Metabolomics Reveal Symbiotic Metabolism and Multimodal Regulation in a Fungal-Endobacterial System. Environmental Microbiology. 19(3):1041-1053. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13605. PDF

18) Spatafora J, Benny G, Lazarus K, Smith M, Berbee M, Bonito G, Corradi N, Gryganskyi A, James T, Taylor T, Uehling J, Vilgalys R, White M, Stajich J. 2016. A phylum-level phylogenetic classification of zygomycete fungi based on genome-scale data. Mycologia. (108)5:1028-1046. doi: 10.3852/16-042.  PDF

19) Henkel TW, Obase, K, Husbands D, Uehling J, Bonito G, Aime MC, Smith ME. 2016. New Boletaceae taxa from Guyana: Binderoboletus segoi gen. et sp. nov., Guyanaporus albipodus gen. et sp. nov., Singerocomus rubriflavus gen. et sp. nov., and a new combination for Xerocomus inundabilis. Mycologia, (108)1:158-173) doi: 10.3852/15-075. PDF


20) Grupe AC, Baker AD, Uehling JK, Smith ME, Baroni TJ, Lodge DJ, Henkel TW. 2015. Sarcodon in the Neotropics I: new species from Guyana, Puerto Rico and Belize. Mycologia 107.3 (2015): 591-606.,  doi:10.3852/14-185. PDF


21) Labbé J, Uehling J, Payer T, Plett J 2014. Fungal biology: compiling genomes and exploiting them. New Phytologist. 203(2):359-361. doi: 10.1111/nph.12891. PDF

22) Henkel TW, Wilson AW, Aime MC, Dierks J, Uehling J, Roy M, Schimann H, Wartchow F, Mueller GM. 2014. Cantharellaceae of Guyana II. New species of Craterellus, new South American distribution records for Cantharellus guyanensis and Craterellus excelsus, and a key to the Neotropical taxa. Mycologia. 106: 307-322. doi: 10.3852/106.2.307.  PDF


23) Smith ME, Henkel TW, Uehling JK, Fremier AK, Clarke HD,R Vilgalys R. 2013. The ectomycorrhizal fungal community in a Neotropical forest dominated by the endemic dipterocarp Pakaraimaea dipterocarpacea. PLoS one 8.1 (2013): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055160. PDF


24) Uehling JK, Henkel TW, Aime MC, Smith ME. 2012c. New species and distribution records for Clavulina (Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) from the Guiana Shield, with a key to the lowland neotropical taxa. Fungal Biology. 116(12): 1203-1274. doi: 10.1016/j.funbio.2012.09.004. PDF

25) Kennedy P, Matheny B, Ryberg M, Henkel T, Uehling J, Smith M. 2012b. Scaling up: examining the macroecology of ectomycorrhizal Fungi. Molecular Ecology. 21:4151–4154. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05703.x PDF

26) Uehling JK, Henkel TW, Vilgalys R, Smith ME. 2012a. Membranomyces species are common ectomycorrhizal symbionts in North temperate forests. Mycorrhiza. 22(7):577-81. doi: 10.1007/s00572-012-0457-8. PDF


27) Hodkinson BP, Uehling JK, Smith ME. Lepidostroma vilgalysii, a new basidiolichen from the New World with an inverted thallus. 2011b. Mycological Progress. 11(3): 827-833. doi:10.1007/s11557-011-0800-z. PDF

28) Uehling JK, Henkel TW, Aime MC, Vilgalys R, Smith ME. 2011b. New species of Clavulina (Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) with resupinate and effused basidiomata from the Guiana Shield. Mycologia 104:547-556. doi: 10.3852/11-130.  PDF

29) Henkel TW, Aime MC, Uehling JK, Smith ME. 2011a. New species and distribution records for Clavulina (Cantharellales, Basidiomycota) from the Guiana Shield. Mycologia 103(4):883-889. doi: 10.3852/10-355. PDF



Stuntz Foundation institutional grant ‘Creating mycological educational materials for K-3 classrooms for multimodal learning via digital resource and in-person module development’ Salazar-Hamm P, Uehling J ($4,000)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) user facility grant ‘Leveraging microfluidics for high resolution microscopic insights into fungal endosymbiont interactions and mating biology’ Mondron K, Partida-Martinez L, Cabrera-Rangel J, Guo Y, Retterer S, Uehling J

National Science Foundation, Dear Colleague BBSRC-NSF Microbes & the host immune system: ‘Microbial predation as a driver of endosymbiosis and phagocyte evasion’ co-Principal investigator with Drs. Liz Ballou (Exeter) and Jason King (Sheffield) ($591,459)


Oregon State Univerity IGNITE Program: ‘A trans-disciplinary big data Extension and research center’ Co-Investigator with N Grunwald, J LeBoldus, J Uehling, T Levi, R Hutchinson, K Vining, M David, J Walte-Cusic, J. Kovacevic, D Mollov, J Chang ($50,000)

Portland Garden Club small grant award: ‘Phylogenetics and phytochemistry of Ganoderma species in Lewis & Clark National Historical Park Co-Investigator with K Syring, K Daffron ($2,500)


United States Forest Service, ‘Oregon State University herbarium fungal curation’ Principal investigator, ($11,000)

Biodiversity Research Collective, Fungal Herbarium Improvement grant, Principal Investigator ($10,000)

National Science Foundation, Dimensions of Biodiversity (DoB): ‘Dimensions US-South Africa: Unravelling the influence of endosymbiotic bacteria on the biodiversity of Mucoromycota fungi’ co-Principal investigator with Dr. Teresa Pawlowska, Cornell University and Rasheed Adelke, North West University, Potchefstroom campus, South Africa ($1,999,458)

National Science Foundation, Thematic Collections Network (TCN):Digitization TCN: ‘Collaborative Research: Building a global consortium of bryophytes and lichens: keystones of cryptobiotic communities’ lead Jessica Budke, University of Tennessee Knoxville ($609,365)

Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute Community Sequencing Program; ‘Large Structural Variant discovery in the poplar GWAS population to further unlock the heritability of yield and sustainability’, collaborator, lead  Daniel Jacobson, DOE ORNL (service trade)


Department of Energy, Joint Genome Institute Community Sequencing Program; Evaluating the role of endosymbionts in fungal mating and evolution


MSA Special Topics award; computational infrastructure for Coccidioides population genomics

International Mycological Congress Travel Award


NASA Astrobiology Science Conference Student Travel Award


International Society for Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions Student Travel Award

North American Mycological Association Student Travel Award


Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory Go! Graduate fellowship

Oak Ridge National Laboratory the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) user facility “Microfluidic environmental control platforms for chemical and transcriptomic analysis of fungal-bacterial interactions” Vilgalys R, Uehling J, Millet L, Labbe J, Doktycz M.


Seed Grant from Department of Energy Biosciences Division “Filamentous fungi for biodiesel production using lignocellulosic residuals “ Co-PI Jessy Labbé, Collaborators Wellington Muchero, Timothy Tschaplinski and Rytas Vilgalys.

Duke University Graduate School International Travel Award

Mycological Society of America Backus Award


European Conference for Fungal Genetics student travel grant

Fungal Environmental Sampling and Informatics Network research dissemination grant

Duke University Genetics & Genomics summer training travel grant


California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology travel grant

McConkey Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Alistair McCrone Graduate Fellowship Award, Gregory Mark Jennings Research Dissemination grant, Humboldt State University

Humboldt Bay Mycology Society George Verback Memorial Scholarship


Friends of the Farlow Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Harvard University

Sonoma County Mycological Society Outstanding Graduate Research Scholarship


Cascade Mycological Society Promising Graduate Student Research Grant

Institute for Tropical Ecology & Conservation Sarah Glanzer Memorial Fellowship