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


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



1. 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. ISME Journal. Submitted

2.) 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. Biomicrofluidics. In review

3.) 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

4.) 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



4.) 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 

5.) 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


6.) 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

7.) 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

8.) 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


9.) 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


10.) 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

11.) 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


12.) 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


13.) 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

14.) 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

15.) 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


16.) 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

17.) 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

18.) 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



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 GrantInstitute for Tropical Ecology & Conservation Sarah Glanzer Memorial Fellowship