fungi Content fungi Content for College of Biological Sciences en Alumni Profile: Fascinating Fungi with Dr. Fun Guy (Gordon Walker, ’16 Ph.D. Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology) From California’s coastal forests to the north island of New Zealand, Ph.D. alum Gordon Walker has trekked for mushrooms across hemispheres. His Instagram account @FascinatedByFungi has nearly 45,000 followers. Find out more about this social media star. February 13, 2020 - 1:44pm Greg Watry Investigating the Molecular Defense Tactics of Plants In a study appearing in Cell Host & Microbe, UC Davis graduate student Neeraj Lal, Professors Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar and Andrew J Fisher and their colleagues reveal the versatility of plants’ molecular defenses. The findings provide a strategic map revealing how plants allocate resources and have the potential to help bolster crop immune systems and improve their development and growth. April 11, 2018 - 8:57am Greg Watry