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Mycological Society: A Short History of Hallucinogenic Mushrooms and Society

Wednesday, September 19th | 7:15pm

This promises to be a fascinating and timely talk from an internationally renowned expert in the field of hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Tom Bruns is professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He received an MS in Botany from the University of Minnesota in 1982, where he worked on insect mycophagy in the boletes, and a PhD in Botany from the University of Michigan in 1987, where he worked on the molecular systematics of Suillus. He served as a postdoctoral associate at UC Berkeley from 1987-1989 before joining the faculty in 1989. His publication record includes over 180 papers primarily in the fields of fungal ecology and systematics.He currently teaches three courses on mycology at Berkeley and has won the Weston Teaching Award from Mycological Society of America in 2007, and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley for his efforts.

Presented by the Mycological Society of Marin County.

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