The Molecular Mycology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory, which celebrated 25 years in 2021, proudly announced their campaign to raise $25,000 to establish The Jack Edwards and Aaron Mitchell Endowed Lecture in Molecular Mycology. The lecture will be held annually as a component of the Molecular Mycology course at the MBL.

Aaron P. Mitchell, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, University of Georgia and John “Jack” E. Edwards, Jr., MD, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Emeritus Chief, Division of Infectious Disease at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, served as MOMY’s inaugural Course Co-Directors in 1997 along with Pete Magee and have been an integral part of the course ever since. Aaron and Jack have spent the last 25 summers dedicated to making the area of Medical Mycology accessible to those whose training involved other organisms, and to providing molecular training for classical Medical Mycologists who can address the molecular aspects of fungi in an effort to prevent, diagnose and treat infections caused by the fungal pathogens in immuno-compromised individuals.

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Dr. Jack Edwards. Credit: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
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Dr. Aaron Mitchell. Credit: University of Georgia