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Dr. Sharon Mozley-Standridge

Sharon Mozley-Standridge

Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Natural Sciences

Phone: 478.934.3546
Website: https://www.mga.edu/health-natural-sciences/natural-sciences/

  • Cochran - Dillard Hall - 88
    Phone: 478-934-3546
    Fax: 478-934-3554
Office Hours: Office Hours for Spring 2024:
M 1:30pm-3:30pm
T 9:30am-10:30am & 1:30pm-3:30pm
W 11am-1pm
R 1:30pm-2:30pm

My Discord ID is Dr. Standridge #3862.
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Biography: My name is Dr. Sharon Standridge (like Stand-on-a-ridge). A little bit about me: I obtained a Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Georgia, Athens, GA in Fungal Systematics where I studied the evolution of fungi. Ever eat a mushroom? I worked on their very small relatives called chytrids. I have been teaching since 2006 here in Cochran after a short postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa on Oahu. Why biology? Because I love biology!!!!! Biology was also the one class in high school that stuck in my head the best and I have a special place in my heart for microbes! I live in Cochran with my husband, Zach (Cybersecurity), our 7 year old daughter Elizabeth, Rocky the Bernese Mountain Dog, Mischief the Cat and some fish. I grew up in Lawrenceville which is in Gwinnett County. I have a sister who lives in Columbia, SC with her husband, two sons and some cats. My mother also lives in Columbia and is a retired nurse. I am a sci-fi/fantasy nerd so I love Thor, Loki, Wonder Woman, Spock, Rogue One, Spider Man etc... I like to knit and cross stitch but my favorite thing to do is to read fantasy/science fiction novels. I am big on being organized and microbiologically aware (B.S in Microbiology from UGA 1998). I also have an addiction to Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Xbox, tabletop gaming, Anime, chocolate and Coca Cola.
Courses: Introductory Biology I & II - BIOL 1001K&L/1002K&L
Principles of Biology I & II - BIOL 2107K&L/2108K&L
Microbiology for Health Sciences - BIOL 1134K&L
General Microbiology for B.S. in Biology - BIOL 3540K&L
Plant Biology for B.S. in Biology - BIOL 3360K&L
Mycology for B.S. in Biology - BIOL 4450K&L
Research Methods - BIOL/SCIE 2998
Directed Studies - BIOL 2999
Research - BIOL 4894
Senior Seminar - BIOL 4120
Introduction to Fungi for non-majors (Area B) - BIOL 1006
Education: Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Area of Specialization: Fungal Systematics, August 2005.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Magna Cum Laude, Major: Microbiology, March 1998.
Professional Experience: Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Hawaii Natural Energy Institute/Department of Oceanography,University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, June 2005 to March 2006 (research advisor: Dr. Guangyi Wang). Research Interest: Bioactive compounds of Marine Fungi Isolated from Marine Sponges
Organizations: Mycological Society of America
Botanical Society of America
Awards and Honors: Teaching Excellence Award, MGC 2010-2011
Governor's Teaching Fellows Program, Summer Program 2010
Greenhouse Bright Idea Award, MGC, 2009-2010
Publications: 1.Mozley-Standridge, S. E. and Porter, D. A compilation of taxonomic summaries covering genera in the “Nowakowskiella” clade. Mycotaxon. (In Preparation).
2.Mozley-Standridge, S. E., Letcher, P. M., Longcore, J.E., Porter, D., Simmons, R. D. Cladochytriales: a new order in Chytridiomycota. Mycological Research. 113: 498-507. 2009
3.Mozley-Standridge, S. E., Porter, D., Boyle, D. G., Hyatt, A. D., and Gleason, F. H. A Preservation of Chytridiomycota in culture collections. Mycological Research. 111:129-136. 2007
4.Adl SM, Leander BS, Simpson AG, Archibald JM, Anderson OR, Bass D, Bowser SS, Brugerolle G, Farmer MA, Karpov S, Kolisko M, Lane CE, Lodge DJ, Mann DG, Meisterfeld R, Mendoza L, Moestrup Ø, Mozley-Standridge SE, Smirnov AV, Spiegel F. Diversity, nomenclature, and taxonomy of protists. Systematic Biology. 56(4): 684-9, 2007.
5.James TY, Letcher PM, Longcore JE, Mozley-Standridge SE, Porter D, Powell MJ, Griffith GW, Vilgalys R. A molecular phylogeny of the flagellated fungi (Chytridiomycota) and description of a new phylum (Blastocladiomycota). Mycologia. 98(6):860-71, 2006.
6.Hibbett DS, Binder M, Bischoff JF, Blackwell M, Cannon PF, Eriksson OE, Huhndorf S, James T, Kirk PM, Lücking R, Thorsten Lumbsch H, Lutzoni F, Matheny PB, McLaughlin DJ, Powell MJ, Redhead S, Schoch CL, Spatafora JW, Stalpers JA, Vilgalys R, Aime MC, Aptroot A, Bauer R, Begerow D, Benny GL, Castlebury LA, Crous PW, Dai YC, Gams W, Geiser DM, Griffith GW, Gueidan C, Hawksworth DL, Hestmark G, Hosaka K, Humber RA, Hyde KD, Ironside JE, Kõljalg U, Kurtzman CP, Larsson KH, Lichtwardt R, Longcore J, Miadlikowska J, Miller A, Moncalvo JM, Mozley-Standridge S, Oberwinkler F, Parmasto E, Reeb V, Rogers JD, Roux C, Ryvarden L, Sampaio JP, Schüssler A, Sugiyama J, Thorn RG, Tibell L, Untereiner WA, Walker C, Wang Z, Weir A, Weiss M, White MM, Winka K, Yao YJ, Zhang N. A higher-level phylogenetic classification of the Fungi. Mycological Research. 111(Pt 5):509-47, 2007.
7. James TY, Kauff F, Schoch CL, Matheny PB, Hofstetter V, Cox CJ, Celio G, Gueidan C, Fraker E, Miadlikowska J, Lumbsch HT, Rauhut A, Reeb V, Arnold AE, Amtoft A, Stajich JE, Hosaka K, Sung GH, Johnson D, O'Rourke B, Crockett M, Binder M, Curtis JM, Slot JC, Wang Z, Wilson AW, Schüssler A, Longcore JE, O'Donnell K, Mozley-Standridge S, Porter D, Letcher PM, Powell MJ, Taylor JW, White MM, Griffith GW, Davies DR, Humber RA, Morton JB, Sugiyama J, Rossman AY, Rogers JD, Pfister DH, Hewitt D, Hansen K, Hambleton S, Shoemaker RA, Kohlmeyer J, Volkmann-Kohlmeyer B, Spotts RA, Serdani M, Crous PW, Hughes KW, Matsuura K, Langer E, Langer G, Untereiner WA, Lücking R, Büdel B, Geiser DM, Aptroot A, Diederich P, Schmitt I, Schultz M, Yahr R, Hibbett DS, Lutzoni F, McLaughlin DJ, Spatafora JW, Vilgalys R. Reconstructing the early evolution of Fungi using a six-gene phylogeny. Nature. 443:818-822, 2006
8. Cubeta, M. V., Porter, D. and Mozley, S. E. Chapter 11: Slime Molds and Zoosporic Fungi. In: Plant Pathology - Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, 2nd Ed. Eds. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. 2007. .* A revision is in process and will be published in 2014.*
9. Cubeta, M. V., Porter, D. and Mozley, S. E. Chapter 12: Laboratory Exercises With Zoosporic Plant Pathogens. In: Plant Pathology - Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, 2nd Ed. Eds. R. Trigiano, M. Windham, and A. Windham. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl. 2007. .* A revision is in process and will be published in 2013.*
10. Sina M. Adl a, Alastair G. B. Simpsona, Mark A. Farmerb, Robert A. Andersenc, Roger A. Anderson d, John Bartae, Samuel Bowserf, Guy Brugerolleg, Robert Fensomeh, Suzanne Fredericq i, Timothy Y. Jamesj, Sergei Karpovk, Paul Kugrensl, John Krugm, Chris Lanen, Louise A. Lewis o, Jean Lodgep, Denis H. Lynnq, David Mannr, Richard M. McCourts, Leonel Mendoza t, Øjvind Moestrupu, Sharon E. Mozley-Standridgev, Thomas A. Neradw, Carol Shearer x, Frederick Spiegely, Max F. J. R. Taylorz. The new higher level classification of eukaryotes and taxonomy of protists. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 59(5). September/October 2012.

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