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ESP Biography



GABRIEL SMITH, Grad Student studying fungi




Major: Department of Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I'm Gabriel from Illinois. I'm a grad student studying the ecology and evolution of fungi in Kabir Peay's lab at Stanford. I love science and can't wait to show my students how extremely cool this stuff is. I also love learning new languages and lived in Sweden for a year before coming to Stanford.



Past Classes

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B6883: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
What do cheese, zombie ants and the biggest, oldest living thing have in common? Fungi! Mushrooms are the part of the a fungus that we see, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the action takes place out of sight. Come learn about the hidden world of fungi in this interactive course. You will learn about the ecology, evolution, and human uses of fungi, and will get hands-on practice identifying mushrooms on your own!


B6326: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
What do cheese, zombie ants and the biggest, oldest living thing have in common? Fungi! Mushrooms are the part of the a fungus that we see, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the action takes place out of sight. Come learn about the hidden world of fungi in this interactive course. You will learn about the ecology, evolution, and human uses of fungi, and will get hands-on practice identifying mushrooms on your own!


B5991: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Fall 2017 (Nov. 11 - 12, 2017)
What do cheese, zombie ants and the biggest, oldest living thing have in common? Fungi! Mushrooms are the part of the a fungus that we see, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the action takes place out of sight. Come learn about the hidden world of fungi in this interactive course. You will learn about the ecology, evolution, and human uses of fungi, and will get hands-on practice identifying mushrooms on your own!


B5771: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
What do cheese, zombie ants and the biggest, oldest living thing have in common? Fungi! Mushrooms are the part of the a fungus that we see, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the action takes place out of sight. Come learn about the hidden world of fungi in this interactive course. You will learn about the ecology, evolution, and human uses of fungi, and will get hands-on practice identifying mushrooms on your own!


B5108: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
What do cheese, zombie ants and the biggest, oldest living thing have in common? Fungi! Mushrooms are the part of the a fungus that we see, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the action takes place out of sight. Come learn about the hidden world of fungi in this interactive course. You will learn about the ecology, evolution, and human uses of fungi, and will get hands-on practice identifying mushrooms on your own!