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ESP Biography



LAURA BOGAR, Stanford Biology PhD Student




Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I study fungi that live in the ground and on plant roots, helping trees grow and making sure dead stuff turns into soil. I enjoy spending time outside and collecting gourmet mushrooms from the forest.



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!


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!


B4835: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 09 - 10, 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!


B4522: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
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!


B4202: Mushroom Mania! in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
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!


B3909: Mushroom Mania in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
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 a two-part course, sign up for one or both sections. In the first section we'll hunt for mushrooms around campus. The second part will be an interactive exploration of the fungal ways of life.