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Diane  Te Strake

Diane Te Strake

Diane Te Strake
Professor and Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies

Contact

Office: BSF ISA 203 2018F
Phone: 813/974-1594
Email:

Education

B.S. 1957, University of Florida
M.A. 1959, Duke University
Ph.D. 1963, Duke University

Teaching

Assistant Professor, 1960-62, Greensboro College, N.C.
Assistant Professor, 1966-67, California State College
Assistant Professor, 1967-70, University of South Florida
Assistant Chairperson, 1975-1979, University of South Florida
Associate Professor, 1970-90, University of South Florida
Professor, 1990- , University of South Florida
Interim Associate Dean, Research and Operations, College of Arts and Sciences, 1995-96,
University of South Florida
Associate Dean, Research and Operations, College of Arts and Sciences 1996-2001
Director Undergraduate Studies, Department of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology 2008-
Director of USF Herbarium January 2010-

Research

GENERAL RESEARCH AREA:
Marine and medically important fungi


SPECIFIC RESEARCH AREA:
The widely distributed saprobic fungus, Basidiobolus, is sometimes a pathogen of humans and other vertebrates, primarily in tropical areas. One long-range goal of my research is to obtain, information about the physiology, pathogenicity, and distribution of this fungus that is also reported to be an insect pathogen. With colleagues, I hope to determine how much variability exists among these taxa from temperate and tropical environments, and how it might relate to the pathogenicity of this fungus.


Other  interests involve plant/fungal and plant/fungal/insect relationships. Several of these are focused in the marine and coastal environments.

Graduate Students

Sameeksha Suresh Alva, Anthony Carr, Jing Chen, Jacob Class, Alexandria Echevarria, Samuel Gellman, Malvi Prakash Golwala, Jiawei He, Shu Huang, Han Jiang, Yuanqing Jiang, Jacklynne Johnson, Rachel Kahler, Yadang Li, Po-Jung Lin, Jessica Malka, Haider Manzer, Emily Mayo, Penny Mecklenburg, Dawn Moody, Ryan Paulson, Gabriel Pizzano, Sirin Saranyutanon, Min-Hsuan Wang, Jingyi Xu, Xiaolin Zhang

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
19123BSC 4905008Independent Study
For CMMB Students
1

TBA 100
22515BSC 4933002Seminar in Cell & Mole Biology
Consent of Instructor; S/U credit only. Note: Class begins at 2pm and ends at 4 pm some days.
1F2:15pm-4:05pm

TBA 100
11244MCB 4934001Seminar in Microbiology
Consent of Instructor; S/U credit only. Note: Class begins at 2pm and ends at 4pm
1F2:15pm-4:05pm

 
24294BSC 4935003Sem:Cell and Molecular Biology
1F2:15pm-4:05pm

BSF 102
19631BSC 6905005Independent Study
1

TBA 100
19612BSC 6932043Non-Thesis Masters Qualifying
1F11:00am-11:50am

BSF 102
21675BSC 6932091CMNT Seminar
1W11:00am-11:50am

BSF 102