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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

Wafa Alamri, Bashaer Albarakati, Feryal Alessa, Saleh Almusabi, Gabrielle Brautman, Devon Cogswell, Yuanyuan Deng, Shengqi Ding , Chelsea Dinon , Alexandria Echevarria, Samuel Gellman, Tsung-Che Ho , Jacklynne Johnson, Huimin Liang , Amanda Mach, Jessica Malka, Kathrine Malka , Emily Mayo, Penny Mecklenburg, Gina Nazario , Richard Nguyen, Ryan Paulson, Gabriel Pizzano, Sheba Saji, Brittney Sell , Sahebgowda Sidramagowda, Luis Tanon

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
86854MCB 4934001Seminar in Microbiology
Students will be required to attend some
1F

2:00pm-3:50pm

BSF 102

89436BSC 6905006Independent Study
FOR NTMS STUDENTS ONLY.
1-19



TBA 100

88184BSC 6932038Non-Thesis Masters Qualifying
1F

11:00am-11:50am

BSF 102

91741BSC 6932055CMNT Seminar
1W

12:30pm-2:00pm

BSF 102