Tom Hsiang

Phone number: 
(519) 824-4120 Ext.52753
Edmund C Bovey Building: Room 3227
Edmund C Bovey Building: Room 3224

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Tom Hsiang is a plant pathologist, investigating the biology of fungi which cause diseases of grasses or of trees. He has done extensive work with snow mold fungi on grasses, as well as fungal genome sequencing and analysis.

Meet Tom Hsiang

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Academic History

  • BSc, MSc British Columbia;
  • PhD Washington


Current and Recent Research Projects

In the Hsiang lab, we are working toward a better understanding of the basic biology of some fungal pathogens causing diseases of grasses and woody plants. Recent research has been directed toward fungal genome sequencing, assembly and analysis, as well as applied aspects of disease control including the use of fungicides, and the development of fungicide resistance. Previous research was focused on the biology of low temperature fungi particularly biology and control of snow moulds. Projects in this lab range from the molecular level to field studies to genomic analysis.  



For a full list of Dr. Tom Hsiang's publications, see his Google Scholar site


Area of Research

Plant and Environmental Health