Research Projects & Support

National Science Foundation (NSF)*

Current Projects

  • “Genome of Epichloë festucae, a model endophyte of grasses.” NSF EF-0523661. PIs: C.L. Schardl, B.A. Roe, M.L. Farman.
  • "A multidisciplinary test of mutualistic benefits fungal endophytes provide their host plants." NSF DBI-0330840, T.L. Bultman et alii ( Hope College, Holland, MI)

Previous Projects

  • INT-912083, DEB-9408018, DEB-9707427, IBN-9808554, MCB/IBN-0213217

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Current Projects

  • “Gene expression profiles in a grass-endophyte symbiosis.” USDA-NRI 2005-35319-16141. PI: C.L. Schardl.
  • “Toxin biosynthesis genes in ergot alkaloid-producing fungi.” USDA-NRI 2005-35318-16184. PIs: D.G. Panaccione ( West Virginia Univ.) & C.L. Schardl.
  • “Advanced genetic technologies, KY.” USDA-CSREES 2005-34457-15712 & 2004-34457-14496. PIs: C.L. Schardl et al.
  • “Tall fescue endophyte effects on environmental stress tolerances.” USDA-ARS SCA 200506271031. PIs: C.L. Schardl, J.D. Blankenship, L.P. Bush, P. Kachroo, R. Dinkins, I. Kagan.
  • “Deletion of ergot alkaloid production genes in a tall fescue endophyte.” USDA-ARS SCA 200403171013. PIs: C.L. Schardl & T.D. Phillips.

Previous Projects

  • USDA CRGP 88-37151-3860, 90-37262-5447, USDA-NRI 92-37303-7612, 95-37303-1678, 98-35303-6663, USDA-NRI Enhancement Program 2002-35311-11716, USDA-CSREES Special Grants 00-34431-8975, 2001-34457-10343, 2002-34457-11844 & 2003-34457-13114.