March 20, 2023 – About Mushrooms, with Kabir Bhalla


March 20, 2023


About Mushrooms with Kabir Bhalla

Bio: Kabir is a PhD candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. He studies how virulence factors employed by medically relevant fungi contribute to disease. In his research project, he is investigating the role of an inorganic biopolymer called polyphosphate and its impacts on host immune responses during fungal infections.

Summary of the talk: A brief overview of beneficial and pathogenic fungal interactions in the environment. In this talk, our primary focus will be on mushroom-forming fungi and fungal diseases in plants.

This will be a ‘hybrid’ in-person and Zoom meeting:

  1. All ZOOM meetings will begin at 7:00 pm.
  2. All IN-PERSON meetings: doors will open at 6:30 pm, meetings start at 7:15 pm.
  3. In-person meetings (presentation only) may also be accessible by ZOOM from your home.


All current CVHS members will receive a Zoom invitation prior to this meeting.


If you are not a CVHS member and would like to join us, please CLICK HERE to purchase a guest pass by Friday, March 17, for $5.50 

Please join us!

Kabir Bhalla