In the Company of Mushrooms
Professor Elio Schaechter
Elio Schaechter recently presented an excellent series on the microbiome. He is also an expert on mushrooms, which are not just what you put on your steak. They have much more to offer to our senses and our mind. Many are spectacularly beautiful, others entice us with their aroma, yet others gratify our impulse to forage for food. And some can cause a bad “trip.” But all represent solutions to survival, finding their own place under the sun. Schaechter will share with us vignettes of his experiences as a mushroom hunter, writer, and student of how people have viewed the mushroom in history.
Instructor: Elio Schaecter has received many prestigious awards for his work on mushrooms. He authored the book In the Company of Mushrooms, published by Harvard University Press. In his other life, he is a microbiologist who spent most of his career at Tufts University Medical School, where he chaired the Molecular Biology and Microbiology Department. He has authored and edited eleven microbiology textbooks and technical books. Coordinator: Jack Holtzman
Course Number: OSHR-70080 Credit: 0 units
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Day and Time:
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.