Current lab gang

Mark Vicari_Melanie Goral at Kortright Fall 2012Dr. Mark Vicari (above left with lab. alum, Melanie Goral) does research on fungal endophytes of grasses

Mark Vicari did his B.Sc. at Trent University, his M.Sc. at York University, graduating in 1993, and his Ph.D. at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. His M.Sc. thesis received York University's award for the best Master's thesis of the year. In 1993 Mark won a Commonwealth Scholarship for his Ph.D. work.

Mark is a CUPE contract faculty instructor at York University, and he teaches a variety of undergraduate courses. He has been nominated for the TV Ontario Best Lecturer of the Year award.

Mark received a CUPE 3903 Research Award in 2014.

2015-2016 Academic Year

My April 2015 back injury effectively scuppered my summer field work, since I was unable to drive (or sit). Since September, I have been slowly returning to research, picking up all of the projects that I had to drop.

In addition to Mark, Chris Torikoglu, Mishal Khan and Dhaivat Pancholi have joined the lab for honours research theses and research practicums.