Our lab welcomed two new visitors this semester: Zhangyi Xu is an Associate Professor at Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China. She will be here for one year, conducting research on fungal developmental biology, dsRNA viruses of mushrooms, and perhaps other proejcts? Kiwamu Umezawa is a PhD student in the Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Science of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Kiwamu will be with us until December. He will help us describe the wood decay apparatus of Lentinus tigrinus based on the recently produced genome. We are thrilled to have them both.