James Tauber
Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

James grew up in Maryland, USA and studied Microbiology and also Germanic Studies at the University of Maryland.  He then moved to Zurich, Switzerland to continue to study Microbiology at ETHZ where he did his masters thesis in fungal-fungal interactions utilizing microfluidics.  Currently, he is working towards his PhD under Prof. Dr. Hoffmeister to continue his interest in fungal interactions.  Under ChemBioSys, he is investigating the role and regulation of secondary metabolites by basidiomycetes during inter-organismal interactions.
Publications

Tauber JP, Gallegos-Monterrosa R, Kovacs AT, Shelest E, Hoffmeister D (2018) Dissimilar pigment regulation in Serpula lacrymans and Paxillus involutus during interkingdom interactions. Microbiology 164(1), 65-77. Details PubMed Open Access PDF

Tauber JP, Matthaeus C, Lenz C, Hoffmeister D, Popp J (2018) Analysis of basidiomycete pigments in situ by Raman spectroscopy. J Biophoton 11(6), e201700369. Details PubMed

Tauber JP, Schroeckh V, Shelest E, Brakhage AA, Hoffmeister D (2016) Bacteria induce pigment formation in the basidiomycete Serpula lacrymans. Environ Microbiol 18, 5218-5227. Details PubMed

Wick J, Heine D, Lackner G, Misiek M, Tauber J, Jagusch H, Hertweck C, Hoffmeister D (2016) A fivefold parallelized biosynthetic process secures chlorination of Armillaria mellea (honey mushroom) toxins. Appl Environ Microbiol 82, 1196-1204. Details PubMed Open Access

Braesel J, Götze S, Shah F, Heine D, Tauber J, Hertweck C, Tunlid A, Stallforth P, Hoffmeister D (2015) Three redundant synthetases secure redox-active pigment production in the basidiomycete Paxillus involutus. Chem Biol 22, 1325-1334. Details PubMed