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Todd Osmundson

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Mycology (Fungal Biology), Biodiversity & conservation, Biogeography, Bioinformatics, DNA barcoding, Metagenomics, Molecular phylogenetics, Population genetics, Systematics. Please contact me if you have any interest in undergraduate or graduate (MS) research in these topics.

Current courses at UWL

  • Organismal Biology (BIO 203)
  • First-year Seminar (FYS 100): "Interpreting Life’s Instruction Book: What Genomes Tell Us About Ourselves, Our Pathogens, and Our World"


    • Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley
    • Ph.D., Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, Columbia University
    • Advanced certificate in Environmental Policy, Columbia University
    • M.S., Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University
    • B.A., Biology, University of Montana
    • B.A., Geology, Carleton College


Teaching history

    • Introductory Biology (BIO 105)
    • Genetics (BIO 306)
    • Bioinformatics (BIO 440/540)
    • Seminar in Biology - Genome Data Analysis (BIO 460)
    • Senior Capstone Seminar (BIO 491)
    • 21st-Century Mycology (BIO 723)
    • Mycology reading group



Scott Cooper, Jennifer Klein, Todd Osmundson, Anton Sanderfoot, Jaclyn Wisinski and Alder Yu, all Biology, co-authored the article "Instructional Innovations in College-Level Molecular Bioscience Labs during the Pandemic-Induced Shift to Online Learning" in Education Sciences published on Wednesday, March 23 by MDPI. Educ. Sci. 2022, 12(4), 230;

Submitted on: Mar. 23, 2022