Francois M. Lutzoni

Professor in the Department of Biology

357 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7261


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

  • M.S., Ottawa University 1990

  • B.S., Grinnel College and University of Laval 1987

Darnajoux, R, Zhang, X, McRose, DL, Miadlikowska, J, Lutzoni, F, Kraepiel, AML, and Bellenger, J-P. "Biological nitrogen fixation by alternative nitrogenases in boreal cyanolichens: importance of molybdenum availability and implications for current biological nitrogen fixation estimates." The New phytologist 213, no. 2 (January 2017): 680-689. Full Text

HESTMARK, G, LUTZONI, F, and MIADLIKOWSKA, J. "Photobiont associations in co-occurring umbilicate lichens with contrasting modes of reproduction in coastal Norway." The Lichenologist 48, no. 05 (September 2016): 545-557. Full Text

van Nieuwenhuijzen, EJ, Miadlikowska, JM, Houbraken, JAMP, Adan, OCG, Lutzoni, FM, and Samson, RA. "Wood staining fungi revealed taxonomic novelties in Pezizomycotina: New order Superstratomycetales and new species Cyanodermella oleoligni." Studies in Mycology 85 (September 2016): 107-124. Full Text

U’Ren, JM, Miadlikowska, J, Zimmerman, NB, Lutzoni, F, Stajich, JE, and Arnold, AE. "Contributions of North American endophytes to the phylogeny, ecology, and taxonomy of Xylariaceae (Sordariomycetes, Ascomycota)." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 98 (May 2016): 210-232. Full Text

Chagnon, P-L, U'Ren, JM, Miadlikowska, J, Lutzoni, F, and Arnold, AE. "Interaction type influences ecological network structure more than local abiotic conditions: evidence from endophytic and endolichenic fungi at a continental scale." Oecologia 180, no. 1 (January 2016): 181-191. Full Text

Oono, R, Lefèvre, E, Simha, A, and Lutzoni, F. "A comparison of the community diversity of foliar fungal endophytes between seedling and adult loblolly pines ( Pinus taeda )." Fungal Biology 119, no. 10 (October 2015): 917-928. Full Text

Gaya, E, Fernández-Brime, S, Vargas, R, Lachlan, RF, Gueidan, C, Ramírez-Mejía, M, and Lutzoni, F. "The adaptive radiation of lichen-forming Teloschistaceae is associated with sunscreening pigments and a bark-to-rock substrate shift." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, no. 37 (September 2015): 11600-11605. Full Text

Chen, K-H, Miadlikowska, J, Molnár, K, Arnold, AE, U'Ren, JM, Gaya, E, Gueidan, C, and Lutzoni, F. "Phylogenetic analyses of eurotiomycetous endophytes reveal their close affinities to Chaetothyriales, Eurotiales, and a new order - Phaeomoniellales." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 85 (April 2015): 117-130. Full Text


Genetics Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1979 to 2020

Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2014 to 2019

SG: Combining phylogenetic and network analyses for the study of symbiotic systems: a case study using lichens awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2018

Dimensions: Collaborative Research: An Interdisciplinary Study of Hyperdiverse Endophytic Fungi and Their Function in awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: North American Lichens and Bryophytes awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2016

A multilocus phylogenetic study of the Teloschistales awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2009 to 2013

Collaborative Research: Assembling the Fungal Tree of Life: Resolving the Evolutionary History of the Fungi awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2007 to 2012