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Department of Plant Pathology

Dr. Kevin McCluskey

Dr. Kevin McCluskey

Research Professor / Curator, Fungal Genetics Stock Center

Email Dr. McCluskey

Kansas State University
4017C Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-1420
Fx: +1-785-532-5692

Biography & Education

Biography
  • World Federation for Culture Collections, Executive Board
  • US Culture Collection Network, Principal Investigator
Education
  • Ph.D. Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 1991
  • M.S. Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1985
  • B.S. Biological Sciences, Stanford University, 1985, with honors

Publications

  • McCluskey, K., Wiest, A., Martin, J., Lipzen, A., Schackwitz, W., Grigoriev, I. and S.E. Baker. 2011. Rediscovery by whole genome sequencing: classical mutations and genome polymorphisms in Neurospora crassa. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 1:303-316 doi:10.1534/g3.111.000307.
  • McCluskey, K. 2011. From genetics to genomics: fungal collections at the Fungal Genetics Stock Center. Mycology 2:161-168. doi:10.1080/21501203.2011.584575
  • McCluskey, K. 2012. Variation in mitochondrial genome primary sequence among whole-genome sequenced strains of Neurospora crassa. IMA Fungus. 3(1):93-98. doi.org/10.5598/imafungus.2012.03.01.10
  • Wiest, A., McCarthy, A. J., Schnittker, R. and K. McCluskey. 2012. Molecular analysis of mutants of the Neurospora adenylosuccinate synthetase locus. Journal of Genetics 91:199-204. doi.org/10.1007/s12041-012-0175-1
  • Smith, D., McCluskey, K., and E. Stackebrandt. 2014. Investment into the future of microbial resources: Culture Collection funding models and BRC business plans for Biological Resource Centres. Springer Plus 3:81. doi:10.1186/2193-1801-3-81
  • McCluskey, K., Bates, S., Boundy-Mills, K., Broggiato, A., Cova, A., Desmeth, P., DebRoy, C., Fravel, D., Garrity, G., Jiménez Gasco, M., Joseph, L., Lindner, D., Lomas, M. Morton, J., Nobles, D., Turner, J., Ward, T., Wertz, J., Wiest, A., and Geiser,. D. Meeting Report: 2nd Workshop of the United States Culture Collection Network. May 19-21, 2014, State College, PA, USA. Standards in Genomic Sci., 2014. 9:27 doi:10.1186/1944-3277-9-27
  • Baker, S. E., Schackwitz, W., Lipzen, A., Martin, J., Haridas, S., LaButti, K., Grigoriev, I.V., Simmons, B. and K. McCluskey. 2015. Draft genome sequence of Neurospora crassa strain FGSC 73. Genome Announc 3(2):e00074-doi:10.1128/genomeA.00074-15.
  • Boundy-Mills, K., Hess, M., Bennett, A.R., Ryan, M., Kang, S., Nobles, D., Eisen, J., Inderbitzin, P., Sitepu, I., Torok, T., Brown, D.R., Cho, J., Wertz, J., Mukherjee, S., Cady, S., and K. McCluskey. 2015. The United States Culture Collection Network (USCCN): Enhancing Microbial Genomics Research through Living Microbe Culture Collections. Appl Env Microbiol. 81(17):5671-5674. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01176-15
  • McCluskey, K., Alvarez, A., Bennett, A.R., Bokati, D., Boundy-Mills, K., Brown, D., Bull, C.T., Coffey, M., Dreaden, T.,Duke, C., Dye, G., Ehmke, E., Eversole, K., Fenstermacher, K., Geiser, D., Glaeser, J.A., Greene, S., Gribble, Griffith, M.P., Hanser, K., Humber, R., Johnson, B.W., Kermode, A., Krichevsky, M., Laudon, M., Leach, J., Leslie, J., May, M., Melcher, U., Nobles, D., Risso Fonseca, N., Robinson, S., Ryan, M. Scott, J., Silflow, C., Vidaver, A., Webb, K.M., Wertz, J.E., Yentsch, S., and Zehr, S. 2016. The US Culture Collection Network lays the foundation for progress in preservation of valuable microbial resources. Phytopathology. 106:532-540. dx.doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-02-16-0074-RVW.
  • McCluskey, K. "Boosting research and industry by providing extensive resources for fungal research." Gene expression systems in fungi: advancements and applications. Eds. M. Schmoll and C. Dattenböck. Berlin: Springer. 2016. 361- 384. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-27951-0_17
  • Corrochano, LM., Kuo, A., Marcet-Houben, M., Polaino, S., Salamov, A., Villalobos-Escobedo, J-M., Álvarez, MI., Avalos, J., Bauer, D., Benito, EP., Benoit, I., Burger, G., Camino, LP., Cánovas, D., Cerdá-Olmedo, E., Cheng, J-F., Domínguez, A., Eliáš, M., Eslava, AP., Glaser, F., Grimwood, J., Gutiérrez, G., Heitman, J., Henrissat, B., Iturriaga, EA., Lang, BF., Lavín, JL., Lee, SC., Li, W., Lindquist, E., López-García, S., Luque, EM., Marcos, AT., Martin, J., McCluskey, K., Medina, HR., Miralles-Durán, A., Miyazaki, A., Muñoz-Torres, E., Oguiza, JA., Ohm, RA., Olmedo, M., Orejas, M., Ortiz-Castellanos, L., Pisabarro, AG., Rodríguez-Romero, J., Ruiz-Herrera, J., Ruiz-Vázquez, R., Sanz, C., Schackwitz, W., Schmutz, J., Shahriari, M., Shelest, E., Silva-Franco, F., Soanes, D. Syed, K., Tagua, VG., Talbot, NJ., Thon, MR., Tice, H. de Vries, RP., Wiebenga, A. Yadav, JS., Braun, EL., Baker, SE., Garre, V., Horwitz, BA., Torres-Martínez, S., Idnurm, A., Herrera-Estrella, A., Gabaldón, T., and Grigoriev, IV. . 2016. Expansion of signal transduction pathways in fungi by whole-genome duplication. Current Biology, 26:1577-1584 doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.03. 2016. Expansion of signal transduction pathways in fungi by whole-genome duplication. Current Biology, 26:1577-1584 doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.04.03
  • Wu, Linhuan; Sun, Qinglan; Desmeth, Philippe; Sugawara, Hideaki; McCluskey, Kevin; Smith, David; Alexander, Vasilenko; Lima, Nelson; Ohkuma, Moriya; Robert, Vincent; Zhou, Yuguang; Li, Jianhui; Fan, Guomei; Ingsriswang, Supawadee; Ozerskaya, Svetlana; Ma, Juncai. 2016. WDCM: an information infrastructure for the exploration and utilization of microbial strains preserved worldwide. Nucleic Acids Research. 45 (D1): D611-D618. doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkw903
  • McCluskey, K. 2017, A Review of Living Collections with Special Emphasis on Sustainability and Its Impact on Research Across Multiple Disciplines. Biopreservation and Biobanking. 15(1):20-30 doi:10.1089/bio.2016.0066
  • McCluskey, K, and S. E. Baker, 2017, Diverse data supports the transition of filamentous fungal model organisms into the post-genomics era. Mycology: An International Journal of Fungal Biology. 8(2):67-83 doi: 10.1080/21501203.2017.1281849
  • McCluskey, K., Boundy-Mills, K., Dye, G., Ehmke, E., Gunnell, G. Kiaris, H., Polihtonakis Richmond, M., Yoder, A., Zeigler, D. Zehr, S., and Grotewold, E. 2017 Point of view: The challenges faced by living stock collections in the USA. eLife 6:e24611. doi: dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.24611.001
  • McCluskey, K. Parsons, J.P., Quach, K., and Duke, C.S., 2017. An Evaluation of the Status of US Living Collections for Plant, Environmental, and Microbial Research. J. Biosci. 42:321-331. doi:10.1007/s12038-017-9685-6
  • Kevin McCluskey, K., Barker, KB., Barton, HA., Boundy-Mills, K., Brown, DR., Coddington, JA., Cook, K., Desmeth, P., Geiser, D., Glaeser, JA., Greene, S., Kang, S., Lomas, MW., Melcher, U., Miller, SE., Nobles, D., Owens, KJ., Reichman, JH., da Silva, M., Wertz, J., Whitworth, C., Smith, D. 2017. The U.S. Culture Collection Network Responding to the Requirements of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing. mBio 8(4) e00982-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00982-17

Research

Exploring how whole genome information can revolutionize living microbe collections from classical genetics to biodiversity.

Specialization

Fungal genetics and genomics, living collection best practices.