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Department of Plant Pathology

Kevin McCluskey

kevinResearch Professor
Curator, Fungal Genetics Stock Center
1712 Claflin Rd
4744 Throckmorton Ctr.
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-1420
Fax: 785-532-5692


mccluskeyk@ksu.edu

View my curriculum vitae

 

Research or lab website address

Fungal Genetics Stock Center: www.fgsc.net

Fungal Genetics Stock Center video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lHc3m1zFyg

 

Area(s) of specialization

Fungal genetics and genomics, living collection best practices

 

Education information

BS     Biological Sciences,            Stanford University, 1985, with honors

MS     Biological Sciences,            Stanford University, 1985

PhD    Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 1991

 

Additional biographical information

World Federation for Culture Collections, Executive Board

US Culture Collection Network, Principal Investigator

 

Research emphasis

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

 

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