Tragic loss of Gopi Podila

I was so sad to learn of the death of Prof Gopi Podila at the shooting at University of Alabama in Huntsville.  I had only met him once at a MSA meeting but he was extremely respected scientist for his work on ectomycorrhizal fungi, plant-microbial interactions, and functional genomics to study plant stress.

My thoughts go out to the families of Dr Podila, Dr Maria Ragland Davis, and Adriel Johnson on this horrible and tragic loss.