Erik Kalinka

Erik Kalinka is a molecular biologist and biophysicist with expertise in biomineralization and the development of genetic tools for emerging model systems. To facilitate studies on chytrid cell and evolutionary biology, he is currently working on the development of a genetic transformation system for the frog-killing chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Erik is a research fellow in Dr. Fritz-Laylin’s lab at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.