‘The Last of Us’ Fungus Unlikely to Cause Apocalypse: U of G Microbiologist

Posted on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

Ophiocordyceps unilateralis: that’s the apocalypse-causing fungus in the hit TV show “The Last of Us.” But it won’t cause a real-life pandemic anytime soon, says a University of Guelph microbiologist.

Dr. Rebecca Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the College of Biological Sciences who studies microbial fungal pathogens and how they cause disease in humans.  READ MORE HERE

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