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Fascinated By Fungi: Dr. Gordon A. Walker

Dr. Gordon Walker

Hi, my name is Gordon Walker and I LOVE MUSHROOMS! I have a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UC Davis. where my graduate research focused on wine microbiology, yeast physiology, and fermentation. A full list of my peer reviewed academic publications can be found on his Research Gate Profile.

After receiving my doctorate in 2016, I worked at Opus One Winery for two harvests, isolating wild yeast for wine production and establishing redox potential as process parameter for the wine industry. I have completed by post-doctorate work with Dr. Ron Runnebaum at UC Davis, where we published on using Redox Potential as a process parameter for winemaking (publication). I currently serve as board member for the Sonoma Mycology Association (SOMA) where I oversee our academic and community scholarship program. You can connect professionally with me via my LinkedIn Profile.

In addition to mushroom education, I also consult on a variety of wine, microbiology, and fermentation related projects, more information is available on GordonWalkerConsulting.com

Beyond my obsession with fungi, I enjoy cultivating succulents, gardening, and cooking for friends. I live in Napa California and frequently travel around the state and country to find mushrooms.

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