From its ability to cause mind-altering states to its deep networks of communication underground, the impact fungi have on our world is immense. Psilocybin may alleviate mental health disorders, and mycelium “brains” may expand our ability to biocompute information. Fungi may also have immense capability in ameliorating harmed ecosystems or facilitating efficient drug transfer, resulting in less pharmaceutical contamination of our water bodies. Our staff is currently researching fungi, and its relationship to soil, our bodies, and water. 

What we’ve been reading on the subject: (1) McGinnis MR, Tyring SK. Introduction to Mycology. In: Baron S, editor. Medical Microbiology. 4th edition. Galveston (TX): University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; 1996. Available from: and (2) Entangled Life: How Fungi make our Worlds, Change our Minds, and Shape our Future by Merlin Sheldrake.