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WVU’s Dr. Kasson using social media to help public’s interest in university’s scientific research ‘mushroom’

By Autumn Shelton

WV Press Association

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Popular media is full of the mad scientist character – typically an eccentric, erudite individual who somehow turns himself into a common housefly, shrinks his children, or uses a central finite curve to travel between dimensions as he strives to understand the world around him. 

In a way, West Virginia University (WVU) has its own version of a mad scientist in Dr. Matthew Kasson, except he isn’t “mad.” He conducts important research in mycology – the study of fungi – which has the potential . . .

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