About the Speaker
David Rose is an archivist, writer, and amateur mycologist. He is past president and current program chair of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association (COMA) and contributing editor to the journal Fungi.
His archival career began at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of NYBG, and he has been consulting archivist to the New York State Museum and the North American Mycological Association. His writings on mycology have focused on the literary and the historical: mushrooms in cinema, science fiction, ethnopoetics, and popular culture; the history of amateur mycology in the United States; and biographical portraits of musical composer John Cage, Johns Hopkins surgeon Howard Atwood Kelly, and molecular biologist Max Delbruck.