Fabrício Rocha Vieira, Ph.D.

Fabrício Rocha Vieira, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Pecchia's Lab
304 Buckhout Lab
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Microbe-microbe interactions
  • Amplicon sequencing
  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Environmental microbiology


  • B.S. Agronomic Engineering, 2007
  • Agronomic School of Paraguaçu Paulista - ESAPP, Brazil
  • M.S. Energy in Agriculture, 2012
  • College of Agricultural Science - UNESP, Brazil
  • Ph.D Energy in Agriculture, 2016
  • College of Agricultural Science - UNESP, Brazil

My research interests are centered on the cultivation of the white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) and oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus). I am interested in looking at ways to improve production efficiency based on studying microbial population dynamics during the mushroom cropping process to determine the influence that these populations have on the nutrition of the mushroom as well as how they relate to mushroom yield and disease development.