Tiffany, Lois H.

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Tiffany, Lois H. Gender: F
Lois Marie Hattery
born on 8 March 1924 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Collins, Iowa, 41n54, 93w18
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°32' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 19°00 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°17'


American mycologist known as "Iowa's mushroom lady", who published on many different aspects of fungal life, but her special area of research was Iowa's prairie fungi. She taught for over 50 years at Iowa State University (ISU). She won a number of awards, including becoming the first recipient of both the Mycological Society of America's Weston Award and the Iowa Governor’s Medal for Science Teaching.

She published over 100 scientific papers and several books on various aspects of fungi, especially soil fungi, plant pathogens, mycotoxins, morels, and lichens. For making scholarly contributions on each of the major groups of the fungus kingdom, she has been referred to as the Renaissance woman of mycological research. She was particularly interested in Iowa prairie fungi, their fungal diseases, and their relationship to environmental changes (such as those resulting from fires).

Tiffany formally retired from the university in 2002 but maintained a small lab there and continued teaching until 2005. She died on 6 September 2009 at age 85 in Ames, Iowa.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1945 (Fremont Henry "Hank" Tiffany)
  • Work : Great Achievement 1950 (PhD)
  • Work : Prize 1991 (Iowa Women's Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BS, MS, PhD)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Mycologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Iowa Women's)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award