Congrats to Deanna Beatty – new MEPS paper!

From our awesome collaborator Deanna Beatty in Mark Hay’s lab. Beatty DS, Clements CS, Stewart FJ, Hay ME. 2018. Inter-generational effects of macroalgal reef dominance on coral: major declines in survival of coral larvae but subtle changes in microbiomes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. In press.

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Back to Middle School!

Thanks to Nastassia and Mary Beth, and all of those inquisitive seventh graders, for making this such a fun day at Northwestern Middle School! Shaping young minds with marine microbes…..

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Congrats to Dr. Padilla for a successful Ph.D. defense!!!

Congrats, Cory!!!  A job very well done.  We will miss you!

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New Microbiome paper – Congrats Koty and Zoe!!

New work spearheaded by our awesome collaborator Koty Sharp. Sharp KH, Pratte ZA, Kerwin AH, Rotjan RD, Stewart FJ. 2017. Season, but not symbiont state, drives microbiome structure in the temperate coral Astrangia poculata. Microbiome. In press. Background: Understanding the associations among corals, their photosynthetic zooxanthella symbionts (Symbiodinium), and coral-associated prokaryotic microbiomes is critical for […]

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New Coral Reefs paper – Congrats Zoe!!!!

Excellent work, Zoe! Pratte ZA, Longo GO, Burns AS, Hay ME, Stewart FJ. 2017. Contact with turf algae alters the coral microbiome: contact versus systemic impacts. Coral Reefs. In press. Coral reefs are degrading to algal-dominated reefs worldwide, with alterations of coral microbiomes commonly co-occurring with reef demise. The severe thermal anomaly during the 2016 […]

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New Environ Micro paper – congrats, Tony!!

A phenomenal job by Dr. Bertagnolli! Bertagnolli AD, Padilla CC, Glass JB, Thamdrup B, Stewart FJ. 2017. Metabolic potential and in situ activity of marine Marinimicrobia bacteria in an anoxic water column. Environmental Microbiology. In press. Marinimicrobia bacteria are widespread in sub-euphotic areas of the oceans and particularly abundant in oxygen minimum zones (OMZs).   […]

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New PNAS paper – cryptic O2 cycling!

A lot of work went into this.  Many thanks to Cory for leading the molecular effort!   Emilio Garcia-Robledo, Cory C. Padilla, Montserrat Aldunate, Frank J. Stewart, Osvaldo Ulloa,Aurélien Paulmier, Gerald Gregori, and Niels Peter Revsbech. Cryptic oxygen cycling in anoxic marine zones. PNAS. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1619844114 http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/07/14/1619844114.abstract Oxygen availability drives changes in microbial diversity and […]

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Another great year for SWiMS!

Our lab hosts the Summer Workshop in Marine Science (SWiMS) at Georgia Tech each summer. http://swimsgatech.wordpress.com/ Our goal is to help middle and high school teachers get marine topics into their classrooms, and then hopefully into the minds of students. We just wrapped up SWiMS 2017, our third consecutive year, and in my opinion another […]

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Congrats to Cory! Co-authorship on a cool viral paper from Matt Sullivan’s lab.

Nice work Sullivan lab!!! Vik DR, Roux S, Brum JR, Bolduc B, Emerson JB, Padilla CC, Stewart FJ, Sullivan MB. 2017. Putative Archaeal viruses from the mesopelagic ocean. PeerJ. 5:e3428 Link to the Open Access Article: https://peerj.com/articles/3428/

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Renewed funding for SWIMS!! June 26-30, 2017

Spread the word about the Summer Workshop in Marine Science!!! SWiMS 2017!!!  June 26-30.  Please see details through the link below: Overview

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