Congrats, Nastassia! New paper on blue hole microbes!

Patin NV, Dietrich ZA, Stancil A, Quinan M, Beckler JS, Hall ER, Culter J, Smith CG, Taillefert M, Stewart FJ. 2021. Gulf of Mexico blue hole harbors high levels of novel microbial lineages. The ISME Journal. In press. Exploration of oxygen-depleted marine environments has consistently revealed novel microbial taxa and metabolic capabilities that expand our […]

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Congrats, Carlos! New SAR11 paper.

Ruiz-Pérez CA, Bertagnolli AD, Tsementzi D, Woyke T, Stewart FJ, Konstantinidis KT. 2020. Description of Candidatus Mesopelagibacter cooxidans and Candidatus Anoxipelagibacter denitrificans: Nitrate-reducing SAR11 genera that dominate mesopelagic and anoxic marine zones. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. In press. Led by our wonderful collaborators Carlos Ruiz-Pérez and Kostas Konstantinidis at Georgia Tech, this study uses comparative […]

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Congrats, Samar!! Nudibranch microbiome paper.

In press at PeerJ The natural product biosynthetic potential of Red Sea nudibranch microbiomes Samar M. Abdelrahman1,2, Nastassia V. Patin3,4, Amro M. Hanora5, Akram A. Aboseidah2, Shimaa M. Desoky2, Salha G. Desoky2, Frank J. Stewart3,4,6, and Nicole B. Lopanik1,3 1School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA 30332 2Faculty of Science, […]

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Congrats, Cody!!! New Animal Microbiome paper.

Excited to be a part of this work. Parasite-host ecology: the limited impacts of an intimate enemy on host microbiomes. Clements CS Burns AS, Stewart FJ, Hay ME. 2020.  Animal Microbiome. In press. Abstract Background: Impacts of biotic stressors, such as consumers, on coral microbiomes have gained attention as corals decline worldwide. Corallivore feeding can […]

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Congrats, Tony!!! New N2O EMIR paper.

Bertagnolli AD, Konstantinidis KT, Stewart FJ. Non-denitrifier nitrous oxide reductases dominate marine biomes. Environmental Microbiology Reports. In press. Originality-Significance Our study examined diverse ocean metagenomes to quantify the diversity and abundance of nosZ genes encoding nitrous oxide reductase.  Nos is the key enzyme for microbial consumption of nitrous oxide (N2O), a potent greenhouse house.  The […]

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Congrats, Nastassia!!! New PeerJ paper.

Nastassia, thank you for your tremendous effort in driving this project forward. It’s great to be able to include two Aquatic Chemical Ecology REU students, Gabbi Chebli and Claire Garfield, as coauthors.  Gabbi and Claire, this wouldn’t have been possible without you. Patin NV, Brown E, Chebli G, Garfield C, Kubanek J, Stewart FJ. 2020. […]

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JSPS Fellowship. Congrats Zoe!!

Congrats to Zoe Pratte!  She was awarded a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) for continued work on shark microbiomes, collaborative with Okinawa Aquarium and Georgia Aquarium. We look forward to this wonderful opportunity!

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New NSF Award!! Coral diversity and microbiomes.

We’re very much looking forward to this collaborative project with PI Mark Hay at Georgia Tech. Positive Effects of Coral Biodiversity on Coral Performance: Patterns, Processes, and Dynamics Coral reefs are extremely diverse, supply critical ecosystem services, and are collapsing at an alarming rate, with ~80% coral loss in the Caribbean and >50% in the Pacific […]

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Congrats to Kathi Kitzinger! Exciting Nature Communications paper!

I’m honored to be a part of this collaboration: “Single cell analyses reveal contrasting life strategies of the two main nitrifiers in the ocean”

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Congrats to Deanna! Awesome Science Advances paper!

A really interesting collaborative project led by Deanna Beatty from Mark Hay’s lab.  Check out the open access paper at: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/10/eaay1048 And here’s a nice write-up about the work by Ben Brumfield: https://www.news.gatech.edu/2019/10/02/warming-impedes-coral-defense-hungry-fish-enhance-it

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