Zoe on NBC Nightly news!

Check out the video: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/researchers-are-tracking-sharks-keep-beachgoers-safer-n1047381?cid=public-rss_20190828&fbclid=IwAR1FAlfA5FmszV9siDhIGRv-OyRDq9-06__doeCHo7jE2JEJC4ylhl9RHFM

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Snail symbiosis paper – nice work, Roxie!

Led by an awesome collaborator, Roxanne Beinart at URI (http://www.beinartlab.com/) Beinart RA, Luo C, Konstantinidis KT, Stewart FJ and Girguis PR (2019) The Bacterial Symbionts of Closely Related Hydrothermal Vent Snails With Distinct Geochemical Habitats Show Broad Similarity in Chemoautotrophic Gene Content. Front. Microbiol. 10:1818. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01818  

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Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change

An important call to action: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41579-019-0222-5 Consensus Statement | OPEN | Published: 18 June 2019 Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change Nature Reviews Microbiology (2019) | Download Citation Abstract In the Anthropocene, in which we now live, climate change is impacting most life on Earth. Microorganisms support the existence of all higher trophic life forms. To understand how humans and other […]

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Congrats to Allie! Beckman Scholarship!

Excellent work, Allie! Supported by a grant from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the scholarship provides $18,200 stipends, research supplies and travel funds for top undergraduates to complete an intensive 15-month research experience with a Georgia Tech mentor. Foundation Mission Dr. Arnold O. Beckman and his inventions revolutionized the study and understanding of chemistry […]

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Congrats Bo (and team) for an awesome L&O paper!

Anaerobic methane oxidation is an important sink for methane in the ocean’s largest oxygen minimum zone. Thamdrup B, Steinsdóttir HGR, Bertagnolli AD, Patin NV, Padilla CC, García-Robledo E, Bristow LA, Stewart FJ.  Limnology & Oceanography. In press. Abstract. We investigated methane oxidation in the oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) of the eastern tropical North Pacific (ETNP) […]

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A big welcome to new OSE grad student Cameron Perry!

In a collaboration with co-advisor Al Dove (Georgia Aquarium), Cameron will be studying the behavior and movement patterns of whale sharks. As part of this study, he’ll also explore changes in the microbiome of captive (Georgia Aquarium) vs wild individuals. It’s great to have you on board, Cam!! These photos of Cameron were taken off […]

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Nice Tech story about the CMDI

https://cos.gatech.edu/news/researchers-team-microbial-dynamics-and-infection

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Two clownfish papers in a row. Congrats to Josh on this one!

https://aem.asm.org/content/early/2018/11/12/AEM.02479-18 Abstract Diet is a major determinant of intestinal microbiome composition. While studies have evaluated microbiome responses to diet variation, less is understood of how the act of feeding influences the microbiome, independent of diet type. Here, we use the clownfish Premnas biaculeatus, a species reared commonly in ornamental marine aquaculture, to test how the […]

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Congrats to Zoe and Allie on a fun clownfish paper!

Some press: https://youtu.be/3SXIx67D2kk http://www.rh.gatech.edu/…/swapping-bacteria-may-help-nemo-… https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00338-018-01750-z Zoe A. Pratte, Nastassia V. Patin, Mary E. McWhirt, Alicia M. Caughman, Darren J. Parris, Frank J. Stewart. Association with a sea anemone alters the skin microbiome of clownfish. Coral Reefs, 2018; 37 (4): 1119 DOI: 10.1007/s00338-018-01750-z

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Launch of new Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection

I’m proud to be able to help launch a new Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI) @ Georgia Tech. Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/GaTechMicrobes https://microdynamics.gatech.edu/

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