Emil Ruff


Assistant Scientist
Tel: 508-289-7758 | Fax: 508-457-1548
Email: eruff@mbl.edu

Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, 2013
M.S., University of Stuttgart, 2010
B.S., University of Stuttgart, 2009

Ruff CV

Research Statement

I am interested in the mechanisms and pathways that govern community assembly and the establishment of trophic networks. My goal is to use sequencing methods, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics to improve our understanding of the vast diversity of microorganisms and the complexity of their interactions with each other and the environment.

Recent Publications:

Chakraborty, A.; Ruff, S. E.; Dong, X.; Ellefson, E. D.; Li, C.; Brooks, J. M.; Bernard, B. B.; Hubert, C. J. R. (2020) “Hydrocarbon seepage in the deep seabed links subsurface and seafloor biospheres.“ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 117, 11029-11037. https://www.pnas.org/content/117/20/11029

Wang, Y.; Wegener, G.; Ruff, S. E.; Wang, F. (2020) „Anaerobic alkane oxidation in methyl/alkyl-coenzyme M reductase containing archaea.“ Environmental Microbiology, advanced online. https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.15057

Ruff, S. E. (2020) “Microbial communities and metabolisms at hydrocarbon seeps.” Chapter in Book: “Marine Hydrocarbon Seeps – Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of a Global Marine Habitat”; Book Series: Springer Oceanography, Eds. Teske, A.; Carvalho, V. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-34827-4

Kuloyo, O.; Ruff, S. E.; Cahill, A.; Connors, L.; Zorz, J. K.; Nightingale, M.; Mayer, B.; Strous, M. (2020) „Methane oxidation and methanotroph population dynamics in groundwater mesocosms”. Environmental Microbiology, 22, 1222-1237. https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.14929

Bhatnagar, S.; Cowley, E. S.; Kopf, S. H.; Pérez Castro, S.; Kearney S.; Dawson, S. C.; Hanselmann, K.; Ruff*, S. E. (2020) „Microbial community dynamics and coexistence in a sulfide-driven phototrophic bloom.“ Environmental Microbiome, 15:3. https://environmentalmicrobiome.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40793-019-0348-0

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