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:

Bhatnagar S, Cowley ES, Kopf SH, Pérez Castro S, Kearney S, Dawson SC, Hanselmann K, Ruff SE. (2019) “Microbial community dynamics and coexistence in a sulfide-driven phototrophic bloom.” bioRxiv (in revision at peer-reviewed journal). https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/604504v1

Cramm MA, Chakraborty A, Li C, Ruff SE, Barker Jørgensen B, Hubert CRJ (2019) “Freezing tolerance of thermophilic bacterial endospores in marine sediments.” Frontiers in Microbiology, 10:945. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00945/full

Ruff SE, Felden J, Marcon Y, Knittel K, Ramette A, Boetius A. (2019) Disturbance and recovery of methanotrophic communities at a deep-sea mud volcano.” The ISME Journal, 13, 197-213. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41396-018-0263-1

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