2000 – 2009


Baslskus, E. Searching for Small-Molecule-Mediated Extracellular Redox in Terrestrial and Marine Microorganisms

Berleman,  J. Analysis of inter-species interactions and metabolite excretion in bioluminescent marine bacteria isolates

Biddle, A. Gut community diversity of Geukensia demissa in response to tidal fluctuations.

Blees, J. Stable Isotope Probing of Methanotrophic Communities

Boedicker, J. Maintaining Microbial Diversity in Mixed Cultures

Brown, M. Molecular Community Analysis of the Falmouth Wastewater Treatment Facility

Frantz, C. Miscellaneous Experiments with Phototrophic Communities

Hasegawa, Y. Characterization of deep-sea microbial activities in a whale-fall sediment.

Kirschling, T. Nanoparticle Interactions with Bacteria: Toxicity and Chemotaxis.

Legg, T. The Enrichment of Humic-Reducing Bacteria.

Marcus, A. Viral Explosion: Decimating Bacteria Because We Love Them.

Morgan, J. Trunk River Phototrophs, Solemya symbiont enrichment, Plating Methanogens from the Environment, & Environmental Plasmid Preps.

Okulate, M. Antimicrobial activity of bioactive compound(s) produced by Bacillus species.

Petroff, A. The Ongoing Saga of the Purple Berry: Morphology and Metabolism

Rosa de Rezende, J. Microbial Thermosensing and Thermotaxis.

Tully, B. Enrichment and characterization of metal oxidizing photoautotrophs

Tronick, S. Methanogenic communities and methanogenesis in the rhizoplanes of wetland plants.

Walczak, A. Trunk River Sulfide Oxidizing Bacteria.


Adebusoye, S. Effects of chlorobenzoates on the bacterial community structures of soil and aquatic systems.

Bradley, A. Microbially catalyzed manganese cycling in freshwater aquatic ecosystems.

Dai, D. Why do filamentous sulfide oxidizing bacteria hate sunshine?

Eberl, R. Bacterial communities inthe hepatopancreas of different isopod species.

Flynn, T. Assessing mutualism between dissimilatory ferric iron- and sulfate- reducing bacteria.

Foster, J. rRNA copy number and individual growth rates are poor predictors of dominance in microbial competitions.

Hallam, S. Isolation of chemoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing denitrifying bacteria from stratified marine ecosystem: Salt Pond.

Hanson, C. Biofilm community structure and resource availability in experimental flow cells.

Leavitt, W. Microbially catalyzed manganese cycling in freshwater aquatic ecosystems.

Lee, J. The phage in the dirt: Studies in the ecology of terrestrial bacteriophages.

Mehta, M. Tracking in situ biofilm formation in response to iron using culture independent approaches.

Miletto, M. Hunting for phages in the anoxic world.

Moseman, S. Nutrient interactions mediate microbial N2O production in salt marsh sediments.

Onesios, K. The effects of sunscreen on cyanobacteria.

Palmer, K. Impact of iron availability on fecal microcosms: modeling the effect of diet on microbial symbiotic populations.

Saenz, J. Anoxygenic Phototrophy and Nitrogen Limitation in Salt Pond.

Stanish, L. Influences of mat layering on methanogenic communities in microbial mats.

Zeglin, L. How does salinity affect aerobic ammonia oxidizer abundance and diversity?

Zhang, X. Capillaries: a useful tool for microaerophile isolation?

Zhang, The search for bacterial chemotaxis towards Hydrogen.


Bailey, J. Evaluating the occurrence and possible roles for an intermediate-filament homolog in the dimorphic prosthecate bacteria.

Berry, D. Community diversity and metabolic potential of marine aquaculture trickling filter biofilms.

Bose, A. Characterization of an infrared radiation (880nm) absorbing photroph from Trunk River, Woods Hole, MA.

Burgin, A. Enrichment of nitrate reducing sulfide oxidizers from freshwater sediments.

Delaney, N. Investigation of the population structure of Methylobacteriaceae.

Dutton, R. Chemotaxis in the Little Sippewissett salt marsh sediment.

Field, E. Enriching for acetogenic spirochaetes.

Gaby, C. Diversity of microbial eukaryotes in undersampled environments.

Gutierrez, A. Isolation of chemotactic sulfate reducing bacteria.

Kelly, O. Understanding marine methaogens from a marine-based sediment using cultivation and non-cultivation approaches.

Kritee, K. Are there any ‘true’ archaeal phototrophs lurking in Sippewissett Salt Marsh mats. Characterization of Kefir grains:  fast growers vs. Kefiran producers.

Mauther, M. Archaeal AmoA gene distribution and relative abundance of nitrifying aquiculture bioreactors.

Mumford, A. An investigation into the spatial organization of Kefir grains.

Murphy, G. The search for thin bacteria.

Porsch, K. Distrubtion of proteobacteria in a freshwater water body influenced by seawater in Cape Cod.

Ross, K. Microbiological characterization of end-user water at the MBL.

Scott, J. Phylogenetic relationship and orgaization of organisms within berry-bacterial consortia.

Sutton, S. The effect of syntrophs on the community structure of Trunk River inoculants.

Tadmor, A.Diversity and abundance of T4-like bacteriophages in situ.

Van der Kraan, G. The monitoring of ecosystem succession community analysis.


Allers, E. Polymer-degrading bacteria associated with the brown algae Fucus spp.

Byrne, M. Chemotaxis in magnetic bacteria.

Caiazza, N. Enrichments for rare phototrophs.

Ettwig, K. Degradation of 2-bromo-ethane sulfonate (BES) and 2-mercapto-ethane sulfonate (coenzyme M) by anaerobic enrichment cultures.

Flood, B. TMA oxidation in acetogenesis and sulfate reduction.

Green, A. Bacterial communities in worker versus soldier castes of Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae), a wood-feeding lower termite.

Hogewoning, S. Modified direct plate isolation of anaerobes from environemntal samples. Anaerobic oxidation of trimethylamine by marine phototrophs in Sippewisset marsh.

Juhler, S. Community analysis of hindgut methanogens in worker versus soldier cast members of the lower termite species, Reticulitermes flavipes.

Kocar, B. Exploring microbially-driven methane oxidation in aerobic & anaerobice sediments.

Koenig, J. & Chait, R. Stalking the wild plasmid.

Lee, Zarraz May-Ping. Isolation of denitrifying methylotrophs from Trunk River.

Levine, N.M. & E.T. Quintana. Accessing reduced phosphorus: the ability of marine microbes to use reduced phosphorus compounds.

MacDonald, L. Links between the iron and sulfur cycles: gradient tube analysis.

Martinez, E. Alkyl silanes as a source of carbon for microbial growth.

Monds, R. Towards an understanding of Psychroflexus mondsi: knowledge of the unknowable.

Wells, G. Biofilm formation by green and purple sulfur bacteria.

Weitz, J. Dynamics & strategies of viral infection.

Woebken, D. Characterization of a novel bacterium related to Vibrionaceae isolated from a seaweed sauerkraut enrichment.


Apprill, A. Growth and pigmentation of marine infrared radiation (IR) absorbing phototrophs.

Banning, E. Photoferrotrophy and iron cycling in Woods Hole microbial mats.

Ferguson, G. A metagenomic & phylogenetic analysis of Woods Hole Passage microorganisms.

Hart, M. Plant-rhizosphere specificity in a salt marsh.

Hartman, A. Ecology, growth rates, and rRNA operons: a marine view. Plus, hunting for Nanoarchaea.

Hobley, L. Isolation and identification of Bdellovibrio and like organisms (BALOs) from various saltwater sites in the southern Cape Cod area, and analysis of their prey range specificity.

Ju, K. Examing the basis for microbial diversity in the marine sponge Microciona prolifera.

Kujawinski, E. Utilization of organic nitrogen compounds by marine and freshwater bacteria.

Maignien, L. Attempt to cultivate mesophile Archaea from marine sediments.

Masue, Y. Search for arsenite oxidizing anoxygenic photolithoautotrophs.

Oguntoyinbo, F. Monitory of marine Bacillus among the Bacteria community of the Buzzards Bay and Sounds Vineyard Woods Hole seawater.

Ottesen, E. Enrichment of marine bacteriophage from diverse environments and the search for phage-degrading heterotrophs.

Pavlova, I. Understanding the interaction between Anabaena sp. and a heterocyst-specific epibiont.

Placella, S. Methanotrophy and the environment.

Saikaly, P. Searching for anammox bacteria in aquaria biofilters at the Marine Resources Center of the MBL.

Santillano, D. Phylogeny of culturable Marinomonas sp. utilizing reduced phosphates in the Woods Hole Harbor.

Sharma, A. C-1 utilization in marine estuary sediments: using energetics to predict microbial ecology and physiology.

Stuhrmann, T. Studying new eukaryotic niches of bacterial life.

Yeung, C. A searching for anaerobic ammonia oxidizing (Anammox) bacteria in Plum Island Sound estuarine system.


Gontang, E.A. An investigation of School Street Marsh’s iridescent surface film

Huang, J. Studies of Cytophaga sp. puffball, a facultatively anaerobic marine Cytophaga

Hunt, D.E. Motility in the marine environment: an adaptive response to patchy nutrient distributions?

Luna, G.M., and Lennon, J.T. An assessment of DNA as a resource for aquatic bacterioplankton

Milferstedt, K. How does inhibition of methanogens affect microbial community and oxygen penetration in Reticulitermes flavipes hindguts?

Oberg, C.J. Direct plate isolation of anaerobes from environmental samples

O’Mullan, G. Linkage of methane production and consumption in aquatic environments

Powers, J.S., and Reed, H.E. Diversity and abundance of inositol phosphate utilizing bacteria in marine and freshwater sediments and forest soils of Cape Cod

Roeslers, G. Characterization of aquatic bacterial communities by plate count methods and Real-time quantitative PCR of 16S rRNA genes

Simmons, S. How many bacterioplankton in oxic surface waters can grow anaerobically? A comparison across nutrient gradients


Cadillo-Quiroz, H. Vertical distribution of aerobic CH4 consumption in cedar swamp soil: NH4 implications

Costello, E. Stalking the wild crenarchaeote: a fluorescence in-situ (FISH) microscopic search

DeAngelis, K. Quorum scenting or do bacteria exist that can chemota towards acyl-homoserince lactones?

Gescher, J. Comparison of the abundance of the different benzoate degradation pathways and short stores about enrichments on isopropanol, mandelonitrile, and boc-methionine

Lever, M. Cultivation experiments with anaerobic anoxygenic phototrophic iron oxidizing bacteria

Martens-Habbena, W. Novel attempts to cultivate abundant microbes from marine surface water at Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole, MA

McCarren, J. Investigating the effect of motility on bacterial predation by a heterotrophic nanoflagellate

Oerther, D. Molecular evidence for a novel lineage of ammonia oxidizing beta-subclass proteobacteria

Petersen, D. Competition between two isolates of marine p-hydroxybenzoate degrading bacteria

Poretsky, R. Finding a niche: the habits and habitats of purple non-sulfur bacteria

Sudek, S. The berries-revisited

Teitzel, G. Community structure: environmental biofilms and purple non-sulfur bacteria

Tobler, N. Iron reduction in freshwater and saltwater environments

White, H. Investigations into the persistence of petroleum contamination in marsh sediments and the associated microbial community

Zeidner, G. Dynamics of microbial community in the marine sponge Holichondria sp.

Zitzmann, S. Initial biofilm formation


Boucher, Y., Case, R., Denef, V., and Koren, O. The quest for Dapttobacter

Clement, B., Graco, M., and Pinel, N. No bug is an island: the messy business of working with cocultures

Dethlefsen, L. Observations and discoveries among the purple nonsulfur bacteria

Dick, G. Molecular tracking of iron- and manganese reducing enrichments from eel pond

Erbs, M., and Spain, J. Microbial iron metabolism in natural environments

Gentile, M. The green berries

Griner–Vogel, M., and Koren, O. Community structure: from the environment to the lab

Harrison, F. Chemotaxis in Clostridium

Lostroh, C.P. DNA eaters: isolation and characterization of heterotrophic marine bacterial populations that can survive on long, double stranded DNA as their sole sourse of C, N, and P

Maresca, J., and Walker, J. Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs of Woods Hole Costal Waters

Rajagopal, S. ClpB can e used as an environmental marker to identify novel bacteria from the environment

Remold, S.K. Triclosan resistance in environmental isolates

Sharp, K. A microscopic investigation of purple sulfur bacterial aggerates from Sippewissett Marsh


Baumgartner, L.K., and Martiny, A.C. Metabolic interactions of a purple sulfur bacterium and a facultative anaerobe

Behrens, S. Composition and distribution of natural microbial communities in biotrickling filter biofilms

Fleming, E. The effects of saturating levels of nitrate and ammonia on a microbial mat from the Sippewissett Marsh, MA after a common physical disturbance

Gerlach, R. Evaluation of enrichment strategies for Cr(III)-oxidizing bacteria

Giegerich, J.F. The attempt to gain information about the host associated spirochete, Cristispira pectinis

Harris, K. Microscopic analysis of sulfate reducing bacterial consortia

Kelman, D. Phylogenetic diversity if bacteria and archae associated woth the marine sponge Suberites ficus

Lim, G.E. Acyl-homoserine lactone degrading marine bacteria: do they exist?

Lupp, C. Exploration of the phage population in bacterial mats of the Sippewissett salt marsh

Pilcher, C.B. Iron metabolizers and the banded-iron formations

Reed, D. Survey of a-chitin and b-chitin utilizing bacteria and archaea in selected marine habitats using both culturing and molecular techniques

Riemann, L. Anaerobic and aerobic cultivation of marine pelagic bacteria

Robidart, J. Sulfate reduction in the oxic vs. the anoxic zone in Sippewissett Marsh

Schuster, M. Search for unusual chemolithortrophic lifestyles: oxidation of inorganic sulfur compounds coupled to manganese reduction, growth cycle and “ixotrophy” of Saprospira grandis

Whitaker, R., and Hughes, J. Biofilm formation by purple nonsulfur bacteria


Barak, Y. Marine heterotrophic nitrifiers

Buckley, D.H. Isolation and characterization of microorganisms present on a piece of decaying seaweed in the Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh: the anaerobic degradation of agarose by a coculture consisting of spirochete and cytophaga

Callaghan, A.V. Utilization of methoxy compounds by homoacetogen enrichments. Chemotaxis studies of termite gut microbes

Hansel, C. The Search for Cr(III) oxidizers

Kirisits, M.J., and Simpson, J.M. Assessment of microbial diversity and isolation of microorganisms associated with shell disease in the American lobster (Homarus americanus)

Lin, L-H. Isolation of bacteria capable of reducing ferric iron coupled with oxidizing elemental sulfur

MacRae, J.D. Geobacter detection and enrichment of MtBE-degrading organisms from gasoline-contaminated soil and ground water / Chemotaxis of para-hydroxybenzoate degrading organisms

McCance, J. An attempt at isolating and characterizing segmented filamentous bacteria from the termite gut

McMullin, E. Tunicates and bacteria: food, commensals, symbiosis…

Neretin, L.N. Linking organic matter hydrolysis rates with diversity of sulfate reducing bacteria in marine sediments / Searching for mesophilic sulfate reducing archaea in marine enrivonments

Powell, S. Magnetic Bacteria

Singh, B.K. Isolation and characterization of 4-chlorobenzoate and 4-hydroxybenzoate degrading bacteria and study of the change in community structure of Eel Pond Sediment in response to 4-hydroxybenzoate application

Stevenson, B.S. Enrichment and identification of a heterotrophic epibiont associated with an anabaena sp. isolated from School Street Marsh in Woods Hole, MA

Ward, D. Anaerboic oxidation of reduced nitrogen compounds by marine phototrophs in Sippewissett Marsh