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Awardee:WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION
Doing Business As Name:Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
PD/PI:
  • John J Stegeman
  • (508) 289-2320
  • jstegeman@whoi.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Dennis J McGillicuddy Jr.~000267421
Award Date:04/15/2004
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 3,720,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 3,897,820
  • FY 2010=$30,000
  • FY 2007=$842,116
  • FY 2008=$744,000
  • FY 2006=$744,000
  • FY 2005=$744,000
  • FY 2004=$793,704
Start Date:05/01/2004
End Date:10/31/2011
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:The Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health
Federal Award ID Number:0430724
DUNS ID:001766682
Parent DUNS ID:001766682
Program:CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
Program Officer:
  • Donald L. Rice
  • (703) 292-8582
  • drice@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:183 OYSTER POND ROAD
City:WOODS HOLE
State:MA
ZIP:02543-1041
County:Woods Hole
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:09

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Street:183 OYSTER POND ROAD
City:WOODS HOLE
State:MA
ZIP:02543-1041
County:Woods Hole
Country:US
Cong. District:09

Abstract at Time of Award

ABSTRACT OCE-0430724 NSF-NIEHS Research Center of Excellence in Oceans and Human Health at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution With support from this award, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will establish an NSF-NIEHS Center for Oceans and Human Health (COHH) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This will be a multi-institutional Center, with a mission to be a focal point for research and communication on issues at the intersection of oceanographic, biological and environmental health sciences, to improve the public health. The Center will involve investigators and facilities of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Woods Hole COHH will address fundamental issues of the distribution of biological agents with potential human health consequences, in the theme area of the temperate coastal ocean, including bays, harbors and estuaries. Within this geographic theme, research projects in the Center will focus on harmful algal blooms and on human pathogens and infectious agents, in both cases with focused and complementary physical oceanographic studies and biological studies of causative agents The Center will comprise an Administrative Core and four Research Projects. The Research Projects will be coupled with an advanced Genomics Facility Core, establishing a combination of unusual strength, and supplemented by a Pilot Project program. The proposed Cores and Projects are: an Administrative Core; Project 1. Alexandrium Population Biology in the Gulf of Maine; Project 2. Hydrodynamic forcing of Alexandrium population biology; Project 3. Human Pathogens and Coastal Ocean Processes.; Project 4. Microecology; and Evolution of Two Marine Pathogens; Genomics Facility Core; and a Pilot Projects Program. Broader Impacts: The establishment of a COHH at WHOI is expected to have a number of broader impacts. It will compliment an already strong set of inter-institutional research and educational alliances between WHOI and other organizations involved in marine science. The Center will also focus special attention on an aspect of ocean sciences that has been present at the institution for several decades but with the added dimension of being directed toward interaction with a broader segment of the biomedical community. This center is also expected to play a significant role in the support and training of graduate students and postdoctoral associates for careers related to the oceans and human health.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Lasek-Nesselquist E, Bogomolni A, Gast RJ, Mark Welch D, Ellis J, Sogin ML and M Moore. "Molecular characterization of Giardia intestinalis haplotypes in marine animals: variation and zoonotic potential." Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, v.81(1), 2008, p.39.

Glibert, P.M., Azanza, R., Burford, M., Furuya, K., Abal, E., Al-Azri, A., Al-Yamani, F., Andersen, P., Anderson, D.M. "Ocean urea fertilization for carbon credits poses high ecological risks." Marine Pollution Bulletin, v.56, 2008, p.1049.

Huber, J.A., Mark Welch D.B., Morrison H.G., Huse S.M., Neal P.R., Butterfield D.A., Sogin M.L. "Microbial population structures in the deep marine biosphere" Science, v.318, 2007, p.97.

Fraser, C., Alm, E.J., Polz, M.F., Spratt, B., Hanage, W. "The bacterial species challenge: Making sense of genetic and ecological diversity." Science, v.323, 2009, p.741.

Levinton, J., M. Doall, D. Ralston, A. Starke and B. Allam "Climate Change, Precipitation and Impacts on an Estuarine Refuge from Disease" PLoS One, v.6, 2011, p.. doi:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018849 

Sinigalliano, CD, Gidley, ML, Shibata, T, Whitman, D, Dixon, TH, Laws, E, Hou, A, Bachoon, D, Brand, L, Amaral-Zettler, L, Gast, R, Steward, GF, Nigro, OD, Fujioka, R, Betancourt, WQ, Vithanage, G, Mathews, J, Fleming, LE and HM Solo-Gabriele. "Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the microbial landscape of the New Orleans area" PNAS, v., 2007, p..

Hoagland, P., D. Jin, L. Y. Polansky, B. Kirkpatrick, G. Kirkpatrick, L. E. Fleming, A. Reich, S. M. Watkins, S. G. Ullmann and L. C. Backer "The costs of respiratory illnesses arising from Florida gulf coast Karenia brevis blooms" Environmental Health Perspectives, v.117, 2009, p.1239.

Stow, C.A., Jolliff, J., McGillicuddy, D.J., Doney, S.C., Allen, J.I., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Rose, K.A., and P. Wallhead "Skill Assessment for Coupled Biological/Physical Models of Marine Systems." Journal of Marine Systems, v.76(1-2), 2009, p.4-15..

Crespo, B. G., B. A. Keafer, D. K. Ralston, H. Lind, D. Farber and D. M. Anderson "Dynamics of Alexandrium fundyense blooms and shellfish toxicity in the Nauset Marsh System of Cape Cod (Massachusetts, USA)" Harmful Algae, v.12, 2011, p.26.

Anderson, D.M. "Harmful algal blooms and ocean observing systems: needs, present status and future potential." Fisheries for Global Welfare and Environment, K. Tsukamoto, T. Kawamura, T. Takeuchi, T.D. Beard, Jr., and M.J. Kaiser (Eds.), v., 2008, p.317.

Bogomolni A, Ellis J, Gast B, Harris R, Pokras M, Touhey K, Moore M "Emerging Zoonoses in Marine Mammals and Seabirds of the Northeast U.S. Oceans '06" MTS/IEEE-Boston, Massachusetts September 18-21, 2006, v., 2006, p..

Amaral-Zettler, L. A., E. A. McCliment, H. W. Ducklow and S. M. Huse "A method for studying protistan diversity using massively parallel sequencing of V9 hypervariable regions of small-subunit ribosomal RNA genes" PLoS One, v.4, 2009, p.e6372.

Li, Y., He, R., McGillicuddy, D.J., Anderson, D.M. and B.A. Keafer "Investigation of 2006 Alexandrium fundyense bloom in the Gulf of Maine: In-situ observations and numerical modeling" Continental Shelf Research, v.29, 2009, p.2069-2082.

He, R., D. J. McGillicuddy, D. Anderson and B. Keafer "Gulf of Maine Circulation and Harmful Algal Bloom in Summer 2005- Part 2: Coupled Biophysical Modeling, J. Geophys." Res., v.113, 2008, p.C07040,. doi:10.1029/2007JC004602 

Dethlefsen, L., S. Huse, M. L. Sogin, and D. A. Relman. "The pervasive effects of an antibiotic on the human gut microbiota, as revealed by deep 16S rRNA sequencing." PLoS Biology, v.6, 2008, p.e280.

Kirkup, B.C. , Chang, L.A., Chang, S., Gevers, D., Polz, M.F. "Vibrio chromosomes share common history" BMC Microbiology, v.10, 2010, p..

Laws, E.A., Fleming, L.E. and Stegeman, J.J. "Centers for Oceans and Human Health: Contributions to an emerging discipline." Environmental Health, v.7 (S2), 2008, p..

Huse, S.M., J.A. Huber , H.G. Morrison, M.L. Sogin and D. Mark Welch "Accuracy and quality of massively parallel DNA pyrosequencing." Genome Biology, v.8, 2007, p.R143.

Dyble, J., Bienfang, P., Dusek, E., Griffiths, W., Hitchcock, G., Holland, F., Laws, E., Lerczak, J., McGillicuddy, D.J., Minnett, P., Moore, S., O'Kelly, C., Solo-Gabriel, H., and J. Wang. "Environmental controls, oceanography and population dynamics of pathogens and harmful algal blooms: Connecting sources to human exposure." Environmental Health, v., 2008, p.. doi:10.1186/1476-069x-7-s2-s5 

Klepac-Ceraj, V., Ceraj, I., Polz, M.F. "CLUSTERER: extendable java application for sequence grouping and cluster analyses" Online J. Bioinf., v.7(1, 2006, p.15.

Pope, W. H., Weigele, P. R., Chang, J., Pedulla, M. L., Ford, M. E., Houtz, J. M., Jiang, W., Chiu, W., Hatfull, G. F., Hendrix, R. W., and King, J. "Genome sequence, structural proteins, and capsid organization of the cyanophage Syn5: a "horned" bacteriophage of marine Synechococcus." Journal of molecular biology, v.368, 2007, p..

Rose JM, Gast RJ, Bogomolni A, Ellis J, Lentell B, Touhey K and M Moore. "Occurrence and patterns of antibiotic resistance in vertebrates off the Northeastern United States coast." FEMS Microbiology Ecology, v.67, 2009, p.421.

Pope, W. H., Weigele, P. R., Chang, J., Pedulla, M. L., Ford, M. E., Houtz, J. M., Jiang, W., Chiu, W., Hatfull, G. F., Hendrix, R. W., and King, J. "Genome sequence, structural proteins, and capsid organization of the cyanophage Syn5: a "horned" bacteriophage of marine Synechococcus." Journal of Molecular Biology, v.368, 2007, p.966.

Anderson, D.M. "Approaches to monitoring, control, and management of harmful algal blooms (HABs)." Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal and Ocean Governance, East Asian Seas Congress, Ocean & Coastal Management, v.52, 2009, p.342.

Smith, K.W., McGillicuddy, D.J., and D.R. Lynch "Parameter estimation using an ensemble smoother: the effect of the circulation in biological estimation." Journal of Marine Systems, v.76(1-2), 2009, p.162-170.

Anderson, D.M., Keafer, B.A., McGillicuddy, D.J., Mickelson, M.J., Keay, K.E., Libby, P.S., Manning, J.P., Mayo, C.A., Whittaker, D.K., Hickey, J.M., He, R., Lynch, D.R., Smith, K.W. "Initial observations of the 2005 Alexandrium fundyense bloom in southern New England: General patterns and mechanisms" Deep Sea Research II, v.52, 2005, p.2856.

Weigele, P. R., Pope, W. H., Pedulla, M. L., Houtz, J. M., Smith, A. L., Conway, J. F., King, J., Hatfull, G. F., Lawrence, J. G., and Hendrix, R. W. "Genomic and structural analysis of Syn9, a cyanophage infecting marine Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus." Environmental microbiology, v., 2007, p..

Klepac-Ceraj, V., Ceraj, I., Polz, M.F. "CLUSTERER: extendable java application for sequence grouping and cluster analyses" Online Journal of Bioinformatics, v.7, 2006, p.15.

Tzahor, S., D. Man-Aharonovich, B. C. Kirkup, T. Yogev, I. Berman-Frank, M. F. Polz, O. Beja and Y. Mandel-Gutfreund "A supervised learning approach for taxonomic classification of core-photosystem-II genes and transcripts in the marine environment" BMC Genomics, v.10, 2009, p.229.

Erdner, D.L., J. Dyble, M.L. Parsons, P. Moeller, R.C. Stevens, K.A. Hubbard, M.L. Wrabel, S.K. Moore, K.A. Lefebvre, D.M. Anderson, P. Bienfang, R.R. Bidigare, M.S. Parker, P. Moeller, L.E. Brand, and V.L. Trainer "Centers for Oceans and Human Health: A unified approach to the challenge of harmful algal blooms." Environmental Health. Supplement, v.7, 2007, p.S2.

Preheim, S. P., Y. Boucher, H. Wildschutte, L. A. David, D. Veneziano, E. J. Alm and M. F. Polz "Metapopulation structure of Vibrionaceae among coastal marine invertebrates" Environmental Microbiology, v.13, 2011, p.265.

Kirkup, B. C., Jr., L. Chang, S. Chang, D. Gevers and M. F. Polz "Vibrio chromosomes share common history" BMC Microbiol, v.10, 2010, p.137.

Amaral-Zettler LA, Rocca JD, Lamotagne MC, Dennett MR and RJ Gast. "Changes in microbial community structure in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita." Environmental Science and Technology., v., 2008, p.. doi:42: 9072-9078. 

Huber, J.A., Mark Welch D.B., Morrison H.G., Huse S.M., Neal P.R., Butterfield D.A., Sogin M.L. "Microbial population structures in the deep marine biosphere" Science, v., 2007, p.97.

Sogin, M.L., H.G. Morrison, J.A. Huber, D.Mark Welch, S.M. Huse, P.R. Neal, J.M. Arrieta, and G.J. Herndl. "Microbial diversity in the deep sea and the under-explored "rare biosphere." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v.103(32), 2006, p.12115.

Juhl, A.R., C.A. Martins, and D.M. Anderson. "Toxicity of Alexandrium lusitanicum to gastropod larvae is not caused by paralytic-shellfish-poisoning toxins." Harmful Algae, v.7, 2008, p.567.

Pukatzki, S. et al. "Identification of a conserved bacterial protein secretion system in Vibrio cholerae using the Dictyostelium host model system." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v.103(5), 2006, p.1528.

Hunt, D. E., Gevers, D., Vahora, N. M., Polz, M. F. "Conservation of the chitin utilization pathway in the Vibrionaceae." Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v.74, 2008, p.4.

Halliday, E. "Knowledge is Power? In a world shaped by science, are scientists responsible for keeping the public informed of their research and discoveries?" Ethics in Environmental Science and Politics, v., 2009, p.. doi:10.3354/esep00101 

John, S. G., C. B. Mendez, L. Deng, B. Poulos, A. K. M. Kauffman, S. Kern, J. Brum, M. F. Polz, E. A. Boyle and M. B. Sullivan "A simple and efficient method for concentration of ocean viruses by chemical flocculation" Environmental Microbiology Reports, v.3, 2011, p.195.

Messerli, S.M. and Greenberg, R.M. "Cnidarian toxins acting on voltage-gated ion channels." Marine Drugs, v.4, 2006, p.70.

Stock, C.A., McGillicuddy, D.J., Anderson, D.M., Solow, A.M. and R.P. Signell "Blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense in the western Gulf of Maine in 1993 and 1994: A comparative modeling study." Continental Shelf Research, v.(27), 2007, p.2486.

Erdner, D.L. and D.M. Anderson "Global transcriptional profiling of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense using Massively Parallel Signature Sequencing." BMC Genomics, v.7, 2006, p.1.

Marcelino, L., Backman, V., Donaldson, A., Steadman, C., Thompson, J.R., Paccocha-Preheim, S., Lien, C., Lim, E., Veneziano, D., Polz, M.F. "Accurate identification of low abundant targets amidst similar sequences by revealing hidden correlations in oligonucleotide microarray data." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v.103(37), 2006, p.13629.

Lerczak, J.A., Geyer, W.R. and Ralston, D.K. "The Temporal Response of the Length of a Partially-Stratified Estuary to Changes in River Flow and Tidal Amplitude." Journal of Physical Oceanography., v.39, 2009, p.915.

Man-Aharonovich, D., Philosof, A., Kirkup, B.C., Le Gall, F., Yogev, T., Berman-Frank, I., Polz, M.F., Vaulot, D., Beja� , O. "Diversity of active marine picoeukaryotes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea unveiled using photosystem-II psbA transcripts." ISME J, v.4, 2010, p.1044.

McGillicuddy, D. J., B. deYoung, S. C. Doney, P. M. Glibert, D. Stammer and F. E. Werner "Models: Tools for Synthesis in International Oceanographic Research Programs" Oceanography, v.3, 2010, p.126.

Keijser, B.J.F., E. Zaura, S.M. Huse, J.M.B.M. van der Vossen, F.H.J. Schuren, R.C. Montijn, J.M. ten Cate, W. Crielaard "Pyrosequencing Analysis of the Oral Microflora of Healthy Adults." Journal of Dental Research, v.87(11), 2008, p.1016.

Acinas, S.G, Sarma-Rupavtarm, R., Klepac-Ceraj, V., Polz, M.F. "PCR-induced sequence artifacts and bias: insights from two 16S rRNA clone libraries constructed from the same sample. Appl. Environ. Microbiol." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., v.71, 2005, p.8966.

Erdner, D. L., M. L. Richlen, L. A. R. McCauley and D. M. Anderson "Diversity and Dynamics of a Widespread Bloom of the Toxic Dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense" PLoS One, v.6, 2011, p.e22965.

Anderson, D.M., J.M. Burkholder, W.P. Cochlan, P.M. Glibert, C.J. Gobler, C.A. Heil, R. Kudela, M.L. Parsons, J.E. Rensel, D.W. Townsend, V.L. Trainer, and G.A. Vargo (in review). "Harmful algal blooms and eutrophication: Examples of linkages from selected coastal regions of the United States." Harmful Algae, v.8, 2008, p.39.

Li, Y., R. He, D.J. McGillicuddy, Jr., D.M. Anderson, and B.A. Keafer. "Investigation of the 2006 Alexandrium fundyense bloom in the Gulf of Maine: In situ observations and numerical modeling." Cont. Shelf Res., v.29(17), 2009, p.2069-2082.

Weigele, P. R., Pope, W. H., Pedulla, M. L., Houtz, J. M., Smith, A. L., Conway, J. F., King, J., Hatfull, G. F., Lawrence, J. G., and Hendrix, R. W. "Genomic and structural analysis of Syn9, a cyanophage infecting marine Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus." Environmental microbiology, v.9, 2007, p.1675.

Stocker, R, Seymour, J. R., Samadani, A., Hunt, D. E., Polz, M. F. "Rapid chemotactic response enables marine bacteria to exploit ephemeral microscale nutrient patches." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., v.105(11), 2008, p.420.

Dethlefsen, L., S. Huse, M. L. Sogin, and D. A. Relman. "The pervasive effects of an antibiotic on the human gut microbiota, as revealed by deep 16S rRNA sequencing." PLoS Biology, v.6(11), 2008, p.e280.

Wang, L., S. Chen, K. L. Vergin, S. J. Giovannoni, W. Chan, M. S. Demott, K. Taghzadeh, M. Cutler, S. Timberlake, E. J. Alm, M. F. Polz, J. Pinhassi, Z. Deng and P. C. Dedon "DNA phosphorothioation is ubiquitous feature of bacterial genomes" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v.108, 2011, p.2963.

Polz, M.F., Hunt, D.E., Preheim, S.P., Weinreich, D.M. "Patterns and mechanisms of genetic and phenotypic differentiation in marine microbes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B." Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B., v.361, 2006, p.2009.

He, R., McGillicuddy, D.J.,Keafer, B.A. and D.M. Anderson "Historic 2005 toxic bloom of Alexandrium fundyense in the western Gulf of Maine: 2. Coupled Biophysical Numerical Modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 113, C07040, v., 2008, p.. doi:10.1029/2007JC004602 

Pan, G., J. Chen, and D.M. Anderson "Modified local sands for the mitigation of harmful algal blooms" Harmful Algae, v.10, 2011, p.381.

Bienfang, P. K., S. V. Defelice, E. A. Laws, L. E. Brand, R. R. Bidigare, S. Christensen, H. Trapido-Rosenthal, T. K. Hemscheidt, D. J. McGillicuddy, D. M. Anderson, H. M. Solo-Gabriele, A. B. Boehm and L. C. Backer "Prominent human health impacts from several marine microbes: history, ecology, and public health implications" Int J Microbiol, v., 2011, p.. doi:doi:10.1155/2011/152815 

Huse, S. M., D. M. Welch, H. G. Morrison and M. L. Sogin "Ironing out the wrinkles in the rare biosphere through improved OTU clustering" Environmental Microbiology, v.12, 2010, p.1889.

Huber, J. A., H. G. Morrison, S. M. Huse, P. R. Neal, M. L. Sogin, and D. B. Mark Welch. "Effect of PCR amplicon size on assessments of clone library microbial diversity and community structure." Environ Microbiol, v.11, 2009, p..

Lilly, E.L., K. Halanych, and D.M. Anderson (in press). "Species boundaries and global biogeography of the dinoflagellate "A. tamarense" complex of the dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium (Dinophyceae)." Journal of Phycology, v.43, 2007, p.13.

Ehrenreich, I.M., J.B. Waterbury, and E.A. Webb "Distribution and Diversity of Natural Product Genes in Marine and Freshwater Cyanobacterial Cultures and Genomes." Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v.71, 2005, p.7401.

Backer, L.C. and McGillicuddy, D.J., "Harmful Algal Blooms: At the interface between coastal oceanography and human health." Oceanography, v.19, 2006, p.94.

Gast, R. J., L. Gorrell, B. Raubenheimer and S. Elgar "Impact of erosion and accretion on the distribution of enterococci in beach sands" Cont Shelf Res, v.31, 2011, p.1457.

Aretxabaleta, A.L., McGillicuddy, D.J. , Smith, K.W., and D.R. Lynch "Model Simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre: 1. Climatological Results" Journal of Geophysical Research, v.113, 2007, p.. doi:10.1029 

Wildschutte, H., S. P. Preheim, Y. Hernandez and M. F. Polz "O-antigen diversity and lateral transfer of the wbe region among Vibrio splendidus isolates" Environmental Microbiology, v.12, 2010, p.2977.

Anderson, D.M., Libby, P.S., Mickelson, M.J., Borkman, D.G., He, R., McGillicuddy, D.J. "The 2005 New England red tide of Alexandrium fundyense: observations, causes, and potential outfall linkages." Boston: MWRA Report 2007-10, v., 2007, p..

Hunt, D. E., Gevers, D., Vahora, N. M., Polz, M. F. "Conservation of the chitin utilization pathway in the Vibrionaceae." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., v., 2008, p..

Hunt, D. E., Gevers, D., Vahora, N. M., Polz, M. F. "Conservation of the chitin utilization pathway in the Vibrionaceae." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., v.74(1), 2008, p.4.

Bogomolni A, Gast RJ, Ellis J, Dennett M, Pugliares K and M Moore. "Vectors or Victims? Marine vertebrate zoonoses from coastal waters of the Northwest Atlantic." Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, v., 2008, p.. doi:81(1):13-38 

McCauley, L.A.R., D.L. Erdner, S. Nagai, M.L. Richlen, and D.M. Anderson "Biogeographic analysis of the globally distributed harmful algal bloom species Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) based on rRNA gene sequences and microsatellite markers." J. Phycol., v.45: 454, 2009, p..

Dyble, J., Bienfang, P., Dusek, E., Griffiths, W., Hitchcock, G., Holland, F., Laws, E., Lerczak, J., McGillicuddy, D.J., Minnett, P., Moore, S., O'Kelly, C., Solo-Gabriel, H., and J. Wang. "Environmental controls, oceanography and population dynamics of pathogens and harmful algal blooms: Connecting sources to human exposure." Environmental Health, v.7, 2008, p.. doi:10.1186/1476-069x-7-s2-s5 

Wurch, L. L., E. M. Bertrand, M. A. Saito, B. A. S. Van Mooy and S. T. Dyhrman "Proteome Changes Driven by Phosphorus Deficiency and Recovery in the Brown Tide-Forming Alga Aureococcus anophagefferens" PLoS One, v.6, 2011, p.e28949.

Polz, M.F., Hunt, D.E., Preheim, S.P., Weinreich, D.M. "Patterns and mechanisms of genetic and phenotypic differentiation in marine microbes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B." Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B., v.361, 2006, p.2009.

Aretxabaleta, A.L., McGillicuddy, D.J., Smith, K.W., Manning, J.P. and D.R. Lynch. "Model Simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre: 2. Hindcasts for 2005-2007 Reveal Interannual Variability in retentiveness." Journal of Geophysical Research, v.114, 2009, p.c09005.

Backer, L.C. and McGillicuddy, D.J., "Harmful Algal Blooms: At the interface between coastal oceanography and human health." Oceanography, v.19, 2006, p.94.

Manning, J.P., McGillicuddy, D.J., Pettigrew, N.R., Churchill, J.H. and L.S. Incze "Drifter Observations of the Gulf of Maine Coastal Current." Continental Shelf Research, v.29 (7), 2009, p.835.

Joss, M. J., Koenig, J., Labbate, M., Polz, M. F., Gillings, M. R., Stokes, H. W., W. Ford Doolittle, W. F., Boucher, Y. "ACID: Annotation of cassette and integron data." BMC Bioinformatics, v.10, 2008, p.118.

Perry, D. A., H. G. Morrison and R. D. Adam "Optical map of the genotype A1 WB C6 Giardia lamblia genome isolate" Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, v.180, 2011, p.112.

Heisler, J., P. Glibert, J. Burkholder, D. Anderson, W. Cochlan, W. Dennison, C. Gobler, Q. Dortch, C. Heil, E.Humphries, A. Lewitus, R. Magnien, H. Marshall, K. Sellner, D. Stockwell, D. Stoecker, and M. Suddleson (in review). "Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms: A scientific consensus" Harmful Algae, v.8, 2008, p.3.

LeRoux, F., Zouine, M., Chakroun, N., Binesse, J., Saulnier, D., Bouchier, C., Zidane, N., Ma, L., Rusniok, C., Buchrieser, C., Medigue, C., Polz, M.F., Mazel, D. "Genome sequence of Vibrio splendidus: a dominant group of bacterioplankton presenting a large genotypic diversity." Environ. Microbiol., v.11, 2009, p.1959.

Ho, A., J. Xu, K. Yin, Y. Jiang, X. Yuan, L. He, D. Anderson, J. Lee and P. Harrison "Phytoplankton Biomass and Production in Subtropical Hong Kong Waters: Influence of the Pearl River Outflow" Estuaries and Coasts, v.33, 2010, p.170.

Stocker, R, Seymour, J. R., Samadani, A., Hunt, D. E., Polz, M. F. "Rapid chemotactic response enables marine bacteria to exploit ephemeral microscale nutrient patches." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, v.105, 2008, p.420.

Acinas, S.G, Sarma-Rupavtarm, R., Klepac-Ceraj, V., Polz, M.F. "PCR induced sequence artifacts and bias: insights from two 16S rRNA clone libraries constructed from the same sample. Appl. Environ. Microbiol." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., v.71(12), 2005, p.8966.

Sinigalliano, C.D., M.L. Gidley, T. Shibata, D Whitman, T.H. Dixon, E. Laws, A. Hou, D. Bachoon, L. Brand, L. Amaral-Zettler, R.J. Gast, G.F. Steward. O.D. Nigro, R. Fujioka, W.Q. Betancourt, G. Vithanage, J. Mathews, L.E. Fleming, and H.M. Solo-Gabriele. "Impacts of Hurricane Katrina on the Microbial Landscape of the New Orleans Area." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v.104(21), 2007, p.9029.

He, R. and D.J. McGillicuddy "Historic 2005 toxic bloom of Alexandrium fundyense in the west Gulf of Maine: Part 1. In situ Observations of Coastal Hydrography and Circulation." Journal of Geophysical Research, v.113, 2008, p.. doi:10.1029/2007JC004601 

Hunt, D. E., Lawrence, A. D., Gevers, D., Preheim, S., Alm, E. J., Polz, M. F. "Resource partitioning and sympatric differentiation among closely related bacterioplankton." Science, v.320, 2008, p.1081.

Aretxabaleta, A.L., McGillicuddy, D.J. , Smith, K.W., and D.R. Lynch "Model Simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre: 1. Climatological Results" Journal of Geophysical Research, v., 2007, p.. doi:10.1029 

Ralston D.K., McGillicuddy, D.J. and D.W. Townsend "Asynchronous vertical migration and bimodal distribution of motile phytoplankton." Journal of Plankton Research, v., 2007, p..

Hunt, D. E., Lawrence, A. D., Gevers, D., Preheim, S., Alm, E. J., Polz, M. F. "Resource partitioning and sympatric differentiation among closely related bacterioplankton." Science. 320:1081-1085., v.320, 2008, p.1081.

He, R. and D.J. McGillicuddy "Historic 2005 toxic bloom of Alexandrium fundyense in the west Gulf of Maine: 1. In situ Observations of Coastal Hydrography and Circulation." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 113, C07039, v., 2008, p.. doi:10.1029/2007JC004601 

Smith, K.W., McGillicuddy, D.J., and D.R. Lynch. "Parameter estimation using an ensemble smoother: the effect of the circulation in biological estimation." Journal of Marine Systems, v.76(1-2), 2009, p.162.

Thompson, J.T., Marcelino, L., Polz, M.F. "Diversity and sources of human bacterial pathogens and overview of methods of their detection and quantification. In: Shimshon Belkin and Rita Colwell (Eds.), Ocean and Health: Pathogens in the Marine Environment." Textbook: 'Oceans Health', v., 2007, p..

Stewart, J. R., R. J. Gast, R. S. Fujioka, H. M. Solo-Gabriele, J. S. Meschke, L. A. Amaral-Zettler, E. Del Castillo, M. F. Polz, T. K. Collier, M. S. Strom, C. D. Sinigalliano, P. D. Moeller and A. F. Holland "The coastal environment and human health: Microbial indicators, pathogens, sentinels and reservoirs" Environmental Health, v.7, 2008, p.S3.

Halliday, E. "Testing the waters and closing the beaches." Oceanus 47, v., 2008, p..

Pope, W. H., Weigele, P. R., Chang, J., Pedulla, M. L., Ford, M. E., Houtz, J. M., Jiang, W., Chiu, W., Hatfull, G. F., Hendrix, R. W., and King, J. "Genome sequence, structural proteins, and capsid organization of the cyanophage Syn5: a "horned" bacteriophage of marine Synechococcus." Journal of molecular biology, v., 2007, p..

Manning, J.P., McGillicuddy, D.J., Pettigrew, N.R., Churchill, J.H. and L.S. Incze, "Drifter Observations of the Gulf of Maine Coastal Current." Continental Shelf Research, v.29(7), 2009, p.835-845.

Sinigalliano, CD, Gidley, ML, Shibata, T, Whitman, D, Dixon, TH, Laws, E, Hou, A, Bachoon, D, Brand, L, Amaral-Zettler, L, Gast, R, Steward, GF, Nigro, OD, Fujioka, R, Betancourt, WQ, Vithanage, G, Mathews, J, Fleming, LE and HM Solo-Gabriele. "Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the microbial landscape of the New Orleans area" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, v.104, 2007, p.9.

Lilly, E.L., K. Halanych, and D.M. Anderson (in press). "Species boundaries and global biogeography of the dinoflagellate "A. tamarense" complex of the dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium (Dinophyceae)." J. Phycol., v.43, 2007, p.13.

Tong, M., D.M. Kulis, E. Fux, J.L Smith, P. Hess, Q. Zhou, and D.M. Anderson "The effects of growth phase and light intensity on toxin production by Dinophysis acuminata from the northeastern United States" Harmful Algae, v.10, 2011, p.254.

Boucher, Y., O. X. Cordero, A. Takemura, D. E. Hunt, K. Schliep, E. Bapteste, P. Lopez, C. L. Tarr and M. F. Polz "Local Mobile Gene Pools Rapidly Cross Species Boundaries To Create Endemicity within Global Vibrio cholerae Populations" MBio, v.2, 2011, p.. doi:doi: 10.1128/mBio.00335-10 

Xu, Jie, A.Y.T. Ho, K. Yin, X. Yuan, D.M. Anderson, and P.J. Harrison (in review). "Temporal and spatial variations in nutrient stoichiometry and regulation of phytoplankton biomass in Hong Kong waters: Influence of the Pearl River outflow and sewage inputs." Mar. Poll. Bull., v.57, 2008, p..

Klepac-Ceraj, V., Ceraj, I., Polz, M.F. "CLUSTERER: extendable java application for sequence grouping and cluster analyses" Online Journal of Bioinformatics, v.7(1), 2006, p.15.

McCauley, L.A.R., D.L. Erdner, S. Nagai, and D.M. Anderson "Bioegeographic analysis of the globally distributed harmful algal bloom species Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) based on LSU rDNA and ITS sequences, and microsatellite markers." Journal of Phycology, v.45, 2009, p.599.

Ralston D.K., McGillicuddy, D.J. and D.W. Townsend "Asynchronous vertical migration and bimodal distribution of motile phytoplankton" Journal of Plankton Research, v.29, 2007, p.803.

Joss, M. J., Koenig, J., Labbate, M., Polz, M. F., Gillings, M. R., Stokes, H. W., W. Ford Doolittle, W. F., Boucher, Y. "ACID: Annotation of cassette and integron data." BMC Bioinformatics, v.10, 2009, p..

Halliday, E. and R. J. Gast "Bacteria in Beach Sands: An Emerging Challenge in Protecting Coastal Water Quality and Bather Health" Environ Sci Technol., v.45, 2011, p.370.

Xu, Jie, A.Y.T. Ho, K. Yin, X. Yuan, D.M. Anderson, and P.J. Harrison (in review). "Temporal and spatial variations in nutrient stoichiometry and regulation of phytoplankton biomass in Hong Kong waters: Influence of the Pearl River outflow and sewage inputs." Mar. Poll. Bull., v.57, 2008, p.335.

Halliday, E., J. Griffith and R. Gast "Use of an exogenous plasmid standard and quantitative PCR to monitor spatial and temporal distribution of Enterococcus spp. in beach sands" Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, v.8, 2010, p.146.

H.L. Kite-Powell, L.E. Fleming, L.C. Backer, E. Faustman, P. Hoagland, A. Tsuchiya, L. Younglove, B.A. Wilcox, and R. Gast. "Linking the oceans to public health: current efforts and future directions." Environmental Health, v.7(Suppl, 2008, p.. doi:10.1186 

Wildschutte, H., Preheim, S.P., Hernandez, Y., Polz, M.F. "0-Antigen Hyper-Variability and Lateral Gene Transfer of the wbe Region Among Vibrio splendidus." Enviornmental Biology, v.12, 2010, p.2977.

Boucher, Y., O. X. Cordero, A. Takemura, D. E. Hunt, K. Schliep, E. Bapteste, P. Lopez, C. L. Tarr and M. F. Polz "Local Mobile Gene Pools Rapidly Cross Species Boundaries To Create Endemicity within Global Vibrio cholerae Populations" MBio, v.12, 2011, p.. doi:doi: 10.1128/mBio.00335-10 

Backer, L.C. and McGillicuddy, D.J., "Harmful Algal Blooms: At the interface between coastal oceanography and human health." Oceanography, v.19(2), 2006, p.94.

Nagai, S., L. McCauley, N. Yasuda, D.L. Erdner, D.M. Kulis, Y. Matsuyama, S. Itakura and D.M. Anderson. "Development of microsatellite markers in the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae)" Molecular Ecology Notes, v.6, 2006, p.756.

Huse, S. M., L. Dethlefsen, J. A. Huber, D. M. Welch, D. A. Relman, and M. L. Sogin. "Exploring microbial diversity and taxonomy using SSU rRNA hypervariable tag sequencing." PLoS Genet, v.4, 2008, p.. doi:4:e1000255. 

Jiang, M., M. Zhou, S.P. Libby, and D.M. Anderson "Dynamics of a mesoscale eddy off Cape Ann, Massachusetts in May 2005" Deep Sea Research-I, v.58, 2011, p.1130.

Erdner, D.L., J. Dyble, M.L. Parsons, P. Moeller, R.C. Stevens, K.A. Hubbard, M.L. Wrabel, S.K. Moore, K.A. Lefebvre, D.M. Anderson, P. Bienfang, R.R. Bidigare, M.S. Parker, P. Moeller, L.E. Brand, and V.L. Trainer "Centers for Oceans and Human Health: A unified approach to the challenge of harmful algal blooms." Environmental Health. Supplement, v.7, 2007, p.S2.

Lasek-Nesselquist, E., D. M. Welch, R. C. Thompson, R. F. Steuart and M. L. Sogin "Genetic exchange within and between assemblages of Giardia duodenalis" The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, v.56, 2009, p.504.

Tobe, K., D. Kulis, D.M. Anderson, M. Gladstone, and L.K. Medlin. "Detecting intact algal cells with whole cell hybridisation assays. In: Methods for quantitative phytoplankton analysis - estimating cell numbers" Karlson, B., Bresnan, E., and Cusack, E., eds., IOC Manuals and Guides, UNESCO, Paris), v.55, 2010, p.59.

Ralston D.K., McGillicuddy, D.J. and D.W. Townsend "Asynchronous vertical migration and bimodal distribution of motile phytoplankton" Journal of Plankton Research, v.29(9), 2007, p.80.

Huse, S.M., J.A. Huber , H.G. Morrison, M.L. Sogin and D. Mark Welch "Accuracy and quality of massively parallel DNA pyrosequencing." Genome Biology, v., 2007, p..

Marcelino, L., Backman, V., Donaldson, A., Steadman, C., Thompson, J.R., Paccocha-Preheim, S., Lien, C., Lim, E., Veneziano, D., Polz, M.F. "Accurate identification of low abundant targets amidst similar sequences by revealing hidden correlations in oligonucleotide microarray data" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v.103, 2006, p.13629.

Marcelino, L., Backman, V., Donaldson, A., Steadman, C., Thompson, J.R., Paccocha-Preheim, S., Lien, C., Lim, E., Veneziano, D., Polz, M.F. "Accurate identification of low abundant targets amidst similar sequences by revealing hidden correlations in oligonucleotide microarray data." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v.103(37), 2006, p.13629.

Aretxabaleta, A. L., K. W. Smith, D. J. McGillicuddy Jr and J. Ballabrera-Poy "Model initialization in a tidally energetic regime: A dynamically adjusted objective analysis" Ocean Modelling, v.36, 2011, p.219.

Shimeta, J., R.J. Gast and J.M. Rose "Community structure of marine sedimentary protists in relation to flow and grain size" Aquatic Microbial Ecology, v., 2007, p..

Anderson, D.M., J.M. Burkholder, W.P. Cochlan, P.M. Glibert, C.J. Gobler, C.A. Heil, R. Kudela, M.L. Parsons, J.E. Rensel, D.W. Townsend, V.L. Trainer, and G.A. Vargo (in review). "Harmful algal blooms and eutrophication: Examples of linkages from selected coastal regions of the United States." Harmful Algae, v.8, 2008, p.39.

Stow, C.A., Jolliff, J., McGillicuddy, D.J., Doney, S.C., Allen, J.I., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Rose, K.A., and P. Wallhead "Skill Assessment for Coupled Biological/Physical Models of Marine Systems." Journal of Marine Systems, v.76, 2009, p.4.

Bogomolni A, Gast RJ, Ellis J, Dennett M, Pugliares K and M Moore. "Vectors or Victims? Marine vertebrate zoonoses from coastal waters of the Northwest Atlantic." Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, v.81, 2008, p.13. doi:81(1):13-38 

He, R., McGillicuddy, D.J.,Keafer, B.A. and D.M. Anderson "Historic 2005 toxic bloom of Alexandrium fundyense in the western Gulf of Maine: Part 2. Coupled Biophysical Numerical Modeling." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 113, C07040, v.113, 2008, p.. doi:10.1029/2007JC004602 

Jill R. Stewart, Rebecca J. Gast, Roger S. Fujioka, Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, J. Scott Meschke, Linda A. Amaral-Zettler, Ericka Del Castillo, Martin F. Polz, Tracy K. Collier, Mark S. Strom, Christopher D. Sinigalliano, Peter D. R. Moeller, and A. Fredrick "The coastal environment and human health: Microbial indicators, pathogens, sentinels and reservoirs" Environmental Health, v.7(Suppl, 2008, p..

Nagai, S., L. McCauley, N. Yasuda, D.L. Erdner, D.M. Kulis, Y. Matsuyama, S. Itakura and D.M. Anderson. "Development of microsatellite markers in the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae)" Molecular Ecology Notes, v.6, 2006, p.756.

Dyble, J., Bienfang, P., Dusek, E., Griffiths, W., Hitchcock, G., Holland, F., Laws, E., Lerczak, J., McGillicuddy, D.J., Minnett, P., Moore, S., O?Kelly, C., Solo-Gabriel, H., and J. Wang. "Environmental controls, oceanography and population dynamics of pathogens and harmful algal blooms: Connecting sources to human exposure." Environmental Health, v., 2007, p..

Amaral-Zettler LA, Rocca JD, Lamotagne MC, Dennett MR and RJ Gast. "Changes in microbial community structure in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita." Environmental Science and Technology., v.42, 2008, p.9072. doi:42: 9072-9078. 

Lynch, D.R., McGillicuddy, D.J., and F.E. Werner, "Skill assessment for coupled biological/physical models of marine systems." Journal of Marine Systems,, v.76(1-2), 2009, p.1-3.

Gast, R., D. Moran, M. Dennett, W. Wurtsbaugh and L. Amaral-Zettler "Amoebae and Legionella pneumophila in saline environments" Journal of Water and Health, v.9, 2011, p.37.

Shimeta, J., R.J. Gast and J.M. Rose "Community structure of marine sedimentary protists in relation to flow and grain size" Aquatic Microbial Ecology, v.48, 2007, p.91.

Erdner, D.L. and D.M. Anderson "Global transcriptional profiling of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense using Massively Parallel Signature Sequencing." BMC Genomics, v.7:88, 2006, p.1.

McGillicuddy, D. J. "Models of harmful algal blooms: Conceptual, empirical, and numerical approaches" Journal of Marine Systems, v.83, 2010, p.105.

McGillicuddy, Jr., D.J., D.W. Towsend, R. He, B.A. Keafer, J.L. Kleindinst, Y. Li, J.P. Manning, D.G. Mountain, M.A. Thomas, and D.M. Anderson "Suppression of the 2010 Alexandrium fundyense bloom by changes in physical, biological, and chemical properties of the Gulf of Maine" Limnol. & Oceanogr, v.56, 2011, p.2411.

Hunt, D.E., Klepac-Ceraj, V., Acinas, S.G., Gauthier, C., Bertilsson, S., Polz, M.F. "Evaluation of 23S rRNA PCR Primers for use in Phylogenetic Studies of Bacterial Diversity." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., v.72(3), 2006, p.2221.

Bowen, J. L., B. B. Ward, H. G. Morrison, J. E. Hobbie, I. Valiela, L. A. Deegan and M. L. Sogin "Microbial community composition in sediments resists perturbation by nutrient enrichment" ISME J., v.52, 2011, p.1540.

Brosnahan, M. L., D. M. Kulis, A. R. Solow, D. L. Erdner, L. Percy, J. Lewis and D. M. Anderson "Outbreeding lethality between toxic Group I and nontoxic Group III Alexandrium tamarense spp. isolates: Predominance of heterotypic encystment and implications for mating interactions and biogeography" Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, v.57, 2010, p.175.

Aretxabaleta, A.L., McGillicuddy, D.J., Smith, K.W., Manning J.P. and D.R. Lynch "Model Simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre: 2. Hindcasts for 2005-2007 Reveal Interannual Variability in Retentiveness" ournal of Geophysical Researc, v.Jh 114, 2009, p.C09005. doi:10.1029/2008JC004948 

Hunt, D.E., Klepac-Ceraj, V., Acinas, S.G., Gauthier, C., Bertilsson, S., Polz, M.F. "Evaluation of 23S rRNA PCR Primers for use in Phylogenetic Studies of Bacterial Diversity." Applied and Environmental Microbiology, v.72, 2006, p.2221.

Turnbaugh, P. J., M. Hamady, T. Yatsunenko, B. L. Cantarel, A. Duncan, R. E. Ley, M. L. Sogin, W. J. Jones, B. A. Roe, J. P. Affourtit, M. Egholm, B. Henrissat, A. C. Heath, R. Knight, and J. I. Gordon. "A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins." Nature, v.457, 2009, p.480.

Sabehi, G. Kirkup, B. C., Rozenberg, M., Stambler, N., Polz, M.F., Beja, O. "Niche adaptation and spectral tuning in marine proteorhodopsins" ISME Journal, v., 2007, p..

Huber, J. A., H. G. Morrison, S. M. Huse, P. R. Neal, M. L. Sogin, and D. B. Mark Welch. "Effect of PCR amplicon size on assessments of clone library microbial diversity and community structure." Environ Microbiol, v., 2009, p..

Anderson, D.M., Keafer, B.A., McGillicuddy, D.J., Mickelson, M.J., Keay, K.E., Libby, P.S., Manning, J.P., Mayo, C.A., Whittaker, D.K., Hickey, J.M., He, R., Lynch, D.R., Smith, K.W. "Initial observations of the 2005 Alexandrium fundyense bloom in southern New England: General patterns and mechanisms" Deep Sea Research II, v.52, 2005, p.2856.

Fraser, C., Alm, E.J., Polz, M.F., Spratt, B., Hanage, W. "The bacterial species challenge: Making sense of genetic and ecological diversity." Science. 323:741-746, v.323, 2009, p..

Sogin, M.L., H.G. Morrison, J.A. Huber, D.Mark Welch, S.M. Huse, P.R. Neal, J.M. Arrieta, and G.J. Herndl. "Microbial diversity in the deep sea and the under-explored "rare biosphere." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, v.103, 2006, p.12115.

Sabehi, G. Kirkup, B. C., Rozenberg, M., Stambler, N., Polz, M.F., Beja, O. "Niche adaptation and spectral tuning in marine proteorhodopsins" ISME Journal, v.1(1), 2007, p.48.

Kite-Powell, H. L., L. E. Fleming, L. C. Backer, E. M. Faustman, P. Hoagland, A. Tsuchiya, L. R. Younglove, B. A. Wilcox and R. J. Gast "Linking the oceans to public health: current efforts and future directions." Environmental Health, v.7, 2008, p.S6. doi:10.1186 

Ehrenreich, I.M., J.B. Waterbury, and E.A. Webb "The Distribution and Diversity of Natural Product Genes in Marine and Freshwater Cyanobacterial Cultures and Genomes." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., v.71, 2005, p.7401.

McLellan, S. L., S. M. Huse, S. R. Mueller-Spitz, E. N. Andreishcheva and M. L. Sogin "Diversity and population structure of sewage-derived microorganisms in wastewater treatment plant influent" Environmental Microbiology, v.12, 2010, p.378.

Messerli, S.M. and Greenberg, R.M. "Cnidarian toxins acting on voltage-gated ion channels." Marine Drugs, v.4, 2006, p.70.

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The Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health focused on Harmful Algal Blooms and human pathogens, in four main projects and a variety of pilot projects (feasibility studies). And Advanced Genomics Core aided the studies in the main and pilot projects.  The various projects added greatly to the understanding of the biology and distribution of these biological threats, enhancing monitoring to the benefit of the public health.  The success in the studies and of the Center overall is evident in the products of the research and other activities. These include publications, education, leveraging of funds and contributions to developing the field of OHH. To summarize briefly, the center research activities have generated nearly 120 papers published or in press.  These include papers in Science and in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. We have contributed to the training of 43 undergraduates, 45 graduate students, and 15 post-docs, at the constituent institutions. The investigators have leveraged well in excess of $10 million to augment the efforts here in Oceans and Human Health Research. The Woods Hole Center lead the establishment of the highly successful Gordon Research Conference on Oceans and Human Health. The impact of the Center in relation to public health is evident in one of the researchers having been given the Belding Award by the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission for contributing to the early warning of the massive 2005 Alexandrium bloom, leading to protection of the public health. 


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