The Unraveling of a Protist Genome Could Unlock the Mystery of Marine Viruses

Findings published in Current Biology set stage to better understand the �invisible� ocean ecosystem and its importance. Read the full press release.

Postdoctoral Position Available: CRISPR and Experimental Lateral Transfer in a Marine Protist

Postdoctoral Position Available: CRISPR and Experimental Lateral Transfer in a Marine Protist The Collier and Rest labs at Stony Brook University, in collaboration with the Archibald lab at Dalhousie, invite applications for a postdoctoral position focused on unraveling the complexities of symbiosis using the marine thraustochytrid_ Aurantiochytrium limacinum_.

New publication: Horizontal gene transfer and fusion spread carotenogenesis among diverse heterotrophic protists

The accepted manuscript features the dissertation work of Mariana Rius and is a collaboration w/ Jackie Collier and John Archibald’s lab was recently made available here at the Genome Biology and Evolution website.

Preprint: Nicotine Stimulates Peristalsis in N. vectensis: From Behavior to Nicotinic Receptor Genes

View the preprint at research square.

Alex wins Slobodkin Award

Alex Gil Gomez was awarded a Slobodkin Award at our annual Ecology and Evolution retreat. He will use the award to fund his upcoming publications and attendance at scientific conferences.

New grant to study bothrosomes!

Along with PI Jackie Collier and co-PI Dave Matus, we have recieved a seed grant from the School of Atmospheric and Marine Sciences to study “A unique organelle at the interface of the carbon cycle and marine food webs”.

Keffy Kehrli describes his thesis in three minutes.

Graduate student Keffy Kehrli has won 3rd place in SBU’s Three Minute Thesis Virtual Competition.

Nature Methods paper on Marine Protist Genetic Tools

We have been developing the tools and methodology for genetically transforming a single-celled marine fungus-like organism known as Aurantiochytrium limacinum ATCC MYA-1381.