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David Emerson

Senior Research Scientist - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

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Senior Research Scientist - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Ocean Sciences Research Institution devoted to understanding the basic processes that drive ocean ecosystems through the study of microbial oceanography at local and global scales using molecular to ecosystem level approaches. Home of the NCMA (ncma.bigelow.org), the world's largest collection of marine algae, bacteria and viruses; providing cultures and related services to the biological oceanography community for over 25 years.

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Aug 2007 - Present
Degree - University  
Ph.D, Microbiology - Cornell University 1983 - 1989
Publication Info
Ultra-diffuse hydrothermal venting supports Fe-oxidizing bacteria and massive umber deposition at 5000 m off Hawaii. Edwards KJ, Glazer BT, Rouxel OJ, Bach W, Emerson D, Davis RE, Toner BM and 4 others ISME J. 5(11):1748-58. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2011.48. November 2011. View on PubMed.
Mariprofundus ferrooxydans PV-1 the first genome of a marine Fe(II) oxidizing Zetaproteobacterium. Singer E, Emerson D, Webb EA, Barco RA, Kuenen JG, Nelson WC, Chan CS and 5 others PLoS One. 6(9):e25386. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025386. September 23, 2011. View on PubMed.
Biodiversity and emerging biogeography of the neutrophilic iron-oxidizing zetaproteobacteria. McAllister SM, Davis RE, McBeth JM, Tebo BM, Emerson D, Moyer CL Appl Environ Microbiol. 77(15):5445-57. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00533-11. June 10, 2011. View on PubMed.
What's new is old: resolving the identity of Leptothrix ochracea using single cell genomics, pyrosequencing and FISH. Fleming EJ, Langdon AE, Martinez-Garcia M, Stepanauskas R, Poulton NJ, Masland ED, Emerson D PLoS One. 6(3):e17769. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017769. March 17, 2011. View on PubMed.
Neutrophilic iron-oxidizing "zetaproteobacteria" and mild steel corrosion in nearshore marine environments. McBeth JM, Little BJ, Ray RI, Farrar KM, Emerson D Appl Environ Microbiol. 77(4):1405-12. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02095-10. December 3, 2010. View on PubMed.
Lithotrophic iron-oxidizing bacteria produce organic stalks to control mineral growth: implications for biosignature formation. Chan CS, Fakra SC, Emerson D, Fleming EJ, Edwards KJ ISME J. 5(4):717-27. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2010.173. November 25, 2010. View on PubMed.
Iron-oxidizing bacteria: an environmental and genomic perspective. Emerson D, Fleming EJ, McBeth JM Annu Rev Microbiol. 64:561-83. doi: 10.1146/annurev.micro.112408.134208. October 13, 2010. View on PubMed.
Giving microbial diversity a home. Emerson D, Wilson W Nat Rev Microbiol. 7(11):758. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2246. November 2009. View on PubMed.
Use of the DiversiLab repetitive sequence-based PCR system for genotyping and identification of Archaea. Cleland D, Krader P, Emerson D J Microbiol Methods. 73(2):172-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2007.12.008. March 4, 2008. View on PubMed.
Control of ferrous iron oxidation within circumneutral microbial iron mats by cellular activity and autocatalysis. Rentz JA, Kraiya C, Luther GW 3rd, Emerson D Environ Sci Technol. 41(17):6084-9. September 1, 2007. View on PubMed.
Control of ferrous iron oxidation within circumneutral microbial iron mats by cellular activity and autocatalysis. Rentz JA, Kraiya C, Luther GW 3rd, Emerson D Environ Sci Technol. 41(17):6084-9. September 1, 2007. View on PubMed.
A novel lineage of proteobacteria involved in formation of marine Fe-oxidizing microbial mat communities. Emerson D, Rentz JA, Lilburn TG, Davis RE, Aldrich H, Chan C, Moyer CL PLoS One. 2(7):e667. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000667. August 1, 2007. View on PubMed.
Growth characteristics of microorganisms on commercially available animal-free alternatives to tryptic soy medium. Cleland D, Jastrzembski K, Stamenova E, Benson J, Catranis C, Emerson D, Beck B J Microbiol Methods. 69(2):345-52. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2007.02.004. February 22, 2007. View on PubMed.
Identification of mycobacteria by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Pignone M, Greth KM, Cooper J, Emerson D, Tang J J Clin Microbiol. 44(6):1963-70. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01959-05. June 2006. View on PubMed.
Captured diversity in a culture collection: case study of the geographic and habitat distributions of environmental isolates held at the american type culture collection. Floyd MM, Tang J, Kane M, Emerson D Appl Environ Microbiol. 71(6):2813-23. doi: 10.1128/AEM.71.6.2813-2823.2005. June 2005. View on PubMed.
Enrichment and isolation of iron-oxidizing bacteria at neutral pH. Emerson D, Floyd MM Methods Enzymol. 397:112-23. doi: 10.1016/S0076-6879(05)97006-7. 2005. View on PubMed.
Glycine betaine as a cryoprotectant for prokaryotes. Cleland D, Krader P, McCree C, Tang J, Emerson D J Microbiol Methods. 58(1):31-8. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2004.02.015. July 2004. View on PubMed.
Identification of archaea and some extremophilic bacteria using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. Krader P, Emerson D Extremophiles. 8(4):259-68. doi: 10.1007/s00792-004-0382-7. March 20, 2004. View on PubMed.
Life at the energetic edge: kinetics of circumneutral iron oxidation by lithotrophic iron-oxidizing bacteria isolated from the wetland-plant rhizosphere. Neubauer SC, Emerson D, Megonigal JP Appl Environ Microbiol. 68(8):3988-95. August 2002. View on PubMed.
Neutrophilic Fe-oxidizing bacteria are abundant at the Loihi Seamount hydrothermal vents and play a major role in Fe oxide deposition. Emerson D, Moyer CL Appl Environ Microbiol. 68(6):3085-93. June 2002. View on PubMed.
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