the floge lab

Marine Microbial Ecology

Sheri floge

Welcome to the Floge LAB

Our research focuses on marine microbial ecology in the context of ocean biogeochemical cycles. We study how microbes interact with one another and their environment, the chemical reactions that mediate such interactions, and the resulting impact on ecosystem scale carbon cycling. We are particularly interested in how marine viruses manipulate host cellular metabolism and consequent changes in microbial interactions and ecosystem function.

Publications
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  • Gray, P. C., Savelyev, I., Cassar, N., Lévy, M., Boss, E., Lehahn, Y., et al. (2024). Evidence for kilometer-scale biophysical features at the Gulf Stream front. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 129, e2023JC020526. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023JC020526
  • Stehnach, M. R., R. J. Henshaw, S. A. Floge and J. A. Guasto. 2023. Multiplexed microfluidic screening of bacterial chemotaxis. eLife12:e85348.
  • Howard-Varona, C., Roux, S., Bowen, B.P., Silva, L.P., Lau, R., Schwenck, S.M., Schwartz, S., Woyke, T. Northen, T., Sullivan, M.B. and Floge, S.A., 2022. Protist impacts on marine cyanovirocell metabolism. ISME Communications, 2(1), pp.1-14.
  • Zengler, K., K. Hofmockel, N. S. Baliga, S. W. Behie, H. C. Bernstein, J. B. Brown, J. R. Dinneny, S. A. Floge, S. P. Forry, M. Hess, S. A. Jackson, C. Jansson, S. R. Lindemann, J. Pett-Ridge, C. Maranas, E. A. Shank, O. S. Venturelli, M. D. Wallenstein, and T. Northen. 2019. EcoFABs: Advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems. Nature Methods (16) 567-571.
  • Lawrence, S. A., S. A. Floge, J. E. Davy, S. K. Davy, and W. H. Wilson. 2017. Exploratory analysis of Symbiodinium transcriptomes reveals potential latent infection by large dsDNA viruses. Environmental Microbiology (19) 3909-3919.
  • Vermont, A. I., J. Martínez Martínez, J. D. Waller, I. C. Gilg, A. H. Leavitt, S. A. Floge, S. D. Archer, W. H. Wilson, and D. M. Fields. 2016. Virus infection of Emiliania huxleyi deters grazing by the copepod Acartia tonsa. Journal of Plankton Research (38) 1194-1205.
  • Gilg. I. C., S. D. Archer, S. A. Floge, D. M. Fields, A. I. Vermont, A. H. Leavitt, W. H. Wilson, and J. Martínez Martínez. 2016. Differential gene expression is tied to photochemical efficiency reduction in virally infected Emiliania huxleyi. Marine Ecology Progress Series (555) 13-27.
Publications
Stehnach, M. R., R. J. Henshaw, S. A. Floge and J. A. Guasto. 2023. Multiplexed microfluidic screening of bacterial chemotaxis. eLife12:e85348.
Howard-Varona, C., Roux, S., Bowen, B.P., Silva, L.P., Lau, R., Schwenck, S.M., Schwartz, S., Woyke, T. Northen, T., Sullivan, M.B. and Floge, S.A., 2022. Protist impacts on marine cyanovirocell metabolism. ISME Communications, 2(1), pp.1-14.
Zengler, K., K. Hofmockel, N. S. Baliga, S. W. Behie, H. C. Bernstein, J. B. Brown, J. R. Dinneny, S. A. Floge, S. P. Forry, M. Hess, S. A. Jackson, C. Jansson, S. R. Lindemann, J. Pett-Ridge, C. Maranas, E. A. Shank, O. S. Venturelli, M. D. Wallenstein, and T. Northen. 2019. EcoFABs: Advancing microbiome science through standardized fabricated ecosystems. Nature Methods (16) 567-571.
Lawrence, S. A., S. A. Floge, J. E. Davy, S. K. Davy, and W. H. Wilson. 2017. Exploratory analysis of Symbiodinium transcriptomes reveals potential latent infection by large dsDNA viruses. Environmental Microbiology (19) 3909-3919.
Vermont, A. I., J. Martínez Martínez, J. D. Waller, I. C. Gilg, A. H. Leavitt, S. A. Floge, S. D. Archer, W. H. Wilson, and D. M. Fields. 2016. Virus infection of Emiliania huxleyi deters grazing by the copepod Acartia tonsa. Journal of Plankton Research (38) 1194-1205.
Gilg. I. C., S. D. Archer, S. A. Floge, D. M. Fields, A. I. Vermont, A. H. Leavitt, W. H. Wilson, and J. Martínez Martínez. 2016. Differential gene expression is tied to photochemical efficiency reduction in virally infected Emiliania huxleyi. Marine Ecology Progress Series (555) 13-27.
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