Melissa Duhaime

Melissa Duhaime

Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

mellabee@email.arizona.edu

(510) 717-2568

Melissa arrived May 2010 from the Max Planck Institute in Germany where her PhD thesis work explored viral genomics and metagenomics. At TMPL, she is interested in developing model phage-host systems (cyanosiphophage P-SS2, Pseudoalteromonas phages), and working on phage RAST.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Mel goes aboard Tara

Education

  • 2010: Ph.D. (with distinction) Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
  • 2007: M.Sc. Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
  • 2005: B.A. (Biological Sciences - Microbiology) Cornell University

Professional Experience

  • 2010–present: Post-doctoral Associate, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • Feb-Aug 2009: Guest graduate student, M. Sullivan lab, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • Summer 2005 : Guest Student Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Summer 2004: Summer researcher, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
  • 2001-2003: Lab assistant, S. McCouch lab, Department of Plant Breeding, Cornell University

Honors & Awards

  • 2007-2010: Marie Curie Early Stage Training Fellowship
  • 2010: Max Planck Institute Graduate School Teaching Award
  • 2009: Gordon Research Conference Poster Prize

Publications

  • Duhaime MB, Kottmann R, Field D, Glöckner FO (2011) Enriching public descriptions of marine phages using the Genomic Standards Consortium MIGS standard. Standards in Genome Sciences 4(2): 271-285.
  • Duhaime MB, Wichels A, Waldmann J, Teeling H, Glöckner FO (2010). Ecogenomics and Genome Landscapes of Marine Pseudoalteromonas Phage H105/1. ISME Journal 5: 107-121.
  • Kottmann R, Kostadinov I, Duhaime MB, Buttigieg P, Yilmaz P, Hankeln W, Glöckner FO (2010) Megx.net: Integrated database resource for marine ecological genomics. Nucleic Acids Research. 38(Database issue): 391-395.
  • Duhaime MB, Alsheimer S, Angelova R, FitzPatrick I (2008) In defense of Max Planck. Science 320(5878): 872.
  • Richter M, Lombardot T, Kostadinov I, Kottmann R, Duhaime MB, Peplies J, Glockner FO (2008). JCoast - A biologist-centric software tool for data mining and comparison of prokaryotic (meta)genomes. BMC Bioinformatics 9:177.
  • Vrijenhoek RC, Duhaime M, Jones WJ (2007) Subtype variation among bacterial endosymbionts of tubeworms (Annelida: Siboglinidae) from the Gulf of California. Biological Bulletin 212(3): 180-184.