Melissa Duhaime

Karin Holmfeldt

Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

karinh@email.arizona.edu

(520) 481-8026

Karin arrived July 2010 from Kalmar University in Sweden where she established a Cellulophaga phage collection from the Baltic Sea for her PhD. At TMPL, she is interested in developing this Cellulophaga phage-host system as a new model system through genomics and experimental characterization.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Education

  • 2009: Ph.D. (Marine Microbiology) Dept. of Natural Sciences, University of Kalmar, Sweden
  • 2005: M.Sc. (Biology) Dept. of Natural Sciences, University of Kalmar, Sweden

Professional Experience

  • 2010–present: Post-doctoral Associate, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • 2010: Research engineer, Dept. of Natural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • 2009: Research engineer, Dept. of Natural Sciences, University of Kalmar, Sweden
  • 2005-2007 : Teaching assistant (microbiology), Dept. of Natural Sciences, University of Kalmar, Sweden
  • 2004: Project employee (Researcher), University of Kalmar, Sweden
  • 2003: Project employee (Researcher), University of Kalmar, Sweden

Honors & Awards

  • 2010: Prince Bertil Scholarship (1-year post-doctoral fellowship), Sweden-America Foundation
  • 2009: Travel grant from the Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME-11). Support for participation in the 11th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME-11), September 2009, Piran, Slovenia
  • 2008: Travel grant from Stockholm’s Marina Forskningscentrum (SMF). Support for participation in the 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME-12), August 2008, Cairns, Australia
  • 2007: Poster prize award on 10th Symposium on Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Faro, Portugal
  • 2007: Course fee grant through Bermuda Biological Station for Research (BBSR). Support for participating in the course “Microbial Oceanography”, summer 2007, Bermuda
  • 2006: Travel grant from Stockholm’s Marina Forskningscentrum (SMF). Support for participation in the international workshop “Practical workshop on virus ecology methods”, July 2006, Plymouth, England

Publications

  • Holmfeldt, K., Titelman, J., and Riemann, L. (2010) Virus production and lysate recycling in different sub-basins of the northern Baltic Sea. Microb Ecol, 60(3):572-580.
  • Holmfeldt, K., Dziallas, C., Titelman, J., Pohlmann, K., Grossart, H.-P., Riemann, L. (2009) Diversity and abundance of freshwater Actinobacteria along environmental gradients in the brackish northern Baltic Sea. Environ Microbiol. 11(8):2042-2054.
  • Middelboe, M., Holmfeldt, K., Riemann, L., Nybroe, O., Haaber, J. (2009) Bacteriophages drive strain diversification in a marine Flavobacterium: Implications for phage resistance and physiological properties. Environ Microbiol. 11(8):1971-1982.
  • Riemann, L., Holmfeldt, K., Titelman, J. (2009) Importance of viral lysis and dissolved DNA for bacterioplankton activity in a P-limited estuary, northern Baltic Sea. Microb Ecol. 57:286-294.
  • Titelman, J., Riemann, L., Holmfeldt, K., and Nilsen, T. (2008) Copepod feeding stimulates bacterioplankton activities in a low phosphorus system. Aquat Biol. 2:131-141.
  • Riemann, L., Leitet, C., Pommier, T., Simu, K., Holmfeldt, K., Larsson, U., and Hagström, Å. (2008) The native bacterioplankton community in the Central Baltic Sea is influenced by freshwater bacterial species. Appl Environ Microbiol. 74(2):503-515.
  • Holmfeldt, K., Middelboe, M., Nybroe, O., and Riemann, L. (2007) Large variability in host strain susceptibility and phage host-range govern interactions between lytic marine phages and their flavobacterium hosts. Appl Environ Microbiol. 73(21):6730-6739.
  • Simu, K., Holmfeldt, K., Zweifel, U. L., Hagström, Å. (2005) Culturability and coexistence of colony-forming and single-cell marine bacterioplankton. Appl Environ Microbiol. 71(8):4793-4800.