Dr. Joe Grzymski

Senior Direction Applied Innovation Center Associate Research Prof
Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Computational Biology, Nevada, NGS, Applied Innovation, Cost Minimization, Next generation sequencing, Antarctica, Synthetic biology, diatoms, transcriptomics, bioengineering, DNA damage, STEM, citizen science

Current Research Projects


Ph.D. Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
B.A. Bowdoin College, Departments of Biology and Philosophy


Publications & Presentations


Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Stewart, L. E., Zavarin, M., Caldwell, M., Lawson, P. A., Onstott, T. C., Grzymski, J. J., Neveux, I., Lollar, B. S., Russell, C. E., Moser, D. P. (2019). Thermoanaerosceptrum fracticalcis gen. nov. sp. nov., a novel fumarate-fermenting microorganism from a deep fractured carbonate aquifer of the US Great Basin, Frontiers in Microbiology, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02224
Vuono, D. C., Read, R. W., Hemp, J., Sullivan, B. W., Arnone, J.A. III, Neveux, I., Blank, R. R., Loney, E. R., Miceli, D. P., Winkler, M. K., Chakraborty, R., Stahl, D. A., Grzymski, J. J. (2019). Resource Concentration Modulates the Fate of Dissimilated Nitrogen in a Dual-Pathway Actinobacterium, Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00003


Jeffries, T., Ostrowski, M., Williams, R., Xie, C., Jensen, R., Grzymski, J. J., Senstius, S., Givskov, M., Hoeke, R., Philip, G., Neches, R., Drautz-Moses, D., Chenard, C., Paulsen, I., Lauro, F. (2015). Spatially extensive microbial biogeography of the Indian Ocean provides insights into the unique community structure of a pristine coral atoll., Scientific Reports, 5, 15383, Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved


Brown, M., Ostrowski, M., Grzymski, J. J., Lauro, F. (2014). A trait based perspective on the biogeography of common and abundant marine bacterioplankton clades., Marine genomics, 15, 17-28
Grzymski, J. J., Marsh, A. (2014). Protein languages differ depending on microorganism lifestyle., PLoS ONE, 9, (5), e96910
Lauro, F., Senstius, S., Cullen, J., Neches, R., Jensen, R., Brown, M., Darling, A., Givskov, M., McDougald, D., Hoeke, R., Ostrowski, M., Philip, G., Paulsen, I., Grzymski, J. J. (2014). The common oceanographer: crowdsourcing the collection of oceanographic data., PLoS biology, 12, (9), e1001947
Tortell, P., Asher, E., Ducklow, H., Goldman, J., Dacey, J., Grzymski, J. J., Young, J., Kranz, S., Bernard, K., Morel, F. (2014). Metabolic balance of coastal Antarctic waters revealed by autonomous pCO2 and ?O2/Ar measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, (19), 6803-6810


Grzymski, J. J., Dussaq, A. (2012). The significance of nitrogen cost minimization in proteomes of marine microorganisms., The ISME Journal, 6, (1), 71-80, Nature Publishing Group
Grzymski, J. J., Riesenfeld, C., Williams, T., Dussaq, A., Ducklow, H., Erickson, M., Cavicchioli, R., Murray, A. E. (2012). A metagenomic assessment of winter and summer bacterioplankton from Antarctica Peninsula coastal surface waters, The ISME journal, 6, (10), 1901-1915, Nature Publishing Group
Williams, T., Long, E., Evans, F., DeMaere, M., Lauro, F., Raftery, M., Ducklow, H., Grzymski, J. J., Murray, A. E., Cavicchioli, R. (2012). A metaproteomic assessment of winter and summer bacterioplankton from Antarctic Peninsula coastal surface waters, The ISME journal, 6, (10), 1883-1900, Nature Publishing Group


Ayala-del-Rio, H. L., Chain, P. S., Grzymski, J. J., Ponder, M. A., Ivanova, N., Bergholz, P. W., Bartolo, G. D., Hauser, L., Land, M., Bakermans, C., Rodrigues, D., Klappenbach, J. A., Zarka, D., Larimer, F., Richardson, P., Murray, A. E., Thomashow, M., Tiedje, J. M. (2010). The genome sequence of Psychrobacter arcticus 273-4, a psychroactive Siberian permafrost bacterium reveals mechanisms for adaptation to low temperature growth, Appl Env Microbiol, 76, 2304-2312
Ayala-del-Río, H. L., Chain, P., Grzymski, J. J., Ponder, M., Ivanova, N., Bergholz, P., Di Bartolo, G., Hauser, L., Land, M., Bakermans, C. (2010). The genome sequence of Psychrobacter arcticus 273-4, a psychroactive Siberian permafrost bacterium, reveals mechanisms for adaptation to low-temperature growth, Applied and environmental microbiology, 76, (7), 2304-2312, Am Soc Microbiol


Soo, R. M., Wood, S. A., Grzymski, J. J., McDonald, I. R., Cary, S. C. (2009). Microbial biodiversity of thermophilic communities in hot mineral soils of Tramway Ridge, Mount Erebus, Antarctica, Env Micobiol, 11, (3), 715-728


Grzymski, J. J., Murray, A. E., Campbell, B., Kaplarevic, M., Gao, G., Lee, C., Daniel, R., Ghadiri, A., Feldman, R., Cary, S. (2008). Metagenome analysis of an extreme microbial symbiosis reveals eurythermal adaptation and metabolic flexibility, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, (45), 17516-17521, National Acad Sciences


Murray, A. E., Grzymski, J. J. (2007). Diversity and genomics of Antarctic marine microorganisms, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B, 362, 2259-2271
Murray, A. E., Grzymski, J. J. (2007). Diversity and genomics of Antarctic marine micro-organisms, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 362, (1488), 2259-2271, The Royal Society


Grzymski, J. J., Carter, B., DeLong, E., Feldman, R., Ghadiri, A., Murray, A. E. (2006). Comparative genomics of DNA fragments from six Antarctic marine planktonic bacteria, Applied and environmental microbiology, 72, (2), 1532-1541, Am Soc Microbiol





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