Dr. Joe J. Grzymski

Senior Director Applied Innovation Center Associate Research Professor
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


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-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


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 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