DRI / DIRECTORY / JOE GRZYMSKI
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Dr. Joe Grzymski
Research Professor, Computational Biology and Genetics

Dr. Joseph Grzymski serves as the Director of the Renown Institute for Health Innovation; the Chief Scientific Officer for Renown Health; and a Research Professor in Computational Biology and Genetics at the Desert Research Institute

Dr. Grzymski conceived and is the Principal Investigator of Healthy Nevada Project the largest community sponsored population health program in the U.S. He is responsible for developing new applied research initiatives at DRI and has helped expand DRIs expertise and presence in data analysis, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, public health, business development and visualization through more than $7m in funding. He works closely with the Nevada Governors Office of Economic Development. cares deeply about improving health, wellness and social capital in Nevada. His academic research over more than 20 years spans biophysics, informatics and molecular biology. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Biology at Bowdoin College, his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and was a Fulbright Scholar studying mathematical ecology.

As the CSO of Renown Health, Dr. Grzymski helped launch the largest liver disease genetics study in the United States in partnership with the pharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences.

Research Programs

Active Research Projects

Research Laboratories

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

Keywords

Genomic Medicine, Human Genetics, Microbiology, Computational Biology, data analysis, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, public health, business development, data visualization

 

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Publications
2019
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, 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00003
Hamilton-Brehm, S. D., Onstott, T., Sherwood-Lollar, B., Zavarin, M., Grzymski, J. J., Russell, C. E., Caldwell, M., Lawson, P. A., Neveux, I., Moser, D. P., Stewart, L. (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, 10, p. 2224, 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02224
2015
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
2014
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
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
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
2012
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
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
2010
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
2009
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
2008
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
2007
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
2006
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
Other
2019
Decker, D. L., Grzymski, J. J. (2019). Microbial passivation of explosive ordnance, 16 pp., July 16, 2019, U.S. Patent No. 10,351,485 B1