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  • Lanclos, V. Celeste, Jordan T Coelho, Alex Hyer, Mindy M Brooks, Emily R Savoie, Scott Kosiba, and J. Cameron Thrash. 2020. A CURE for physiological characterization of bacterioplankton in liquid culture. In Review. On bioRxiv.
  • Murray, Alison E., John Freudenstein, Simonetta Gribaldo, Roland Hatzenpichler, Brian P. Hedlund, Philip Hugenholtz, Peter Kämpfer, Kostas Konstantinidis, Chris Lane, Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Ramon Rosselló-Móra, Donovan H. Parks, R. Thane Papke, Matthew Stott, Ian C. Sutcliff, J. Cameron Thrash, Fanus Venter, William B. Whitman. 2020. A roadmap for naming the uncultivated majority. In Review.

  • Henson, Michael W., Megan E. Guidry, M. Katherine Carnes, and J. Cameron Thrash. 2020. Draft Genome Sequence of the Novel Coastal Bacterium LSUCC0115 from the MWH-UniPo Clade, Order Burkholderiales, Class Betaproteobacteria. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9:e01492-19. doi:10.1128/MRA.01492-19.



  • Henson, Michael W.,  V. Celeste Lanclos, Brant C. Faircloth, and J. Cameron Thrash. 2018. Cultivation and genomics of the first freshwater SAR11 (LD12) isolate.The ISME Journal 12:1846-1860. Supplementary Information.

  • Henson, Michael W., Jordan Hanssen, Greg Spooner, Patrick Flemming, Markus Pukonen,  Frederick Stahr, and J. Cameron Thrash. 2018. Nutrient dynamics and stream order influence microbial community patterns along a 2914 km transect of the Mississippi River. Limnology and Oceanography 63(5):1837-1855 Supplemental Material.

  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Brett J. Baker, Kiley W. Seitz, Ben Temperton, Lauren Gillies Campbell, Nancy N. Rabalais, Bernard Henrissat, and Olivia U. Mason. 2018. Metagenomic assembly and prokaryotic MAGs from the northern Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”. Microbiology Resource Announcements 7:e01033-18 Table S1

  • Craine, Joseph, Michael W. Henson, J. Cameron Thrash, Jordan Hanssen, Greg Spooner, Patrick Fleming, Marcus Pukonen, Frederick Stahr, Sarah Spaulding, and Noah Fierer. 2018. Environmental DNA reveals the structure of phytoplankton assemblages along a 2900-km transect in the Mississippi River. bioRxiv preprint.


  • Thrash, J. Cameron , Kiley W. Seitz, Brett J. Baker, Ben Temperton, Lauren E. Gillies, Nancy N. Rabalais, Bernard Henrissat, Olivia U. Mason. 2017. Metabolic roles of uncultivated bacterioplankton lineages in the northern Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone.” mBio 8(5):e01017-17 Supplementary Information. (Issue Cover)

  • Halsey, Kimberly H., Stephen J. Giovannoni, Martin Graus, Yanlin Zhao, Zachary Landry, J. Cameron Thrash, and Joost de Gouw. 2017. Biological Cycling of Acetaldehyde by Phytoplankton and Bacterioplankton. Limnology & Oceanography 62(6):2650-2661. doi: 10.1002/lno.10596


  • Henson, Michael W., David M. Pitre, Jessica Lee Weckhorst, V. Celeste Lanclos, Austen T. Webber, and J. Cameron Thrash. 2016. Artificial seawater media facilitates cultivating members of the microbial majority from the Gulf of Mexico. mSphere 1(2). doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00028-16 Supplementary Information.

  • Schloss, Patrick, Rene Girard, Thomas Martin, Joshua Edwards, and J. Cameron Thrash. 2016. The status of the archaeal and bacterial census: an update. mBio 7(3):e00201-16

  • Lanclos, V. Celeste, Michael W. Henson, David M. Pitre, and J. Cameron Thrash. 2016. Draft Genome Sequence of strain LSUCC0135, an early diverging member of the Methylophilales in the BetaproteobacteriaGenome Announcements. 4(6):e01231-16

  • Sun, Jing, Jonathan D. Todd, J. Cameron Thrash, Yanping Qian, Michael C. Qian, Ben Temperton, Jiazhen Guo, Emily K. Fowler, Joshua T. Aldrich, Carrie D. Nicora, Mary S. Lipton, Richard D. Smith, Patrick De Leenheer, Samuel H. Payne, Andrew W. B. Johnston, Cleo Davie-Martin, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2016. The abundant marine bacterium Pelagibacter simultaneously catabolizes dimethylsulfoniopropionate to the gases dimethyl sulfide and methanethiolNature Microbiology. doi: 10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.65

  • Hogle, Shane L., J. Cameron Thrash, Chris L. Dupont, and Katherine A. Barbeau. 2016. Trace metal acquisition by heterotrophic bacterioplankton with contrasting trophic strategies. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(5): 1613-1624.

  • Learman, Deric R., Michael W. Henson, J. Cameron Thrash, Ben Temperton, Pamela M. Brannock, Scott R. Santos, Andrew R. Mahon, and Kenneth M. Halanych. 2016. Biogeochemical and microbial variation across 5500 km of Antarctic surface sediment implicates organic matter as a driver of benthic community structure. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:284. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00284



  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Ben Temperton, Brandon K. Swan, Zachary C. Landry, Tanja Woyke, Edward F. DeLong, Ramunas Stepanauskas, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2014. Single-cell enabled comparative genomics of a deep ocean SAR11 bathytype. The ISME Journal 8(7): 1440-1451

  • Giovannoni, Stephen J., J. Cameron Thrash, and Ben Temperton. 2014. Implications of streamlining theory for microbial ecology. The ISME Journal 8(8): 1553-1565.

  • Carini, Paul, Emily O. Campbell, Jeff Morré, Sergio Sañudo-Wilhelmy, J. Cameron Thrash, Samuel Bennett, Ben Temperton, Tadhg Begley, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2014. Discovery of a SAR11 growth requirement for thiamin’s pyrimidine precursor and its distribution in the Sargasso Sea. The ISME Journal 8(8): 1727-1738


  • Ferla, Matteo P., J. Cameron Thrash, Stephen J. Giovannoni, and Wayne M. Patrick. 2013. New rRNA Gene-Based Phylogenies of the Alphaproteobacteria Provide Perspective on Major Groups, Mitochondrial Ancestry and Phylogenetic Instability. PLOS ONE 8(12): e83383. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083383

  • Smith, Daniel P., J. Cameron Thrash, Carrie D. Nicora, Mary S. Lipton, Kristin E. Burnum, Paul Carini, Richard D. Smith, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2013. Proteomic and transcriptomic analysis of “Candidatus Pelagibacter ubique” describes the first PII-independent response to nitrogen limitation in a free-living alphaproteobacteriummBio 4(6):e00133-12. doi:10.1128/mBio.00133-12

  • Vergin, Kevin L.*, Bánk Beszteri*, Adam Monier, J. Cameron Thrash, Ben Temperton, Alexander H. Treusch, Fabian Kilpert, Alexandra Z. Worden, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2013. High resolution SAR11 ecotype dynamics at the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study Site by phylogenetic placement of pyrosequencesThe ISME Journal 7(7): 1322-1332

  • Zhao, Yanlin*, Ben Temperton*, J. Cameron Thrash, Michael S. Schwalbach, Kevin L. Vergin, Zachary C. Landry, Mark Ellisman, Tom Deerinck, Matthew B. Sullivan, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2013. Abundant SAR11 viruses in the ocean. Nature 494(7437): 357-360


  • Grote, Jana*, J. Cameron Thrash*, Megan J. Huggett, Zachary C. Landry, Paul Carini, Stephen J. Giovannoni, and Michael S. Rappé. 2012. Streamlining and Core Genome Conservation among Highly Divergent Members of the SAR11 ClademBio 3(5): e00252-12


  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Alex Boyd, Megan J. Huggett, Jana Grote, Paul Carini, Ryan J. Yoder, Barbara Robbertse, Joseph W. Spatafora, Michael S. Rappé, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2011. Phylogenomic evidence for a common ancestor of mitochondria and the SAR11 cladeScientific Reports 1(13); DOI:10.1038/srep00013

  • Sun, Jing, Laura Steindler, J. Cameron Thrash, Kimberly H. Halsey, Daniel P. Smith, Amy E. Carter, Zachary C. Landry, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2011. One Carbon Metabolism in SAR11 Pelagic Marine BacteriaPLOS ONE 6(8): e23973

  • Dreher, Theo W., Nathan Brown, Connie S. Bozarth, Andrew D. Schwartz, Erin Riscoe, Cameron Thrash, Samuel E. Bennett, Shin-Cheng Tzeng, and Claudia S. Maier. 2011. A freshwater cyanophage whose genome indicates close relationships to photosynthetic marine cyanomyophagesEnvironmental Microbiology 13(7): 1858-1874

  • Wrighton, Kelly C., J. Cameron Thrash, Ryan A. Melnyk, J. P. Bigi, Katherine G. Byrne-Bailey, J. P. Remis, Denise Schichnes, M. Auer, C. J. Chang, and John D. Coates. 2011. Evidence for direct electron transfer by a Gram-positive bacterium isolated from a microbial fuel cellApplied and Environmental Microbiology 77(21): 7633-7639

  • Weber, Karrie A., J. Cameron Thrash, J. Ian Van Trump, Laurie A. Achenbach, and John D. Coates. 2011. Environmental and Taxonomic Bacterial Diversity of Anaerobic Uranium(IV) Bio-OxidationApplied and Environmental Microbiology 77(13): 4693-4696

  • Van Trump, J. Ian, Kelly C. Wrighton, J. Cameron Thrash, Karrie A. Weber, Gary L. Andersen, and John D. Coates. 2011. Humic acid-oxidizing, nitrate-reducing bacteria in agricultural soilsmBio 2(4); DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00044-11

  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Sarir Ahmadi, and John D. Coates. 2011. Anaerobic respiratory iron(II) oxidation. In Microbial Metal and Metalloid Metabolism: Advances and Applications. Edited by John F. Stolz and Ronald S. Oremland
  • Thrash, J. Cameron and John D. Coates. 2011. Phylum XVII. Acidobacteria phy. nov. In Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 4 (The Bacteroidetes, Planctomycetes, Chlamydiae, Spirochaetes, Fibrobacteres, Fusobacteria, Acidobacteria, Verrucomicrobia, Dictyoglomi and Gemmatimonadetes). Edited by Noel R. Krieg, James T. Staley, Brian Hedlund, Bruce J. Paster, Naomi Ward, Wolfgang Ludwig, and William B. Whitman.

  • Thrash, J. Cameron*, Jang-Cheon Cho*, Anthony D. Bertagnolli, Steve Ferriera, Justin Johnson, Kevin L. Vergin, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2011. Genome sequence of the marine Janibacter sp. strain HTCC2649Journal of Bacteriology 193(2): 584-585


  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Sarir Ahmadi, Tamas Torok, and John D. Coates. 2010. Characterization of Magnetospirillum bellicus sp. nov., a novel dissimilatory perchlorate-reducing bacterium in the Alphaproteobacteria isolated from a bioelectrical reactorApplied and Environmental Microbiology 76(14): 4730-4737

  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Jarrod Pollock, Tamas Torok, and John D. Coates. 2010. Description of the novel perchlorate-reducing bacteria Dechlorobacter hydrogenophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., and Propionivibrio militaris, sp. novApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology 86(1): 335-343

  • Thrash, J. Cameron*, Jang-Cheon Cho*, Steve Ferriera, Justin Johnson, Kevin L. Vergin, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2010. Genome sequences of Pelagibaca bermudensis HTCC2601T and Maritimibacter alkaliphilus HTCC2654T, the type strains of two marine Roseobacter generaJournal of Bacteriology 192(20): 5552-5553

  • Thrash, J. Cameron*, Jang-Cheon Cho*, Steve Ferriera, Justin Johnson, Kevin L. Vergin, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2010. Genome sequences of strains HTCC2148 and HTCC2080 belonging to the OM60/NOR5 clade of the Gammaproteobacteria. Journal of Bacteriology 192(14): 3842-3843

  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Ulrich Stingl, Jang-Cheon Cho, Steve Ferriera, Justin Johnson, Kevin L. Vergin, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2010. Genome sequence of the novel marine Gammaproteobacterium strain HTCC5015. Journal of Bacteriology 192(14): 3838-3839

  • Thrash, J. Cameron*, Jang-Cheon Cho*, Kevin L. Vergin, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2010. Genome sequences of Oceanicola granulosus HTCC2516T and O. batsensis HTCC2597TJournal of Bacteriology 192(13): 3549-3550

  • Thrash, J. Cameron*, Jang-Cheon Cho*, Kevin L. Vergin, Robert M. Morris, and Stephen J. Giovannoni. 2010. Genome Sequence of Lentisphaera araneosa HTCC2155T, the type species of the order Lentisphaerales in the phylum LentisphaeraeJournal of Bacteriology 192(11): 2938-2939

  • Melchior, Benoit, Angie E. Garcia, Bor-Kai Hsiung, Katherine M. Lo, Jonathan M. Doose, J. Cameron Thrash, Anna Stalder, Matthias Staufenbiel, Harald Neumann, and Monica J. Carson. 2010. Dual Induction of TREM2 and Tolerance related transcript, Tmem176b in amyloid transgenic mice: implications for vaccine-based therapies for Alzheimer’s diseaseASN NEURO 2(3): 157-170


  • Weber, Karrie A., David B. Hedrick, Aaron D. Peacock, J. Cameron Thrash, David C. White, Laurie A. Achenbach, and John D. Coates. 2009. Physiological and taxonomic description of the novel autotrophic, metal oxidizing bacterium, Pseudogulbenkiania sp. strain 2002Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 83(3): 555-565

  • Thrash, J. Cameron, Bruce E. Torbett, and Monica J. Carson. 2009. Developmental Regulation of TREM2 and DAP12 Expression in the Murine CNS: Implications for Nasu-Hakola DiseaseNeurochemical Research 34(1): 38-45



  • Thrash, J. Cameron, J. Ian Van Trump, Karrie A. Weber, Elisabeth Miller, Laurie A. Achenbach, and John D. Coates. 2007. Electrochemical Stimulation of Microbial Perchlorate ReductionEnvironmental Science and Technology 41(5): 1740-1746

  • Papenfuss, Tracey L., J. Cameron Thrash, Patricia E. Danielson, Pamela E. Foye, Brian S. Hillbrush, Gregor J. Sutcliffe, Caroline C. Whitacre, and Monica J. Carson. 2007. Induction of Golli-MBP Expression in CNS Macrophages During Acute LPS-Induced CNS Inflammation and Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE)TheScientificWorldJOURNAL 7(S2): 112-120

  • Plant, Sheila R., Heather A. Iocca, Ying Wang, J. Cameron Thrash, Brian P. O’Connor, Heather A. Arnett, Yang-Xin Fu, Monica J. Carson, and Jenny P.-Y. Ting. 2007. Lymphotoxin beta receptor (Lt betaR): dual roles in demyelination and remyelination and successful theraputic intervention using Lt betaR-Ig proteinJournal of Neuroscience 27(28): 7429-37


  • Carson, Monica J., J. Cameron Thrash, and Barbara Walter. 2006. The cellular response in neuroinflammation: The role of leukocytes, microglia and astrocytes in neuronal death and survivalClinical Neuroscience Research 6(5): 237-245
    Plant, Sheila R., Ying Wang, Sophie Vasseur, J. Cameron Thrash, Eileen J. McMahon, Daniel T. Bergstralh, Heather A. Arnett, Steven D. Miller, Monica J. Carson, Juan L. Iovanna, and Jenny P.-Y. Ting. 2006. Upregulation of the stress-associated gene p8 in mouse models of demyelination and in multiple sclerosis tissues. Glia 53(5): 529-37



Ending the first Diel sampling set

Enjoy some time pictures from time points 0200 and 0600 as we completed our 24 hour survey at the…

Diel Sampling: Update

Well Day 1 has come and starting to end though my day will still go on for another 10-12 hours.…

Diel sampling: Cruise number two with the LUMCON team

Today, we board the RV Pelican for a second time in two weeks. The Thrash lab will be sampling with…

Northern Gulf of Mexico Shelfwide Hypoxia Cruise

Two weeks ago, I was able to take part in the 6 day Northern Gulf of Mexico research cruise. This…

2015 Summer Course on Microbial Oceanography

Okay, first off, sorry for all these late posts. This summer has been pretty crazy for all of the…


  • Brette Campbell – LSU Undergraduate Researcher; B.S. Microbiology, 2014
  • Mary Carnes – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2017-2018
  • Chase Doiron – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2015-2016
  • Bailey Dixon – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2015-2017
  • Joshua Edwards – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2015
  • Logan Forest – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2018
  • Rene Girard – LSU Undergraduate Researcher; B.S. Biology, 2015. After: graduate school at University of Texas Northeast
  • Megan Guidry – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2017-2018
  • Michael Henson – LSU Ph.D. student 2014-2018; Ph.D. Biology 2018; USC Postdoc 2019. After: Postdoc with Dr. Maureen Coleman, U of Chicago
  • Alex Hyer – USC Ph.D. student 2018-2019
  • Anna Lucchesi – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2016-2018
  • Thomas Martin – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2015
  • Meha Magesh – USC Undergraduate Researcher 2019-2020
  • Emily Nall – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2014-2018; B.S. Biology, B.S. Microbiology, Amborski Award winner, 2018. After: lab tech with Dr. Jennifer Brum, LSU
  • David Pitre – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2014-2015; B.S. Biology, Amborski Award winner, 2015. After: medical school at LSU New Orleans
  • Nicolas Spatafora – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2014-2015; transferred to Oregon State University
  • Mikaela Walters – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2017-2018
  • Austen Webber – LSU Ph.D. student 2015-2016. After: brewer at Mantra Artisan Ales
  • Jessica Weckhorst – LSU Undergraduate Researcher 2013-2015; B.S. Microbiology, Socolofski Award winner, 2015. After: graduate school at Baylor University