Glowing Squid

McFall-Ngai Lab: Current Members

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    Dr. Eric Koch

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Postdoctoral Associate - University of Florida


    ejkoch@hawaii.edu

Education

PhD Zoology 2019

Areas of Study

Animal husbandry, Marine biology

Research Overview

Implementation of an efficient husbandry system to examine the effects of persistence in the squid-vibrio symbiosis.

Awards

UH Foundation Award (2016), UH Zoology Graduate Committee Award (2019)

Research Publications

  • Koch EJ, Snow R, Cook JT, Wickman D, Lee J, Zarow GJ (2021) Variation of anti-A and anti-B titers in group O potential blood donors: A pilot study. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery 91((2S Suppl ):S221-S225 · Pubmed · DOI

  • Koch EJ, Bongrand C, Bennett BD, Lawhorn S, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Pende M, Vadiwala K, Dodt HU, Raible F, Goldman W, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai M (2020) The cytokine MIF controls daily rhythms of symbiont nutrition in an animal-bacterial association. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117((44)):27578-27586 PMC7959500 · Pubmed · DOI

  • Koch EJ, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai M, Liebeke M (2020) The impact of persistent colonization by on the metabolome of the host squid . The Journal of experimental biology 223((Pt 16)): PMC7473655 · Pubmed · DOI

  • Koch EJ, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai M, Liebeke M (2020) The impact of persistent colonization by Vibrio fischeri on the metabolome of the host squid Euprymna scolopes. The Journal of experimental biology : · Pubmed · DOI

  • Moriano-Gutierrez S, Koch EJ, Bussan H, Romano K, Belcaid M, Rey FE, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai MJ (2019) Critical symbiont signals drive both local and systemic changes in diel and developmental host gene expression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116((16)):7990-7999 PMC6475425 · Pubmed

  • Belcaid M, Casaburi G, McAnulty SJ, Schmidbaur H, Suria AM, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Pankey MS, Oakley TH, Kremer N, Koch EJ, Collins AJ, Nguyen H, Lek S, Goncharenko-Foster I, Minx P, Sodergren E, Weinstock G, Rokhsar DS, McFall-Ngai M, Simakov O, Foster JS, Nyholm SV (2019) Symbiotic organs shaped by distinct modes of genome evolution in cephalopods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116((8)):3030-3035 PMC6386654 · Pubmed

  • Kremer N, Koch EJ, El Filali A, Zhou L, Heath-Heckman EAC, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai MJ (2018) Persistent Interactions with Bacterial Symbionts Direct Mature-Host Cell Morphology and Gene Expression in the Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis. mSystems 3((5)):e00165-18 PMC6172772 · Pubmed · DOI

  • Koch EJ, McFall-Ngai M (2018) Model systems for the study of how symbiotic associations between animals and extracellular bacterial partners are established and maintained. Drug discovery today. Disease models 28:3-12 PMC7449258 · Pubmed

  • Bongrand C, Koch EJ, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Cordero OX, McFall-Ngai M, Polz MF, Ruby EG (2016) A genomic comparison of 13 symbiotic Vibrio fischeri isolates from the perspective of their host source and colonization behavior. The ISME journal 10((12)):2907-2917 PMC5148191 · Pubmed · DOI

  • Koch EJ, Miyashiro T, McFall-Ngai MJ, Ruby EG (2013) Features governing symbiont persistence in the squid-vibrio association. Molecular ecology 23((6)):1624-34 PMC3907463 · Pubmed

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Margaret McFall-Ngai
E-mail: mmcfallngai@carnegiescience.edu

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Edward (Ned) Ruby
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