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Ruby Lab: Current Members

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    Dr. Clotilde Bongrand

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida


PhD Microbiology and Virology 2011

Areas of Study


Research Overview

Impact of strain diversity on the squid-vibrio symbiosis


2008-2011 Ministry’s allocations

Research Publications

  • Moriano-Gutierrez S, Bongrand C, Essock-Burns T, Wu L, McFall-Ngai MJ, Ruby EG (2020) The noncoding small RNA SsrA is released by Vibrio fischeri and modulates critical host responses. PLoS biology 18((11)):e3000934 PMC7665748 · 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

  • Essock-Burns T, Bongrand C, Goldman WE, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai MJ (2020) Interactions of Symbiotic Partners Drive the Development of a Complex Biogeography in the Squid-Vibrio Symbiosis. mBio 11((3)): PMC7251207 · Pubmed · DOI

  • Bongrand C, Moriano-Gutierrez S, Arevalo P, McFall-Ngai M, Visick KL, Polz M, Ruby EG (2020) Using Colonization Assays and Comparative Genomics To Discover Symbiosis Behaviors and Factors in Vibrio fischeri. mBio 11((2)): PMC7064787 · Pubmed · DOI

  • Bongrand C, Ruby EG (2019) The impact of Vibrio fischeri strain variation on host colonization. Current opinion in microbiology 50:15-19 PMC6899189 · Pubmed

  • Bongrand C, Ruby EG (2018) Achieving a multi-strain symbiosis: strain behavior and infection dynamics. The ISME journal 13((3)):698-706 PMC6461934 · Pubmed

  • Koehler S, Gaedeke R, Thompson C, Bongrand C, Visick KL, Ruby E, McFall-Ngai M (2018) The model squid-vibrio symbiosis provides a window into the impact of strain- and species-level differences during the initial stages of symbiont engagement. Environmental microbiology : PMC6386636 · 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

  • Bongrand C, Sansonetti PJ, Parsot C (2012) Characterization of the promoter, MxiE box and 5' UTR of genes controlled by the activity of the type III secretion apparatus in Shigella flexneri. PloS one 7((3)):e32862 PMC3299695 · Pubmed

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