Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022-04-01 Comparison of Vibrio coralliilyticus virulence in Pacific oyster larva and coralMicrobiology.  168. 2022-04-01
2021-09-01 Metabolomics of Healthy and Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Affected Montastraea cavernosa CoralsFront. Mar. Sci2021-09-01
2021-06-01 xpression Response to Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Transmission in M. cavernosa and O. faveolata from FloridaFront Microbiol. 2021-06-01
2021-03-01 Changing stony coral tissue loss disease dynamics through time in Montastraea cavernosaFont. Mar. Sci.2021-03-01
2020-10-01 Disease diagnostics and potential co-infections by Vibrio coralliilyticus during an ongoing coral disease outbreak in FloridaFront Microbiol.2020-10-01
2020-08-01 Draft Genome Sequence of Streptomyces sp. Strain ventii, Isolated from a Microbial Mat near Hydrothermal Vents within the Axial Seamount in the Pacific Ocean, and Resequencing of the Type Strains Streptomyces lonarensis NCL 716 and Streptomyces bohaiensis 11A07Microbiol Resour Announc. .  32. 2020-08-01
2020-08-01 Draft Genome Sequence of Vibrio ostreicida Strain PP-203, the Type Strain of a Pathogen That Infects Bivalve LarvaeMicrobiol Resour Announc. .  35. 2020-08-01
2020-07-01 Complete Genome Sequence of Vibrio coralliilyticus OCN008Microbiol Resour Announc..  30. 2020-07-01
2020-03-01 Draft genome sequence of Vibrio sp. strain OCN044, isolated from Palmyra Atoll, Northern Line IslandsMicrobiol. Resour. Announc. .  12. 2020-03-01
2020-02-01 MSCS is a critical component for osmotic survival of Vibrio choleraeBiophysical J. .  3. 2020-02-01
2020-01-01 Insight into the resilience and susceptibility of marine bacteria to T6SS attack by Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio coralliilyticusPLoS ONE.  1. 2020-01-01
2019-11-01 Pathogenesis of a tissue loss disease affecting multiple species of corals along the Florida Reef Tract. Front Mar Sci.2019-11-01
2019-05-01 Microbial community shifts associated with the ongoing stony coral tissue loss disease outbreak on the Florida Reef Tract.Front Microbiol.2019-05-01
2018-12-01 Assessment and verification of commercially available pressure cookers for laboratory sterilization PLoS ONE.  13. 2018-12-01
2018-07-01 Dynamics of acute Montipora white syndrome: bacterial communities of healthy and diseased M. capitata colonies during and after a disease outbreakMicrobiology2018-07-01
2018-07-01 Influence of chemotaxis and swimming patterns on the virulence of the coral pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticusJ Bacteriol.  200. 2018-07-01
2018-06-01 Factors affecting infection of corals and larval oysters by Vibrio coralliilyticus.PLoS One.  13. 2018-06-01
2018-04-01 The hetZ gene indirectly regulates heterocyst development at the level of pattern formation in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120 Mol Microbiol. 2018-04-01
2017-11-01 Intra-colony disease progression induces fragmentation of coral fluorescent pigmentsSci Rep..  7. 2017-11-01
2017-11-01 Pseudoalteromonas piratica strain OCN003 is a coral pathogen that causes a switch from chronic to acute Montipora white syndrome in Montipora capitataPLoS One.  12. 2017-11-01
2017-08-01 Pseudoalteromonas piratica sp. nov., a budding, prosthecate bacterium from diseased Montipora capitata, and emended description of the genus PseudoalteromonasInt J Syst Evol Microbiol..  67:2683-2688. 2017-08-01
2016-11-01 Draft genome sequence of Piscirickettsia litoralis, isolated from seawaterGenome Announc..  4:e01252-16. 2016-11-01
2016-11-01 Mutation of the toxR or mshA genes from Vibrio coralliilyticus strain OCN014 reduces infection of the coral Acropora cytherea Environ Microbiol. .  18:4055-4067. 2016-11-01
2016-11-01 The heterocyst regulatory protein HetP and its homologs modulate heterocyst commitment in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120Natl Acad Sci USA..  113:E6984-E6992. 2016-11-01
2016-05-01 Emerging coral diseases in Kāne'ohe Bay, O'ahu, Hawai'i (USA): two major disease outbreaks of acute Montipora white syndromeDis Aquat Organ..  119:189-98. 2016-05-01
2016-03-01 Mutation of the murC and murB genes impairs heterocyst differentiation in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120J Bacteriol..  198:1196-206. 2016-03-01
2015-10-01 Differences in bacterial community structure in two color morphs of the Hawaiian reef coral Montipora capitataAppl Environ Microbiol..  81:7312-8. 2015-10-01
2015-03-01 First record of black band disease in the Hawaiian archipelago: response, outbreak status, virulence, and a method of treatmentPLoS ONE.  10:e0120853. 2015-03-01
2015-01-01 Complete genome sequence of Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain OCN003, isolated from Kāne'ohe Bay, Oʻahu, HawaiiGenome Announc..  3:e01396-14.. 2015-01-01
2015-01-01 The trpE gene negatively regulates differentiation of heterocysts at the level of induction in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120J Bacteriol..  197:362-70. 2015-01-01
2014-12-01 Complete genome sequence of Vibrio coralliilyticus strain OCN014, isolated from a diseased coral at Palmyra AtollGenome Announc. .  2:e01318-14. 2014-12-01
2014-04-01 Vibrio coralliilyticus strain OCN008 is an etiological agent of acute Montipora white syndromeAppl Environ Microbiol..  80:2102-9. 2014-04-01
2014-03-01 Expanding the direct HetR regulon in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120.J Bacteriol..  196:1113-21. 2014-03-01
2014-01-01 Ocean warming and acidification have complex interactive effects on the dynamics of a marine fungal diseaseProc Biol Sci. .  281. 2014-01-01


Investigator On

  • Developing High-Throughput Methods and Novel Therapeutics to Prevent Ecosystem Destruction by Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease and Identify Etiological Agents 2021-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Development of alternative in situ treatments for stony coral tissue loss disease 2021-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Identification and virulence testing of zooxanthellae-associated viral particles from Florida corals 2021-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Using a surrogate model system to screen for pathogen(s) associated with SCTLD 2021-01-01 - 2022-01-01
  • Development of alternative in situ treatments for stony coral tissue loss disease 2020-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Analysis of Metabolic Biomarkers of Florida’s Coral Tissue Loss Disease 2019-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Developing Probiotic Treatments to Treat Disease and Protect Captive Coral for Conservation Efforts 2019-01-01 - 2021-01-01
  • Development of alterative in situ treatments for stony coral tissue loss disease 2019-01-01 - 2020-01-01
  • Studies of the Ecology and Microbiology of Florida’s Coral Tissue Loss Diseases 2018-01-01 - 2019-01-01
  • Postdoctoral research in coral pathogen isolation 2017-01-01 - 2018-01-01
  • coral probiotics at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce 2018-01-01 -
  • Postdoctoral Travel Award for the 2017 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana 2017-01-01 -
  • Postdoctoral Travel Award for the ASM Vibio2017 Meeting in Chicago, Illinois 2017-01-01 -
  • Probiotics to save our reefs: Investigating bacteria that protect corals from disease 2016-01-01 -
  • Microbiology Student Travel Award for the 2015 ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana 2015-01-01 -
  • Sarah Ann Martin Award in Microbiology & selected as an ARCS Scholar 2015-01-01 -
  • American Society of Microbiology Hawaii Local Chapter Student Travel Award 2014-01-01 -
  • American Society of Microbiology Student Travel Award for the 2014 ASM General Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts 2014-01-01 -
  • University of Hawaiʻi Zoology Department Edmondson Research Grant for research of marine invertebrates 2014-01-01 -
  • Full Name

  • Blake K Ushijima