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 sterilizationPLoS 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 7120Mol 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 cythereaEnviron 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