Matt Sullivan BBC interview and more!

Hi everyone! Matt has been on a scientific ‘tour’ these past few weeks, where he presented marine virus ecology to broader audiences. These two were public: Carnegie lecture in Washington, D.C., on YouTube (for Matt’s segment on viruses, advance to…

Thousands of novel biosynthetic pathways throughout the global oceans

A new Nature paper by Paoli et al (Sunagawa Lab) describes the diversity and biogeography of microbial-derived metabolic capabilities throughout the global oceans. As little is known about the vast metabolic potential of the global ocean microbiome, the team mined…

New paper in Science from Guillermo, Ahmed and team!

A new paper from Guillermo Dominguez-Huerta and Ahmed Zayed entitled “Diversity and ecological footprint of Global Ocean RNA viruses” has just been published in Science. If the previous study in Zayed et al. (2022) was about the taxonomic and evolutionary consequences…

New paper in Science from Ahmed, James, Guillermo and team!

A new paper from Ahmed Zayed, James Wainaina, and Guillermo Dominguez-Huerta titled “Cryptic and abundant marine viruses at the evolutionary origins of Earth’s RNA virome” has just been published in the journal Science. In this work, Ahmed and colleagues bring…

New paper: Viral Tag & Grow: a scalable method to capture & characterize virus-host pairs with flow cytometry and plating

A new research article from Dr. Ho Bin Jang (a former postdoc in the Sullivan Lab), describes an improved laboratory method, ‘Viral Tag and Grow’, that enables high-throughput capture and characterization of virus-host pairs. This entails using a host bacterium…

BBC interviews Matt Sullivan on ancient ice virus recovery

Following Dr. Zhi-Ping Zhong’s recent paper, “Glacier ice archives potentially fifteen-thousand-year-old microbes and phages”, Matt Sullivan was interviewed by BBC’s Newsday show. You can listen to the interview here (starts at about 14:21) and read the paper here.

Ohio State News features Dr. Zhi-Ping’s work on 15,000 year old viruses trapped in Tibetan glacier ice

Dr. Zhi-Ping Zong, a former postdoc in the Sullivan Lab, was recently featured by Ohio State University News for his paper describing viruses from ancient Tibetan ice cores. Congratulation Zhi-Ping and team!! –> Read the official OSU press release here….

Nature News Features virus ecology and leaders in the field

Nature News Features virus ecology and leaders in the field

New Features in Nature: beyond SARS-CoV-2 and how virus ecologists – including Mya Breitbart and Matt Sullivan –  are shaping how we discover and perceive viruses from an ecosystem perspective. Link to feature article here (free) Image credit: Nature Publishing…

Dr. Ahmed Zayed interviewed by Technology Networks for his research about the links between spinal cord injury and the gut microbiome

Dr. Ahmed Zayed, a postdoc in the Sullivan Lab, was recently interviewed by science writer Molly Campbell, for Technology Networks (https://www.technologynetworks.com/) Ahmed answered questions about one of his recent research articles, in which he and his colleagues looked at the…

OSU College spotlight: Dr. Sullivan’s efforts from marines viruses to a new OSU Center

This month, OSU’s College of Arts and Sciences spotlights Dr. Sullivan’s efforts going from his experiences in marine virus ecology, to the creation of the Center of Microbiome Science at Ohio State. Full the full story here.