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Shawn Doyle
Shawn Doyle
(979) 845-5105
Eller O&M 716D

Texas A&M University O&M Building

Room 716 MS 3146

College Station, TX 77843


Ph.D. Microbiology, Louisiana State University, 2015

B.S. Microbiology, Louisiana State University, 2008


OCNG 650 – Aquatic Microbial Ecology

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Shawn Doyle

Assistant Research Scientist

Research Interests

Environmental Microbiology and Ecology, Bioinformatics, Computational Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Biological Oceanography, Cryosphere Microbiology, Hydrocarbon Microbiology, Coral Reef Microbiology

Selected Publications

Kamalanathan, M., M. Chiu, H. Bacosa, K. Schwehr, S. Tsai, S.M. Doyle, A. Yard, S. Mapes, C. Vasequez, L. Bretherton, J.B. Sylvan, P. Santschi, W. Chin, and A. Quigg. 2019. Role of polysaccharide synthesis in diatom (Thalassiosira pseudonana) and the associated bacteria in response to hydrocarbon exposure. In Review

Kealoha, A.K., S.M. Doyle, R.D. Hetland, S.F. DiMarco, J.B. Sylvan, and K.E. Shamberger. 2019. Upwelling and Freshwater Discharge Driven Hypoxia at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. In Review

Xu, C., S. Zhang, M. Beaver, P. Lin, L. Sun, S.M. Doyle, J.B. Sylvan, A. Wozniak, P.G. Hatcher, K. Kaiser, G. Yan, K.A. Schwehr, Y. Lin, T.L. Wade, WC. Chin, MH. Chiu, A. Quigg, and P.H. Santschi. 2018. The Role Of Microbially-Mediated Expolymeric Substances (EPS) in Regulating Macondo Oil Transport in a Mesocosm Experiment. Marine Chemistry 206:52-61. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2018.09.005

Doyle, S.M., Rehman Kayani, M., N. Sangwan, G. Wang, J.A. Gilbert, B.C. Christner, and T.F. Zhu. 2018. Metagenomic Analysis of Basal Ice from an Alaskan Glacier. Microbiome 6:123. doi:10.1186/s40168-018-0505-5

Kamalanathan, M., C. Xu, K. Schwehr, L. Bretherton, M. Beaver, S.M. Doyle, J. Genzer, J. Hillhouse, J.B. Sylvan, P. Santschi, and A. Quigg. 2018. Extracellular Enzyme Activity Profile in a Chemically Enhanced Water Accommodated Fraction of Surrogate Oil: Toward Understanding Microbial Activities After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:798. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00798

Doyle, S.M., E.A. Whitaker, V. De Pascuale, T.L. Wade, A.H. Knap, P.H. Santschi, A. Quigg, and J.B. Sylvan. 2018. Rapid Formation of Microbe-Oil Aggregates and Changes in Community Composition in Coastal Surface Water Following Exposure to Oil and the Dispersant Corexit. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:689. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00689

Quigg, A., U. Passow, WC. Chin, C. Xu, S.M. Doyle, L. Bretherton, M. Kamalanathan, A.K. Williams, J.B. Sylvan, Z.V. Finkel, A.H. Knap, K.A. Schwehr, S. Zhang, L. Sun, T.L. Wade, W. Obeid, P.G. Hatcher, and P.H. Santschi. 2016. The Role of Microbial Expolymers in Determining the Fate of Oil and Dispersants in the Ocean. L&O Letters 1:3-26. doi:10.1002/lol2.10030

Montross, S. M. Skidmore, B. Christner, D. Samyn, JL. Tison, R. Lorrain, S.M. Doyle, and S. Fitzsimons. 2014. Debris-Rich Basal Ice as a Microbial Habitat, Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Geomicrobiology 31:76-81. doi:10.1080/01490451.2013.811316

Doyle, S.M., S.N. Montross, M.L. Skidmore, and B.C. Christner. 2013. Characterizing Microbial Diversity and the Potential for Metabolic Function at -15°C in the Basal Ice of Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. Biology 2:1034-1053. doi:10.3390/biology2031034

Lee, J.H., H.Y. Koh, S.G. Lee, S.M. Doyle, B.C. Christner, and H.J. Kim. 2012. Draft Genome Sequence of Paenisporosarcina sp. Strain TG-20, a Psychrophilic Bacterium Isolated from the Basal Ice of Taylor Glacier. Journal of Bacteriology 194:6636. doi:10.1128/JB.01472-12

Lee, J.H., H.Y. Koh, S.G. Lee, S.M. Doyle, B.C. Christner, and H.J. Kim. 2012. Draft Genome Sequence of Paenisporosarcina sp. Strain TG-14, a Psychrophilic Bacterium Isolated from Sediment-Laden Stratified Basal Ice from Taylor Glacier, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Journal of Bacteriology 194:6656-6657. doi:10.1128/JB.01795-12

Amato, P., S.M. Doyle, J.R. Battista, and B.C. Christner. 2010. Implications of Subzero Metabolic Activity on Long-Term Microbial Survival in Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Permafrost. Astrobiology 10:789-798. doi:10.1089/ast.2010.0477

Amato, P., S.M. Doyle, and B.C. Christner. 2009. Macromolecular Synthesis by Yeasts Under Frozen Conditions. Environmental Microbiology 11:589-596. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01829.x

Doyle, S.M., M. Dieser, E. Broemsen, and B. Christner. 2012. General Characteristics of Cold-Adapted Microorganisms. In L. Whyte and R.V. Miller (eds), Polar Microbiology: Life in a Deep Freeze. American Society of Microbiology Press, Washington D.C., pp. 103-125.

Montross, S.N., S.M. Doyle, D. Samyn, JL. Tison, B.C. Christner, and M.L. Skidmore. 2009. Sediment-Rich Antarctica Basal Ice as a Habitat for Microorganisms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement 73:A897

Amato, P., S.M. Doyle, and B. Christner. 2009. Microbial Survival Mechanisms in the Cold Subsurface. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement 73:A35

Doyle, S.M., P. Amato, and B. Christner. 2008. Life In and Under the Antarctic Ice Sheets. (cover article) Microscopy Today 16.3:6-9. doi:10.1017/S1551929500059186
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