Polz Lab
Microbial Ecology and Evolution
Email: k6logc@mit.edu
Bldg-Room 48-106
Phone: 1.617.253.8650

Kathryn Kauffman

Postdoctoral Associate

Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering MIT 48-216 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 Email: k6logc(at)mit.edu


Research Interests

  • Ecology of bacterial viruses.


Publications (Google Scholar Profile)

  • Kathryn M. Kauffman, Fatima A. Hussain, Joy Yang, Philip Arevalo, Julia M. Brown, William K. Chang, David VanInsberghe, Joseph Elsherbini, Radhey S. Sharma, Michael B. Cutler, Libusha Kelly & Martin F. Polz. (2018). A major lineage of non-tailed dsDNA viruses as unrecognized killers of marine bacteria.  Naturehttps://www.nature.com/articles/nature25474
  • Antonio M. Martin-Platero, Brian Cleary, Kathryn Kauffman, Sarah P. Preheim, Dennis J. McGillicuddy, Eric J. Alm & Martin F. Polz. (2018). High resolution time series reveals cohesive but short-lived communities in coastal plankton. Nature Communications, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02571-4
  • David J. Burks, Stephen Norris, Kathryn M. Kauffman, Abigail Joy, Philip Arevalo, Rajeev K. Azad, Hans Wildschutte. (2017). Environmental vibrios represent a source of antagonistic compounds that inhibit pathogenic Vibrio cholera and Vibrio parahaemolyticus strains. MicrobiologyOpen, 6(5), e00504. https://doi.org/10.1002/mbo3.504
  • Paul C. Kirchberger, Fabini D. Orata, E. Jed Barlow, Kathryn M. Kauffman, Rebecca J. Case, Martin F. Polz, Yan Boucher. (2016). A small number of phylogenetically distinct clonal complexes dominate a coastal Vibrio cholerae population. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, https://doi:10.1128/AEM.01177-16
  • Gitta Szabo, Sarah P. Preheim, Kathryn M. Kauffman, Lawrence A. David, Jesse Shapiro, Eric J. Alm, and Martin F. Polz. (2012). Reproducibility of Vibrionaceae population structure in coastal bacterioplankton. The ISME Journal 7, no. 3: 509-519. http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v7/n3/abs/ismej2012134a.html
  • Seth G. John, Carolina B. Mendez, Li Deng, Bonnie Poulos, Anne Kathryn M. Kauffman, Suzanne Kern, Jennifer Brum, Martin F. Polz, Edward A. Boyle, and Matthew B. Sullivan. (2011). A simple and efficient method for concentration of ocean viruses by chemical flocculation. Environmental Microbiology Reports 3, no. 2: 195-202. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00208.x/full
  • Megan M. Montgomery-Fullerton, Roland A. Cooper, Kathryn M. Kauffman, Jeffrey D. Shields, and Robert E. Ratzlaff. (2007). Detection of Panulirus argus Virus 1 in Caribbean spiny lobsters. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 76, no. 1: 1-6. http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/dao/v76/n1/p1-6/