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R. Eric Collins

Assistant Professor

Biological Oceanography
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Irving II
PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, AK 99775
(907) 474-6482
Education
Washington State University
B.Sc. Biochemistry
2002
University of Washington
M.S. Biological Oceanography
2006
University of Washington
Ph.D. Biological Oceanography
2009
McMaster University
Post.Doc. Microbiology
2009
McGill University
Post.Doc. Earth Science
2012
Publications
Collins RE, Higgs PG. 2012. Testing the Infinitely Many Genes Model for the Evolution of the Bacterial Core and Pangenome. Molecular Biology and Evolution..

Collins RE, Merz H, Higgs PG. 2011. Origins and Evolution of Gene Families in Bacteria and Archaea. BMC Bioinformatics . 12((Suppl 9)):S14.

Miller LA, Papakyriakou TN, Collins RE, Deming JW, Ehn JK, Macdonald RW, Mucci A, Owens O, Raudsepp M, Sutherland N. 2011. Carbon dynamics in sea ice: A winter flux time series. Journal of Geophysical Research. 116:C02028.

Collins RE, Deming JW. 2011. Abundant dissolved genetic material in Arctic sea ice Part I: Extracellular DNA. Polar Biology . 34:1819-1830.

Collins RE, Deming JW. 2011. Abundant dissolved genetic material in Arctic sea ice Part II: Viral dynamics during autumn freeze-up. Polar Biology. 34:1831-1841.

Collins RE, Rocap G, Deming JW. 2010. Persistence of Bacterial and Archaeal communities in sea ice through an Arctic winter. Environmental Microbiology. 7:18281841..

Collins RE, SD Carpenter, Deming JW . 2008. Spatial heterogeneity and temporal dynamics of particles, bacteria, and pEPS in Arctic winter sea ice. Journal of Marine Systems . 74(902917.)

Collins RE, Rocap G. 2007. REPK: an analytical web server to select restriction endonucleases for terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Nucleic Acids Research. 35((Database issue)):W58-W62.

Collins RE, Rocap G. 2007. REPK: an analytical web server to select restriction endonucleases for terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Nucleic Acids Research. 35((Database issue)):W58-W62.

Ehlmann BL, Chowdhury J, Marzullo TC, Collins RE, Litzenberger J, Ibsen S, Krauser WR, DeKock B, Hannon M, Kinnevan J, Shepard R, Grant FD. 2005. Humans to Mars: a feasibility and cost-benefit analysis. Acta Astronautica . 56:851.

Specialties
  • marine microbiology
  • bioinformatics
  • genomics and metagenomics
  • microbial ecology
  • sea ice biology
Current Research Projects
  • Seasonal Synergy between Bacterial Osmoprotection and Algal Production in Sea Ice
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