Alker A.T. et al. Draft genome sequences of ten bacteria from the marine Pseudoalteromonas group. Microbiology Resource Announcement. July 2021 (in review).
Malter K.E., Esmerode M., Damba M., Alker A.T., Forsberg E.M., Shikuma N.J. Lipidomics of Tubeworm Metamorphosis in Response to Bacteria Reveals a Role of Diacylglycerol, Protein Kinase C and MAPK Signaling. July 2021 (in review).
Lima L.F.O., Alker A.T., Papudeshi B., Morris M., Edwards R., de Putron S., Dinsdale E. Coral and seawater metagenomes reveal key microbial functions to coral health and ecosystem functioning shaped at reef scale. Microbiome. June 2021 (submitted).
Alker A.T., Delherbe N., Purdy T.N., Moore B.S., Shikuma N.J. Genetic examination of the marine bacterium Pseudoalteromonas luteoviolacea and effects of its metamorphosis-inducing factors. Environmental Microbiology. August 2020; DOI: 10.1111/1462‐2920.15211
Cavalcanti G.S., Alker A.T., Delherbe N., Malter K., Shikuma N.J. The Influence of Bacteria on Animal Metamorphosis. Annual Reviews of Microbiology. September 2020, 74:1, 137-158; DOI: 10.1146/annurev-micro-011320-012753
Rojas* M.I., Cavalcanti* G.S., McNair K., Benler S., Alker A.T., Cobián-Güemes A.G., Giluso M., Levi K., Rohwer F.L., Bailey B.A., Beyhan S., Edwards R.A., Shikuma N.J. A Distinct Contractile Injection System Found in a Majority of Adult Human Microbiomes. mSystems. July 2020, 5 (4) e00648-20; DOI:10.1128/mSystems.00648-20
Lima, L.F.O., Weissman, M., Reed, M., Bhavya, N.P., Alker, A.T., Morris, M.M., Edwards, R.A., de Putron, S., Vaidya, N.K., Dinsdale, E.A. Modeling of the Coral Microbiome: the Influence of Temperature and Microbial Network. mBio. March 2020, 11 (2) e02691-19; DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02691-19
Alker AT, Sneed JM, Delherbe N, Purdy TN, Demko A, Moore BS, Paul VJ, Shikuma NJ. A marine bacterium produces different factors that stimulate animal metamorphosis. Oral presentation. International Coral Reef Symposium (Session 4-H1). July 2021. ICRS Student Travel Award.
Alker AT, Jones JE, Dunbar TL, Sneed JM, Paul VJ, Shikuma NJ. A bacterial toolkit to investigate the genetics and function of marine Pseudoalteromonads.Poster presentation. World Microbe Forum (Virtual). June 2021.
Alker AT, Delherbe N, Purdy T, Little M, Rohwer F, Wegley-Kelly L, Moore B, Shikuma N. A marine bacterium produces three distinct factors that stimulate animal metamorphosis. Poster presentation and lightning talk. Ocean Sciences Meeting. San Diego, Ca. Feb 2020.
Alker AT, Delherbe N, Purdy T, Little M, Wegley-Kelly L, Moore B, Shikuma N. A marine bacterium produces three different factors that stimulate animal metamorphosis. Poster presentation. Southern California American Society of Microbiology Meeting. La Jolla, Ca. Oct 2019.
Alker AT, Delherbe N, Purdy T, Moore B, and Shikuma N. Investigating the genetics and function of two bacterial factors that induce marine invertebrate metamorphosis. Seminar at Marine invertebrate Cell Biology Meeting. Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Aug 2019.
Alker AT. Investigating MACs in Coral Reef Ecosystems. Invited seminar at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences. May 2017.