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Gender female
Job title Research Microbiologist
Department St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS)
345 Middlefield Rd. MS465 Menlo Park 94025
St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center 600 4th Street S.
St. Petersburg
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel (727) 502-8128
Fax (727) 502-8181
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Website http://profile.usgs.gov/ckellogg, http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/coral-microbes/
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Degree Ph.D. Marine Science
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities My Ph.D. research focused on marine bacteriophage-host systems. I concentrated on a system with a Vibrio parahaemolyticus and 200+ phages which infect it. Using this system I have studied temporal and spatial genetic diversity of marine viral isolates, ultraviolet radiation resistance studies, and attempted to quantify transduction of bacterial genes. I am currently an environmental microbiologist for the Federal Government. My laboratory works on the microbial ecology of both shallow and deep-sea corals.
Research Region 34, 35 , 36, 72
Skills/Expertise Coral microbial ecology (deep-sea corals and tropical), Marine microbiology, Bacteriophage-host systems, Marine viruses, Molecular biology
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Christina KELLOGG)

Kellogg, C.A., Piceno, Y.M., Tom, L.M., DeSantis, T.Z., Gray, M.A., and Andersen, G.L. [2014] Comparing bacterial community composition of healthy and dark spot-affected Siderastrea siderea in Florida and the Caribbean PLOS ONE 9(10): e108767
Baker, E.J. and Kellogg, C.A. [2014] Comparison of three DNA extraction kits to establish maximum yield and quality of coral-associated microbial DNA USGS Open-File Report 2014-1066 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1066/ DOI: 10.3133/ofr20141066
Kellogg, C.A., Piceno, Y.M., Tom, L.M., DeSantis, T.Z., Gray, M.A., Zawada, D.G., and Andersen, G.L. [2013] Comparing bacterial community composition between healthy and white plague-like disease states in Orbicella annular is using PhyloChip G3 microarrays PLOS ONE 8(11): e79801
Gray, M.A., Pratte, Z.A., and Kellogg, C.A. [2013] Comparison of DNA preservation methods for environmental bacterial-community samples FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83, 468-477
Galkiewicz, J.P., Stellick, S.H., Gray, M.A., and Kellogg, C.A. [2012] Cultured fungal associates from the deep-sea coral Lophelia pertusa Deep-Sea Research I 67, 12-20
Kellogg, C.A., Piceno, Y.M., Tom, L.M., DeSantis, T.Z., Zawada, D.G., and Andersen, G. L. [2012] PhyloChip microarray comparison of sampling methods used for coral microbial ecology Journal of Microbiological Methods 88, 103-109
Gray, M.A., Stone, R.P, McLaughlin, M.R., and Kellogg, C.A. [2011] Microbial consortia of gorgonian corals from the Aleutian islands FEMS Microbiology Ecology 76, 109-120
Galkiewicz, J.P., Pratte, Z.A., Gray, M.A., and Kellogg, C.A. [2011] Characterization of culturable bacteria isolated from the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa FEMS Microbiology Ecology DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01115.x
Olson, J.B. and Kellogg, C.A. [2010] Microbial ecology of corals, sponges, and algae in mesophotic coral environments FEMS Microbiology Ecology 73, 17-30
Kellogg, C.A. [2010] Enumeration of viruses and prokaryotes in deep-sea sediments and cold-seeps of the Gulf of Mexico Deep-Sea Research II 57, 2002-2007
Kellogg, C.A., Lisle, J.T., and Galkiewicz, J.P. [2009] Culture-independent characterization of bacterial communities associated with the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico Applied and Environmental MIcrobiology 75, 2294-2303
Galkiewicz, J.P. and Kellogg, C.A. [2008] Cross-kingdom amplification using bacterial-specific primers: complications for coral microbial ecology Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74, 7828-7831
Rosenberg, E., Kellogg, C.A., and Rohwer, F. [2007] Coral microbiology Oceanography 20, 114-122
Kellogg, C.A. and Griffin, D.W. [2006] Aerobiology and the global transport of desert dust. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(11), 638-644.
Kellogg, C.A. (2004) Tropical Archaea: diversity associated with the surface microlayer of corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 273, 81-88
Kellogg, C.A. and Paul J.H. (2002) Degree of ultraviolet radiation damage and repair capabilities are related to G+C content in marine vibriophages. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 27, 13-20
Paul, J.H. and Kellogg C.A. (2000) The ecology of bacteriophages in nature, IN Viral Ecology (C. J. Hurst, Ed.), Academic Press, pp. 211-246
Kellogg, C.A., Rose, J.B., Jiang, S.C., Thurmond, J.M. and Paul J.H. (1995) Genetic diversity of related Vibriophages isolated from marine environments around Florida and Hawaii. Marine Ecology Progress Series 120, 89-98

Created: 2004-12-30 Last Updated: 2015-05-27 by Christina KELLOGG