Elizabeth Dinsdale

Department of Biology
Associate Professor, Biology

Office/Lab: SDSU Main Campus, Life Science North 308
Phone: 619-594-5623 (office)
Email: edinsdale@sdsu.edu

Dinsdale Lab

Dr. Dinsdale’s lab at San Diego State University uses next-generation sequencing to tease apart ecological and evolutionary relationships within marine, coral reef and kelp forest ecosystems. We are a multi-disciplinary team of students and researchers from around the globe. Dr. Dinsdale helped establish one of the first university-level classes to offer hands-on experience with a pyrosequencing machine. In 2011, students of BIOL596 Ecological Metagenomics at SDSU sequenced the California sea lion genome at 12X coverage. Students applied bioinformatics and statistics techniques to analyze the resulting genomes and metagenomes.
We apply DNA sequencing technology to answer questions in microbial ecology and genetics.

Micheal Doane (Ph.D.)

B.S. Integrative Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests: Microbial community ecology and ecosystem function

Dissertation topic: The shark skin microbiome: Drivers of microbial community structure

Email: mdoane@sdsu.edu

Megan Morris (Ph.D.)

B.S. Biology, San Diego State University (2011)

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, kelp forest ecology, metagenomics

Dissertation topic: Microbial communities associated with Macrocystis pyrifera

Email: mmorris@sdsu.edu

Johri, S. R. A. Edwards E.A. Dinsdale 2019 Genome skimming’ with the MinION hand-held sequencer identifies CITES-listed shark species in India’s exports market. Nature Scientific Reports 9 (1), 4476 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-40940-9

Johri S, Doane M, Allen L and Dinsdale EA. Taking advantage of the genomics revolution for biodiversity assessment and monitoring of elasmobranchs. Diversity (in press)

Cavalcanti, G. S., P. Shukla, M. Morris, B. Ribeiro, M. Foley, M. P Doane, CC Thompson, M S Edwards, E. A Dinsdale, F. L Thompson 2018 Rhodoliths holobionts in a changing ocean: host-microbes interactions mediate coralline algae resilience under ocean acidification. BMC Genomics 19:701doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-5064-4

Wilson Sayres M. A., Hauser C., Sierk M., Robic S., Rosenwald A. G., Smith T. M., Triplett E. W., Williams J. J., Dinsdale E. A., Morgan W., Burnette J. M., III , Donovan S. S., Drew J. C., Elgin S. C.R., Fowlks E. R., Galindo-Gonzalez S., Goodman A. L., Grandgenett N. F., Goller C. C., Jung J., Newman J. D., Pearson W., Ryder E., Tosado-Acevedo R., Tapprich W., Tobin T. C., Toro-Martínez A., Welch L. R., Wright R., Ebenbach D., Olney K. C., McWilliams M., and M. A. Pauley 2018 Bioinformatics Core Competencies for Undergraduate Life Sciences Education. PloS One 13 (6), e0196878 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196878

Melo-Nascimento, A.O dos S., C. Treumna, C.C. Neves, E. Andrade, A.C. Andrade, R.A. Edwards, E.A. Dinsdale, T. Bruce. 2018 Functional characterization of ligninolytic Klebsiella spp. Strains associated with soil and freshwater. Archives of Microbiology. 200 (8), 1267-1278 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00203-018-1532-0

Minich, J.J, M. Morris, M. Brown, M. P. Doane, M. S. Edwards, T. P Michael, E. A. Dinsdale 2018 Elevated temperature drives kelp microbiome dysbiosis, while elevated carbon dioxide induces water microbiome disruption. PloS One 13 (2), e0192772 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0192772

Doane, M. P., D. Kacev, S. Harrington, K. Levi, D. Panda, A. Vega, E.A. Dinsdale 2018 Complete mitochondrial recovery using shot-gun sequencing of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). Mita Gene https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mgene.2017.10.003

Beattie D. T. Lachnit, E.A. Dinsdale, T. Thomas, P. Steinberg. 2018 ssDNA viruses from the habitat-forming kelp Ecklonia radiata of Sydney, Australia. Frontiers in Microbiology 4, 441 https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00441

Papudeshi, B., J. Matthew Haggerty, M. P. Doane, M. M. Morris, K. Walsh, D. T. Beattie, D. Pande, P. Zaeri, G. G. Z. Silva, F. Thompson, R. A. Edwards and E. A. Dinsdale 2017 Optimizing and evaluating the reconstruction of Metagenome-assembled microbial genomes. BMC Genomics 18:915 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-017-4294-1

Silveira C. B., F. H. Coutinho, G. Cavalcanti, A. C. Soares, G. G. Z. Silva, V. A. Cantu, M. Doane, B. Knowles, R. B. Francini-Filho, C. C. Thompson, E.A. Dinsdale, G. B. Gregoracci, F. Rohwer, F. Thompson. 2017. Bacteriophage genomic signatures and transfer of bacterial virulence genes in coral reefs. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:784

Silveira, C. B., G. S. Cavalcanti, J. Walter, A. W. Silva-Lima, E.A. Dinsdale, D. Bourne, C. C. Thompson, F. L. Thompson. 2017. Microbial processes driving coral reef organic carbon flow. FEMS Microbiology Reviews doi: 10.1093/femsre/fux018

Andrade, A. C. A. Fróes, F. Álvares Cardoso Lopes, F. L Thompson, R. Henrique Krüger, E. Dinsdale, T. Bruce. 2017. Diversity of microbial Carbohydrate-Active enZYmes (CAZYmes) associated with freshwater and soil samples from Caatinga Biome. Microbial Ecology 1-17

Walsh, K, J.M. Haggerty, J. Spangler, M.B. Turner, C. Lee, G. Amado-Filho, R. Francini-Filho, C.B. Silveira, R. L. Moura, TT. Harkins, R. A. Edwards, F.L. Thompson, and E. A. Dinsdale. 2017. Aura-biomes are present in the water layer above coral reef benthic macro-organisms. Peer J DOI 10.7717/peerj.3666

Doane, M.P. J. M. Haggerty, D. Kacev, B. Papudeshi, E. A. Dinsdale. 2017. The skin microbiome of the Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) has low taxonomic and gene functional β-diversity. Environmental Microbiology Reports

Morris Megan M., Haggerty John M., Papudeshi Bhavya N., Vega Alejandro A., Edwards Matthew S., Dinsdale Elizabeth A. 2016. Nearshore Pelagic Microbial Community Abundance Affects Recruitment Success of Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01800

Haggerty, J. M. and E. A. Dinsdale. 2016. Distinct Biogeography and Evolution of Marine Microbial Taxonomy and Function. Journal of Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12528

Haas, A.F., M F. M. Fairoz, L W. Kelly, C E. Nelson, E. A. Dinsdale, R. A. Edwards, S. Giles, M. Hatay, N. Hisakawa, B. Knowles, Y. W. Lim, H. Maughan, O. Pantos, T. Roach, S. E. Sanchez, C. B. Silveira, S. Sandin, J. E. Smith, and F. Rohwer. 2016. Global microbialization of coral reefs. Nature Microbiology doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.42

Knowles B, Silveira CB, Bailey BA, Barott K, Cantu A, Cobián-Güemes AG, Coutinho FH,Dinsdale E, Felts B, Furby KA, George EE, Green KT, Gregoracci GB, Haas AF, Haggerty JM, Hester ER, Hisakawa NG, Kelly LW, Lim YW, Little M, Luque A, McDole-Somera T, McNair K, de Oliveira LS5, Quistad SD, Robinett NL, Sala E, Salamon P, Sanchez SE, Sandin S, Silva GGZ, Smith J, Sullivan C, Thompson C, Vermeij MJA, Youle M, Young C, Zgliczynski B, Brainard R, Edwards RA, Nulton J, Thompson F, Rohwer F. Lytic to Temperate Switching of Viral Communities. Nature. 531: 466-470

Haas, A.F., M. Guibert, A. Foerschner, T. Co, S. Calhoun, E. George, M. Hatay, E.A. Dinsdale, S. Sandin, J.E. Smith, M. Vermeij, B. Felts, P Dustan, P Salamon and F Rohwer. 2015. Computational evaluation of coral reef aesthetics. Peer J DOI 10.7717/peerj.1390