Publications

Giovannelli, D., Sievert, S.M., Hügler, M., Markert, S., Becher, D., Schweder, T. and Vetriani, C. (2017). Insight into the evolution of microbial metabolism from the deep-branching bacterium, Thermovibrio ammonificans. eLife 6:e18990. doi: dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.18990.

Patwardhan, S. and Vetriani, C. (2016). Varunaivibrio sulfuroxidans gen. nov., sp. nov., a facultatively chemolithoautotrophic, mesophilic alphaproteobacterium from a shallow-water gas vent at Tor Caldara, Tyrrhenian Sea. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66:3579-3584. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.001235.

Giovannelli, D., d'Errico, G., Fiorentino, F., Fattorini, D., Regoli, F., Angeletti, L., Bakran-Petricioli, T., Vetriani, C., Yucel, M., Taviani, M. and Manini, E. (2016). Diversity and distribution of prokaryotes within a shallow-water pockmark field. Front. Microbiol. 7:941. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00941.

Giovannelli, D., Chung, M., Staley, J., Starovoytov, V., Le Bris, N. and Vetriani, C. (2016). Sulfurovum riftiae sp. nov., a mesophilic, thiosulfate-oxidizing, nitrate-reducing chemolithoautotrophic Epsilonproteobacterium isolated from the tube of the deep-sea hydrothermal vent polychaete, Riftia pachyptila. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 66:2697-2701. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001106.

Houghton, J.L., Foustoukos, D., Flynn T., Vetriani, C., Brandley, A., Fike, D. (2016). Thiosulfate oxidation by Thiomicrospira thermophila: metabolic flexibility in response to ambient geochemistry. Environ. Microbiol. 18:3057-3072. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13232.

O'Brien, C. E., Giovannelli, D., Govenar, B., Luther, G. W., Lutz, R. A., Shank, T. M. and Vetriani, C. (2015). Microbial biofilms associated with fluid chemistry and megafaunal colonization at post-eruptive deep-sea hydrothermal vents Deep-Sea Research II 121:31-40 doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.07.020.

Grosche, A., Sekaran, H., Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Starovoytov, V. and Vetriani, C. (2015). Cetia pacifica gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel chemolithoautotrophic, thermophilic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 65:1144-1150. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.000070.

Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Bolognini, M., Ricci, J., Bini, E. and Vetriani, C. (2015). From deep-sea volcanoes to human pathogens: A conserved quorum sensing signal in Epsilonproteobacteria. ISME J. 9:1222-1234. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.214.

Tasiemski, A., Jung, S., Boidin-Wichlacz, C., Jollivet, D., Cuvillier-Hot, V., Pradillon, F., Vetriani, C., Hecht, O., Sönnichsen, F.D., Gelhaus, C., Hung, C.-W., Tholey, A., Leippe, M., Grötzinger, J. and Gaill, F. (2014). Characterization and function of the first antibiotic isolated from a vent organism: The extremophile metazoan Alvinella pompejana. Plos One 9:e95737. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095737

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J. W., Crespo-Medina, M., O’Brien, C., Giovannelli, D. and Lutz, R. A. (2014). Deep-sea hydrothermal vent Epsiloproteobacteria encode for a conserved and widespread nitrate reduction pathway (Nap). ISME J. 8:1510-1521. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.246.

Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Bohnert, K. A., Cuebas, M., Keddis, R. and Vetriani, C. (2013). Detection and phylogenetic analysis of the membrane-bound nitrate reductase (NarG) in pure cultures and microbial communities from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 86:256-267. doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12158.

Yücel, M., Sievert, S., Vetriani, C., Foustoukos, D., Giovannelli, D. and Le Bris, N. (2013). Eco-geochemical dynamics of a shallow-water hydrothermal vent system at Milos Island, Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean). Chem. Geol. 356:11-20

Giovannelli, D., d’Errico, G., Manini, E., Yakimov, M. and Vetriani, C. (2013). Diversity and phylogenetic analyses of bacteria from a shallow-water hydrothermal vent in Milos island (Greece). Front. Microbiol. 4:184.

Bertrand, E. M., Keddis, R., Groves, J. T., Vetriani, C. and Narehood Austin, R. (2013). Identity and mechanisms of alkane-oxidizing metalloenzymes from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Front. Microbiol. 4:109.

Giovannelli, D., Grosche, A., Starovoytov, V., Yakimov, M., Manini, E. and Vetriani, C. (2012). Galenea microaerophila gen. nov., sp. nov., a mesophilic, microaerophilic, chemosynthetic, thiosulfate-oxidizing bacterium isolated from a shallow water hydrothermal vent. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62:3060-3066.

Rosario-Passapera, R., Keddis, R., Wong, R., Lutz, R. A., Starovoytov, V. and Vetriani, C. (2012). Parvibaculum hydrocarbonoclasticum sp. nov., a mesophilic, alkane-oxidizing alphaproteobacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62:2921-2926.

Andrianasolo, E., Haramaty, L., Rosario-Passapera, R., Vetriani, C., Falkowski, P., White, E. and Lutz, R. (2012). Ammonificin C and D, hydroxyethylamine chroman derivatives from a cultured marine hydrothermal vent bacterium, Thermovibrio ammonificans. Mar. Drugs 10:2300-2311.

Giovannelli, D., Ricci, J., Pérez-Rodríguez, I. Hügler, M., O’Brien, C., Keddis, R., Grosche, A., Goodwin, L., Bruce, D., Davenport, K., Detter, C., Han, J., Han, S., Ivanova, N., Land, M. L., Mikhailova, N., Nolan, M., Pitluck, S., Tapia, R., Woyke, T. and Vetriani, C. (2012). Complete genome sequence of Thermovibrio ammonificans HB-1, a thermophilic chemolithoautotrophic bacterium from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Stand. Genomic Sci. 7:82-90.

Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Grosche, A., Massenburg, L., Starovoytov, V., Lutz, R. A. and Vetriani, C. (2012). Phorcysia thermohydrogeniphila gen. nov., sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62:2388-2394.

Sievert, S. M. and Vetriani, C. (2012). Chemoautotrophy at deep-sea vents - Past, present, and future. Oceanography 25:218–233. http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.21.

Giovannelli, D., Ferriera, S., Johnson, J., Kravitz, S., Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Ricci, J., O’Brien, C., Voordeckers, J. W., Bini, E. and Vetriani, C. (2011). Draft genome sequence of Caminibacter mediatlanticus strain TB-2, an Epsilonproteobacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Stand. Genomic Sci. 5:135-143. Published online on October 6, 2011.

Andrianasolo, E., Haramaty, L., McPhail, K. L., White, E., Vetriani, C., Falkowski, P., Lutz, R. (2011). Bathymodiolamides A and B, ceramide derivatives from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent invertebrate mussel, Bathymodiolus thermophilus. J. Nat. Prod. 74:842-846.

Pérez-Rodríguez, I., Ricci, J., Voordeckers, J. W., Starovoytov, V. and Vetriani, C. (2010). Nautilia nitratireducens sp. nov, a thermophilic, anaerobic, chemosynthetic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the East Pacific Rise. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 60:1182-1186.

Reed, A. J., Dorn, R., Van Dover, C. L., Lutz, R. A. and Vetriani, C. (2009). Phylogenetic diversity of methanogenic, sulfate-reducing and methanotrophic prokaryotes from deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Deep-Sea Research II 56:1665-1674.

Rona, P. A., Seilacher, A., de Vargas, C., Gooday, A. J., Bernhard, J. M., Bowser, S., Vetriani, C., Wirsen, C. O., Mullineaux, L., Sherrel, R., Grassle, J. F., Low, S., and Lutz, R. A. (2009). Paleodictyon nodosum, a living fossil on the deep sea floor. Deep-Sea Research II 56: 1700-1712.

Andrianasolo, E., Haramaty, L., Rosario-Passapera, R., Bidle, K., White, E., Vetriani, C., Falkowski, P., Lutz, R. (2009). Ammonificin A and B, hydroxyethylamine chroman derivatives with antimicrobial and apoptosis-induction activities from a cultured marine hydrothermal vent bacterium, Thermovibrio ammonificans. J. Nat. Prod. 72:1216-1219.

Crespo-Medina, M., Chatziefthimiou, A., Cruz-Matos R., Perez-Rodriguez, I., Barkay, T., Lutz, R. A., Starovoytov, V., and Vetriani, C. (2009). Salinisphaera hydrothermalis sp. nov, a mesophilic, halotolerant, facultative autotrophic, thiosulfate oxidizing “gammaproteobacterium” from deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and emended description of the genus Salinisphaera. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 59:1480-1486.

Sherman, L. Blum, J. D., Nordstrom, D. J., McCleskey, R. B., Barkay, T. and Vetriani, C. (2009). Mercury isotopic composition of hydrothermal systems in the Yellowstone Plateau volcanic field and Guaymas Basin sea-floor rift. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 279:86-96.

Crespo-Medina, M., Chatziefthimiou, A.D., Bloom, N.S., Luther, G.W, Wright, D.D., Reinfelder, J.R., Vetriani, C., and Barkay, T. (2009). Adaptation of Chemosynthetic Bacteria to Elevated Mercury Concentrations in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. Limnol. Ocean. 54:41-49.

Voordeckers, J.W., Do, M., Hügler, M., Ko, V., Sievert, S.M., and Vetriani, C. (2008). Culture dependent and independent analyses of 16S rRNA and ATP citrate lyase genes: a comparison of microbial communities from different black smoker chimneys on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Extremophiles 5:627-640 .

Lutz, R.A., Shank, T.M., Luther, G.W., Vetriani, C., Tolstoy, M., Nuzzio, D.B., Moore, T.S., Waldauser, F., Crespo-Medina, M., Chatziefthimiou, A., Annis, E.R., and Reed, A.J. (2008). Interrelationships between vent fluid chemistry, temperature, seismic activity and biological community structure at a deep-sea hydrothermal vent along the East Pacific Rise. Journal of Shellfish Research 27:177-190.

Nees, H.A., Moore, T.S., Mullaugh, K.M., Holyoke, R.R., Janzen, C.P., Ma, S., Metzger, E., Waite, T.J., Yücel, M., Lutz. R.A., Shank, T.M., Vetriani, C., Nuzzio, D.B., and Luther, G.W. (2008). Hydrothermal vent mussel habitat chemistry, pre- and post-eruption at 9ºN50’ North on the East Pacific Rise. Journal of Shellfish Research 27:169-175.

Chatziefthimiou, A.D., Crespo-Medina, M., Wang, Y., Vetriani, C., and Barkay, T. (2007) The isolation and initial characterization of mercury resistant chemolithotrophic and thermophilic bacteria from mercury rich geothermal springs. Extremophiles 11:469-479.

Hügler, M., Huber, H., Molyneaux, S.J., Vetriani, C., and Sievert, S.M. (2007) Autotrophic CO2 fixation via the reductive tricarboxylic acid cycle in different lineages within the phylum Aquificae: Evidence for two ways of citrate cleavage. Environmental Microbiology 9:81-92.

Reed, A.J., Lutz, R.A., and Vetriani, C. (2006) Vertical Distribution and Diversity of Bacteria and Archaea in Sulfide and Methane-Rich Cold Seep Sediments Located at the Base of the Florida Escarpment. Extremophiles 10:199-211. pdf

Voordeckers, J.W., Starovoytov, V., and Vetriani, C. (2005) Caminibacter mediatlanticus sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic, nitrate-ammonifying bacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55:773-779. pdf

Vetriani, C., Chew, Y.S., Miller, S.M., Yagi, J., Coombs, J., Lutz, R.A., and Barkay, T. (2005) Mercury adaptations among bacteria from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71:220-226. pdf


Vetriani, C., Speck, M.D., Ellor, S.V., Lutz, R.A., and Starovoytov,V. (2004) Thermovibrio ammonificans sp. nov., a thermophilic, chemolithotrophic, nitrate ammonifying bacterium from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Intl. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 54:175-181.pdf

Vetriani, C., Tran, H.V., and Kerkhof, L.J. (2003) Fingerprinting Microbial Assemblages from the Oxic/Anoxic Chemocline of the Black Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69:6381-6488. pdf

Koblízek, M., Béjà, O., Bidigare, R.R., Christensen, S., Benetiz-Nelson, B., Vetriani, C., Kolber, M.K., Falkowski, P.G., and Kolber, Z.S. (2003) Isolation and characterization of Erythrobacter sp. strains from the upper ocean. Arch. Microbiol. 180:327-338. pdf

Grzebyk, D., Schofield, O., Vetriani, C., and Falkowski. P.G. (2003) The Mesozoic radiation of eukaryotic algae: The portable plastid hypothesis. J. Phycol. 39:1–10. pdf

Kolber, Z.S., Plumley, F.G., Lang, A.S., Beatty. J.T., Blankenship, R.E., VanDover, C.L., Vetriani, C., Koblizek, M., Rathgeber, C., and Falkowski, P.G. (2001) Contribution of aerobic photoheterotrophic bacteria to the carbon cycle in the ocean. Science 292:2492-2495. pdf

Britton, K. L., Yip, K. S. P., Sedelnikova, S. E., Stillman, T. J., Adams, M. W. W., Ma, K., Maeder, D. L., Robb, F. T., Tolliday, N., Vetriani, C., Rice, D. W., and Baker, P. J. (1999) Structure Determination of the glutamate dehydrogenase from the hyperthermophile Thermococcus litoralis and its comparison with that from Pyrococcus furiosus. J. Mol. Biol. 293:1121-1132. pdf

Vetriani, C., Jannasch, H.W., MacGregor, B.J., Stahl, D.A., and Reysenbach, A.-L. (1999) Population structure and phylogenetic characterization of marine benthic Archaea in deep-sea sediments. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65:4375-4384. pdf

Sun, M.M., Tolliday, N., Vetriani, C., Robb F.T., and Clark, D.S. (1999) Pressure-induced thermostabilization of glutamate dehydrogenase from the hyperthermophile Pyrococcus furiosus. Protein Sci. 8:1056-1063. pdf

Vetriani, C., Maeder, D.L., Tolliday, N., Yip, K.S.P., Stillman, T.J., Britton, K.L., Rice, D.W., Klump, H.H. and Robb, F.T. (1998) Protein thermostability above 100ºC: a key role for ionic interactions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95:12300-12305. pdf

Vetriani, C., Reysenbach, A.-L. and Doré, J. (1998) Recovery and phylogenetic analysis of Archaea from Continental Shelf sediments. FEMS Microbiol. Letters 161:83-88. pdf

Yip, K.S.P., Britton, K.L., Stillman, T.J., Lebbink, J., Devos, W.M., Robb, F.T., Vetriani, C., Maeder, D.L., Rice, D.W. (1998) Insights into the molecular basis of thermal stability from the analysis of ion-pair networks in the glutamate dehydrogenase family. Europ. J. Biochem. 255:336-346. pdf

Dente, L., Vetriani, C., Zucconi, A., Pelicci, G., Lanfrancone, L., Pelicci, P.G. and Cesareni, G. (1997) Modified peptide libraries as a tool to study specificity of phosphorylation and recognition of tyrosine containing peptides. J. Mol. Biol. 269:694-703. pdf

Pelicci, G., Dente, L., De Giuseppe, A., Verducci-Galletti, B., Giuli, S., Mele, S., Vetriani, C., Giorgio, M., Pandolfi, P.P., Cesareni, G. and Pelicci, P.G. (1996) A family of Shc related proteins with conserved PTB, CH1 and SH2 regions. Oncogene 12:633-641.

Castagnoli, L., Vetriani, C. and Cesareni, G. (1994) Linking an easily detectable phenotype to the folding of a common structural motif: Selection of rare turn mutation that prevent the folding of Rop. J. Mol. Biol. 237:378-387. pdf

Visca, P., Chiarini, F., Mansi, A., Vetriani, C., Serino, L. and Orsi, N. (1992) Virulence determinants in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from urinary tract infections. Epidemiol. Infect. 108:323-336.

Visca, P., Chiarini, F., Vetriani, C., Mansi, A., Serino, L. and Orsi, N. (1991) Epidemiological typing of uropathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains from hospitalized patients. J. Hosp. Infect. 19:153-165.

Visca, P., Filetici, E., Anastasio, M.P., Vetriani, C., Fantasia, M. and Orsi, N. (1991). Siderophore production by Salmonella species isolated from different sources. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 79:225-232.


Antunes, A., Simões, M.F., Crespo-Medina, M., Vetriani, C. and Yasuhiro, S. (2016). Salinisphaera. In “Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria", in Press.

Vetriani, C., Crespo-Medina, M. and Antunes, A. (2014). Family Salinisphaeraceae. In “The Prokaryotes - Gammaproteobacteria", 4th Edition. Rosenberg, E. (Eds.). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg., in press. Epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-38922-1_296.

Vetriani, C. Origin of Archaea. (2001) In “Encyclopedia of Biodiversity”, Ed. S.Levin, pp. 219-230, Academic Press.

Vetriani, C. and Reysenbach, A.-L. Archaea. (2000) In “Encyclopedia of Microbiology”, Ed. J. Lederberg, pp. 319-331, Academic Press.

Sun, M.M.C., Tolliday, N., Vetriani, C., Robb, F.T., and Clark, D.S. "Pressure-Induced Thermostabilization of Glutamate Dehydrogenase from the Hyperthermophiles Pyrococcus furiosus and Thermococcus litoralis", in High Pressure Bioscience and Biotechnology (H. Ludwig, Ed.) Elsevier Science Publishing Co., New York, in press.

Reysenbach, A.-L. and Vetriani, C. “Homology cloning: a molecular taxonomy of the Archaea”. (1999) In “PCR applications: protocols for functional genomics”, Eds. M. Innis, D. Gelfand and J. Sninsky, pp. 377-391, Academic Press.

Vetriani, C., Maeder, D.L., Tolliday, N., Klump, H.H., Yip, K.S.P., Rice, D.W. and Robb, F.T. (1998) Improving enzyme thermostability: the Thermococcus litoralis glutamate dehydrogenase model. In “New developments in marine biotechnology”, Eds. Y. Le Gal and H.O. Halvorson, pp. 221-225, Plenum Press.

Cesareni, G., Castagnoli, L., Dente, L., Iannolo, G., Vetriani, C., Felici, F., Luzzago, A., Monaci, P., Nicosia, A. and Cortese, R. (1995) Construction and utilization of peptide libraries displayed by filamentous bacteriophage. In "Immunological recognition of peptides in medicine and biology", Eds. N.D. Zegers, W.J.A. Boersma and E. Claassen, pp. 43-59, CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Cesareni, G., Minenkova, O., Dente, L., Iannolo, G., Zucconi, A., Helmer Citterich, M., Lanfrancotti, A., Castagnoli, L. and Vetriani, C. (1994) Structural and functional constraints in the display of peptides on filamentous phage capsids. In "Combinatorial Libraries", R. Cortese (Ed.), Walter De Gruyter and Co., Berlin-New York.

Castagnoli, L., Vetriani, C., Gonfloni, S., Felici, F., Santiago Vispo, N. and Cesareni, G. (1992) Selection from a peptide library of the antigenic determinants of a protein. In: “Generation of antibodies by cell and gene immortalization”, The Year in Immunology 7, pp. 41-49, S. Karger AG, Basel.


Ellor, S.V., Voordeckers, J. and Vetriani, C. 2004. Isolation and Characterization of a Thermophilic, Chemolithotrophic Nitrate-Reducing Bacterium from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. The Rutgers Scholar - An Electronic Bulletin of Undergraduate Research, Vol. 6, http://rutgersscholar.rutgers.edu/volume06/eev/eev.htm. Permanently archived.

Chew, Y.C., Vetriani, C. and Barkay, T. 2002. Mercury resistance and merA sequences of moderately thermophilic and mesophilic bacteria from hydrothermal vents. The Rutgers Scholar - An Electronic Bulletin of Undergraduate Research, Vol. 4, Sciences and Engineering. http://rutgersscholar.rutgers.edu/volume04/chewbark/chewbark.htm. Permanently archived.


Vetriani, C. and Robb, F.T. 2017. Relationship Between Aquatic Thermophiles And Human Bacterial Pathogens. Scientia. pdf

Vetriani, C. 2000. Account of a Deep-Sea Diving Expedition. Published as: I predatori degli Archeobatteri perduti (Raiders of the lost Archaea). Sette (weekly supplement to Il Corriere della Sera – highest distribution newspaper in Italy) 9:110-112.


Giovannelli, D. and Vetriani, C. Acquired and ancestral metabolic traits in the evolution of metabolism. Modeling Origin of Life Conference, Washington DC, November 2015.

Patwardhan, S., Giovannelli, D. and Vetriani, C. Microbial Diversity at a Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Vent in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, August 2-6, 2015.

Grosche, A., Giovannelli, D. and Vetriani, C. Community Structure and Function During Biofilm Formation at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. NEMPET (Northeast Microbiologists: Physiology, Ecology, Taxonomy, Minnowbrook Lodge, Blue Mountain Lake, New York, NY, June 26-28, 2015.

Grosche, A., Giovannelli, D., Sievert, S. M. and Vetriani, C. The composition of active microbial communities in the shallow subsurface and in seafloor biofilms at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. American Society of Microbiology, Theobald Smith Society Meeting, New Brunswick, NJ, April, 2015.

Giovannelli, D., Hügler, M., Sievert, S. M. and Vetriani, C. Insight into the evolution of carbon fixation revealed by comparative genomic and proteomic analysis of the anaerobic chemosynthetic bacterium Thermovibrio ammonificans. Deep Carbon Observatory International Science Meeting, Munich, Germany, March 26-28, 2015.

Giovannelli, D., Foustoukos, D. I., Le Bris,N., Yücel, M., Sievert, S. M. and Vetriani, C. Spatial and temporal diversity of microbial mats in the shallow-water hydrothermal system of Milos Island (Greece). Deep Carbon Observatory International Science Meeting, Munich, Germany, March 26-28, 2015.

Giovannelli, D., Foustoukos, D. I., Le Bris,N., Yücel, M., Sievert, S. M. and Vetriani, C. Spatial and temporal diversity of microbial mats in the shallow-water hydrothermal system of Milos Island (Greece). American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014.

Grosche, A., Giovannelli, D. and Vetriani, C. Tolerance to oxidative stress as a mechanism to facilitate dispersal of subsurface microorganisms: A case study using the model bacterium, Thermovibrio ammonificans. 10th International Congress on Extremophiles, Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 7-11, 2014.

Giovannelli, D., Hugler, M., Sievert, S. M. and Vetriani, C. Insight into the evolution of carbon fixation revealed by comparative genomic of the anaerobic chemosynthetic bacterium Thermovibrio ammonificans. Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School 2014, Yellowstone National Park, MT, July 13-18, 2014.

Patwardhan, S., Giovannelli, D. and Vetriani, C. Bacterial Diversity at a Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Vent in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Gordon Research Conference and Seminar in Marine Microbes, Waltham, MA, June 22-27, 2014.

Yücel, M., Sievert, S. M., *Giovannelli, D., Vetriani, C., Foustoukos, D. I. and Le Bris, N. Microbial population and geochemical dynamics in the shallow-water hydrothermal vents of Milos (Greece). European Geoscience Union, General assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 27-May 2, 2014.

Patwardhan, S., D.Giovannelli and Vetriani, C. Bacterial Diversity at a Shallow-Water Hydrothermal Vent in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Theobald Smith Society Meeting in Miniature, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 3, 2014.

Vetriani, C., Barkay, T., Borin, S., Bolognini, M., Crespo-Medina, M., O’Brien, C., Perez-Rodriguez, I., Ricci, J., and Wawrick, B. Chemosynthetic Microbial Biofilms at Post Eruptive Vents on the East Pacific Rise at 9°N. 112th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, San Francisco, CA, June 16-19, 2012.

Perez, I., Ricci, J., Bini, E., Starovoytov, V. and Vetriani, C. AI-2 mediated quorum sensing in anaerobic chemosynthetic Epsilonproteobacteria from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. 8th International Congress on Extremophiles, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, September 12-16, 2010. Winner of the ISE Poster Award 2010.

Porter, A.W., Vetriani, C. and Young, L.Y. Aromatic Carboxylic Acids are Anaerobically Transformed in Guaymas Basin Sediments. Goldschmidt 2010, Knoxville, TN, June 13-18, 2010.

Ricci, J., Crespo-Medina, M., Starovoytov, V., Wawrik, B. and Vetriani, C. Metatranscriptomic Analysis of Microbial Biofilms from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. 110th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, San Diego, CA, May 23-27, 2010. This poster was selected to be included in the Outstanding Student Poster Session.

Rosario-Passapera. R., Cruz-Matos, R., Wong, R., Lutz, R.A., Starovoytov, V. and Vetriani, C. Characterization of Parvibaculm hydrocarbonoclasticus sp. nov., an alkane-oxidizing Alphaproteobacterium isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. The Fourth Annual Mini-Symposium on Microbiology at Rutgers University: Cultivating Traditions, Current Strength and Future Frontiers, New Brunswick, NJ, February 1-2, 2010.

Cruz, R. and Vetriani, C. Diversity of alkane oxidizing bacteria and alkane hydroxylase genes in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The Fourth Annual Mini-Symposium on Microbiology at Rutgers University: Cultivating Traditions, Current Strength and Future Frontiers, New Brunswick, NJ, February 1-2, 2010.

Perez, I., Ricci, J., Bini, E., Starovoytov, V. and Vetriani, C. The role of biofilm formation in the evolution of early microbial processes: anaerobic chemosynthetic Epsilonproteobacteria from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The Fourth Annual Mini-Symposium on Microbiology at Rutgers University: Cultivating Traditions, Current Strength and Future Frontiers, New Brunswick, NJ, February 1-2, 2010.

Ricci, J., Crespo-Medina, M., Starovoytov, V., Wawrik, B. and Vetriani, C. Metatranscriptomic analysis of microbial biofilms from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The Fourth Annual Mini-Symposium on Microbiology at Rutgers University: Cultivating Traditions, Current Strength and Future Frontiers, New Brunswick, NJ, February 1-2, 2010.

O'Brien, C., Govenar, B., Luther, G.W., Lutz, R.A., Shank, T.M. and Vetriani, C. Composition of microbial biofilm communities from diffuse flow deep-sea hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise at 9ºN. The Fourth Annual Mini-Symposium on Microbiology at Rutgers University: Cultivating Traditions, Current Strength and Future Frontiers, New Brunswick, NJ, February 1-2, 2010.

Vetriani, C., Barkay, T., Borin, S., Crespo-Medina, M., Cruz, R., Govenar, B., LeBris, N., Luther, G.W., Lutz, R.A., Nuzzio, D., Perez, I., Shank, T.M., Sievert, S., Wawrik, B. and Yucel, M. An integrated view of microbial biofilms at post eruptive vents on the EPR at 9ºN. Ridge 2000 Integration and Synthesis Workshop: Developing a holistic view of oceanic spreading center processes, St. Louis, MO, October 1-3, 2009.

Shank, T.M., Govenar, B., Luther, G.W., and Vetriani, C., Sievert, S., Gulman, L., Seyfried, W.E., Fornari, D.J., Tolstoy, M., and Lutz, R.A. Long-term integrated studies on the East Pacific Rise: Spatial and temporal patterns of interactions among vent fluid chemistry, microbial community structure and faunal colonization associated with volcanic disturbances. Ridge 2000 Integration and Synthesis Workshop: Developing a holistic view of oceanic spreading center processes, St. Louis, MO, October 1-3, 2009.

Lutz, R.A., Shank, T.M., Luther, G.W., and Vetriani, C. Interdisciplinary studies of biological community structure at deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the East Pacific Rise. Ridge 2000 Integration and Synthesis Workshop: Developing a holistic view of oceanic spreading center processes, St. Louis, MO, October 1-3, 2009.

Perez, I. and Vetriani, C. Physiological characterization of an anaerobic chemosynthetic, nitrate-reducing bacterium from a deep-sea vent at 9ºN on the EPR. 109th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA, May 17-21, 2009.

Cruz, R., and Vetriani, C. Diversity of alkane oxidizing bacteria and alkane hydroxylase genes in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. 109th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA, May 17-21, 2009.

Porter, A.W., Vetriani, C. and Young, L.Y. Anaerobic Hydrocarbon Transformation in Guaymas Basin Enrichments Q-075. 109th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Philadelphia, PA, May 17-21, 2009.

Vetriani, C., Barkay, T., Borin, S., Crespo-Medina, M., Cruz, R., Luther, G.W., Perez, I., and Voordeckers, J.W. Microbial colonization of post eruptive vents on the EPR at 9ºN. Ridge 2000 meeting: Mantle to Microbe: Integrated Studies at Oceanic Spreading Centers, Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2008.

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J.W., Sievert, S.M., and Hügler, M. Culture dependent and independent analyses of 16S rRNA and ATP citrate lyase genes: a comparison of microbial communities from different black smoker chimneys on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Ridge 2000 meeting: Mantle to Microbe: Integrated Studies at Oceanic Spreading Centers, Portland, OR, March 25-28, 2008.

Crespo-Medina, M., Bloom, N., Chatziefthimiou, A., Luther, G.W., Reinfelder, J., Vetriani, C. and Barkay, T. Microbe-Mercury Interactions at Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents from the East Pacific Rise at 9ºN. 2008 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2-7, 2008. Winner of the Ocean Sciences Award of Recognition.

Cruz, R. and Vetriani, C. Diversity of Alkane Oxidizing Bacteria and Alkane Hydroxylase Genes in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. InterRidge Theoretical Institute Workshop: Biogeochemical Interactions at Deep-Sea Vents, Woods Hole, MA, September 10-14, 2007.


Crespo-Medina, M., Cuebas. M., Borin, S., Luther, G.W., Waite, T., Barkay. T., and Vetriani, C. Isolation and Partial Characterization of Aerobic Chemosynthetic Thiosulfate Oxidizing Bacteria from Diffuse Flow Hydrothermal Vents on the East Pacific Rise. InterRidge Theoretical Institute Workshop: Biogeochemical Interactions at Deep-Sea Vents, Woods Hole, MA, September 10-14, 2007.

Vetriani, C. Diversity of alkane-oxidizing bacteria and alkane hydroxylase genes in deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The Center for BioInorganic Chemistry (CEBIC) Summer Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 10-13, 2007.

Crespo-Medina, M., Cuebas. M., Borin, S., Luther, G.W., Waite, T., Barkay. T., and Vetriani, C. Isolation and Partial Characterization of Aerobic Chemosynthetic Thiosulfate Oxidizing Bacteria from Diffuse Flow Hydrothermal Vents on the East Pacific Rise. 107th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Toronto, Canada, May 21-25, 2007.

Vetriani, C. MIP: Physiology and Molecular Ecology of Thermophilic Nitrate-Reducing Microorganisms at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. Microbial Observatories/Microbial Interaction and Processes Principal Investigators’ Meeting and Workshop, Washington, DC, March 1-3, 2007.

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J., and Crespo-Medina, M. Detection of the periplasmic nitrate reductase (NapA) in thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Epsilonproteobacteria and in deep-sea hydrothermal vent microbial communities. Extremophiles 2006, Brest, France, September 17-21, 2006.

Crespo-Medina, M., Bloom, N., Chatziefthimiou, A., Reinfelder, J., Vetriani, C., and Barkay, T. Interactions of Chemosynthetic Bacteria with Mercury at Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents. International Conference: “Mercury as a Global Pollutant”, Madison, WI, August 6-11, 2006.

Voordeckers, J.W., Crespo-Medina, M., and Vetriani, C. Detection and Diversity of the Periplasmic Nitrate Reductase (NapA) in Epsilonproteobacteria and Natural Microbial Communities in Deep-sea Hydrothermal Vents. 106th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL, May 21-25, 2006.

Lutz, R.A., Vetriani, C., Luther, G., Shank, T., and Tolstoy, M. Integrated studies of biological community structure at deep-sea hydrothermal vents: a project overview. RIDGE 2000 Progress and Planning Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 30-November 2, 2005.

Vetriani, C. Chemosynthetic processes and energy metabolism in hydrothermal vent bacteria. Symposium on Marine Extremophiles and Metabolic Diversity. Italian Society of General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, Riva del Garda, Italy, September 24, 2005.

Vetriani, C. Alkane-oxidizing bacteria from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. The Center for BioInorganic Chemistry (CEBIC) Summer Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, June 12-15, 2005.

Reed, A.J., Lutz, L.A., and Vetriani, C. Analysis of the Vertical Zonation of Sedimentary Archaea Via Analysis of 16S rDNA and mcr Genes from Cold Seep Areas of the Florida Escarpment (Gulf of Mexico) and the Blake Ridge (Atlantic Ocean). 105th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA, June 5-9, 2005. N-071.

Austin, R.N., Alexander-Ozinskas, M., Bertrand, E.M., Zylstra, G.J., Groves, J.T., Rozhkova, E.A., and Vetriani, C. Mechanistic Studies of Hydrocarbon-Degrading Metalloenzymes in Pristine, Polluted and Extreme Environments. 229th National Meeting, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 13-17, 2005.

Vetriani, C., Voordeckers, J.W., and Sievert, S.M. Characterization of Thermophilic, Chemolithoautotrophic, Nitrate-Reducing Bacteria from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, and Identification of the Genes Involved in Nitrate Reduction and Carbon Fixation. Extremophiles 2004, American Society of Microbiology, Cambridge, MD, September 19-23, 2004.

Crespo-Medina, M., Barkay, T., and Vetriani, C. Mercuric Reductase Enzymes from Mesophilic Bacteria are Optimally Active at a Moderately Thermophilic to Thermophilic Temperature Range. Extremophiles 2004, American Society of Microbiology, Cambridge, MD, September 19-23, 2004.

Voordeckers, J., Haggblom, M., and Vetriani, C. Isolation and Characterization of Novel Thermophilic, Chemolithoautotrophic, Nitrate-reducing Isolates from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents that Belong to the Genus Caminibacter. 104th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA, May 24-27, 2004.

Wong, R. and Vetriani, C. Isolation of Alkane-Oxidizing Bacteria from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents and Identification of Alkane Hydroxylase Encoding Genes. 104th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA, May 24-27, 2004.

Chatziefthimiou, A., Vetriani, C., and Barkay, T. Isolation and Characterization of Mercury Resistant, Thermophilic, Thiosulfate-Oxidizing Bacteria from a Hot Spring in Mount Amiata, Italy. 104th General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA, May 24-27, 2004.

Vetriani, C. and Voordeckers, J. Isolation and Characterization of Thermophilic, Chemolithotrophic Nitrate Ammonifying Bacteria from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. Ridge 2000 Community Meeting, Boulder, CO, November 6-8, 2003.

Vetriani, C., Speck, M.D., and Ellor, S.V. Isolation and Characterization of Thermophilic, Chemolithotrophic Nitrate Ammonifying Bacteria from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. 103st General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, May 18-22, 2003.

Voordeckers, J., Haggblom, M., Van Dover, C. L., and Vetriani, C. Phylogenetic and Functional Analysis of Microbial Communities Associated with Active Black Smokers at Mid-Atlantic Ridge Hydrothermal Vents. 103st General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, May 18-22, 2003.

Reed, A.J., Lutz, R.A., Van Dover, C. L., and Vetriani, C. Diversity, Community Structure and Vertical Zonation of Sedimentary Bacteria and Archaea from the Base of the Florida Escarpment, Gulf of Mexico. 103st General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Washington, DC, May 18-22, 2003.

Chew, Y., Vetriani, C., and Barkay, T. Mercury resistance and merA sequences of mesophilic and moderately thermophilic bacteria from hydrothermal vents. 102nd General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Salt Lake City, UT, May 19-23, 2002.

Barkay, T., Schaefer, J., Yagi, J., Chew, Y., and Vetriani, C. The mercury resistance operon: old paradigms, new frontiers. Bioremediation and Biodegradation: Current Advances in Reducing Toxicity, Exposure and Environmental Consequences, Pacific Grove, CA, June 9-12, 2002.

Kerkhof, L.J. and Vetriani, C. High Density Sampling in the Coastal Ocean. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI, Feb. 11-15, 2002.

Grzebyk, D. Schofield, O., Vetriani, C. and Falkowski P.G. Comparative Evolution of Plastid Genomes in Eukaryotic Algae. Ocean Sciences meeting, Honolulu, HI, Feb. 11-15, 2002.

Vetriani, C., Reed, A.J., Speck, M.D., and Lutz, R.A. Microbial community analysis along temperature and chemical gradients associated with deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the East Pacific Rise ridge (9º 50' N). Second international symposium on deep-sea hydrothermal vent biology, Brest, France, October 8-12, 2001.

Reed, A.J., Speck, M.D., Lutz, R.A., and Vetriani, C. Microbial community analysis along temperature and chemical gradients associated with deep-sea hydrothermal vents along the East Pacfic Rise ridge (9º 50' N). 101st General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL, May 20-24, 2001.

Vetriani, C., Tran, H.V., and Kerkhof, L.J. Phylogenetic and functional analysis of microbial communities at the oxic/anoxic interface in the Black Sea. 101st General Meeting, American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL, May 20-24, 2001.

Koblizek, M., Vetriani, C. Falkowski P.G., and Kobler, Z. Marine Aerobic Photosynthetic Bacteria. Life on the Edge of Photosynthesis. Eighteenth Annual Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Woods Hole, MA, April 20-22, 2001.

Kolber, Z.S. and Vetriani, C. Detection and characterization of aerobic anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria in the upper ocean. ASLO Aquatic Sciences 2001, Albuquerque, NM, February 12-16, 2001.

Sun, M.M.C., Mak, G.S., Maeder, D.L., Lee, M., Vetriani, C., Robb, F.T., and Clark, D.S. Effect of amino acid mutations and pressure on the stability and flexibility of hyperthermophilic gluatamate dehydrogenase. 219th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, March 26-30, 2000.

Vetriani, C. and Kerkhof, L.J. Phylogenetic and functional characterization of microbial assemblages at the oxic/anoxic interface in the Black Sea. 2000 Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 24-28, 2000.

Sun, M.M.C., Maeder, D.L., Tolliday, N., Vetriani, C., Robb, F.T., and Clark, D.S. Stability of Hyperthermophilic Glutamate Dehydrogenases: Insights into the Mechanism of Pressure Stabilization and the Effect of Charge Interactions," NATO Advanced Study Institute on High Pressure Molecular Science, Il Ciocco, Italy, October, 1998.

Sun, M.M.C., Maeder, D.L., Tolliday, N., Vetriani, C., Robb, F.T., and Clark, D.S. Stability of Thermophilic Glutamate Dehydrogenases: Insights into the Mechanism of Pressure Stabilization and the Effect of Charge Interactions. American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August, 1998.

Sun, M.M.C., Vetriani, C., Tolliday, N., Maeder, D.L., Robb, F.T., and Clark, D.S. Improving the stability of hyperthermophilic enzymes by protein engineering and application of high pressure. American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August, 1998.

Vetriani, C., Jannasch, H.W., Grassle, J.F., Robb, F.T. and Reysenbach, A.-L. Vertical distribution and phylogenetic characterization of benthic Archaea in coastal and deep-sea sediments. 1998 Ocean Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, Feb. 9-13, 1998.

Vetriani, C., Maeder, D.L., Tolliday, N., Yip, K.S.P., Stillman, T.J., Britton, K.L., Rice, D.W., Klump, H.H. and Robb, F.T. Protein thermostability above 100ºC: a key role for ionic interactions. International Congress on Extremophiles, Yokohama, Japan, Jan. 18-22, 1998.

L’Haridon, S., Speck, M., Vetriani, C., Reysenbach, A-L., Prieur, D. and Jeanthon, C. The Desulfobacteriaceae, a new family of thermophilic bacteria from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Thermophiles 1998, Brest, France.

Reysenbach, A.-L. and Vetriani, C. Molecular markers in biodiversity studies. International Workshop for Agricultural Biotechnology, Dec. 97, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Sun, M.M., Clark, D.S., DiRuggiero, J., Vetriani, C. and Robb, F.T. Pressure-regulated activity and stability of hyperthermophilic enzymes. 1997 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 16-21, 1997.

Vetriani, C., Maeder, D.L., Tolliday, N., Klump, H.H., Yip, K.S.P., Rice, D.W. and Robb, F.T. (1997) Improving enzyme thermostability: The Thermococcus litoralis glutamate dehydrogenase model. 4th International Biotechnology Conference, Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn”, Naples, Italy, Sept. 22-29, 1997.

Vetriani, C., Maeder, D.L., Tolliday, N., Rice, D.W., Britton, K.L., Klump, H.H. and Robb, F.T. (1996) Marked elevation of thermostability of Thermococcus litoralis glutamate dehydrogenase by site-directed mutagenesis. Thermophiles ‘96 Conference, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Sept 4-9, 1996.

Maeder, D.L., Yip, K.S.P., Rice, D.W., Stillman, T.J., Britton, K.L., Vetriani, C., Tolliday, N., DiRuggiero, J., Klump, H.H. and Robb, F.T. (1996) The structural basis for enzyme stability at or near 100ºC: Comparative structural and biophisical studies on glutamate dehydrogenases from hyperthermophiles. International Conference on Protein Folding and Design, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, April 23-26, 1996.

Castagnoli, L., Abril, M., Vetriani, C., Portoghese, A., Helmer-Citterich, M., Ausiello, G. and Cesareni, G. (1994) Why Rop folds in a four a-helix bundle. Convegno Congiunto ABCD-AGI-SIBBM-SIMGBM, Montesilvano Lido, Italy, Sept 26-30, 1994.

Vetriani, C., Iannolo, G., Minenkova, O., Dente, L. and Cesareni, G. (1993) The amino-terminus of the major coat protein of filamentous phage and phage assembly. 1993 Meeting on Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Aug. 24-29, 1993.

Vetriani, C., Castagnoli, L., Felici, F., Gonfloni, S., Jappelli, R., Musacchio, A., Tataseo, P. and Cesareni, G. (1991) Selection of ligands from a phage displayed peptide library. Convegno Congiunto SIBBM-AGI, Porto Conte, Italy, Oct. 2-5, 1991.

Tataseo, P., Vetriani, C. and Cesareni, G. (1991) Genetic analysis of the interaction between filamentous phages and bacterial pili. 1991 Meeting on Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, Aug. 20-25, 1991.

Visca, P., Vetriani, C., Serino, L. and Orsi, N. (1989) Production of siderophore and iron regulated outer membrane proteins by Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. 4th International Symposium on Clinical Microbiology, Monteporzio, Italy, 1989.