Woods Hole Proteomics Laboratory
The Saito Laboratory operates a proteomics capability for our research group's microbial and bioinorganic research program as well as being involved in a number of collaborative proteomics studies with colleagues from around the world.
Our focuses include proteomic profiling to examine changes in protein expression in experimental studies, development of novel metalloprotein discovery, and development of metaproteomic methodologies compatible for autonomous and sectional sampling programs such as GEOTRACES.
Those interested in potential collaborative projects, contact Dr. Mak Saito or Dr. Matt McIllvin at the Proteomics Laboratory email address: proteomics (at) whoi.edu
Our proteomics publications are available on the Saito Laboratory publications page.
Support for our research comes from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the WHOI Ocean Life Institute.
» Saito et al., 2011 PNAS
Saito, M.A., E.M. Bertrand, V. Bulygin, D. Moran, S. Dutkiewicz, F.M. Monteiro, M.J. Follows, F.W. Valois, J.B. Waterbury. 2011. Iron Conservation by Reduction of Metalloenzyme Inventories in the Marine Diazotroph Crocosphaera watsonii. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. doi:10.1073/pnas.1006943108.
Erin M. Bertrand, Mak A. Saito, Young Jae Jeon and Brett A. Neilan. 2011., Vitamin B12 biosynthesis gene diversity in the Ross Sea: the identification of a new group of putative polar B12 biosynthesizer, Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02428.x
» Saito et al., Frontiers 2011
Mak Saito, Vladimir Bulygin, Dawn Moran, Craig Taylor, and Christopher Scholin. 2011. Examination of Microbial Proteome Preservation Techniques Applicable to Autonomous Environmental Sample Collection. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology.
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Louie L. Wurch, Erin M. Bertrand, Mak A. Saito, Benjamin A.S. Van Mooy and Sonya T. Dyhrman. 2011. Proteome changes driven by phosphorus stress and recovery in the brown tide-forming alga, Aureococcus anophagefferens. PLoS One.
Sonya T. Dyhrman, Bethany D. Jenkins, Tatiana A. Rynearson, Mak A. Saito, Melissa L. Mercier, Harriet Alexander, LeAnn P. Whitney, Andrea Drzewianowski, Vladimir V. Bulygin, Erin M. Bertrand, Zhijin Wu, Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Abigail Heithoff. 2012 Coordination in the transcriptome and proteome of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana reveals a diverse phosphorus stress response. PLoS One.