Jody J. Wright

The Hallam Lab

Investigating microbial communities…
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Jody J. Wright

Post-Doctoral Fellow
teaching portfolio:

Research interests:
My research focuses on understanding the structure, diversity and function of microbial communities in the low oxygen regions of the Subarctic Pacific Ocean. I am specifically interested in describing the metabolic capacities of these communities, how this capacity varies from the coast to the open ocean, from surface to depth and seasonally, as well as how this metabolism impacts the cycling of climatologically active gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and dimethylsulfide. The results of this research could have major implications for global climate modeling and for coastal resource management decisions in Canada and other coastal regions of the world.

2007-Present - Doctor of Philosophy (Microbiology): Hallam Laboratory, Department of Microbiology & Immunology; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2002-2006 - B.Sc. Environmental Science (Specializing in Biology), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Book Chapters
  • Ulloa, O., Wright, J.J., Belmar, L., Hallam, S.J. (2013) Pelagic prokaryote communities inhabiting marine oxygen minimum zones. E. Rosenberg et al. (eds.), The Prokaryotes – Prokaryotic Communities and Ecophysiology, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-30123-0_45, Springer-Berlin Heidelberg

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Allers, E.A., Wright, J.J., Konwar, K.M., Howes, C.G., Beneze, E., Hallam, S.J., Sullivan, M.B. (2012) Diversity and population structure of Marine Group A bacteria in the Northeast subarctic Pacific Ocean. ISMEJ. 7: 256-268
  • McQueen, J., Wright, J.J., Fox, J.A. (2012) Design and Implementation of a Genomics Field Trip Program Aimed at Secondary School Students. PLoS Comput Biol 8(8): e1002636. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002636
  • Wright, J.J., Konwar, K.M., Hallam, S.J. (2012) Microbial ecology of expanding oxygen minimum zones. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 10: 381-394
  • Walsh, D.A., Zaikova, E., Howes, C.G., Song, Y.C., Wright, J.J., Tringe, S.G., Tortell, P.D., Hallam, S.J. (2009) Metagenome of a Versatile Chemolitoautotroph from Expanding Oceanic Dead Zones. Science. 326(5952): 578-582
  • Wright, J.J., Lee, S., Zaikova, E., Walsh, D.A., Hallam, S.J. (2009) DNA extraction from 0.22 microM Sterivex filters and cesium chloride density gradient centrifugation. J Vis Exp. 31
  • J.J. Wright, K.P. Lubieniecki, J.W. Park, S.H.S. Ng, R.H. Devlin, J. Leong, B.F. Koop, Davidson, W.S. (2007) Sixteen Type 1 polymorphic microsatellite markers from Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytsha) expressed sequence tags. Animal Genetics. 39: 84-85