Margo Haygood

Margo Haygood

Institute of Environmental Health; Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems
Office: Richard Jones Hall, Room RJH 6381A
Phone: 503-346-3437
Lab: 503 346-3434
Website: Haygood Research Group and Philippine Mollusk Symbiont International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (PMS-ICBG)


B.A. magna cum laude, History and Science, Harvard University, 1976
Ph.D., Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 1984
Molecular Evolution Workshop, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, 1991



  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego,Graduate Student, with Kenneth H Nealson, 1977-79; 1981-84
  • University of Tokyo, Misaki Marine Biological Station, Monbusho Scholar, 1979-81
  • University of Washington, Postdoctoral Fellow with Mary E. Lidstrom, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, 1984-85
  • Office of Naval Research, Scientific Officer, Biological Sciences Division, Molecular Biology Program, 1985-86
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego; Assistant Professor, 1987-1995; Associate Professor, 1995-2002; Professor, 2002-2006


Research Interests

Environmental microbiology; bacterial physiology; bacterial evolution, marine biotechnology


Selected Publications

Sherif I. Elshahawi; Amaro E. Trindade-Silva; Amro Hanora; Andrew W. Han; Malem S. Flores; Vinicius Vizzoni; Carlos G. Schrago; Carlos A. Soares; Gisela P. Concepcion; Dan L. Distel; et al.
Boronated tartrolon antibiotic produced by symbiotic cellulose-degrading bacteria in shipworm gills
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2013;110(4):E295-E304.

Zhenjian Lin; Joshua P. Torres; Mary Anne Ammon; Lenny Marett; Russell W. Teichert; Christopher A. Reilly; Jason C. Kwan; Ronald W. Hughen; Malem Flores; Ma. Diarey Tianero; et al.
A bacterial source for mollusk pyrone polyketides
Chemistry and Biology. 2013;20(1):73-81.

Zhenjian Lin; Lenny Marett; Ronald W. Hughen; Malem Flores; Imelda Forteza; Mary Anne Ammon; Gisela P. Concepcion; Samuel Espino; Baldomero M. Olivera; Gary Rosenberg; et al.
Neuroactive diol and acyloin metabolites from cone snail-associated bacteria
Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters. 2013;23(17):4867-4869.

Andrew W. Han; Moriah Sandy; Brian Fishman; Amaro E. Trindade-Silva; Carlos A. G. Soares; Daniel L. Distel; Alison Butler; Margo G. Haygood
Turnerbactin, a Novel Triscatecholate Siderophore from the Shipworm Endosymbiont Teredinibacter turnerae T7901
PLoS ONE. 2013;8(10).

Jason C. Kwan; Mohamed S. Donia; Andrew W. Han; Euichi Hirose; Margo G. Haygood; Eric W. Schmidt
Genome streamlining and chemical defense in a coral reef symbiosis
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2012;109(50):20655-20660.

Graciela M. Dias; Cristiane C. Thompson; Brian Fishman; Hiroaki Naka; Margo G. Haygood; Jorge H. Crosa; Fabiano L. Thompson
Genome sequence of the marine bacterium Vibrio campbellii DS40M4, isolated from open ocean water
Journal of Bacteriology. 2012;194(4):904.

Zhenjian Lin; Malem Flores; Imelda Forteza; Niel M. Henriksen; Gisela P. Concepcion; Gary Rosenberg; Margo G. Haygood; Baldomero M. Olivera; Alan R. Light; Thomas E. Cheatham; et al.
Totopotensamides, polyketide-cyclic peptide hybrids from a mollusk-associated bacterium Streptomyces sp.
Journal of Natural Products. 2012;75(4):644-649.

Kelly L. Roe; Katherine Barbeau; Elizabeth L. Mann; Margo G. Haygood
Acquisition of iron by Trichodesmium and associated bacteria in culture
Environmental Microbiology. 2012;14(7):1681-1695.

Meghan A. Betcher; Jennifer M. Fung; Andrew W. Han; Roberta O'Connor; Romell Seronay; Gisela P. Concepcion; Daniel L. Distel; Margo G. Haygood
Microbial Distribution and Abundance in the Digestive System of Five Shipworm Species (Bivalvia: Teredinidae)
PLoS ONE. 2012;7(9):[e45309].

Zhenjian Lin; Christopher A. Reilly; Rowena Antemano; Ronald W. Hughen; Lenny Marett; Gisela P. Concepcion; Margo G. Haygood; Baldomero M. Olivera; Alan Light; Eric W. Schmidt
Nobilamides A-H, long-acting transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) antagonists from mollusk-associated bacteria
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 2011;54(11):3746-3755.

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