*Indicates undergraduate mentee


Damashek J., A.O. Okotie-Oyekan*, S.M. Gifford, A. Vorobev, M.A. Moran, and J.T. Hollibaugh (In review) Transcriptional activity differentiates families of Marine Group II Euryarchaeota in the coastal ocean. Preprint available:

Rasmussen A., J. Damashek, E. Eloe-Fadrosh, and C.A. Francis. (In review) In-depth spatiotemporal characterization of planktonic archaea and bacteria across two salinity gradients in San Francisco Bay highlights distinct brackish communities.


Damashek J., C.F. Edwardson, B.B. Tolar, S.M. Gifford, M.A. Moran, and J.T. Hollibaugh. (2019) Coastal ocean metagenomes and curated metagenome-assembled genomes from Marsh Landing, Sapelo Island (Georgia, USA). Microbiology Resource Announcements 8: e00934-19.

Damashek J., B.B. Tolar, Q. Liu, A.O. Okotie-Oyekan*, N.J. Wallsgrove, B.N. Popp, and J.T. Hollibaugh. (2019) Microbial oxidation of nitrogen supplied as selected organic nitrogen compounds in the South Atlantic Bight. Limnology and Oceanography 64(3): 982-995.

Damashek J., and C.A. Francis. (2018) Microbial nitrogen cycling in estuaries: from genes to ecosystem processes. Estuaries and Coasts 41(3): 626-660.

Damashek J., K.P. Pettie*, Z.W. Brown, M.M. Mills, K.R. Arrigo, and C.A. Francis. (2017) Regional patterns in ammonia-oxidizing communities throughout Chukchi Sea waters from the Bering Strait to the Beaufort Sea. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 79(3): 273-286.

Damashek J., K.L. Casciotti, and C.A. Francis. (2016) Variable nitrification rates across environmental gradients in turbid, nutrient-rich estuary waters of San Francisco Bay. Estuaries and Coasts 39(4): 1050-1071.

Smith J.M., J. Damashek, F.P. Chavez, and C.A. Francis. (2016) Factors influencing nitrification rates and the abundance and transcriptional activity of ammonia oxidizing microorganisms in the dark realm of the northeast Pacific Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 61(2): 596-609.

Ying S.C., J. Damashek, S. Fendorf, and C.A. Francis. (2015) Indigenous arsenic(V)-reducing microbial communities in redox-fluctuating near-surface sediments of the Mekong Delta. Geobiology 13(6): 581-587.

Damashek J., J.M. Smith, A.C. Mosier, and C.A. Francis. (2015) Benthic ammonia oxidizers differ in community structure and biogeochemical potential across a riverine delta. Frontiers in Microbiology 5: 743.

Miller J.S., A. Kamath, J. Damashek, and R.A. Levin. (2011) Out of America to Africa or Asia: Inference of dispersal histories using nuclear and plastid DNA and the S-RNase self-incompatibility locus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(1): 793-801.

*indicates undergraduate mentee