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Max Teplitski

Microbial Ecology
UF Research Foundation Professor
Burch Fellow in Theoretical Medicine, Smithsonian Institution


Program Areas

  • SWS 6373 - Techniques in Microbial Ecology
  • SWS 4307/5308 - Ecology of Waterborne Pathogens
  • SWS 4932 - Symbioses
Departmental Research Areas:

  • Management of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Wastes
  • Soil Quality/Ecosystem Services
  • Wetlands and Aquatic Systems

Research focus:
Bacterial cell-to-cell communication and its role in structuring of microbial communities and interactions with eukaryotic hosts. We also focus on the biochemical strategies that eukaryotes use to disrupt gene regulation in environmental and pathogenic bacteria.


Select Publications
  • Marvasi, M., Cox, C.E., Xu, Y., Noel, J., Giovannoni, J., Teplitski, M. 2013. Differential regulation of Salmonella Typhimurium genes involved in O-antigen capsule production and their role in persistence within tomatoes. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 26(7):793-800. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/MPMI-09-12-0208-R.
  • Brandl, M.T, Cox, C.E., Teplitski, M. 2013. Salmonella interactions with plants and their associated microbiota.  Phytopathology 103: 316-325.
  • Krediet, C.J., Ritchie, K.B., Paul, V.J., Teplitski, M. 2013. Coral-associated microorganisms and their role in promoting coral health and thwarting diseases. Proc R Soc B 280: 20122328.  dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.2328.
  • Krediet, C.J., Ritchie, K.B., Alagely, A., Teplitski, M. 2013. Members of native coral microbiota inhibit glycosidases and thwart colonization of coral mucus by an opportunistic pathogen. ISME J. 7(5):980-990. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.164.
  • Gao, M., Coggin, A., Yagnik, K., Teplitski, M. 2012. Role of specific quorum sensing signals in the regulation of exopolysaccharide II production within Sinorhizobium meliloti spreading colonies. PLoS One 7(8): e42611. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042611.
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Curriculum Vitae

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Max Teplitski


Genetics Institute, Rm330E
Cancer and Genetics Research Complex
2033 Mowry Rd.
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL. 32611

(352) 352-273-8189
(352) 392-3399 fax

email: maxtep@ufl.edu

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