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CURRICULUM VITAE


MAK ANDERSON SAITO

Associate Scientist with Tenure

Dept. of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Telephone: (508)-289-2393

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Email: msaito@whoi.edu

Woods Hole MA 02543 www.whoi.edu/saitolab

EDUCATION


1990 The Sidwell Friends School, Washington D.C.

1994 Oberlin College, B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies majors,

Chemistry minor (Highest honors)

2001 MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Chemical Oceanography, Ph.D.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Constructed Wetlands Project Manager - Lorain County General Health District, Ohio, 1993-1995.

Research Assistant - Ohio Geological Survey, Lake Erie Division, 1994-1995.

Graduate Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-2001.

Harry Hess Post-Doctoral Scholar, Geosciences Department, Princeton University, 2001-2003.

Assistant Scientist, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2003-2007.

Associate Scientist, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-2011.

Associate Scientist with Tenure, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-present.


^ FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

1990 Thomas Sidwell Award (Sidwell Friends School)

1993 Mellon Foundation Grant for Environmental Research (Oberlin College)

1993 Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) - Student Initiated Project Fellowship

1994 Mellon Foundation Grant for Environmental Research (Oberlin College)

1994 Norman Wright Biology Departmental Award (Oberlin)

1994 Joyce Gorn Award in Environmental Studies (Oberlin)

1995-1996 NSF Coastal Trainee Graduate Fellowship

1998-1999 MIT Martin Sustainability Fellow

1996-2000 EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship

2000 Ocean Venture Fund Research Grant - WHOI

2001-2003 Hess Post-doctoral Fellowship in Geosciences, Princeton University

2005 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

2005 Ruth and Paul Fye Best WHOI Graduate Student Paper Award in Chemical Oceanography

2010 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Research Award


^ PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, American Society for Limnology and Oceanography

Member, The Geochemical Society

Member, American Geophysical Union

Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, Union of Concerned Scientists

Member, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Member, American Chemical Society

Member, American Society for Mass Spectrometry


^ RESEARCH INTERESTS

Trace metal biogeochemistry of bioactive metals and vitamins (Co, Fe, Cd, Zn, Mn, Ni, and B12)
Phytoplankton and microbial trace metal requirements and metalloenzymes

Marine proteomics and metaproteomics
Co-evolution of biogeochemical cycles and life over Earth history

The influence of human economies on global and regional biogeochemical cycles


^ PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

WHOI (Non-Education Related):

Biosafety Committee, Chemistry Department representative

ICP-MS Facility Committee

75th Anniversary Committee


Outside WHOI (Other than Attendance at Society/National Meetings):

2002-2003 Participant in Diatom Genome Annotation (^ Thalassiosira pseudonana) at the Joint Genome Institute

2005 Co-Session Chair, Metal Cycling, ASLO meeting, Salt Lake City, February.

2005 Co-Session Chair, Trace Element Biogeochemistry, American Chemical Society Meeting – Geosciences Division, San Diego, March 17-18.

2006 Co-Session Chair, Trace Elements and Isotopes. ASLO meeting Victoria, Canada, June.

2011 Co-Session Chair, Trace Metals and their Nutritional Importance to Phytoplankton and Bacteria, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan Puerto Rico

Manuscript reviewer for Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Aquatic Sciences, Aquatic Toxicology, Astrobiology, Biogeosciences, Biotechnology Progress, Deep-Sea Research, Earth Atmospheric Planetary Science Letters, Ecology, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Science and Technology, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology, Geobiology, Geochemical Transactions, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, Limnology and Oceanography, Limnology and Oceanography Methods, Marine Chemistry, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Geosciences, Plant Cell & Environment, Plos One, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Proceedings National Academy of Science USA.

Proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation (2002-present) , NSERC, Hudson River Foundation, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation,

Panel member for National Science Foundation (Chemical Oceanography and Polar Programs)

Science fair judge – Falmouth Academy

Elected Co-Chair Bioinorganic Chemistry Gordon Research Conference 2012 (now defunct)

US Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Steering Committee 2011-2013

Associate Editor – Marine Chemistry

Review Editor – Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology

Editorial Board – Frontiers in Microbiological Chemistry


^ PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATION:

1996 Aquatic Chemistry, MIT – Teaching assistant for graduate level class

1999 Supervised UCSB undergraduate summer research student, Jordan Watson

2001-2003 Supervised Princeton graduate students, Madeli Castruita, Haewon Park, and Alison Doerr in François Morel's lab

2002-present Member of thesis committee for Madeli Castruita (Chemistry Department, Princeton University, co-advised by Ed Stiefel and François Morel)

2002-2006 Member of thesis committee for Rachel Wisniewski (Chemical Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, advisor: Jim Moffett)

2003-2007 Member of thesis committee for Seth John (Chemical Oceanography, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, advisor: Ed Boyle)

2004-present Supervised WHOI Summer Student Fellows/Interns Erin Bertrand (Bates College, 2005) and Alexandra Borst (Pomona College, 2004), Allison St. Vincent (MIT, 2009), Sarah Choyke (Haverford, 2009), Emily Lorch (Plymouth UK, 2009, 2010)

2004-2009 Advised MIT-WHOI graduate student Anne Thompson (co-advised with Chisholm)

2005-2008 Advised MIT-WHOI Masters student Whitney Krey (co-advised with Delong/Webb)

2005-2011 Advising MIT-WHOI graduate student Alysia Cox

2006-present Advising MIT-WHOI graduate students Erin Bertrand and Abigail Noble

2010-present Advising MIT-WHOI graduate student Tyler Goepfert (co-advised with Chris Reddy)

2010 Advised University of Duisberg-Essen Master’s Student Daniel Tabersky

2011-present Advising MIT-WHOI graduate student Carly Buchwald (with K. Casciotti)

2011-present Advising MIT-WHOI graduate Student Nick Hawco

2011-present Advising MIT-WHOI graduate Student David Wang

Chaired Doctoral Thesis of Virginia Rich (Ed DeLong Student June 2008)

Committee Member for Jake Waldbauer (Chisholm Student)

Committee Member for Yanmei Shi (DeLong Student)

Committee Member for Laure-Anne Ventouras (DeLong Student)

Chaired Doctoral Thesis of Li Li (U. Mass Boston, Gordon Wallace Advisor)

Committee Member for Carly Buchwald (Casciotti Student)

Chaired Thesis Proposal Defense of Kathleen Munson (Lamborg Student)

First-year Chemical Oceanography Graduate Student Advising Committee (2003-2004, 2010-2011)

WHOI Chemical Oceanography General Exam Co-Coordinator (2005, 2011)

2008-present Instructor for Marine Bioinorganic Chemistry (Previously Trace Metal Biogeochemistry) MIT-WHOI Graduate Level Course 12.755

2008 Development of a Bioinformatic and Metalloenzyme module for Marine Bioinorganic Chemistry (12.755) in collaboration with the Joint Genome Institute


^ SUPERVISION AT WHOI:

Dawn Moran, Research Assistant III, 2007-present

Dr. Matt McIlvin, Research Associate II, 2010-present

Dr. Vladimir Bulygin, Research Associate II, 2007-2009

Abigail Noble, Research Assistant II, 2004-2006 (currently in MIT/WHOI Joint Program)

Erin Bertrand, Research Assistant II, 2005-2006 (currently in MIT/WHOI Joint Program)

Tyler Goepfert, Research Assistant II, 2004-2005; Research Assistant III, 2005-2008 (currently in MIT/WHOI Joint Program)

Chad Hammerschmidt, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2005-2007

Katherine Mackey, Postdoctoral Scholar, 2011-present

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CRUISE PARTICIPATION AND FIELD WORK


1995 June R/V Westward, Coastal Atlantic

1996 June R/V Oceanus, Sargasso Sea

1997 March R/V Oceanus, Sargasso Sea

1998 February R/V Oceanus, Sargasso Sea

1998 August R/V Oceanus, Sargasso Sea

1999 September R/V Oceanus, Sargasso Sea

2000 August-October R/V Melville, San Diego CA to Arica, Chile
^

2003 June-July R/V Kilo Moana, Seattle to Dutch Harbor, Alaska

2004 February R/V Kilo Moana, Central Pacific - Chief Scientist

2005 January R/V Wecoma, Hawaiian Islands, E-Flux program

2005 July-August R/V Knorr, Panama to Galapagos - Chief Scientist

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2005/2006 December-January R/V N.B. Palmer, Ross Sea, Antarctica


2006 June R/V Seward Johnson, Equatorial Atlantic

2006 November-December R/V N.B. Palmer, Ross Sea, Antarctica

2007 November-December R/V Knorr, South Atlantic - Chief Scientist

2009 January-February McMurdo Sound, Antarctica - Expedition leader

2009 November-December McMurdo Sound, Antarctica - Expedition leader

2011 October R/V Kilo Moana, Central Pacific - Co-Chief Scientist


^ PAPERS PRESENTED AT MEETINGS AND INVITED LECTURES:

Chemical Oceanography Gordon Conference, August 2011, Invited Speaker.

Ocean Carbon and Biology Global Biogeochemical Flux – Ocean Observing Initiative Scoping Workshop May 2011, Invited Speaker.

Polar Marine Science Gordon Conference, March 2011. ^ Invited speaker.

Upper-Ocean Nutrient Limitation IGBP workshop, Southampton UK. November 2010, Invited Speaker.

Biogeotraces Workshop Los Angeles, November 2010, Invited Speaker.

Society for General Microbiology, Metals and Microbes Session, Nottingham UK. September 8, 2010. Invited speaker.

EU COST Speciation Database Workshop, Kiel Germany, August 2010, Invited speaker.

Organic Geochemistry Gordon Conference, August 3, 2010. Invited speaker.

Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference, June 2010. Invited speaker.

Caltech, May 5, 2010. Invited speaker.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EAPS March 5, 2010, Invited speaker.

Goldschmidt Conference, Davos Switzerland June 2009, Keynote Lecture.

U. Mass Boston, April 29th 2009. Invited speaker.

Stanford University February 2009. Invited speaker.

Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department Lecture WHOI, February 2009.

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008.

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2008. Invited Speaker.

Rutgers University, October 6, 2008. Invited speaker.

GEOTRACES Pacific Cruise Planning Meeting, U. Southern California October 1-3 2008, Plenary Speaker.

Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference June 2008, Invited Speaker.

Medical University of South Carolina, Student Open House, June 2008, Keynote Speaker.

Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference June 2008, Invited Speaker.

Stanford University, Oceans Seminar, May 2008. Invited Speaker.

WHOI Summer Student Fellow Lecture Series. July 2008.

Children’s School of Science. Presentation to Global Sustainability and Experiments Class. July 2008.

GEOTRACES, Atlantic Basin Planning Meeting. September 2007, Oxford University. Invited Speaker.

Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry Workshop, July 2007. Invited Speaker.

University of Kyoto, June 2007. Invited Speaker.

Stonybrook University, May 2006. Invited Speaker.

Harvard University, October 2006, Microbial Science Initiative Invited Speaker.

U. Rhode Island. September 2006. Invited Speaker.

Oregon Graduate Institute. September 2006. Invited Speaker.

Old Dominion University. September 2006. Invited Speaker.

Goldschmidt August 2006. Invited Speaker.

ASLO June 2006. Oral Presentation and Co-Session Chair.

American Chemical Society Meeting, March 16, 2005. Oral Presentation and Co-Session Chair

ASLO February 2005. Oral Presentation and Co-Session Chair.

Earth Atmospheric Planetary Sciences Department, MIT. December 3, 2004. Invited Speaker.

Summer Lecture Series. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. July 8, 2004.

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography –TOS meeting, February 2004, Hawaii. Presentation

Goldschmidt Conference, Kurashiki Japan. September 2003. Oral Presentation.

McGill University, November 12, 2003. Invited Speaker.

Stanford University, Geosciences Department. October 23,2003. Invited Speaker.

University of South Carolina, Columbia. April 2003. Invited Speaker.

Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry. June 18, 2002. Invited Speaker.

Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry, Andover, NH, June 16-21, 2002. Poster

AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 2002. Oral Presentation.

Environmental Geochemistry and Geophysics Seminar. Princeton University. 2002

American Chemical Society, Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Session. Orlando, 2002. Invited Speaker.

Chemical Oceanography Gordon Conference, Oxford England. 2002. Poster.

Princeton Bioinorganic Chemistry Supergroup, Department of Chemistry. December 4, 2002.

Wesleyan University. February 2002. Invited Speaker.

Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department Seminar. April 3, 2002. Invited Speaker.

American Chemical Society, Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Session. Orlando, 2002. Invited Speaker.

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February 2001 New Mexico. Oral Presentation.

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February 13. 2001 New Mexico.

Center for Bioinorganic Chemistry Annual Meeting, Princeton. June 20, 2001. Invited Speaker.

College of Marine Studies Seminar Series, University of Delaware in Lewes. November 6, 2001. Invited Speaker.

2001 DIALOG ASLO Recent Dissertations Conference, BBSR, Bermuda.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Summer Student Lecture Series. June 23, 2000.

Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Seminar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. June 12, 2000.

Dissertations in Chemical Oceanography Conference. October 24, 2000. Honolulu, Hawaii.

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. 2000. San Antonio, Texas. Oral Presentation.

Office of Naval Research History of Oceanography Conference. WHOI. March 2000. Poster.

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February 3, 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Oral Presentation.

American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February 4, 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Oral Presentation.

Aquatic Sciences Seminar. Civil and Environmental Engineering MIT. November 1999.

MIT Environmental Biology Seminar. April 30, 1999. Invited Speaker.


PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS AND BOOKS (*Ph.D. Advisee)


  1. Bertrand EM*, Allen AE, Dupont CL, Norden-Krichmar T, Bai J, Saito MA. Impact of Cobalamin Starvation on Diatom Molecular Physiology and the Identification of a Novel Cobalamin Acquisition Protein.In Revision at PNAS.

  2. Moore, C.M., Mills, M.M., Arrigo, K.R., Berman-Frank, I., Bopp, L., Boyd,P.W., Galbraith, E.D., Geider, R.J., Guieu, C., Jaccard, S.L., Jickells, T.D., LaRoche, J., Lenton, T., Mahowald, N.M., Marañón, E., Marinov, I., Moore,J.K., Nakatsuka, T., Oschlies, A., Saito, M.A., Thingstad, T.F., Tsuda, A.,Ulloa, O. and Wallace, D.Oceanic nutrient limitation: processes, patterns and potential for change. In review at Nature Geosciences.

  3. Katherine RM Mackey, Kathryn Roberts, Michael W Lomas, Mak A Saito, Anton F Post, Adina Paytan. Variable solubility and ecological impact of atmospheric phosphorus deposition. In review Marine Chemistry

  4. Mak A. Saito. 2012. The Rise of Oxygen and Aerobic Biochemistry. Structure. 20:1. 1–2.

  5. Noble*, A.E., C.H. Lamborg, D. Ohnemus, P.J. Lam, K. T.J. Goepfert, C. Frame, K. Casciotti, J. Jennings, M.A. Saito. Basin-scale plumes of cobalt, iron, and manganese emanating from the Benguela-Angola front in the South Atlantic Ocean. In Press at Limnology and Oceanography.

  6. Saito, M.A., A.E. Noble, T. J. Goepfert, C.H. Lamborg, W.J. Jenkins. A Large Hydrothermal Iron Plume in the South Atlantic and Implications for Global Iron Cycling. In revision.

  7. Jakuba, R., M.A. Saito, J.W. Moffett , Y. Xu. Dissolved zinc in the subarctic North Pacific and Bering Sea: Its distribution, speciation, and importance to primary producers. In Press at Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

  8. Saito, M.A., Vladimir Bulygin, Dawn Moran, Craig Taylor, and Christopher Scholin. 2011. Examination of Microbial Proteome Preservation Techniques Applicable to Autonomous Environmental Sample Collection. Front. Microbio. 2:215. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00215

  9. 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.

  10. Louie L. Wurch, Erin M. Bertrand, Mak A. Saito, Benjamin A.S. Van Mooy and Sonya T. Dyhrman Proteome changes driven by phosphorus stress and recovery in the brown tide-forming alga, Aureococcus anophagefferens. PLOS One. 6(12): e28949. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028949

  11. Jill A. Sohm, Jason Hilton, Abigail Noble, Jonathan P. Zehr, Mak A. Saito, Eric A. Webb. Nitrogen fixation in the South Atlantic Gyre and the Benguela upwelling system. Geophys. Res. Lett..

  12. Gregory F. de Souza, Ben C. Reynolds, Jörg Rickli, Martin Frank, Mak Saito, Loes J. A. Gerringa and Bernard Bourdon. Southern Ocean control of silicon stable isotope distribution in the deep Atlantic Ocean. In Press Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

  13. Thompson, A.W. *, K. Huang, M.A. Saito, S.W. Chisholm. 2011. Transcriptome response of high and low-light adapted Prochlorococcus strains to changing iron availability. ISME Journal.  1-15

  14. E. M. Bertrand*, M.A. Saito, P.A. Lee, R.B. Dunbar,G.R. DiTullio. 2011. Iron limitation of springtime bacterial and phytoplankton populations in the Ross Sea: Interactive effects of iron and vitamin B12 nutrition. Front. Microbiology. 2:160. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00160

  15. 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.

  16. Saito, M.A., T.J. Goepfert, A.E. Noble, P.N. Sedwick, G.R. DiTullio. 2010. A Seasonal Study of Dissolved Cobalt in the Ross Sea of Antarctica: Micronutrient Control, Absence of Observed Scavenging, and Relationships with Zn, Cd, and P. Biogeosciences.7. 4059-4082.

  17. Bertrand, E.M.*, M.A. Saito,Y. Jae Jeon,B.A. Neilan. 2011. Vitamin B12 biosynthesis gene diversity in the Ross Sea: the identification of a new group of polar B12-biosynthesizers. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02428.x

  18. Gobler, C.J. et al (and 29 others). Ecological Niche of Harmful Alga, Aureococcus Anophagefferens, revealed in genome. 2010. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.

  19. Higgins, M.B., F.L. Wolfe-Simon, R.S. Robinson, Y. Qin, M.A. Saito and A. Pearson. 2011. Paleoenvironmental implications of taxonomic variation among δ15N values of chloropigments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 75:22. 7351-7363.

  20. Sedwick, P. N., C. M. Marsay, A. M. Aguilar-Islas, M. C. Lohan, B. M. Sohst, M. C. Long, K. R. Arrigo, R. B. Dunbar, M. A. Saito, W. O. Smith and G. R. DiTullio. Early-season depletion of dissolved iron in the Ross Sea polynya: Implications for iron dynamics on the Antarctic continental shelf. Accepted at Journal of Geophysical Research

  21. Wu, Z., B.D. Jenkins, T.A. Rynearson, S.T. Dyhrman, M.A. Saito, M. Mercier, L. Whitney. 2010. Empirical Bayes Analysis of Sequencing-based Transcriptional Profiling without Replicates. BMC Bioinformatics. 11:564. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-564.

  22. Saito, M.A. 2009. Less Nickel for More Oxygen. Nature. 458. 714-715.

  23. Saito, M.A. and T.J. Goepfert. 2008. Zinc-cobalt co-limitation in Phaeocystis antarctica. Limnology and Oceanography, 53(1). 266-275.

  24. Saito, M.A., T.J. Goepfert, and J.T. Ritt. 2008. Some thoughts on the concept of co-limitation: Three definitions and the importance of bioavailability. Limnology and Oceanography, 53(1). 276-290.

  25. Church, M.J., K.M. Björkman, D.M. Karl, M.A. Saito, and J.P. Zehr. 2008. Regional distributions of nitrogen fixing bacteria in the Pacific Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography. 53(1). 63-77.

  26. Noble, A.E.* and M.A. Saito, K. Maiti, C. Benitez-Nelson. 2008. A concentrating mechanism for cobalt within a cyclonic eddy and sources of cobalt, manganese, and iron in intermediate waters near the Hawaiian Islands. Deep-Sea Research II. 55. 1473-1490

  27. Bertrand*, E.M., M.A. Saito, J.M. Rose, C.R. Riesselman, M.C. Lohan, A.E. Noble, P.A. Lee, G.R. DiTullio. 2007. Vitamin B12 and iron co-limitation of phytoplankton growth in the Ross Sea. Limnology and Oceanography, 52(3). 1079-1093.

  28. Montsant, A., A.E. Allen, S. Coesel, A. De Martino, A. Falciatore, M. Heijde, K. Jabbari, U. Maheswari, M. Mangogna, E. Rayko, M. Siaut, A. Vardi, K.E. Apt, J.A. Berges, A. Chiovitti, A.K. Davis, M.Z. Hadi, T.W. Lane, J.C. Lippmeier, D. Martinez, M.S. Parker, G.J. Pazour, M.A. Saito, K. Thamatrakoln, D.S. Rokhsar, E.V. Armbrust, C. Bowler. 2007. Identification and Comparative Genomic Analysis of Signaling and Regulatory Components in the Diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Journal of Phycology. 43. 585-604.

  29. Moore, L., A. Coe, E. Zinser, M.A. Saito, M. Sullivan, D. Lindell, K. Frois-Moniz, J. Waterbury, S.W. Chisholm. 2007. Culturing of the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. Limnology and Oceanography Methods. 5. 353-362.

  30. John, S.G., R.W. Geis, M.A. Saito, E.A. Boyle. 2007. Zinc isotope fractionation during high-affinity and low-affinity transport in Thalassiosira oceanica. Limnology and Oceanography. 52(6). 2710-2714.

  31. Castruita, M., M.A. Saito, P.C. Schottel, L. A. Elmegreen, S. Myneni, E. I. Stiefel, and F. M. M. Morel. 2006. Overexpression and characterization of an iron storage and DNA-binding Dps protein from Trichodesmium erythraeum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 72(4): 2918-2924.

  32. Saito, M.A. and D.L. Schneider. 2006. Examination of the precipitation chemistry and improvements in precision using the Mg(OH)2 preconcentration ICP-MS method for high-throughput analysis of open-ocean Fe and Mn in seawater. Analytica Chimica Acta, 565, 222-233.

  33. Lane+, T.W., M.A. Saito+, G.N. George, I.J. Pickering, R.C. Prince, F.M.M. Morel. 2005. A Cadmium Enzyme from a Marine Diatom. Nature, 435, 42. +co-first authors, written by Saito

  34. Saito, M.A., G. Rocap, J.W. Moffett. 2005. Production of Cobalt Binding Ligands in a Synechococcus Feature at the Costa Rica Upwelling Dome. Limnology and Oceanography, 50, 279-290.

  35. Armbrust, E.V., J.A. Berges, C. Bowler, B.R. Green, D. Martinez, N.H. Putnam, S. Zhou, A.E. Allen, K.E. Apt, M. Bechner, M.A. Brzezinski, B.K. Chaal, A. Chiovitti, A.K. Davis, M.S. Demarest, J.C. Detter, T. Glavina, D. Goodstein, M.Z. Hadi, U. Hellsten, M. Hildebrand, B.D. Jenkins, J. Jurka, V.V. Kapitonov, N. Kröger, W.W.Y. Lau, T.W. Lane, F.W. Larimer, J.C. Lippmeier, S. Lucas, M. Medina, A. Montsant, M. Obornik, M.S. Parker, B. Palenik, G.J. Pazour, P. M. Richardson, T.A. Rynearson, M.A. Saito, D.C. Schwartz, K. Thamatrakoln, K. Valentin, A.Vardi, F.P. Wilkerson, D. S. Rokhsar. 2004. Analysis of whole genome sequence of the centric diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Science, 306, 79-86.

Edgcomb, V.P., S.J. Molyneaux, M.A. Saito, K. Lloyd, S. Böer, C.O. Wirsen, M.S. Atkins and A. Teske. 2004. Sulfide Ameliorates Metal Toxicity for Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Archaea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 70(4): 2551-2555.


  1. Saito, M.A., G.R. DiTullio, J.W. Moffett. 2004. Cobalt and Nickel in the Peru Upwelling Region: A major flux of labile cobalt utilized as a micronutrient. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18, GB4030, 1-14.

  2. Morel, F.M.M., A.J. Milligan and M.A. Saito. 2003. “Marine Bioinorganic Chemistry: The Role of Trace of Metals in the Oceanic Cycles of Major Nutrients” in Treatise on Geochemistry edited by K.K. Turekian, H.D. Holland, Elsevier Science Ltd, Cambridge, UK .

  3. Saito, M.A., D. Sigman, F.M.M. Morel. 2003. The bioinorganic chemistry of the ancient ocean: the co-evolution of cyanobacterial metal requirements and biogeochemical cycles at the Archean-Proterozoic boundary? Inorganica Chimica Acta, 356C: 308-318.

  4. Atkins, M.S.; M.A. Hanna, E.A. Kupetsky, M.A. Saito, C.D. Taylor, C.O. Wirsen. 2002. Tolerance of flagellated protozoa to extreme environmental conditions potentially encountered at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Marine Ecological Progress Series, 226:63-75.

  5. Saito, M.A. and J.W. Moffett. 2002. Temporal and Spatial Variability of Cobalt in the Atlantic Ocean. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 66(11):1943-1953.

  6. Saito, M.A., S.W. Chisholm, J.W. Moffett, J. Waterbury. 2002. Cobalt limitation and uptake in the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. Limnology and Oceanography, 47(6):1629-1636.

Saito, M.A. and J.W. Moffett. 2001. Complexation of cobalt by natural organic ligands in the Sargasso Sea as determined by a new high-sensitivity electrochemical cobalt speciation method suitable for open ocean work. Marine Chemistry, 75:49-68.


  1. Saito, M.A. 2001. The Biogeochemistry of Cobalt in the Sargasso Sea. Ph.D. Thesis. MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Chemical Oceanography.



^ OTHER PUBLICATIONS/OUTREACH:


CORSACS Antarctica Cruises Outreach Website (Controls on Ross Sea Algal Community Structure www.whoi.edu/sites/Corsacs, with over 16,000 unique visitors)

Oceanus Audio Slideshow on Antarctic Proteomic Research: www.whoi.edu/oceanus/invisiblerealm

Oceanus Article on Diazotroph Proteomic Research: www.whoi.edu/oceanus/hotbunking

Antarctic Adventures – Children’s Book on Antarctic Science, Elizabeth Saito and Mak Saito, in press (self-published).


^ PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:


M. A. Saito, E. M. Bertrand, V. Bulygin, A.D. Cox, T.J. Goepfert, D. Moran, The Potential for Colimitation of Marine Primary Productivity: Three Biochemical Definitions, Field Observations, Application of Proteomic Diagnostics, and Comments on the Future (Invited). AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting Portland, February 2010.


E. M. Bertrand, V. Bulygin, M. A. Saito. Proteomics of Vitamin B12 and Iron Stress and Co-stress in Marine Diatoms. AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting Portland, February 2010.


M.A. Saito, A.E. Noble, T.J. Goepfert. Trace Element Distributions and Phytoplankton Colimitations on a Full Depth Ocean Section in the South Atlantic Ocean. Goldschmidt Conference Davos Switzerland, June 2009.


M. A. Saito, E. M. Bertrand, V. Bulygin, D. Moran, J. B. Waterbury. Strategies for Economization of Cellular Iron in Crocosphaera watsonii as Revealed by Global Quantitative Proteomic Analysis. Goldschmidt Conference Davos Switzerland, June 2009.


A.E. Noble, T. Goepfert, M.A. Saito. Cobalt Biogeochemistry in the South Atlantic: An Ocean Section of Total Dissolved Cobalt, and Prospects for a High Throughput ICP-MS Method. AGU December 2008. Poster Presentation.


^ M. A. Saito, E. M. Bertrand, V. Bulygin, D. Moran, J. B. Waterbury. Proteomic Analysis of the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus WH8102 and implications for estimates of the cellular iron content. 2008 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco.


M.A. Saito, E.M. Bertrand. A. Anber. 2008 Neoproterozoic Oxygenation of Earth’s Surface Environments Reflected in the Late Evolution of the O2-Dependent Vitamin B12 Biosynthesis Pathway. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco. Invited Speaker.


^ M. A. Saito, A.E. Noble, A.Cox, and T. J. Goepfert. Trace Element Distributions and Phytoplankton Colimitations on a Full Depth Ocean Section in the South Atlantic Ocean. Goldschmidt Conference Davos Switzerland June 2009. Keynote Talk.


M.A. Saito. The bioinorganic chemistry of the ancient ocean: the co-evolution of cyanobacterial metal requirements and biogeochemical cycles at the Archean-Proterozoic boundary? Goldschmidt Conference Melbourne Australia August 2006. Invited Talk.


M.A. Saito, A.E. Noble, M.B. Westley, B.N. Popp. Evidence of Redox Cycling of Cobalt in the Costa Rica Dome and Central Pacific: Similarities to Nitrite and Nitrous Oxide Distributions. ALSO Meeting, Victoria Canada June 2006. Oral Presentation and Co-Session Chair.


S.G. John, B.A. Bergquist, M.A. Saito, E.A. Boyle. The Marine Biological Cycling of Zn Isotopes. ALSO Meeting, Victoria Canada June 2006. Oral Presentation.


A.W. Thompson, M.A. Saito, S.W. Chisholm. Prochlorococcus Iron Requirements and Whole Genome Response to Iron Starvation. ALSO Meeting, Victoria Canada June 2006. Oral Presentation.


A.D. Cox, A.E. Noble, M.A. Saito. Cadmium Stable Isotope Uptake by Phytoplankton, Speciation, and Toxicity Experiments in the Costa Rica Upwelling Dome. ALSO Meeting, Victoria Canada June 2006. Poster Presentation.


E.M. Bertrand, A.E. Noble, D.J. Repeta, E.A. Webb, M.A. Saito. Contrasting vitamin B12 and cobalt uptake in phytoplankton populations in the Costa Rica Upwelling Dome. ALSO Meeting, Victoria Canada June 2006. Poster Presentation.


T.J. Goepfert, M.A. Saito. Cobalt substitution of the zinc requirement in Phaeocystis antarctica and thoughts on the concept of co-limitation. ALSO Meeting, Victoria Canada June 2006. Poster Presentation.


A.E. Noble, K. Maita, C. Benitez-Nelson, M.A. Saito. Cobalt, manganese, cadmium, and iron among the Hawaiian Islands: The influence of cyclonic eddies and hydrothermal signals. ALSO Meeting, Victoria Canada June 2006. Poster Presentation.


Saito, M.A. Cobalt, iron, and manganese biogeochemistry in the Equatorial Pacific and recovery experiments using the MgOH2 precipitation ICP-MS method. American Chemical Society Geochemical Division. March 16, 2005. San Diego, Oral Presentation and Co-Session Chair.


Saito, M.A. Cobalt, iron, and manganese biogeochemistry in the Equatorial Pacific: Cobalt Scavenging in the Oxygen Minimum Zones. ASLO meeting February 2005. Oral Presentation and Co-Session Chair.


Saito, M.A., D.M. Sigman, F.M.M. Morel. The Bioinorganic Chemistry of the Ancient Ocean: The Co-Evolution of Cyanobacterial Metal Requirements and Biogeochemical Cycles at the Archean-Proterozoic Boundary? Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference. Maine, 2004.

Saito, M.A. Y. Xu, R. Wisniewski, J.W. Moffett. Cobalt Biogeochemistry in the North and Equatorial Pacific: Observations of Cobalt Limitation, and Cobalt Scavenging in Oxygen Minimum Zones. Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference. Maine, 2004.

V.P. Edgcomb, S.J. Molyneaux, M.A. Saito, K. Lloyd, S. Böer, C.O. Wirsen, M.S. Atkins, A. Teske. Sulfide Ameliorates Metal Toxicity for Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Archaea. Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Gordon Conference. Maine, 2004.


M.A. Saito, Y. Xu, R. Wisniewski, R.J. Wallsgrove, J.W. Moffett, B.N. Popp. Iron and Cobalt Co-Limitation in the Central North Pacific and Bering Sea. ASLO-TOS, February 2004, Hawaii.


M. Castruita, ; M.A. Saito, P.C. Schottel, E.I. Stiefel, F.M.M. Morel. Cloning and Overexpression of an Iron Storage Protein in Trichodesmium erythrae, ASLO-TOS, February 2004, Hawaii.


M.A. Saito, G. DiTullio, J.W. Moffett. Depletion of Cobalt as a Micronutrient in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific. Goldschmidt Conference, Kurashiki Japan. September 2003.


M. Castruita, ^ M.A. Saito, P.C. Schottel, M.J. Grossman, M.K. Cody, F.M.M. Morel, E.I. Stiefel. Nature’s Iron Controllers: Ferritin-Family Proteins in Bacteria. Departments of Chemistry and Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton. ACS MARM (Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting), 2003, Princeton NJ.


^ M.A. Saito, T-Y Ho, F.M.M. Morel. Cadmium Toxicity to Marine Cadmium Toxicity to Marine Synechococcus at Picomolar Concentrations: Vestigial Interactions Indicative of Ancient Ocean Chemistry. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. 2003.


M.A. Saito, T.W. Lane, G. Taroncher-Oldenburg, F.M. M. Morel, B.B. Ward. A Search for Cobalt Proteins in Synechococcus: Overexpression of the Gamma Carbonic Anhydrase Enzyme and a Genome Wide Analysis of Cobalt Limited Cells. ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 2002.


M.A. Saito, J.W. Moffett. Temporal and Spatial Variability of Cobalt in the Atlantic Ocean. AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii. February 2002.


M.A. Saito. The Coupling of the Biogeochemistry of Cobalt and the Bioinorganic Chemistry of Cobalt Carbonic Anhydrases. Gordon Conference on Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry. June, 2002.


Edgcomb, V.P., S. Boer, S. Molyneaux, K. Lloyd, C. Wirsen, J. Erickson, M.A. Saito, M. Atkins, A. Teske. Hyperthermophiles of the Hydrothermal Vent Subsurfaces: Limits of Life and extraterrestrial analogs. 2nd Astrobiology Science Conference, NASA-Ames, 2002.

Edgcomb, V.P., S. Boer, S. Molyneaux, K. Lloyd, C. Wirsen, J. Erickson, M.A. Saito, M. Atkins, A. Teske. Hyperthermophiles of the hydrothermal vent subsurface: limits of life and extraterrestrial analogs (Poster Presentation). Eos, Transactions,  American Geophysical Union, 83(4), Ocean Sciences Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS32B-130, 2002.

Castruita, M., Stiefel, I. E., Morel M. F., Saito M.A., Taroncher-Oldenberg G. Iron, Bacterioferritin, and the Marine Cyanobacterium Synechococcus WH8102. Presented at the 2002 Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry, Andover, NH. June, 2002.


M.A. Saito, F.M.M. Morel. Cobalt and Cadmium Carbonic Anhydrases in Marine Phytoplankton. American Chemical Society, Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Session. Orlando, 2002.


M.A. Saito, T-Y Ho, F.M.M. Morel. An unexpected turn in the trace metal trio story (Co,Cd, Zn): Cadmium toxicity to Synechococcus WH8102 at picomolar levels. Chemical Oceanography Gordon Conference, Oxford England, 2002.


M.A. Saito. Cobalt and Cadmium Carbonic Anhydrases in Marine Phytoplankton: Biogeochemical and Genomic Analyses. Gordon Conference on Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry, June 2002.


^ M.A. Saito, J.W. Moffett. Cobalt Speciation in the Equatorial Pacific and Peru Upwelling Region: Sources and Chemical Properties of Natural Cobalt Ligands. American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February, 2001 New Mexico.


M.A. Saito, J. W. Moffett. Cobalt Speciation in the Equatorial Pacific and Peru Upwelling Region: Sources and Chemical Properties of Natural Cobalt Ligands. August, 2001 Gordon Conference New Hampshire.


^ M.A. Saito, F.M.M Morel. Metal Substitution in the Cyanobacteria. Center for Bioinorganic Chemistry Annual Meeting, Princeton. June, 2001.


M.A. Saito. The Influence of Cyanobacteria on the Marine Biogeochemistry of Cobalt. 2001 DIALOG ASLO Recent Dissertations.


^ M.A. Saito. The Biogeochemistry of Cobalt in the Sargasso Sea. 2000 DISCO Dissertations in Chemical Oceanography Conference. October, Honolulu, Hawaii.


M.A. Saito, S.W. Chisholm, J.W. Moffett. Cobalt Uptake Mechanisms in Prochlorococcus: "Cobalophores" Versus the Free-Ion Model. American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February, 2000. San Antonio, Texas


M.A. Saito, J.W. Moffett, S.W. Chisholm. Are Cobalt Ligands Produced by Prochlorococcus? American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February, 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico.


J.W. Moffett, M.A. Saito. Organic Complexation of Cobalt in the Sargasso Sea. American Society for Limnology and Oceanography. February, 1999. Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Saito, M.A., M.R. Twiss. Total cobalt and copper concentrations in Lake Erie surface waters. Proceedings of the 41st Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, 1998.





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