Shane Hogle

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Biology

MIT 48-209
15 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

617-253-8686 (lab), 617-253-2796 (office)
Email: shogle at

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Research Statement:

For my postdoctoral research I am using Prochlorococcus as a model system in the lab and in silico in order to better understand how this abundant and incredibly important organism influences and is influenced by marine trace metal distributions. These projects should provide us with a clearer window into how Prochlorococcus interacts with trace metals and the intersections between trace metal cycles and the marine carbon cycle.


2010 - 2016 Ph.D., Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego
2006 - 2010 B.A. with Departmental and College Honors, Chemistry, Earlham College

Positions Held:

2016 - Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT (Advisor: Dr. Sallie W. Chisholm)
2014 - 2016 Graduate Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD (Advisor: Dr. Katherine A. Barbeau)
2010 - 2014 Graduate Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD (Advisor: Dr. Katherine A. Barbeau)


Hogle SL, Brahamsha B, Barbeau KA. 2016. Direct heme uptake by phytoplankton-associated Roseobacter bacteria.
mSystems 2:e00124-16. doi:10.1128/mSystems.00124-16 [LINK] [Press Coverage]

Hogle SL, Bundy RA, Blanton JM, Allen EE, Barbeau KA. 2016. Copiotrophic marine bacteria are associated
with strong irong-binding ligand production during phytoplankton blooms. Limnol. Oceanogr. Lett. 1:36-43.
doi:10.1002/lol2.10026. [LINK]

Hogle SL, Thrash JC, Dupont CL, Barbeau KA. (2016). Trace metal acquisition by heterotrophic bacterioplankton with contrasting trophic strategies. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82(5): 1613-1624. [LINK]

Dupont CL, McCrow JP, Valas R, Moustafa A, Walworth N, Goodenough U, Roth R, Hogle SL, Bai J, Johnson ZI, Mann E, Palenik B, Barbeau KA, Venter JC, Allen AA. (2015). Genomes and gene expression across light and productivity gradients in eastern subtropical Pacific microbial communities. ISME J. 1(17):1751-7362/14. [LINK]

Hogle SL, Barbeau KA, Gledhill MA. (2014). Heme in the marine environment: from cells to the iron cycle. Metallomics 6:1107-1120. [LINK]

Kharbush JJ, Ugalde JA, Hogle SL, Allen EE, Aluwihare LI. (2013). Composite Bacterial Hopanoids and Their Microbial Producers across Oxygen Gradients in the Water Column of the California Current. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(23): 7491-7501. [LINK]

Roe KL, Hogle SL, Barbeau KA. (2013). Utilization of heme as an iron source by marine Alphaproteobacteria in the Roseobacter clade. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(18) 5753-5762. [LINK]

Abbriano RM, Carranza MM, Hogle SL, et al. (2011). Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Review of the Planktonic Response. Oceanography 24(3):294-301. [LINK]