Jennifer BrumJennifer R. Brum

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Phone: 225-578-6364


Office: 2201 Energy, Coast and Environment Building  

Research Website: 

Bachelor's Degree(s): Marine Science, Hawaii Pacific University

Master's Degrees(s): Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Ph.D.(s): Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Research Interests

Ecology and biogeochemical impacts of aquatic viruses

Selected Publications

Google Scholar Profile

Roux S, JR Brum, BE Dutlih, S Sunagawa, MB Duhaime, BT Poulos, N Solonenko, E Lara, J Poulain, S Pesant, S Kandels-Lewis, C Dimier, M Picheral, S Searson, C Cruaud, A Alberti, CM Duarte, JM Gasol, D Vaque, Tara Oceans Coordinators, P Bork, SG Acinas, P Wincker, MB Sullivan. (2016) Ecogenomics and potential biogeochemical impacts of globally abundant ocean viruses. Nature 537:689-693

Brum JR*, JC Ignacio-Espinoza*, E-H Kim*, G Trubl, R Jones, S Roux, NC VerBerkmoes, VI Rich, MB Sullivan. (2016) Illuminating structural proteins in viral ‘dark matter’ with metaproteomics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 113:2436-2411 (*co-first authors)

Guidi L*, S Chaffron*, L Bittner*, D Eveillard*, A Larhlimi, S Roux, Y Darzi, S Audic, L Berline, JR Brum, LP Coelho, JC Ignacio Espinoza, S Malviya, S Sunagawa, C Dimier, S Kandels-Lewis, M Picheral, J Poulain, S Searson, Tara Oceans coordinators, L Stemmann, F Not, P Hingamp, S Speich, M Follows, L Karp-Boss, E Boss, H Ogata, S Pesant, J Weissenbach, P Wincker, SG Acinas, P Bork, C de Vargas, D Iudicone, MB Sullivan, J Raes, E Karsenti, C Bowler, G Gorsky. (2016) Plankton networks driving carbon export in the oligotrophic ocean. Nature 532:465-470 (*co-first authors)

Brum JR, BL Hurwitz, HW Ducklow, MB Sullivan. (2016) Seasonal time bombs: Dominant temperate viruses affect Southern Ocean microbial dynamics. The ISME Journal 10:437-449

Goldsmith DB, JR Brum, M Hopkins, CA Carlson, M Breitbart. (2015) Water column stratification structures viral community composition in the Sargasso Sea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76:85-94

Brum JR*, JC Ignacio-Espinoza*, S Roux*, G Doulcier, SG Acinas, A Alberti, S Chaffron, C Cruaud, C de Vargas, JM Gasol, G Gorsky, AC Gregory, L Guidi, P Hingamp, D Iudicone, F Not, H Ogata, S Pesant, BT Poulos, SM Schwenck, S Speich, C Dimier, S Kandels-Lewis, M Picheral, S Searson, Tara Oceans Coordinators, P Bork, C Bowler, S Sunagawa, P Wincker, E Karsenti, MB Sullivan. (2015) Patterns and ecological drivers of ocean viral communities. Science 348:1261498 (*co-first authors)

Villar E, GK Farrant, M Follows, L Garczarek, S Speich, S Audic, L Bittner, B Blanke, JR Brum, C Brunet, R Casotti, A Chase, JR Dolan, F d’Ortenzio, JP Gattuso, N Grima, L Guidi, CN Hill, O Jahn, JL Jamet, H Le Goff, C Lepoivre, S Malviya, E Pelletier, JB Romagnan, S Roux, S Santini, E Scalco, SM Schwenck, A Tanaka, P Testor, T Vannier, F Vincent, A Zingone, C Dimier, M Picheral, S Searson, S Kandels-Lewis, Tara Oceans coordinators, SG Acinas, P Bork, E Boss, C de Vargas, G Gorsky, H Ogata, S Pesant, MB Sullivan, S Sunagawa, P Wincker, E Karsenti, C Bowler, F Not, P Hingamp, D Iudicone. (2015) Environmental characteristics of Agulhas rings affect interocean plankton transport. Science 348:1261447

Cunningham BR*, JR Brum*, SM Schwenck, MB Sullivan, SG John. (2015) An inexpensive, accurate, and precise wet-mount method for enumerating aquatic viruses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81:2995-3000 (*co-first authors)

Brum JR, MB Sullivan. (2015) Rising to the challenge: Accelerated pace of discovery transforms marine virology. Nature Reviews Microbiology 13:147-159

Hurwitz, BL, JR Brum, MB Sullivan. (2015) Depth-stratified functional and taxonomic niche specialization in the ‘core’ and ‘flexible’ Pacific Ocean Virome. The ISME Journal 9:472-484.

Hurwitz, BL, A Westvald, JR Brum, MB Sullivan. (2014) Modeling ecological drivers in marine viral communities using comparative metagenomics and network analyses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 111:10714-10719.

Brum, JR, JJ Morris, M Décima, MR Stukel. (2014) Mortality in the oceans: causes and consequences. in PF Kemp [ed] Eco-DAS IX Symposium Proceedings, ASLO. p 16-48.

Brum, JR, RO Schenck, MB Sullivan. (2013) Global morphological analysis of marine viruses shows minimal regional variation and dominance of non-tailed viruses. The ISME Journal 7:1738-1751.