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John P. McCrow, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Research Interests and Accomplishments

John P. McCrow is a Computational Staff Scientist in the Microbial and Environmental Genomics Department at JCVI.  His research is focused primarily on comparative genomics and phylogenetics of marine microbial metagenomic and transcriptomic samples.  He has worked on a number of projects at JCVI related to marine microorganisms and the dynamics among marine ecosystems and has developed custom software tools for high-throughput data analysis.

Prior to joining JCVI as a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. McCrow received his Ph.D. in 2008 in Computational Biology from the University of Southern California under Michael Waterman and Kenneth Nealson where he worked on sequence analysis and alignment methods for signature sequences useful in phylogenetic inference.

Select Publications

Zeigler Allen L, Allen EE, et al.
Influence of Nutrients and Currents on the Genomic Composition of Microbes Across an Upwelling Mosaic.

The ISME Journal. 2012 Jul 01; 6: 1403-14.[more]

Williamson SJ, Allen LZ, et al.
Metagenomic Exploration of Viruses Throughout the Indian Ocean.

PloS One. 2012 Apr 01; 7: e42047.[more]

Kan J, Flood B, et al.
A Rapid Fingerprinting Approach to Distinguish Between Closely Related Strains of Shewanella.

Journal of Microbiological Methods. 2011 Jul 01; 86: 62-8.[more]

Allen, A. E., Dupont, C. L., et al.
Evolution and Metabolic Significance of the Urea Cycle In Photosynthetic Diatoms

Nature. 2011 May 12; 473(7346): 203-7.[more]

Yooseph, S., Nealson, K. H., et al.
Genomic and Functional Adaptation In Surface Ocean Planktonic Prokaryotes

Nature. 2010 Nov 04; 468(7320): 60-6.[more]

Cuvelier, M. L., Allen, A. E., et al.
Targeted Metagenomics and Ecology of Globally Important Uncultured Eukaryotic Phytoplankton

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jul 28; 107(33). : 14679-84.[more]

McCrow, J. P.
Alignment of Phylogenetically Unambiguous Indels In Shewanella

J Comput Biol. 2009 Nov 01; 16(11): 1517-28.[more]