Jeffrey M. Hoffman 

Expedition Scientist

Jeff Hoffman did his undergraduate and graduate work at Louisiana State University in microbiology. He started work in April 2002 and was the first person hired at the Venter Institute. Since 2002 Jeff has been the Expedition Scientist onboard Sorcerer II. His time on Sorcerer II includes the pilot study in the Sargasso Sea, the circumnavigation around the world from 2004-2006 and the Baltic/Mediterranean/ Black Sea of 2009-2010. He has also been on 3 expeditions to the continent of Antarctica and one Southern Ocean Survey from Australia to Antarctica.

Publications

Science (New York, N.Y.). 2004-04-02; 304.5667: 66-74.
Environmental genome shotgun sequencing of the Sargasso Sea
Venter JC, Remington K, Heidelberg JF, Halpern AL, Rusch D, Eisen JA, Wu D, Paulsen I, Nelson KE, Nelson W, Fouts DE, Levy S, Knap AH, Lomas MW, Nealson K, White O, Peterson J, Hoffman J, Parsons R, Baden-Tillson H, Pfannkoch C, Rogers YH, Smith HO
PMID: 15001713
Nature. 2002-10-03; 419.6906: 531-4.
Sequence of Plasmodium falciparum chromosomes 2, 10, 11 and 14
Gardner MJ, Shallom SJ, Carlton JM, Salzberg SL, Nene V, Shoaibi A, Ciecko A, Lynn J, Rizzo M, Weaver B, Jarrahi B, Brenner M, Parvizi B, Tallon L, Moazzez A, Granger D, Fujii C, Hansen C, Pederson J, Feldblyum T, Peterson J, Suh B, Angiuoli S, Pertea M, Allen J, Selengut J, White O, Cummings LM, Smith HO, Adams MD, Venter JC, Carucci DJ, Hoffman SL, Fraser CM
PMID: 12368868
Nature. 2002-10-03; 419.6906: 512-9.
Genome sequence and comparative analysis of the model rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii yoelii
Carlton JM, Angiuoli SV, Suh BB, Kooij TW, Pertea M, Silva JC, Ermolaeva MD, Allen JE, Selengut JD, Koo HL, Peterson JD, Pop M, Kosack DS, Shumway MF, Bidwell SL, Shallom SJ, Van Aken SE, Riedmuller SB, Feldblyum TV, Cho JK, Quackenbush J, Sedegah M, Shoaibi A, Cummings LM, Florens L, Yates JR, Raine JD, Sinden RE, Harris MA, Cunningham DA, Preiser PR, Bergman LW, Vaidya AB, van Lin LH, Janse CJ, Waters AP, Smith HO, White OR, Salzberg SL, Venter JC, Fraser CM, Hoffman SL, Gardner MJ, Carucci DJ
PMID: 12368865
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