Mark R. Liles
Associate Professor

Office Locations:

316 Rouse Life Science Building

255 CASIC Building
277 CASIC Building (Lab)

Mailing Address:
101 Rouse Life Science Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849
Tel: (334) 844-1656
Fax: (334) 844-1645
Email Mark R. Liles
The Liles Lab Webpage

2011 - current Auburn University, Associate Professor
2005 - 2011 Auburn University, Assistant Professor
1998 - 2005 University of Wisconsin-Madison, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
1992 - 1998 Northwestern University, Ph.D. in Microbiology, NIH Predoctoral Fellow
1991 - 1992 Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, Research Technician
1987 - 1991 Tulane University, New Orleans, B.S. in Biology

Environmental microbiology. Community genomics of microbial assemblages, with an emphasis on antibiotic biosynthetic pathways and mobile genetic elements that can confer virulence or antibiotic resistance. Also studying biological control agents for disease prevention in agriculture and aquaculture. See lab website for more detailed information.

Zhou, J., Sun, D., Childers, A., McDermott, T.R., Wang, Y., and Liles, M.R. (2014) Three novel virophage genomes discovered from Yellowstone Lake metagenomes. Journal of Virology doi: 10.1128/JVI.03039-14

Hossain, M.J., Sun, D., McGarey, D.J., Wrenn, S., Alexander, L.M., Martino, M.E., Xing, Y., Terhune, J.S., and Liles, M.R. (2014) An Asian origin of virulent Aeromonas hydrophila responsible for disease epidemics in United States-farmed catfish. mBio 5(3):e00848-14. doi:10.1128/mBio.00848-14.

Chander, Y., Koelbl, J., Puckett, J., Moser, M.J., Liles, M.R., Carrias, A., Mead, D.A. and Schoenfeld, T.W. (2014) OmniAmp DNA polymerase, a novel thermostable viral enzyme for LAMP. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:1-11, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00395.

Hossain, M.J., Waldbieser, G.C., Sun, D., Capps, N.K., Hemstreet, W.B., Griffin, M.J., Khoo, L., Goodwin, A.E., Sonstegard, T., Schroeder, S., Hayden, K., Newton, J.C., Terhune, J.S. and Liles, M.R. (2013) Implication of lateral genetic transfer in the emergence of Aeromonas hydrophila isolates of epidemic outbreaks in channel catfish. PLOS ONE 8(11): e80943.

Ran, C., Carrias, A., Williams, M.A., Capps, N., Dan, B.C.T, Newton, J.C., Kloepper, J.W., Ooi, E.L.,  Browdy, C.L., Terhune, J.S., and Liles, M.R. (2012) Identification of Bacillus strains for biological control of catfish pathogens. PLOS ONE 7(9): e45793. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045793.

Morrow, K.M., Moss, A., Chadwick, N.E., and Liles, M.R. (2012) Bacterial assemblages of two Caribbean coral species reveal species-specific distribution and geographic variability.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78(18):6438-6449.

Hossain, M.J., Rahman, K.S., Terhune, J.S., and Liles, M.R. (2012) An Outer Membrane Porin Protein Modulates Phage Susceptibility in Edwardsiella ictaluriMicrobiology 158:488-497.

Parsley, L.C., Goode, A.M., Becklund, K., George, I., Linneman, J., Lopanik, N.B., Goodman, R.M., and Liles, M.R. (2011) Polyketide synthase pathways identified from a metagenomic library are derived from soil AcidobacteriaFEMS Microbiology Ecology 78(1):176-187.

Kakirde, K.S., Wild, J., Godiska, R., Mead, D., Wiggins, A.G., Szybalski, W., and Liles, M.R. (2011) Gram-negative shuttle BAC vector for heterologous expression of metagenomic libraries. Gene 475(2):57-62.



Microbial Evolution and Diversity - BIOL5250 Microbial Evolution and Diversity - BIOL7970
Applied/Environmental Microbiology  - BIOL5700 Applied/Environmental Microbiology - BIOL6700
General Microbiology - BIOL3200

Last updated: 12/27/2014