Tim Miyashiro

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Tim Miyashiro

Research Summary

How bacteria adapt to a host environment. The mutualistic symbiosis established between the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) and a bioluminescent bacterium (Vibrio fischeri).

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Aliivibrio Fischeri Decapodiformes Symbiosis Light Genes Bacteria Vibrio Fischeri Symbionts Symbiont Vibrio Intraspecific Competition Organ Population Squid Type Vi Secretion Systems Persistence Glucosamine Luminescence Colonization Growth Bioluminescence Niche Sulfur Biofilms Niches

Most Recent Papers

Incompatibility of vibrio fischeri strains during symbiosis establishment depends on two functionally redundant hcp genes

Kirsten R. Guckes, Andrew G. Cecere, Nathan P. Wasilko, Amanda L. Williams, Katherine M. Bultman, Mark J. Mandel, Timothy Iwao Miyashiro, 2019, Journal of bacteriology

Draft genome sequences of type VI secretion system-encoding vibrio fischeri strains FQ-A001 and ES401

Katherine M. Bultman, Andrew G. Cecere, Tim Miyashiro, Alecia N. Septer, Mark J. Mandel, 2019, Microbiology Resource Announcements

Sulfur availability for Vibrio fischeri growth during symbiosis establishment depends on biogeography within the squid light organ

Nathan P. Wasilko, Jessie Larios-Valencia, Caroline H. Steingard, Briana M. Nunez, Subhash C. Verma, Timothy Iwao Miyashiro, 2019, Molecular Microbiology on p. 621-636

Sulfur availability for Vibrio fischeri growth during symbiosis establishment depends on biogeography within the squid light organ

2018, Molecular Microbiology

Bacterial symbionts use a type VI secretion system to eliminate competitors in their natural host

Lauren Speare, Andrew G. Cecere, Kirsten R. Guckes, Stephanie Smith, Michael S. Wollenberg, Mark J. Mandel, Timothy Iwao Miyashiro, Alecia N. Septer, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E8528-E8537

Intraspecific competition impacts Vibrio fischeri strain diversity during initial colonization of the squid light organ

Yan Sun, Elijah D. LaSota, Andrew G. Cecere, Kyle B. LaPenna, Jessie Larios-Valencia, Michael S. Wollenberg, Tim Miyashiro, 2016, Applied and environmental microbiology on p. 3082-3091

Niche-specific impact of a symbiotic function on the persistence of microbial symbionts within a natural host

Subhash C. Verma, Tim Miyashiro, 2016, Applied and environmental microbiology on p. 5990-5996

The curious meeting of two partners

Tim Miyashiro, 2015, Microbiology Today on p. 106-109

NagC represses N-acetyl-glucosamine utilization genes in Vibrio fischeri within the light organ of Euprymna scolopes

Yan Sun, Subhash C. Verma, Haikel Bogale, Tim Miyashiro, 2015, Frontiers in Microbiology

The putative oligosaccharide translocase SypK connects biofilm formation with quorum signaling in Vibrio fischeri

Tim Miyashiro, Dane Oehlert, Valerie A. Ray, Karen L. Visick, Edward G. Ruby, 2014, MicrobiologyOpen on p. 836-848

Most-Cited Papers

Features governing symbiont persistence in the squid-vibrio association

Eric J. Koch, Timothy Iwao Miyashiro, Margaret J. McFall-Ngai, Edward G. Ruby, 2014, Molecular ecology on p. 1624-1634

A single qrr gene is necessary and sufficient for LuxO-mediated regulation in Vibrio fischeri

Tim Miyashiro, Michael S. Wollenberg, Xiaodan Cao, Dane Oehlert, Edward G. Ruby, 2010, Molecular Microbiology on p. 1556-1567

The N-acetyl-d-glucosamine repressor NagC of Vibrio fischeri facilitates colonization of Euprymna scolopes

Tim Miyashiro, Will Klein, Dane Oehlert, Xiaodan Cao, Julia Schwartzman, Edward G. Ruby, 2011, Molecular Microbiology on p. 894-903

Bacterial symbionts use a type VI secretion system to eliminate competitors in their natural host

Lauren Speare, Andrew G. Cecere, Kirsten R. Guckes, Stephanie Smith, Michael S. Wollenberg, Mark J. Mandel, Timothy Iwao Miyashiro, Alecia N. Septer, 2018, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E8528-E8537

The novel sigma factor-like regulator RpoQ controls luminescence, chitinase activity, and motility in vibrio fischeri

Xiaodan Cao, Sarah V. Studer, Karen Wassarman, Yuanxing Zhang, Edward G. Ruby, Tim Miyashiro, 2012, mBio on p. 1-12

The putative oligosaccharide translocase SypK connects biofilm formation with quorum signaling in Vibrio fischeri

Tim Miyashiro, Dane Oehlert, Valerie A. Ray, Karen L. Visick, Edward G. Ruby, 2014, MicrobiologyOpen on p. 836-848

Intraspecific competition impacts Vibrio fischeri strain diversity during initial colonization of the squid light organ

Yan Sun, Elijah D. LaSota, Andrew G. Cecere, Kyle B. LaPenna, Jessie Larios-Valencia, Michael S. Wollenberg, Tim Miyashiro, 2016, Applied and environmental microbiology on p. 3082-3091

NagC represses N-acetyl-glucosamine utilization genes in Vibrio fischeri within the light organ of Euprymna scolopes

Yan Sun, Subhash C. Verma, Haikel Bogale, Tim Miyashiro, 2015, Frontiers in Microbiology

Niche-specific impact of a symbiotic function on the persistence of microbial symbionts within a natural host

Subhash C. Verma, Tim Miyashiro, 2016, Applied and environmental microbiology on p. 5990-5996

Sulfur availability for Vibrio fischeri growth during symbiosis establishment depends on biogeography within the squid light organ

Nathan P. Wasilko, Jessie Larios-Valencia, Caroline H. Steingard, Briana M. Nunez, Subhash C. Verma, Timothy Iwao Miyashiro, 2019, Molecular Microbiology on p. 621-636