Natalie Solonenko

Natalie Solonenko

Natalie Solonenko

Research Associate


Room 947, Riffe Building
496 W 12th Ave,
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Laboratory management
  • Phage-host physiology


  • B.A. in Biology (with honors), Lewis & Clark College, 2006
  • M.S., University of South Carolina, 2009

Lab: Matthew Sullivan



  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of South Carolina, 2006-2007


Selected Publications

Howard-Varona, C., Lindback, M., Bastien, G., Solonenko, N., Zayed, A., Jang, H.B., Andreopoulos, B., Brewer, H., Glavina del Rio, T., Adkins, J., Paul, S., Sullivan, M.B.^, & Duhaime, M.^ 2020. Phage-specific metabolic reprogramming of virocells. ISMEJ. 14:881-895.

Trubl, G., Roux, S., Solonenko, N., Li, Y., Bolduc, B., Rodriguez-Ramos, J., Eloe-Fadrosh, E.A., Rich, V., & Sullivan, M.B. 2019. Towards optimized viral metagenomes for double-stranded and single-stranded DNA viruses from challenging soils. PeerJ. 7:e7265.

Howard-Varona, C., Vik, D., Solonenko, N., Li, Y., Gazitua, C., Chittick, L., Samiec, J., Jensen, A., Anderson, P., Howard-Varona, A., Kinkhabwala, A., Abedon, S. & Sullivan, M.B. 2018. Fighting Fire with Fire: Phage Potential for the Treatment of E. coli O157 Infection. Antibiotics.  7: e101.

Warwick-Dugdale, J., Solonenko, N., Moore, K., Chittick, L., Gregory, A.C., Allen, M.J., Sullivan, M.B., Temperton, B. 2018. Long-read viral metagenomics enables capture of abundant and microdiverse viral populations and their niche-defining genomic islands. PeerJ. 7:e6800.

Duhaime, M.B., Solonenko, N., Roux, S., Verberkmoes, N.C., Wichels, A. & Sullivan, M.B. 2017. Comparative omics and trait analyses of marine Pseudoalteromonas phages advance the phage OTU concept. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:1241.

Roux, S. Solonenko, N. Dang, V.T. Poulos, B.T. Schwenck, S.M. Goldsmith, D.B. Coleman, M.L. Breitbart, M. Sullivan, M.B. 2016. Towards quantitative viromics for both double-stranded and single-stranded DNA viruses. PeerJ. 4: e2777. 


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