McCumber, Alexander W., Yeon Ji Kim, Joshua Granek, Robert M. Tighe, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Soil exposure modulates the immune response to an influenza challenge in a mouse model.” Sci Total Environ 922 (April 20, 2024): 170865.


Kelly, G. T., J. A. Granek, C. K. Gunsch, J. L. Graves, and D. Singleton. “Advances in Graduate Training in Integrative Bioinformatics for Investigating and Engineering Microbiomes (IBIEM).” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2023.


Varner, Paige M., Marco N. Allemann, Joshua K. Michener, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “The effect of bacterial growth strategies on plasmid transfer and naphthalene degradation for bioremediation.” Environmental Technology & Innovation 28 (November 2022): 102910.

Varner, Paige M., and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Complete Genome Sequence of NAH7-Harboring Pseudomonas putida Strain G7.” Microbiology Resource Announcements 11, no. 10 (October 2022): e0039422.

Welling, Claire M., David R. Singleton, Steven B. Haase, Christian H. Browning, Brian R. Stoner, Claudia K. Gunsch, and Sonia Grego. “Predictive values of time-dense SARS-CoV-2 wastewater analysis in university campus buildings.” The Science of the Total Environment 835 (August 2022): 155401.

Gardner, Courtney M., William A. Gerhard, Lauren K. Redfern, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Evaluation of developing maize microbiomes and associations among nitrogen cyclers and key fungal taxa.” Microbiology (Reading, England) 168, no. 3 (March 2022).

Volkoff, Savannah J., Daniel L. Rodriguez, David R. Singleton, Alexander W. McCumber, Michael D. Aitken, Jill R. Stewart, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Identifying bioaugmentation candidates for bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in contaminated estuarine sediment of the Elizabeth River, VA, USA.” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 106, no. 4 (February 2022): 1715–27.

Addis, Samantha D., Stephen K. Formel, Yeon Ji Kim, Paige B. Varner, Daniel B. Raudabaugh, Emilie Lefevre, Brittany M. Bernik, et al. “Alterations of endophytic microbial community function in Spartina alterniflora as a result of crude oil exposure.” Biodegradation 33, no. 1 (February 2022): 87–98.

Gerhard, W. A., D. B. Raudabaugh, J. A. Rojas, and C. K. Gunsch. “Evaluation of the mycobiome of ballast water and implications for fungal pathogen distribution.” Aquatic Microbial Ecology 88 (January 1, 2022): 149–60.

Formel, S. K., A. M. Martin, J. H. Pardue, V. Elango, K. Johnson, C. K. Gunsch, E. Lefèvre, et al. “Decay of oil residues in the soil is enhanced by the presence of Spartina alterniflora, with no additional effect from microbiome manipulation.” Frontiers in Soil Science 2 (January 1, 2022).


Varner, Paige M., and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Properties affecting transfer and expression of degradative plasmids for the purpose of bioremediation.” Biodegradation 32, no. 4 (August 2021): 361–75.

Redfern, Lauren K., Nishad Jayasundara, David R. Singleton, Richard T. Di Giulio, James Carlson, Susan J. Sumner, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “The role of gut microbial community and metabolomic shifts in adaptive resistance of Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.” The Science of the Total Environment 776 (July 2021): 145955.

Crous, P. W., D. A. Cowan, G. Maggs-Kölling, N. Yilmaz, R. Thangavel, M. J. Wingfield, M. E. Noordeloos, et al. “Fungal Planet description sheets: 1182-1283.” Persoonia 46 (June 2021): 313–528.

Kim, Yeon Ji, Jack T. Womble, Claudia K. Gunsch, and Jennifer L. Ingram. “The Gut/Lung Microbiome Axis in Obesity, Asthma, and Bariatric Surgery: A Literature Review.” Obesity (Silver Spring) 29, no. 4 (April 2021): 636–44.

McCumber, Alexander W., Yeon Ji Kim, Omoanghe Samuel Isikhuemhen, Robert M. Tighe, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “The environment shapes swine lung bacterial communities.” Sci Total Environ 758 (March 1, 2021): 143623.

Gardner, C. M., K. Hoffman, H. M. Stapleton, and C. K. Gunsch. “Exposures to Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Environments and Associations with the Gut Microbiomes of Children.” Environmental Science and Technology Letters 8, no. 1 (January 12, 2021): 73–79.


Czaplicki, Lauren M., Lauren K. Redfern, Ellen M. Cooper, P Lee Ferguson, Rytas Vilgalys, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Investigating the mycobiome of the Holcomb Creosote Superfund Site.” Chemosphere 252 (August 2020): 126208.

Lefèvre, Emilie, Courtney M. Gardner, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “A novel PCR-clamping assay reducing plant host DNA amplification significantly improves prokaryotic endo-microbiome community characterization.” FEMS Microbiology Ecology 96, no. 7 (July 2020): fiaa110.

Carley, Lauren N., Renuka Panchagavi, Xin Song, Sade Davenport, Christina M. Bergemann, Alexander W. McCumber, Claudia K. Gunsch, and Marie Simonin. “Long-Term Effects of Copper Nanopesticides on Soil and Sediment Community Diversity in Two Outdoor Mesocosm Experiments.” Environmental Science & Technology 54, no. 14 (July 2020): 8878–89.

Vallero, D. A., and C. K. Gunsch. “Applications and Implications of Emerging Biotechnologies in Environmental Engineering.” Journal of Environmental Engineering (United States) 146, no. 6 (June 1, 2020).

Gunsch, Claudia. “Data from: Evaluation of the mycobiome of ballast water and implications for fungal pathogen distribution,” April 10, 2020.

Hicks, Ethan, Mark R. Wiesner, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Modeling bacteriophage-induced inactivation of Escherichia coli utilizing particle aggregation kinetics.” Water Research 171 (March 2020): 115438.

Gerhard, William A., and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Higher normalized concentrations of tetracycline resistance found in ballast and harbor water compared to ocean water.” Marine Pollution Bulletin 151 (February 2020): 110796.


McCumber, Alexander W., Savannah J. Volkoff, Deverick J. Anderson, and Claudia K. Gunsch. “Impacts of silver-coated antimicrobial screen covers on the cell-phone microbiome of resident physicians.” Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 40, no. 12 (December 2019): 1427–29.

Gerhard, W. A., K. Lundgreen, G. Drillet, R. Baumler, H. Holbech, and C. K. Gunsch. “Installation and use of ballast water treatment systems – Implications for compliance and enforcement.” Ocean and Coastal Management 181 (November 1, 2019).