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Dmitri Mavrodi

Dr. Dmitri Mavrodi

Associate Professor


I received my PhD in Molecular Biology from the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (EIMB) in Moscow, Russia. After completion of my PhD, I was a postdoctoral associate, and later an Assistant Research Professor at Washington State University. I joined the University of Southern Mississippi in 2013. My research is broadly focused on plant microbiome. Plants, like humans, host distinct microbial communities that supply plants with nutrients and defend them against pathogens. The research in my lab seeks to understand how interactions between plants and microorganisms may change in response to environmental stress. The second line of my research is focused on the use of plant-derived antimicrobials to control pathogenic microbes. For a detailed publication list please visit:

  • PHD - Inst. of Molecular Biology RAS (1997)

BSC 477/577/L – Microbial genetics with lab
BSC 488/588/L – Food microbiology with lab
BSC 489/589/L – Environmental microbiology with lab
BSC 110LH and BSC111LH – Phage Hunters

  • Root Exudates Alter the Expression of Diverse Metabolic, Transport, Regulatory, and Stress Response Genes in Rhizosphere Pseudomonas, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 2021, 10.3389/fmicb.2021.651282
  • Functional Analysis of Phenazine Biosynthesis Genes in Burkholderia spp., Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2021, 10.1128/AEM.02348-20
  • Antimicrobial Activity of, and Cellular Pathways Targeted by, p-Anisaldehyde and Epigallocatechin Gallate in the Opportunistic Human Pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2020, 10.1128/AEM.02482-19
  • Comparative analysis of rhizosphere microbiomes of southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.), Darrow’s blueberry (V. darrowii Camp), and rabbiteye blueberry (V. virgatum Aiton), Frontiers in microbiology, 2020, 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00370
  • Long-Term Irrigation Affects the Dynamics and Activity of the Wheat Rhizosphere Microbiome, FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 2018, 10.3389/fpls.2018.00345
  • Phenazine-1-carboxylic acid and soil moisture influence biofilm development and turnover of rhizobacterial biomass on wheat root surfaces, ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 2018, 10.1111/1462-2920.14244
  • Rhizosphere Microbial Communities of Spartina alterniflora and Juncus roemerianus From Restored and Natural Tidal Marshes on Deer Island, Mississippi, FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 2018, 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03049
  • Destruction of Opportunistic Pathogens via Polymer Nanoparticle-Mediated Release of Plant-Based Antimicrobial Payloads, Adv. Healthcare Mater., 2016, 10.1002/adhm.201500974
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • English (Full Professional)
  • Russian (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

microbiology, microbial genomics, microbiome, antimicrobials, plant-microbe interactions