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Andrea Jani

Assistant Researcher

Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-6439
Fax: (808)-956-9225
E-mail: jania@hawaii.edu

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. (2014) - Biomolecular Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.S. (2005) - Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe
  • B.A. (1997) - Environmental Science/Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:

    • Microbe-microbe interactions, particularly within symbiotic microbial communities
    • Host-mediated microbial interactions
    • Assembly, stability, resilience, and function of symbiotic microbial communities
    • Biological conservation in marine and freshwater ecosystems
    • Ecology of infectious disease

Selected Publications: See Google Scholars page for a complete list of publications

Jani, A.J., R.A. Knapp, and C. J. Briggs. 2017. Epidemic and endemic pathogen dynamics correspond to distinct host population microbiomes at a landscape scale. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  284: 20170944.

Jani, A.J. and C.J. Briggs. 2014. The pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis disturbs the frog skin microbiome during a natural epidemic and experimental infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111: E5049-E5058.

Jani, A.J. and P.A. Cotter.  2010.  Type VI Secretion: Not Just for Pathogenesis Anymore.  Cell Host and Microbe 8(S1): 2-6.

Jani, A.J., S.H. Faeth, and D. Gardner.  2010. Asexual endophytes and associated alkaloids alter arthropod community structure and increase herbivore abundances on a native grass.  Ecology Letters 13:106-117.

Faeth, S. H., D. R. Gardner, C. J. Hayes, A. Jani, S. K. Wittlinger, and T. A. Jones. 2006. Temporal and spatial variation in alkaloid levels in Achnatherum robustum, a native grass infected with the endophyte Neotyphodium. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32:307-324.

McCallum, H., L. Gerber, and A. Jani. 2005. Does infectious disease influence the efficacy of marine protected areas? A theoretical framework. Journal of Applied Ecology 42:688-698.

Sabo, J.L., R. Sponseller, M. Dixon, K. Gade, T. Harms, J. Heffernan, A. Jani, G. Katz, C. Soykan, J. Watts, and J. Welter.  2005.   Riparian zones increase regional species diversity by harboring different, not more species.  Ecology 86:56-62.