education

2008 Ph.D., University of Arizona (Plant Pathology)
1999 B.S., Bloomsburg University (Chemistry and Biology)

professional experiences

2014-Present Assistant Professor, Auburn University
2012-2014 Assistant Professor (Research), Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital
2008-2012 Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

research activites

Host-specific virulence factors and niche colonization traits on supernumerary chromosomes in fungi.


SELECTED PAPERS AND REVIEWS – 2009 TO PRESENT

  • Coleman JJ  (2016)  The Fusarium solani species complex: ubiquitous pathogens of agricultural importance.  Molecular Plant Pathology  17: 146-158.
  • Muhammed M, Anagnostou T, Desalermos A, Kourkoumpetis TK, Carneiro HA, Glavis-Bloom J, Coleman JJ, Mylonakis E (2013) Fusarium infection: report of 26 cases and review of 97 cases from the literature. Medicine (Baltimore) 92: 305-316.
  • Neely LA, Audeh M, Phung NA, Min M, Suchocki A, Plourde D, Blanco M, Demas V, Skewis LR, Anagnostou T, Coleman JJ, Wellman P, Mylonakis E, Lowery TJ (2013) T2 magnetic resonance enables nanoparticle-mediated rapid detection of candidemia in whole blood. Science Translational Medicine 5: 182ra54.
  • Coleman JJ, Muhammed M, Kasperkovitz PV, Vyas JM, Mylonakis E (2011) Fusarium pathogenesis investigated usingGalleria mellonella as a heterologous host. Fungal Biology 115: 1279-1289.
  • Coleman JJ, Wasmann CC, Usuami T, White GJ, Temporini ED, McClusky K, VanEtten HD (2011) Characterization of the gene encoding pisatin demethylase (FoPDA1) from Fusarium oxysporum. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions24: 1482-1491.
  • Coleman JJ, White GJ, Rodriguez-Carres M, VanEtten HD (2011) An ABC transporter and cytochrome P450 ofNectria haematococca MPVI are virulence factors on pea and are the major tolerance mechanisms to the phytoalexin pisatin. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 24: 368-376.
  • Carneiro HA, Coleman JJ, Restrepo A, Mylonakis E (2011) Fusarium infection in lung transplant patients: report of six cases and review of the literature. Medicine (Baltimore) 90: 69-80.
  • Coleman JJ, Okoli I, Tegos GP, Holson EB, Wagner FF, Hamblin MR, Mylonakis E (2010) Characterization of the plant-derived saponin natural products against Candida albicans. ACS Chemical Biology 5: 321-332.
  • Ma L-J, van der Does HC, Borkovich KA, Coleman JJ, Daboussi M-J, Di Pietro A, Dufresne M, Freitag M, Grabherr M, Henrissat B, Houterman PM, Kang S, Shim W-B, Woloshuk C, Xie X, Xu J-R, Antoniw J, Baker SE, Bluhm BH, Breakspear A, Brown DW, Butchko RAE, Chapman S, Coulson R, Coutinho PM, Danchin EGJ, Diener A, Gale LR, Gardnier DM, Goff S, Hammond-Kosack KE, Hilburn K, Hua-Van A, Jonkers W, Kazan K, Kodira CD, Koehrsen M, Kumar L, Lee Y-H, Li L, Manners JM, Miranda-Saavedra D, Mukherjee M, Park G, Park J, Park S-Y, Proctor RH, Regev A, Ruiz-Roldan MC, Sain D, Sakthikumar S, Sykes S, Schwartz DC, Turgeon BG, Wapinski I, Yoder O, Young S, Zeng Q, Zhou S, Galagan J, Cuomo CA, Kistler HC, Rep M (2010) Comparative genomics reveals mobile pathogenicity chromosomes in Fusarium. Nature464: 367-373.
  • Okoli I, Coleman JJ, Tempakakis E, An WF, Holson E, Wagner F, Conery AL, Larkins-Ford J, Wu G, Stern A, Ausubel FM, Mylonakis E (2009) Identification of antifungal compounds active against Candida albicans using an improved high-throughput Caenorhabditis elegans assay. PLoS ONE 4: e7025.
  • Coleman JJ, Rounsley SD, Rodriguez-Carres M, Kuo A, Wasmann CC, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Taga M, White GJ, Zhou S, Schwartz DC, Freitag M, Ma L-J, Danchin EG, Henrissat B, Coutinho PM, Nelson DR, Straney D, Napoli CA, Barker BM, Gribskov M, Rep M, Kroken S, Molnár I, Rensing C, Kennell JC, Zamora J, Farman ML, Selker EU, Salamov A, Shapiro H, Pangilinan J, Lindquist E, Lamers C, Grigoriev I, Geiser DM, Covert SF, Temporini E, VanEtten HD (2009) The genome of Nectria haematococca: contribution of supernumerary chromosomes to gene expansion.PLoS Genetics 5: e1000618.
  • Coleman JJ, Mylonakis E (2009) Efflux in fungi: la pièce de résistance. PLoS Pathogens 5: e1000486.

recent courses taught

Mycology (PLPA 5200/6200)