Theme issue: Amphibian immunity: stress, disease and ecoimmunology

Bd metabolites induce protective skin bacterial response in tadpoles.

Woodhams lab contributes to three articles in theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

Pereira KE, Bletz MC, McCartney JA, Woodhams DC, Woodley SK. 2023. Effects of corticosterone on immunity and the skin microbiome of Eastern Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens). Philosophical Transactions B. 378(1882):20220120.
doi: 10.1098/rstb.2022.0120.

Miller A, Gass J, Chul Jo M, Bishop L, Petereit J, Woodhams DC, Voyles J. 2023. Gnotobiotic larvae as a tool to investigate influence of the microbiome on the development of the amphibian immune system. Philosophical Transactions B. 378(1882): 20220125.
doi: 10.1098/rstb.2022.0125

Siomoko SA, Greenspan SE, Barnett KM, Neely WJ, Chtarbanova S, Woodhams DC, McMahon TA, Becker CG. 2023. Selection of an anti-pathogen skin microbiome following prophylaxis treatment in an amphibian model system. Philosophical Transactions B. 378(1882):20220126. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2022.0126


Douglas C. Woodhams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UMass Boston | Department of Biology
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Phone: 617-287-6679