Dr. Mayali's interest is in the molecular ecology and physiology of microorganisms and how they control carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry. He applies 'omics and geochemical techniques (the NanoSIMS in particular) to link microbial phylogenetic structure and biogeochemical functions.
Bryson S, Li Z, Pett-Ridge J, Hettich R, Mayali X, Pan C, and Mueller R (2016) Proteomic-based stable isotope probing reveals taxonomically conserved patterns in amino acid assimilation by coastal marine bacterioplankton,
de-Bashan LE, Mayali X, Bebout BM, Weber PK, Detweiler AM, Hernandez JP, Prufert-Bebout L, Bashan Y (2016) Establishment of stable synthetic mutualism without co-evolution between microalgae and bacteria demonstrated by mutual transfer of metabolites (NanoSIMS isotopic imaging) and persistent physical association (Fluorescent in situ hybridization),
Stuart RK, Mayali X, Lee JZ, Everroad, CR, Hwang M, Bebout BM, Weber PK, Pett-Ridge J, Thelen MP. (2016) Cyanobacterial reuse of extracellular organic carbon in microbial mats.
Mayali X, Stewart B, Mabery S, Weber PK (2016) Temporal succession in carbon incorporation from macromolecules by particle-attached bacteria in marine microcosms,
Mueller RS, Bryson S, Kieft B, Li Z, Pett-Ridge J, Chavez F, Hettich RL, Pan C, Mayali X (2015) Metagenome Sequencing of a Coastal Marine Microbial Community from Monterey Bay, California,