Boiteau Lab at Oregon State University



  • Boiteau, R. M.; Repeta, D. J. Slow Kinetics of Iron Binding to Marine Ligands in Seawater Measured by Isotope Exchange Liquid Chromatography − Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry. 2022.

  • Casey, J. R.; Boiteau, R. M.; Engqvist, M. K. M.; Finkel, Z. V; Li, G.; Liefer, J.; Müller, C. L.; Muñoz, N.; Follows, M. J. Basin-Scale Biogeography of Marine Phytoplankton Reflects Cellular-Scale Optimization of Metabolism and Physiology. Science Adv. 2022, 8 (3).


  • Bahureksa, W.; Tfaily, M. M.; Boiteau, R. M.; Young, R. B.; Logan, M. N.; Mckenna, A. M.; Borch, T. Soil Organic Matter Characterization by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (FTICR MS): A Critical Review of Sample Preparation, Analysis, and Data Interpretation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2021, 55, 9637–9656.

  • Pollara, S.B., Becker, J.W., Nunn, B.L., Boiteau, R.M., Repeta, D.J., Mudge, M.C., Downing, G., Chase, D., Harvey, E.L., Whalen, K.E. (2021). Bacterial quorum sensing signal arrests phytoplankton cell division and protects against virus-induced mortality. mSphere, 6:3 e00009-21.

  • Li, J., Boiteau, R.M., Babcock‐Adam, L., Acker, M., Song, Z., McIlvin, M.R., Repeta, D.J., (2021). Element-selective targeting of nutrient metabolites in environmental samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Front. Mar. Sci.

  • Boiteau, R.M., Markillie, L.M., Hoyt, D.W., Hu, D., Chu, R.K., Mitchell, H.D., Pasa-Tolic, L., Jansson, J.K., Jansson, C., (2021) Metabolic Interactions between Brachypodium and Pseudomonas fluorescens under Controlled Iron-Limited Conditions. mSystems 6.

  • Gauglitz, J. M., Boiteau R. M., McLean C., Babcock-Adams, L., McIlvin, M. R., Moran D. M, Repeta D. J., Saito M. A., (2021) Dynamic proteome response of a marine Vibrio to a gradient of iron and ferrioxamine bioavailability. Marine Chemistry


  • Boiteau, R. M.; Kukkadapu, R.; Cliff, J. B.; Smallwood, C. R.; Kovarik, L.; Wirth, M. G.; Engelhard, M. H.; Varga, T.; Dohnalkova, A.; Perea, D. E.; et al. Calcareous Organic Matter Coatings Sequester Siderophores in Alkaline Soils. Sci. Total Environ. 2020, 138250.


  • Boiteau, R. M., Fansler, S. J., Farris, Y., Shaw, J. B., Koppenaal, D. W., Pasa-Tolic, L., Jansson, J. K., (2019) Siderophore profiling of co-habitating soil bacteria by ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry. Metallomics, 11, 166-175. 10.1039/C8MT00252E

  • Boiteau, R. M., Till, C. P., Coale, T. H., Fitzsimmons, J. N., Bruland, K. W., & Repeta, D. J. (2019). Patterns of iron and siderophore distributions across the California Current System. Limnology and Oceanography, 1–14.


  • Munson, K. M., Lamborg, C. H., Boiteau, R. M., & Saito, M. A. (2018). Dynamic mercury methylation and demethylation in oligotrophic marine water. Biogeosciences, 15, 6451-6460.

  • Boiteau, R. M., Shaw, J. B., Pasa-Tolic, L., Koppenaal, D. W., & Jansson, J. K. (2018). Micronutrient metal speciation is controlled by competitive organic chelation in grassland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 120, 283–291.

  • Bundy, R. M., Boiteau, R. M., McLean, C., Turk-Kubo, K. A., McIlvin, M. R., Saito, M. A., Van Mooy, B.A. Repeta, D. J. (2018). Distinct Siderophores Contribute to Iron Cycling in the Mesopelagic at Station ALOHA. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5.

  • Boiteau, R. M., Hoyt, D. W., Nicora, C. D., Kinmonth-schultz, H. A., Ward, J. K., & Bingol, K. (2018). Structure Elucidation of Unknown Metabolites in Metabolomics by Combined NMR and MS / MS Prediction. Metabolites, 8(8), 1–12.


  • Repeta, D. J, Boiteau, R.M. (2017) Organic Nutrient Chemistry and the Marine Microbiome. In: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Chemical Sciences Roundtable. The Chemistry of Microbiomes: Proceedings of a Seminar Series. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); Jul 19. 7.


  • Boiteau, R. M., Mende, D. R., Hawco, N. J., McIlvin, M. R., Fitzsimmons, J. N., Saito, M. A., Sedwick, P. N., DeLong, E. F., Repeta, D. J. (2016). Siderophore-based microbial adaptations to iron scarcity across the eastern Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(50), 14237–14242.

  • Boiteau, R. M., Till, C. P., Ruacho, A., Bundy, R. M., Hawco, N. J., McKenna, A. M., … Repeta, D. J. (2016). Structural Characterization of Natural Nickel and Copper Binding Ligands along the US GEOTRACES Eastern Pacific Zonal Transect. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(NOV), 1–16.


  • Boiteau, R. M, D. Repeta (2015) “An extended siderophore suite from Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 revealed by LC-ICPMS-ESIMS.” Metallomics, 7, 877-884.

  • Böttjer, D., S.P. Jungbluth, R.M. Boiteau, B. Burkhardt, F. de Leo, and B.C. Bruno (2014) “Career choices in marine and environmental sciences: Navigating a sea of options.” Oceanography, 27(2):201–207.

  • Boiteau, R. M, J. Fitzsimmons, D. Repeta, and E. Boyle (2013) “Detection of Iron Ligands in Seawater and Marine Cyanobacteria Cultures by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography−Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry.” Analytical Chemistry. 85(9), 4357-62.

  • Boiteau, R., M. Greaves, and H. Elderfield (2012) “Authigenic uranium in foraminiferal coatings: A proxy for ocean redox chemistry.” Paleoceanography, 27(3), 1–8.

  • Sinigalliano, C. D., Fleisher, J. M., Gidley, M. L., Gabriele, H. M. S., Shibata, T., Plano, L. R. W., Elmir, S. M., Wanlessa, D., Bartkowiak, J., Boiteau, R., et al. (2010). Traditional and Molecular Analyses for Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Non-point Source Subtropical Recreational Marine Waters. Water Res. 44, 3763–3772.

  • Major, J., Boiteau, R.M., Meade,T.J. (2008) “Investigation into the Mechanism of Zn(II)-Activated MR Imaging Contrast Agents.” Inorg. Chem., 47, 10788–10795.

  • Chen, C.W., Boiteau, R.M., Lai, W.F., Barger S.W., Cataldo, A.M. (2006) “sAPPalpha Enhances the Transdifferentiation of Adult Bone Marrow Progenitor Cells to Neuronal Phenotypes.” Curr. Alzheimer Res., 63-70.

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