Moshe Rhodes

College of Charleston

Address: RITA 119, Department of Biology, Charleston, SC 29424


Ph.D., Penn State University

Research Interests

  • Microbial ecology of hypersaline environments
  • The mechanisms and frequencey of horizontal gene transfer events
  • The human microbiome and its impact on immune function


  • Neff. C. P., Rhodes, M. E.*, Donelly, J., Mazmanian, S. K., Colm, C., Palmer, B. E., and Lozupone, C. A., 2016 “Diverse intestinal bacteria with putative zwitterionic capsular polysaccharide operons can induce IL-10 and T-regulatory cells,” Cell Host and Microbe. 20:535-547. *Co-first Author
  • Lozupone, C.A., Rhodes, M.E., Neff, C.P., Fontenot, A.P., Campbell, T.B., and Palmer, B.E., 2014, “HIV-induced alteration in gut microbioita: Driving factors, consequences, and effects of antiretroviral therapy.” Gut Microbes, 5:562-570.
  • Rhodes, M. E., Oren, A., and House, C. H., 2012, “Dynamics and persistence of Dead Sea microbial populations as shown by high-throughput sequencing of rRNA.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78:2489.
  • Rhodes, M. E., Spear, J. R., Oren, A., and House, C. H., 2011, “Differences in lateral gene transfer in hypersaline versus thermal environments,” BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11:199.
  • Rhodes, M. E., Fitz-Gibbon, S., Oren, A., and House, C. H., 2010, “Amino acid signatures of salinity on an environmental scale with a focus on the Dead Sea,” Environmental Microbiology, 12:2613-2623.