Lyons SM, Morgan SC, McCann S, Sanderson S, Newman BL, Watson TL, Jiranek V, Durall DM, Zandberg W. 2021. Indigenous Saccharomyces uvarum and Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains produce unique organoleptic profiles during alcoholic fermentation of Chardonnay wines. OENO ONE.
Favell JW, Fordwour OB, Morgan SC, Zigg I, Zandberg WF. 2021. Large-scale reassessment of in-vineyard smoke-taint grapevine protection strategies and the development of predictive off-vine models. Molecules. DOI: 10.3390/molecules26144311.
Singh NK, Ray P, Carlin AF, Magallanes C, Morgan SC, Laurent LC, Aronoff-Spencer ES, Hall, DA. 2021. Hitting the diagnostic sweet spot: Point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 salivary antigen testing with an off-the-shelf glucometer. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2021.113111.
McCarthy GC*, Morgan SC*, Martiniuk JT, Newman BL, McCann SE, Measday V, Durall DM. 2021. An indigenous Saccharomyces uvarum population with high genetic diversity dominates uninoculated Chardonnay fermentations at a Canadian winery. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225615. [*These authors contributed equally.]
Tantikachornkiat M*, Morgan SC*, Lepitre M, Cliff MA, Durall DM. 2020. Yeast and bacterial inoculation practices influence the microbial communities of barrel-fermented Chardonnay wines. Australian Journal of Wine and Grape Research. 26 (3): 279-289. DOI: 10.1111/ajgw.12438. [*These authors contributed equally.]
Morgan SC, Haggerty JJ, Jiranek V, Durall DM. 2020. Competition between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces uvarum in controlled Chardonnay wine fermentations. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 71 (3): 198-207. DOI: 10.5344/ajev.2020.19072.
Morgan SC, Haggerty JJ, Johnston B, Jiranek V, Durall DM. 2019. Response to sulfur dioxide addition by two commercial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. Fermentation. 5: 1-20. DOI:10.3390/fermentation5030069.
Boelyn E, Rideout JR, Dillon MR, Bokulich NA, [and 103 others including Morgan SC], Knight R, Caporaso JG. 2019. Reproducible, interactive, scalable, and extensible microbiome data science using QIIME2. Nature Biotechnology. 37: 852-857. DOI:10.1038/s41587-019-0209-9.
Morgan SC, McCarthy GC, Watters BS, Tantikachornkiat M, Zigg I, Cliff MA, Durall DM. 2019. Effect of sulfite addition and pied de cuve inoculation on the microbial communities and sensory profiles of Chardonnay wines: dominance of indigenous Saccharomyces uvarum at a commercial winery. FEMS Yeast Research. 19 (5): foz049. DOI:10.1093/femsyr/foz049.
Morgan SC, Tantikachornkiat M, Scholl CM, Benson NL, Cliff MA, Durall DM. 2019. The effect of sulfur dioxide addition at crush on the fungal and bacterial communities and the sensory attributes of Pinot gris wines. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 290: 1-14. DOI:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2018.09.020.
Morgan SC, Scholl CM, Benson NL, Stone ML, Durall DM. 2017. Sulfur dioxide addition at crush alters Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain composition in spontaneous fermentations at two Canadian wineries. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 244: 96-102. DOI:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2016.12.025.
Gustafsson FS, Jiranek V, Neuner M, Scholl CS, Morgan SC, Durall DM. 2016. The interaction of two Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains affects fermentation-derived compounds in wine. Fermentation. 2: 9. DOI: 10.3390/fermentation2010008.
Scholl CM, Morgan SC, Stone ML, Tantikachornkiat M, Neuner M, Durall DM. 2016. Composition of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains in spontaneous fermentations of Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. 22 (3): 384-390. DOI: 10.1111/ajgw/.12221.
Projects and Collaborations
Some projects I'm currently working on and involved in:
Population screening for SARS-CoV-2 using adoptable and scalable methodology (multi-lab collaboration at UC San Diego)
Identifying changes in the maternal urinary, vaginal, and rectal microbiomes before and after c-section
Swabbing different surface types for SARS-CoV-2 detection
Microbial communities on normal and smoke-exposed grape berries in-vineyard
Shifts in vaginal and fecal microbiomes as a result of oral probiotic administration
Identifying and quantifying SARS-CoV-2 viral load in ambulatory COVID-19 patients
The intestinal mycobiome of mothers and infants (in collaboration with the Gibson lab)
Invited Speaker Oregon Wine Symposium | Portland, OR, USA | 2018 & 2016 Minimal intervention winemaking Innovation + Quality (IQ) Conference | Napa, CA, USA | 2016 Research that will change the way you make wine
Oregon Wine Symposium | Portland, OR, USA | 2016 DNA identifying yeast trials
Oral Presentations Botany Conference | Edmonton, AB, Canada | 2015 Effects of initial sulfur dioxide addition on wine yeast populations during spontaneous fermentations of Pinot gris
Poster Presentations American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference | Napa, CA, USA | 2019 Yeast and bacterial inoculation practices influence the microbial communities and sensory profiles of barrel-fermented Chardonnay
American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference | Monterey, CA, USA | 2018 A tale of two wineries: How minimal intervention techniques can add diversity to the conventional cellar
UBC Biology Graduate Symposium | Kelowna, BC, Canada | 2017 Competition between Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces uvarum in controlled Chardonnay fermentations
American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference | Monterey, CA, USA | 2016 Sulfur dioxide addition at crush alters S. cerevisiae populations and wine sensory profiles
British Columbia Wine Grape Council Enology and Viticulture Conference | Penticton, BC, Canada | 2015 The effects of initial sulfur dioxide addition on Saccharomyces cerevisiae populations in spontaneous fermentations
Selected Awards and Scholarships
Awards Three Minute Thesis Competition | University of British Columbia | 2018 First Place and People's Choice Biology Graduate Symposium | University of British Columbia | 2017 Best Poster (Environmental Sciences)
67th National Conference | American Society for Enology and Viticulture | 2016 Best Flash Talk (Enology) Scholarships Columbus, Ohio Chapter Scholarship | American Wine Society Educational Foundation | 2018 Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral | Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada | 2017
Presidents' Award for Scholarship in Enology | American Society for Enology and Viticulture | 2017
South Carolina-Bill Tuller Chapter Scholarship | American Wine Society Educational Foundation | 2017
Finch Family Graduate Award | University of British Columbia | 2016
Canada Graduate Scholarship - Master's | Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada | 2015
Graduate Dean's Entrance Scholarship | University of British Columbia | 2014