Publications: 2018-2020


Haslinger K., Prather K.L.J. Heterologous caffeic acid biosynthesis in Escherichia coli is affected by choice of tyrosine ammonia lyase and redox partners for bacterial Cytochrome P450. Microb Cell Fact. 19(1):26. (2020) DOI: 10.1186/s12934-020-01300-9.

Dinh C.V., Chen X., Prather K.L.J. Development of a Quorum-Sensing Based Circuit for Control of Coculture Population Composition in a Naringenin Production System. ACS Synth Biol. XX(XX): XX (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00451.


Dinh C.V., Prather K.L.J. Development of an autonomous and bifunctional quorum-sensing circuit for metabolic flux control in engineered Escherichia coli. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. :116(51):25562-25568. (2019) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1911144116.

Kunjapur A.M., Prather K.L.J. “Development of a Vanillate Biosensor for the
Vanillin Biosynthesis Pathway in E. coli”. ACS Synth Biol 8(9):1958-1967. (2019) DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.9b00071.

Amorim C., Silvério S.C., Prather K.L.J., Rodrigues L.R. “From lignocellulosic
residues to market: Production and commercial potential of xylooligosaccharides.”
Biotechnol Adv. pii: S0734-9750(19)30078-3 (2019) DOI: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2019.05.003. 

Prather K.L.J. “Chemistry as biology by design.” Microb Biotechnol. 12(1):30-31 (2019). DOI: 10.1111/1751-7915.13345.

Amorim, C., S.C. Silvério, R.F S. Gonçalves, A.C. Pinheiro, S. Silva, E. Coelho, M.A. Coimbra, Prather K.L.J., L.R. Rodrigues, “Downscale fermentation for xylooligosaccharides production by recombinant Bacillus subtilis 3610.” Carbohydrate Polymers 205:176-183 (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.09.088

Boock, J.T., A.J.E. Freedman, G.A. Tompsett, S.K. Muse, A.J. Allen, L.A. Jackson, B. Castro-Dominguez, M.T. Timko, Prather K.L.J. (co-corresponding author), J.R. Thompson, “Engineered microbial biofuel production and recovery under supercritical carbon dioxide.” Nat. Commun. 10:587 (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-08486-6


Tompsett, G.A., J.T. Boock, C. DiSpirito, E. Stoltz, D.R. Knutson, A.G. Rivard, M.R. Overdevest, C. N. Conlon, K.L.J. Prather, J.R. Thompson, M.T. Timko, “Extraction rate and energy efficiency of supercritical carbon dioxide recovery of higher alcohols from dilute aqueous solution.” Energy Technology 6(4): 683-693 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/ente.201700626.

Amorim, C., S.C. Silvério, S.P. Silva, E. Coelho, M.A. Coimbra, K.L.J. Prather, L.R. Rodrigues, “Single-step production of arabino-xylooligosaccharides by recombinant Bacillus subtilis 3610 cultivated in brewers’ spent grain.” Carbohydrate Polymers 199:546–554 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.07.017.

Freedman, A.J., K.C. Peet, J.T. Boock, K. Penn, K.L.J. Prather, J.R. Thompson. 2018. “Isolation, development, and genomic analysis of Bacillus megaterium SR7 for growth and metabolite production under supercritical carbon dioxide.” Front. Microbiol. 9:2152. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02152.

Haris S., Fang C., Bastidas-Oyanedel J.R., Prather K.J., Schmidt J.E., Thomsen M.H., “Natural antibacterial agents from arid-region pretreated lignocellulosic biomasses and extracts for the control of lactic acid bacteria in yeast fermentation.“ AMB Express 8(127) (2018). doi: 10.1186/s13568-018-0654-8.

Bonk B.M., Tarasova Y., Hicks M.A., Tidor B. and K.L.J. Prather, “Rational design of thiolase substrate specificity for metabolic engineering applications.“ Biotechnol. Bioeng. (2018). doi: 10.1002/bit.26737

de Lorenzo V., Prather K.L., Chen G.Q., O’Day E., von Kameke C., Oyarzún D.A., Hosta-Rigau L., Alsafar H., Cao C., Ji W., Okano H., Roberts R.J., Ronaghi M., Yeung K., Zhang F., Lee S.Y., “The power of synthetic biology for bioproduction, remediation and pollution control: The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals will inevitably require the application of molecular biology and biotechnology on a global scale.” EMBO Rep. 19(4): e45658 (2018). doi: 10.15252/embr.201745658

Doong S.J., Gupta A. and K.L.J. Prather, “Layered dynamic regulation for improving metabolic pathway productivity in Escherichia coli.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 115(12):2964-2969 (2018). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1716920115

Anderson L.A., Islam M.A. and K.L.J. Prather, “Synthetic biology strategies for improving microbial synthesis of “green” biopolymers.” J. Biol. Chem. 293(14):5053-5061 (2018).doi: 10.1074/jbc.TM117.000368

Tan S.Z., Reisch C.R. and K.L.J. Prather, “A Robust CRISPR Interference Gene Repression System in Pseudomonas.” J. Bacteriol. 200:7: e00575-17 (2018). doi: 10.1128/JB.00575-1710.1128/JB.00575-17