Welcome to the Mukhopadhyay group site! Some news from lab..

April 28th 2017


Duy presented her undergraduate work at the JBEI undergraduate Seminar! We loved having her in our group, and her research with Lara and Megan focused on understanding copper responsive systems in denitrifying Pseudomonads. She is a master of RNAseq preps! Congratulations on a great talk Duy!!

 

March 8th 2017


Ankita’s study on native plasmids from the Oakridge FRC is now online at BioRxiv!

 

Jan 19th 2017


Aindrila’s perspective on the future of microbial biofuel production in Biofuels International

Jan 5th 2017


Victor’s paper on Engineering glucose metabolism of Escherichia coli under nitrogen starvation is out in Nature Systems Biology and application.

 

November 27th 2016


Our Cas9 toolkit for yeast is now published online. Read about it on Today at Berkeley Lab. All the plasmids are available from Addgene!

 

 

May 10th 2016


Marijke’s paper on combining Ionic Liquid tolerance with biojet-fuel production is our in Green Chemistry and has a great write-up on Today at Berkeley Lab!

 

 

 

We lost a year of m-group news updates to grant writing…we may or may not be able to catch-up. But research was good and we published a lot!

 

August 17, 2015

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Lara’s paper out in JBact. We described the role of a two component system in nitrite stress in the obligate anaerobe Desulfovibrio vulgaris. 

 

July 3, 2015

Left to Right; Daniel, Luisa, Rob, Marijke, Victor, Jack, Marimikel, Heather, Megan, Amanda, Whitney, Ankita, Christa, Chuhui and Lara
Left to Right; Daniel, Luisa, Rob, Marijke, Victor, Jack, Marimikel, Heather, Megan, Amanda, Whitney, Ankita, Christa, Chuhui and Lara

The whole group at Bucci’s with all our visiting scientists and students (and the Bucci dog).

 

May 1, 2015

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Victor’s study on a Limonene tolerant AhpC mutant is out in AEM. A good explanation for why Limonene is so much more toxic than other similar monoterpenes. Congratulations to Victor, Florence and the rest our team!!

 

April 17, 2015

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Michela was part of our team that published two studies on D. vulgaris last year, one on motility genes and the other on cyclic-di-GMP signalling. Proud of Michela Catena who is going to travel to India this fall on a Fullbright Scholarship!! Congratulations Michela!

 

Jan 20, 2015

The Total efflux pump team: Angelique, Melissa, Florence, Aindrila and Camille (Missing Kat and Eric)
The Total efflux pump team: Angelique, Melissa, Florence, Aindrila and Camille (Missing Kat and Eric)

Flo’s paper is out in Biotechnology and Bioengineering A heroic effort in generating an improved pump for a volatile organic compound. We will look to the metabolic engineering community for a hexene production strain to implement this discovery.

 

Nov 4, 2014

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Jensen, Foo et al 2014 gets a nice write up by Lynn Yarris and was featured on the front page of the DOE webpage!

We published our study on improving Isopentenol tolerance and production in the mBio journal. mBio featured it in their blog. We have gotten many more mentions (RDmag, Science Daily, Green car congress…). Congratulations to Heather, Jee Loon and the rest of the team!!

 

Feb 26, 2014

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KQED QUEST Career spotlight video

 

June 6, 2013

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Lara’s Microcoleus Desert soil crust paper in online in the ISME Journal! And we get a wonderful article in TABL by Lynn Yarris.

 

May 13, 2013

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We get a chance to talk about our research at the Berkeley Rep at the Science at the theater organized by Friends of the Berkeley Lab!

 

March 19, 2013

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We get a mention in the Department Of Energy feature on STEM profiles.

 

Oct 1, 2012

Left to Right: Kavya, Melissa, Nhat-Tan, Lara, Marijke, Camille, Florence, Jee-Loon, Aindrila, Eric, Heather, Zain and Amanda
Left to Right: Kavya, Melissa, Nhat-Tan, Lara, Marijke, Camille, Florence, Jee-Loon, Aindrila, Eric, Heather, Zain and Amanda

The whole group at the Can’t Fail cafe. We have new members in the group – Amanda Reider Appel and Nhat Than Vuong!

 

Feb 14, 2012

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Science Today, a UC Berkeley Radio channel, features comments on our study of the D. vulgaris two component system regulator network.

 

Nov 9, 2011

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Lara and Eric’s Response Regulator Map paper gets written about in Berkeley Lab’s TABL site.

 

Oct 15, 2011

Lara at the Soil crust display at the Berkeley Lab open house
Lara at the Soil crust display at the Berkeley Lab open house

Lara and Eric’s D. vulgaris Response Regulator map paper is out in Genome Biology.

 

Sept 27, 2011

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Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt

Mario (in the blue lab coat) features in the Berkeley Lab news letter TABL for his important contribution in developing Bisabolene production in yeast. Here is a link to Pamela and TaekSoon’s Nature Communications paper

 

August 22, 2011

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Zain, Heather and Aindrila feature on the cover of the Biorefining magazine. Here is the article.

 

July 1, 2011

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Our efflux pump paper gets a mention in the Microbe magazine. Other mentions of our study are in eureka alert, techblog, science daily, microbeworld, Materials Today to list a few!