Donald Bryant

Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Donald Bryant

Research Summary

Photosynthesis, structure-function relationships of proteins, gene regulation, and microbial physiology. Cyanobacteria and green sulfur bacteria. Genomics of photosynthetic bacteria.

Huck Institutes Affiliations

Most Recent Papers

Electron-phonon coupling in cyanobacterial photosystem i

Dmitry A. Cherepanov, Georgy E. Milanovsky, Oksana A. Gopta, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Donald A. Bryant, Alexey Yu Semenov, John H. Golbeck, 2018, Journal of Physical Chemistry B on p. 7943-7955

<sup>15</sup>N photo-CIDNP MAS NMR analysis of reaction centers of Chloracidobacterium thermophilum

Jeremias C. Zill, Zhihui He, Marcus Tank, Bryan H. Ferlez, Daniel P. Canniffe, Yigal Lahav, Peter Bellstedt, A. Alia, Igor Schapiro, John H. Golbeck, Donald A. Bryant, Jörg Matysik, 2018, Photosynthesis research on p. 295-305

Structural Variations in Chlorosomes from Wild-Type and a bchQR Mutant of Chlorobaculum tepidum Revealed by Single-Molecule Spectroscopy

Lisa M. Günther, Alexander Löhner, Carolin Reiher, Tenzin Kunsel, Thomas L.C. Jansen, Marcus Tank, Donald A. Bryant, Jasper Knoester, Jürgen Köhler, 2018, Journal of Physical Chemistry B on p. 6712-6723

Engineered biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll g<sub>F</sub> in Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Marcia Ortega-Ramos, Daniel P. Canniffe, Matthew I. Radle, C. Neil Hunter, Donald A. Bryant, John H. Golbeck, 2018, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics on p. 501-509

Presence of a [3Fe–4S] cluster in a PsaC variant as a functional component of the photosystem I electron transfer chain in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

Adam A. Pérez, Bryan H. Ferlez, Amanda M. Applegate, Karim Walters, Zhihui He, Gaozhong Shen, John H. Golbeck, Donald A. Bryant, 2018, Photosynthesis research on p. 31-48

De novo synthetic biliprotein design, assembly and excitation energy transfer

Joshua A. Mancini, Molly Sheehan, Goutham Kodali, Brian Y. Chow, Donald A. Bryant, P. Leslie Dutton, Christopher C. Moser, 2018, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Cyanobacteriochrome-based photoswitchable adenylyl cyclases (cPACs) for broad spectrum light regulation of cAMP levels in cells

Matthew Blain-Hartung, Nathan C. Rockwell, Marcus V. Moreno, Shelley S. Martin, Fei Gan, Donald A. Bryant, J. Clark Lagarias, 2018, Journal of Biological Chemistry on p. 8473-8483

Electron-Phonon Coupling in Cyanobacterial Photosystem i

Dmitry A. Cherepanov, Georgy E. Milanovsky, Oksana A. Gopta, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Donald A. Bryant, Alexey Yu Semenov, John H. Golbeck, 2018, Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Complete enzyme set for chlorophyll biosynthesis in Escherichia coli

Guangyu E. Chen, Daniel P. Canniffe, Samuel F.H. Barnett, Sarah Hollingshead, Amanda A. Brindley, Cvetelin Vasilev, Donald A. Bryant, C. Neil Hunter, 2018, Science Advances

The microbiomes of blowflies and houseflies as bacterial transmission reservoirs

Ana Carolina M. Junqueira, Aakrosh Ratan, Enzo Acerbi, Daniela I. Drautz-Moses, Balakrishnan N.V. Premkrishnan, Paul I. Costea, Bodo Linz, Rikky W. Purbojati, Daniel F. Paulo, Nicolas E. Gaultier, Poorani Subramanian, Nur A. Hasan, Rita R. Colwell, Peer Bork, Ana Maria L. Azeredo-Espin, Donald A. Bryant, Stephan C. Schuster, 2017, Scientific Reports

High-Impact Papers

Alternating syn-anti bacteriochlorophylls form concentric helical nanotubes in chlorosomes

Swapna Ganapathy, Gert T. Oostergetel, Piotr K. Wawrzyniak, Michael Reus, Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, Francesco Buda, Egbert J. Boekema, Donald A. Bryant, Alfred R. Holzwarth, Huub J M De Groot, 2009, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 8525-8530

The tricarboxylic acid cycle in cyanobacteria

Shuyi Zhang, Donald A. Bryant, 2011, Science on p. 1551-1553

Extensive remodeling of a cyanobacterial photosynthetic apparatus in far-red light

Fei Gan, Shuyi Zhang, Nathan C. Rockwell, Shelley S. Martin, J. Clark Lagarias, Donald A. Bryant, 2014, Science on p. 1312-1317

Solar hydrogen-producing bionanodevice outperforms natural photosynthesis

Carolyn E. Lubner, Amanda M. Applegate, Philipp Knörzer, Alexander Ganago, Donald A. Bryant, Thomas Happe, John H. Golbeck, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 20988-20991

Redirecting reductant flux into hydrogen production via metabolic engineering of fermentative carbon metabolism in a cyanobacterium

Kelsey McNeely, Yu Xu, Nick Bennette, Donald A. Bryant, G. Charles Dismukes, 2010, Applied and Environmental Microbiology on p. 5032-5038

Mechanisms and evolution of oxidative sulfur metabolism in green sulfur bacteria

Lea H. Gregersen, Donald A. Bryant, Niels Ulrik Frigaard, 2011, Frontiers in Microbiology

Community ecology of hot spring cyanobacterial mats

Christian G. Klatt, Jason M. Wood, Douglas B. Rusch, Mary M. Bateson, Natsuko Hamamura, John F. Heidelberg, Arthur R. Grossman, Devaki Bhaya, Frederick M. Cohan, Michael Kühl, Donald A. Bryant, David M. Ward, 2011, ISME Journal on p. 1262-1278

Wiring an [FeFe]-hydrogenase with Photosystem i for light-induced hydrogen production

Carolyn E. Lubner, Philipp Knörzer, Paulo J.N. Silva, Kylie A. Vincent, Thomas Happe, Donald A. Bryant, John H. Golbeck, 2010, Biochemistry on p. 10264-10266

Electronic coherence lineshapes reveal hidden excitonic correlations in photosynthetic light harvesting

Cathy Y. Wong, Richard M. Alvey, Daniel B. Turner, Krystyna E. Wilk, Donald A. Bryant, Paul M.G. Curmi, Robert J. Silbey, Gregory D. Scholes, 2012, Nature Chemistry on p. 396-404

Transcription profiling of the model cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. Strain PCC 7002 by next-gen (SOLiD™) sequencing of cDNA

Marcus Ludwig, Donald A. Bryant, 2011, Frontiers in Microbiology