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

Publication Tags

Electrons Cyanobacteria Photosystem I Protein Complex Synechococcus Light Proteins Bacteriochlorophylls Hydrogen Genes Sulfur Metabolism Chlorophyll F Chlorophyll Molecules Carbon Energy Transfer Glucose Photosynthesis Genome Spin Waves Hot Springs Bacteria Metabolic Engineering Chlorobi Temperature

Most Recent Papers

Characterization of chlorophyll f synthase heterologously produced in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

Gaozhong Shen, Daniel P. Canniffe, Ming Yang Ho, Vasily Kurashov, Art van der Est, John H. Golbeck, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2019, Photosynthesis research on p. 77-92

Engineering of B800 bacteriochlorophyll binding site specificity in the Rhodobacter sphaeroides LH2 antenna

David J.K. Swainsbury, Kaitlyn M. Faries, Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzki, Elizabeth C. Martin, Adam J. Flinders, Daniel P. Canniffe, Gaozhong Shen, Donald Ashley Bryant, Christine Kirmaier, Dewey Holten, C. Neil Hunter, 2019, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics on p. 209-223

Crossing the Thauer limit

Kenchappa G. Kumaraswamy, Anagha Krishnan, Gennady Ananyev, Shuyi Zhang, Donald Ashley Bryant, G. Charles Dismukes, 2019, Energy and Environmental Science on p. 1035-1045

Energy transfer from chlorophyll f to the trapping center in naturally occurring and engineered Photosystem I complexes

Vasily Kurashov, Ming Yang Ho, Gaozhong Shen, Karla Piedl, Tatiana Nikolaevna Laremore, Donald Ashley Bryant, John H. Golbeck, 2019, Photosynthesis Research

"Candidates thermonerobacter thiotrophicus," a non-phototrophic member of the Bacteroidetes/Chlorobi with dissimilatory sulfur metabolism in hot spring mat communities

Vera Thiel, Amaya M.Garcia Costas, Nathaniel W. Fortney, Joval N. Martinez, Marcus Tank, Eric E. Roden, Eric S. Boyd, David M. Ward, Satoshi Hanada, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2019, Frontiers in Microbiology

Electron-phonon coupling in cyanobacterial photosystem i

Dmitry A. Cherepanov, Georgy E. Milanovsky, Oksana A. Gopta, Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Donald Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley Bryant, 2018, Photosynthesis research on p. 31-48

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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley 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 Ashley Bryant, John H. Golbeck, 2010, Biochemistry on p. 10264-10266

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

Marcus Ludwig, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2011, Frontiers in Microbiology

Expression of genes in cyanobacteria

Y. Xu, Richard M. Alvey, Patrick O. Byrne, Joel E. Graham, Gaozhong Shen, Donald Ashley Bryant, 2011, Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) on p. 273-293