Wayne Curtis

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Wayne Curtis

Research Summary

Regulation and signal transduction in plant secondary metabolism. Phytoremediation of hydrocarbons. Commercial chemical production in plants and plant tissue culture.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Proteins Hydrocarbons Bioreactors Oils Metabolic Engineering Hydrogen Dna Aquaporins Nitrogen Viruses Growth Cellulose Enzymes Ethanol Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Triterpenes Recovery Proteomics Fabrication Drought Bacteria Dilution Peptide Hydrolases Algae Photobioreactors

Most Recent Papers

Preserved and variable spatial‐chemical changes of lipids across tomato leaves in response to central vein wounding reveals potential origin of linolenic acid in signal transduction cascade

Dušan Veličković, Rosalie Chu, Corinna Henkel, Annika Nyhuis, Nannan Tao, Jennifer Kyle, Joshua Adkins, Christopher Anderton, Vanessa Paurus, Kent Bloodsworth, Lisa Bramer, Dale Cornett, Wayne Curtis, Kristin Burnum‐Johnson, 2021, Plant-Environment Interactions on p. 8

Metabolic Engineering Strategies of Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

Michihito Deguchi, Shriya Kane, Shobha Potlakayala, Hannah George, Renata Proano, Vijay Sheri, Wayne R. Curtis, Sairam Rudrabhatla, 2020, Frontiers in Plant Science

Characterization of local and systemic impact of whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) feeding and whiteflytransmitted tomato mottle virus infection on tomato leaves by comprehensive proteomics

Aaron J. Ogden, Wardatou Boukari, Alba Nava, Natalia Lucinda, Garry Sunter, Wayne R. Curtis, Joshua N. Adkins, Jane E. Polston, 2020, International Journal of Molecular Sciences on p. 1-24

Phloem exudate protein profiles during drought and recovery reveal abiotic stress responses in tomato vasculature

Aaron J. Ogden, Jishnu J. Bhatt, Heather M. Brewer, Jack Kintigh, Samwel M. Kariuki, Sairam Rudrabhatla, Joshua N. Adkins, Wayne R. Curtis, 2020, International Journal of Molecular Sciences on p. 1-20

Inducible somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao achieved using the DEX-activatable transcription factor-glucocorticoid receptor fusion

Morgan E. Shires, Sergio L. Florez, Tina S. Lai, Wayne R. Curtis, 2017, Biotechnology Letters on p. 1747-1755

Expression and characterization of alkaline protease from the metagenomic library of tannery activated sludge

Selvaraju Gayathri Devi, Anwar Aliya Fathima, Mary Sanitha, Sellamuthu Iyappan, Wayne R. Curtis, Mohandass Ramya, 2016, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering on p. 694-700

A preliminary implementation of metabolic-based pH control to reduce CO<sub>2</sub> usage in outdoor flat-panel photobioreactor cultivation of Nannochloropsis oceanica microalgae

Jun Wang, Theresa Rosov, Pierre Wensel, John McGowen, Wayne R. Curtis, 2016, Algal Research on p. 288-295

A temporary immersion plant propagation bioreactor with decoupled gas and liquid flows for enhanced control of gas phase

Sergio L. Florez, Matthew S. Curtis, Sydney E. Shaw, Nathaniel K. Hamaker, Jeffrey S. Larsen, Wayne R. Curtis, 2016, Biotechnology Progress on p. 337-345

Proton stoichiometric imbalance during algae photosynthetic growth on various nitrogen sources

Jun Wang, Wayne R. Curtis, 2016, Journal of Applied Phycology on p. 43-52

Advancing Rhodobacter sphaeroides as a platform for expression of functional membrane proteins

Mustafa Erbakan, Brandon S. Curtis, B. Tracy Nixon, Manish Kumar, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, Protein Expression and Purification on p. 109-117

Most-Cited Papers

Developing symbiotic consortia for lignocellulosic biofuel production

Trevor R. Zuroff, Wayne R. Curtis, 2012, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology on p. 1423-1435

Consortia-mediated bioprocessing of cellulose to ethanol with a symbiotic Clostridium phytofermentans/yeast co-culture

Trevor R. Zuroff, Salvador Barri Xiques, Wayne R. Curtis, 2013, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Enhanced somatic embryogenesis in Theobroma cacao using the homologous BABY BOOM transcription factor

Sergio L. Florez, Rachel L. Erwin, Siela N. Maximova, Mark J. Guiltinan, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, BMC Plant Biology

Achieving pH control in microalgal cultures through fed-batch addition of stoichiometrically-balanced growth media

Megerle L. Scherholz, Wayne R. Curtis, 2013, BMC Biotechnology

Metabolic engineering in chemolithoautotrophic hosts for the production of fuels and chemicals

S. Eric Nybo, Nymul E. Khan, Benjamin M. Woolston, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, Metabolic Engineering on p. 105-120

Hydrocarbon production in high density Botryococcus braunii race B continuous culture

Waqas Khatri, Robert Hendrix, Tom Niehaus, Joe Chappell, Wayne R. Curtis, 2014, Biotechnology and Bioengineering on p. 493-503

Materials fabrication from native and recombinant thermoplastic squid proteins

Abdon Pena-Francesch, Sergio Florez, Huihun Jung, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Wayne Curtis, Melik C. Demirel, 2014, Advanced Functional Materials on p. 7401-7409

A rapid and economical method for efficient DNA extraction from diverse soils suitable for metagenomic applications

Selvaraju Gayathri Devi, Anwar Aliya Fathima, Sudhakar Radha, Rex Arunraj, Wayne R. Curtis, Mohandass Ramya, 2015, PLoS One

Triterpene hydrocarbon production engineered into a metabolically versatile host-Rhodobacter capsulatus

Nymul E. Khan, S. Eric Nybo, Joe Chappell, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, Biotechnology and Bioengineering on p. 1523-1532

Molecular cloning, overexpression and characterization of a novel water channel protein from Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Mustafa Erbakan, Yue Xiao Shen, Mariusz Grzelakowski, Peter J. Butler, Manish Kumar, Wayne R. Curtis, 2014, PLoS One on p. e86830