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 Institutes Affiliations

Publication Tags

Hydrocarbons Proteins Dna Bioreactors Soil Economics Oils Growth Aquaporins Nitrogen Biofuels Cellulose Enzymes Ethanol Productivity Tobacco Triterpenes Metagenomics Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Transcription Factors Fabrication Water Dilution Peptide Hydrolases Oxygen

Most Recent Papers

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

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

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

Scale-up of transgenic tobacco cells that express intimin of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 for use as a transitional platform for an oral cattle vaccine

Kristin M. O’Neill, Anne M. Schilthuis, Calvin A. Leiter, Kurt M. Neihaus, Nicole A. Judge, Edda Twiddy, Alison D. O’Brien, Wayne R. Curtis, 2015, In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant on p. 315-323

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

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

High-Impact 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 Maximova, Mark 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

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 R. 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

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

RNA viral vectors for improved Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression of heterologous proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana cell suspensions and hairy roots

Jeffrey S. Larsen, Wayne R. Curtis, 2012, BMC Biotechnology

A process economic assessment of hydrocarbon biofuels production using chemoautotrophic organisms

Nymul E. Khan, John A. Myers, Amalie L. Tuerk, Wayne R. Curtis, 2014, Bioresource Technology on p. 201-211