Ming Tien

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Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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Research interests include characterization and biochemical analysis of cellulose synthesis in a variety of organisms, mechanism and regulation of fungal degradation of lignin, and dissimilatory Iron reduction. Focus is on increasing the efficiency of bio

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Recent Publications

Nanoscale dynamics of cellulose digestion by the cellobiohydrolase TrCel7A

Haviland, Z. K., Nong, D., Kuntz, K. L. V., Starr, T. J., Ma, D., Tien, M., Anderson, C. T. & Hancock, W. O., Sep 1 2021, In: Journal of Biological Chemistry. 297, 3, 101029.

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Integrated multi-wavelength microscope combining TIRFM and IRM modalities for imaging cellulases and other processive enzymes

Nong, D., Haviland, Z. K., Kuntz, K. V., Tien, M., Anderson, C. T. & Hancock, W. O., Jun 1 2021, In: Biomedical Optics Express. 12, 6, p. 3253-3264 12 p.

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Leveraging lifetime information to perform real-time 3D single-particle tracking in noisy environments

Zhao, T., Beckwith, J. S., Amin, M. J., Pálmai, M., Snee, P. T., Tien, M. & Yang, H., Oct 28 2021, In: Journal of Chemical Physics. 155, 16, 164201.

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Prior-Apprised Unsupervised Learning of Subpixel Curvilinear Features in Low Signal/Noise Images

Yin, S., Tien, M. & Yang, H., May 19 2020, In: Biophysical journal. 118, 10, p. 2458-2469 12 p.

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Formation of water-soluble organic matter through fungal degradation of lignin

Khatami, S., Deng, Y., Tien, M. & Hatcher, P. G., Sep 2019, In: Organic Geochemistry. 135, p. 64-70 7 p.

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Lignin contribution to aliphatic constituents of humic acids through fungal degradation

Khatami, S., Deng, Y., Tien, M. & Hatcher, P. G., 2019, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 48, 6, p. 1565-1570 6 p.

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Convergent evolution of hetero-oligomeric cellulose synthesis complexes in mosses and seed plants

Li, X., Speicher, T. L., Dees, D. C. T., Mansoori, N., McManus, J. B., Tien, M., Trindade, L. M., Wallace, I. S. & Roberts, A. W., 2019, In: Plant Journal. 99, 5, p. 862-876 15 p.

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Simulations of Cellulose Synthesis Initiation and Termination in Bacteria

Yang, H., McManus, J., Oehme, D., Singh, A., Yingling, Y. G., Tien, M. & Kubicki, J. D., May 2 2019, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 123, 17, p. 3699-3705 7 p.

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Domain swaps of Arabidopsis secondary wall cellulose synthases to elucidate their class specificity

Hill, J. L., Hill, A. N., Roberts, A. W., Haigler, C. H. & Tien, M., Jul 2018, In: Plant Direct. 2, 7, e00061.

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Longevity in vivo of primary cell wall cellulose synthases

Hill, J. L., Josephs, C., Barnes, W. J., Anderson, C. T. & Tien, M., Feb 1 2018, In: Plant molecular biology. 96, 3, p. 279-289 11 p.

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