Wayne Curtis

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Professor of Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering

Research Summary

Biofuels from algae and cellulose; bioreactor systems to grow algae to capture CO2 as well as genetically engineer algae to produce hydrocarbon biofuels and creating a low-capital investment fermentor for degradation of biomass to ethanol.

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Recent Publications

In planta Female Flower Agroinfiltration Alters the Cannabinoid Composition in Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)

Deguchi, M., Dhir, S., Potlakayala, S., Dhir, S., Curtis, W. R. & Rudrabhatla, S., Jul 21 2022, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 13, 921970.

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Establishing an inexpensive, space efficient colony of Bemisia tabaci MEAM1 utilizing modelling and feedback control principles

Thompson, N. M., Waterton, N., Armaou, A., Polston, J. E. & Curtis, W. R., Jun 2022, In: Journal of Applied Entomology. 146, 5, p. 648-658 11 p.

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CO2 supplementation eliminates sugar-rich media requirement for plant propagation using a simple inexpensive temporary immersion photobioreactor

Trauger, M., Hile, A., Sreenivas, K., Shouse, E. M., Bhatt, J., Lai, T., Mohandass, R., Tripathi, L., Ogden, A. J. & Curtis, W. R., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture.

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Genome analysis of alginate synthesizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain SW1 isolated from degraded seaweeds

Dharshini, R. S., Manickam, R., Curtis, W. R., Rathinasabapathi, P. & Ramya, M., Dec 2021, In: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology. 114, 12, p. 2205-2217 13 p.

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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

Veličković, D., Chu, R. K., Henkel, C., Nyhuis, A., Tao, N., Kyle, J. E., Adkins, J. N., Anderton, C. R., Paurus, V., Bloodsworth, K., Bramer, L. M., Cornett, D. S., Curtis, W. R. & Burnum-Johnson, K. E., Feb 2021, In: Plant-Environment Interactions. 2, 1, p. 28-35 8 p.

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Metabolic Engineering Strategies of Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.): A Brief Review of the Advances and Challenges

Deguchi, M., Kane, S., Potlakayala, S., George, H., Proano, R., Sheri, V., Curtis, W. R. & Rudrabhatla, S., Dec 8 2020, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, 580621.

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

Ogden, A. J., Boukari, W., Nava, A., Lucinda, N., Sunter, G., Curtis, W. R., Adkins, J. N. & Polston, J. E., Oct 1 2020, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 21, 19, p. 1-24 24 p., 7241.

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

Ogden, A. J., Bhatt, J. J., Brewer, H. M., Kintigh, J., Kariuki, S. M., Rudrabhatla, S., Adkins, J. N. & Curtis, W. R., Jun 23 2020, In: International journal of molecular sciences. 21, 12, p. 1-20 20 p., 4461.

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

Shires, M. E., Florez, S. L., Lai, T. S. & Curtis, W. R., Nov 1 2017, In: Biotechnology Letters. 39, 11, p. 1747-1755 9 p.

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

Devi, S. G., Fathima, A. A., Sanitha, M., Iyappan, S., Curtis, W. R. & Ramya, M., Dec 1 2016, In: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 122, 6, p. 694-700 7 p.

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

Florez, S. L., Curtis, M. S., Shaw, S. E., Hamaker, N. K., Larsen, J. S. & Curtis, W. R., Mar 1 2016, In: Biotechnology progress. 32, 2, p. 337-345 9 p.

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A preliminary implementation of metabolic-based pH control to reduce CO2 usage in outdoor flat-panel photobioreactor cultivation of Nannochloropsis oceanica microalgae

Wang, J., Rosov, T., Wensel, P., McGowen, J. & Curtis, W. R., Sep 1 2016, In: Algal Research. 18, p. 288-295 8 p.

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Proton stoichiometric imbalance during algae photosynthetic growth on various nitrogen sources: toward metabolic pH control

Wang, J. & Curtis, W. R., Feb 1 2016, In: Journal of Applied Phycology. 28, 1, p. 43-52 10 p.

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

Devi, S. G., Fathima, A. A., Radha, S., Arunraj, R., Curtis, W. R. & Ramya, M., Jul 13 2015, In: PloS one. 10, 7, e0132441.

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

Erbakan, M., Curtis, B. S., Nixon, B. T., Kumar, M. & Curtis, W. R., Nov 1 2015, In: Protein Expression and Purification. 115, p. 109-117 9 p.

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