Murtaza Shabbir Hussain

B.S. University of Wyoming, 2011 (Chemical Engineering)

B.A. University of Wyoming, 2011 (Chemistry)


Research Projects

Gene Regulation in Oleaginous Yeast

Metabolic Engineering of Oleaginous Yeast


  • Choi, J. K., Sargsyan, G., Shabbir-Hussain, M., Holmes, A. E., Balaz, M., “Chiroptical detection of condensed Nickel(II)-Z-DNA in the presence of B-DNA via porphyrin exciton coupled circular dichroism,” J. Phys. Chem. B, 115, 10182-88 (2011)

  • Choi, J. K., D’Urso, A., Trauernicht, M., Shabbir-Hussain, M., Holmes, A. E., Balaz, M., “3,3’-Diethylthiatricarbocyanine Iodide: A highly sensitive chiroptical reporter of DNA helicity and sequence,” Int. J. Mol. Sci., 12, 8052-62 (2011)

  • D’Urso, A., Choi, J. K., Shabbir-Hussain, M., Ngwa, F. N., Lambousis, M. I., Purrello, R., Balaz, M., “ Recognition of left handed Z-DNA of short unmodified oligonucleotides under physiological ionic strength conditions,” Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun, 397(2), 329-332 (2010)
  • Presentations

    Awards & Honors

  • Clemson ChBE Annual Research Symposium 2014. Second Place Poster Award.

  • National Science Foundation – Experimental Research to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF- EPSCoR) Fellowship Awards: Spring 2010, Summer 2011, Fall 2011.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences: Summer 2011

  • Wyoming IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Fellowship Awards: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011

  • Superior Student Award in Chemistry, University of Wyoming, 2011.

  • Senior Design Symposium Award in Chemical Engineering, University of Wyoming (group project), Spring 2011: Project: Conversion of Methanol to Polyolefins via Dimethyl Ether.