Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Shabbir-Hussain, M., Wheeldon, I., Blenner, M. “A Fatty Acid Transcriptional Sensor Built from Yarrowia lipolytica Upstream Activating and Regulatory Sequences” (Submitted).

  2. Bulutoglu, B., Dooley, K., Szilvay, G., Blenner M., and Banta, S. “Catch & Release: Fishing for target proteins with an evolved β-roll peptide exhibiting allosteric regulation“ (Submitted)

  3. Yaguchi, A.‡, Rives, D.‡, Blenner, M. “The New Kids on the Block: Emerging Oleaginous Yeast of Biotechnological Importance”, AIMS Microbiology 3(2):186-206 (2017). PDF

  4. Schwartz, C., Shabbir-Hussain, M., Frogue, K., Blenner, M., Wheeldon, I.* “Standardized markerless gene integration for pathway engineering in Yarrowia lipolytica”, ACS Synthetic Biology (In Press) PDF

  5. Shabbir-Hussain, M.‡, Rodriguez, G.‡, , Gao, D., Spagnuolo, M., Gambill, L., Blenner, M. (2016) “Recent Advances in Bioenegineering of the Oleaginous Yeast Yarrowia lipolytica” AIMS Bioengineering, 3(4):493-513. PDF

  6. Rodriguez, G.‡, Shabbir-Hussain, M.‡, Gambill, L., Gao, D., Yaguchi, A., Blenner, M. (2016) “Engineering Xylose Utilization in Yarrowia lipolytica by Understanding its Cryptic Xylose Pathway” Biotechnology for Biofuels, 9:149. PDF

  7. Schwartz, C., Shabbir-Hussain, M., Blenner, M., Wheeldon, I. (2016) “Synthetic RNA Polymerase III Promoters Facilitate High Efficiency CRISPR-Cas9 Mediated Genome Editing in Yarrowia lipolytica” ACS Synthetic Biology, 5(4) 356-359. PDF

  8. Shabbir Hussain, M., Gambill L., Smith, S., Blenner, M. (2016) “Engineering Promoter Architecture in Oleaginous Yeast Yarrowia lipolytica” ACS Synthetic Biology, 5(3) 213-223; PDF

  9. Wilson, A.N., Blenner, M., Guiseppi-Elie, A. (2014) "Polyplex Formation Influences Release Mechanism of Mono- and Di-Valent Ions from Phosphorylcholine Group Bearing Hydrogels" Polymers, 6 2451-2472. PDF

  10. Nedumpully-Govindan, P., Li, L., Alexov, E., Blenner, M., Ding, F. (2014) "Structural and Energetic Determinants of Tyrosylprotein Sulfotransferase Specificity" Bioinformatics 15(30) 2302-2309. PDF.

  11. Blenner, M., Dong, X., Springer, TA. (2014) "Towards the structure basis of regulation of von Willebrand Factor binding to Glycoprotein Ib." Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289 5565-5579. PDF.

  12. Shur, O, Blenner, M., Baltimore, M., Banta, S. (2013) "A Designed, Phase Changing RTX Peptide for Efficient Bioseparations" Biotechniques, 54(4) 197-206.PDF.

  13. Banta, S., Wheeldon, I., Blenner, M. (2010) “Protein engineering in the development of functional hydrogels” Annual Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 12 167-186. PDF.

  14. Blenner, M., Shur, O., Szilvay, G., Cropeck, D., Banta, S. (2010), “Calcium induced folding of a Repeat in Toxin (RTX)- Domain Via C-Terminal Entropic Stabilization” Journal of Molecular Biology. 400(2) 244-256. PDF.

  15. Szilvay, G., Blenner, M., Cropeck, D., Banta, S. (2009) “A FRET-based Method for Probing the Conformational Behavior of an Intrinsically Disordered Repeat Domain from Bordetella pertussis Adenylate Cyclase” Biochemistry 48(47) 11273-11282. PDF.

  16. Blenner, M., Banta, S. (2008) “Characterization of the 4D5Flu single chain antibody with a stimulus-responsive elastin-like peptide linker: A potential reporter of peptide linker conformation” Protein Science 17(3) 527-536. PDF.

  17. Chockalingam, K., Blenner, M., Banta, S. (2007) “Design and application of stimulus responsive peptide systems” Protein Engineering Design and Selection 20(4) 155-61. PDF.

Book Chapters

  1. Blenner, M. "Enzymatic Deconstruction of Lignin for Biofuels" in "Advances in Enzymatic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels" 20-34 (2015) PDF


  1. Banta, S., Blenner, M., Wheeldon, I., Dooley, K. (2015) "Leucine Beta Roll Domains and Uses Thereof" US Patent Number: US 9,127,267 B2 .