Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Brabender, M., Shabbir Hussain, M., Rodriguez, G., Blenner, M. “Urea and Urine are Efficient Nitrogen Sources for Growth of Yarrowia lipolytica” (Under Review).

  2. Dasetty, S., Blenner, M.*, Sarupria, S.* “Engineering Lipases: Walking the Fine Line Between Activity and Stability” (In Review)

  3. Yaguchi, A., Robinson A., Mihealsick E., Blenner, M. “Metabolism of Aromatic Compounds by Trichosporon oleaginosus While Remaining Oleaginous” (Under Review).

  4. Gao, D., Rodriguez, G., Shabbir Hussain, M., Blenner, M. “Dual CRISPR-Cas9 Cleavage in Yarrowia lipolytica Leads to Efficient Gene Excision” (Under Review).

  5. Shabbir-Hussain, M., Wheeldon, I., Blenner, M. “A Fatty Acid Transcriptional Sensor Built from Yarrowia lipolytica Upstream Activating and Regulatory Sequences” Biotechnology Journal (2017). PDF

  6. 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. ACS Synthetic Biology (2017). PDF

  7. 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

  8. Schwartz, C., Shabbir-Hussain, M., Frogue, K., Blenner, M., Wheeldon, I.* “Standardized markerless gene integration for pathway engineering in Yarrowia lipolytica”, ACS Synthetic Biology 6(3):402-409 PDF

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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 .