Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1095
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
My Research Interests are:
- Nitrogen Fixation
- Systems and Synthetic Biology
Our current focus is on Bioenergy Production in Cyanobacteria.
I participate in the following graduate programs:
- Biochemistry Doctoral Program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
- Plant Biology Doctoral Program in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
- Metabolic Engineering and Systems Biology Doctoral Program in the Department of Energy, Environment and Chemical Engineering
I teach Bioenergy (Bio 4830), a small format interactive course for upper class undergraduate and beginning level graduate students.
I am deeply engaged in bridging the research interests in Physical and Biological Sciences.
Photo caption: Cellular ultrastructure of Cyanobacteria.
Liberton, M., Page, L. E., O’Dell, W. B., O’Neill, H., Mamontov, E., Urban, V. S. and Pakrasi, H. B. (2013) Organization and Flexibility of Cyanobacterial Thylakoid Membranes Examined by Neutron Scattering. J. Biol. Chem., 288: 3632–3640.
Varman, A. M., Xiao, Y., Pakrasi, H. B. and Tang, Y. J. (2013) Metabolic engineering of Synechocystis 6803 for isobutanol production. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 79: 908-914.
Saha, R., Verseput, A. T., Berla, B. M., Mueller, T. M., Pakrasi, H. B. and Maranas, C. D. (2012) Reconstruction and comparison of the metabolic potential of cyanobacteria Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 and Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. PLOS One 7: e48285.
Aryal, U. K., Stöckel, J., Krovvidi, R., Gritsenko, M. A., Monroe, M. E., Koppenaal, D. W., Smith, R. D., Pakrasi, H. B. and Jacobs, J. M. (2011) Dynamic proteomic profiling of a unicellular cyanobacterium Cyanothece ATCC 51142 across light-dark diurnal cycles. BMC Syst. Biol., 5:194.
Liu H, Huang RY, Chen J, Gross ML, Pakrasi HB (2011) Psb27, a transiently associated protein, binds to the chlorophyll binding protein CP43 in photosystem II assembly intermediates, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108:18536-18541.
Bandyopadhyay, A., Stöckel, J., Min, H., Sherman, L. A. and Pakrasi, H. B. (2010) High rates of photobiological H2 production by a cyanobacterium under aerobic condition. Nature Comm., 1:139.
For a complete list of current publications and links to full articles, please see Professor Pakrasi's personal website.
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
Wiley Fellow, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratiory
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Munich University, Germany.
Distinguished Fellow, Biosciences Institute, Nagoya University, Japan.
Lady Davis Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.