Publications

Work done at Tufts

  1. S. Amin, V. Endalur Gopinarayanan, N. U. Nair*, S. Hassoun* (in revision) bioRxiv link
  2. V. Endalur Gopinarayanan, N. U. Nair, “Pentose Metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: The Need to Engineer Global Regulatory Systems”, Biotechnology Journal (perspective/review), 2018 (link)
  3. V. Endalur Gopinarayanan, N. U. Nair, “A Semi-synthetic Regulon Enables Rapid Growth of Yeast on Xylose.” Nature Communications, 2018 9(1) (link)
    Associated press-release and news articles: Tufts Now!Biofuels InternationalEurekAlert!NewsWise, and MediaNet.
  4. J. R. Bober, C. L. Beisel*, N. U. Nair*, “Synthetic Biology Approaches to Engineer Probiotics and Members of the Human Microbiota for Biomedical Applications”, Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 2018 20 (link)
  5. Z. J. S. Mays, N. U. Nair, “Synthetic Biology in Probiotic Lactic Acid Bacteria: At the Frontier of Living Therapeutics”, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2018 53 (link)
  6. M. Waller, J. R. Bober, N. U. Nair, C. L. Beisel, “Toward a Genetic Tool Development Pipeline for Host-associated Bacteria”, Current Opinion in Microbiology, 2017 38 (link)
  7. T. C. Chappell, N. U. Nair, “Co-utilization of Hexoses by a Microconsortium of Sugar-Specific E. coli Strains”, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 2017 114(10) (link)
  8. J. I. Marcus†, S. Hassoun, N. U. Nair, “Computational Prediction of Functional Abortive RNA in E. coli“, Genomics, 2017 109(3-4) (link)
  9. N. Hassanpour, E. Ullah, M. Yousofshahi, N. U. Nair, S. Hassoun, “Selection Finder (SelFi): A Computational Metabolic Engineering Tool to Enable Directed Evolution of Enzymes”, Metabolic Engineering Communications, 2017 4 (link)
    † = undergraduate; * = co-corresponding authors


    Work done before joining Tufts

  10. S. R. Goldman*, N. U. Nair*, C. D. Wells, B. E. Nickels, A. Hochschild, “The Primary σ Factor in Escherichia coli Can Access the Transcription Elongation Complex from Solution in vivo”, eLife2015 4 (link) *Equal contribution
  11. J. Lian, T. Si, N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Design and Construction of Acetyl-CoA Overproducing Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains”, Metabolic Engineering, 2014 24 (link)
  12. J. Sun, Z. Shao, H. Zhao, N. U. Nair, F. Wen, J.H. Xu, H. Zhao, “Cloning and Characterization of a Panel of Constitutive Promoters for Applications in Pathway Engineering in Saccharomyces cerevisiae“, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 2012 109(8) (link)
  13. Y. Zou, H. Zhang, T. W. Johannes, R. D. Woodyer, N. U. Nair, J. S. Bruznelle, W. van der Donk, H. Zhao, S. K. Nair, “Crystal Structures of Phosphite Dehydrogenase Provide Insights into Nicotinamide Cofactor Regeneration”, Biochemistry, 2012 51(21) (link)
  14. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Selective Reduction of Xylose to Xylitol from a Mixture of Hemicellulosic Sugars”, Metabolic Engineering2010 12(5) (link)
  15. N. U. Nair, W. L. Tang, D. E. Eriksen, H. Zhao, “Industrial Applications of Enzymes as Catalysts”, Manual of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (3rd edition), R. H. Baltz, J. E. Davies, A. L. Demain (editors), ASM Press 2010 (link1, link2)
  16. C. A. Denard, N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Engineering of Enzymes for Selective Catalysis”, Current Organic Chemistry2010 14(17) (link)
  17. F. Wen, N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Protein Engineering in Designing Tailored Enzymes and Microorganisms for Biofuels Production” Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2009 20(4) (link)
  18. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Improving Protein Function by Directed Evolution”, The Metabolic Pathway Engineering Handbook, C. D. Smolke (editor) CRC Press 2009 (link)
  19. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Mutagenic Inverted Repeat Assisted Genome Engineering (MIRAGE)”, Nucleic Acids Research, 2009 31(1) (link)
  20. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Evolution in Reverse: Engineering a D-Xylose-specific Xylose Reductase”, ChemBioChem 2008 9(8) (link)
  21. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Biochemical Characterization of an L-Xylulose Reductase from Neurospora crassa“, Applied & Environmental Microbiology2007 73(6) (link)

Dr. Nair’s publications can also be found at Google Scholar and NCBI’s MyBibliography.

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