Publications

Work done at Tufts

  1. B. Motta Nascimento, N. U. Nair (in preparation)
  2. V. D. Trivedi†, T. C. Chappell†, D. A. Fuenmayor, S. K. Jannetty, J. M. Lemire, K. A. Bowers, B. P. Timko, N. U. Nair, M. Levin, C. Herrera-Rincon (in preparation)
  3. V. Porokhin, S. A. Amin, T. B. Nicks, N. U. Nair*, S. Hassoun* (in preparation)
  4. K. Mohan, Z. J. S. Mays, V. D. Trivedi, N. U. Nair (in preparation)
  5. V. D. Trivedi, N. U. Nair, “Charged Gram-positive Species Sequester and Decrease the Potency of Pediocin PA-1 in Mixed Microbial Settings”, 2020 (submitted, bioRxiv)
  6. T. C. Chappell, N. U. Nair, “Engineered Lactobacilli Display Anti-biofilm and Growth Suppressing Activities Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa“, 2020 (submitted, bioRxiv)
  7. Z. J. S. Mays, N. U. Nair, “A Quantitative Model for Metabolic Intervention using Gut Microbes”, 2020 (submitted, bioRxiv)
  8. Z. J. S. Mays†, K. Mohan†, V. D. Trivedi, T. C. Chappell, N. U. Nair, “Directed evolution of Anabaena variabilis Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase (PAL) Identifies Mutants with Enhanced Activities” Chemical Communications, 2020 (link, bioRxiv)
    Associated press-release: School of Engineering News
  9. Z. J. S. Mays, T. C. Chappell, N. U. Nair, “Quantifying and Engineering Mucus Adhesion of Probiotics” ACS Synthetic Biology, 2020 (link, bioRxiv)
  10. J. R. Bober, N. U. Nair, “Galactose to Tagatose Isomerization at Moderate Temperatures with High Conversion and Productivity” Nature Communications, 2019 (link, bioRxiv)
    Associated press-release and news articles: Tufts Now!Reddit
  11. S. A. Amin†, E. Chavez†⊗, V. Porokhin⊗, N. U. Nair*, S. Hassoun*, “Towards Creating an Extended Metabolic Model (EMM) for E. coli Using Enzyme Promiscuity Prediction and Metabolomics Data”, Microbial Cell Factories, 2019 (linkbioRxiv)
  12. S. A. Amin, V. Endalur Gopinarayanan, N. U. Nair*, S. Hassoun*, “Establishing Synthesis Pathway-Host Compatibility via Enzyme Solubility”, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 2019 (linkbioRxiv)
  13. V. Endalur Gopinarayanan, N. U. Nair, “Pentose Metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: The Need to Engineer Global Regulatory Systems”, Biotechnology Journal (perspective & review), 2019 (link)
  14. V. Endalur Gopinarayanan, N. U. Nair, “A Semi-synthetic Regulon Enables Rapid Growth of Yeast on Xylose”, Nature Communications, 2018 (link)
    Associated press-release and news articles: Tufts Now!Biofuels InternationalEurekAlert!NewsWise, and MediaNet.
  15. 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 (link)
  16. 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 (link)
  17. 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 (link)
  18. T. C. Chappell, N. U. Nair, “Co-utilization of Hexoses by a Microconsortium of Sugar-Specific E. coli Strains”, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 2017 (link)
  19. J. I. Marcus⊗, S. Hassoun, N. U. Nair, “Computational Prediction of Functional Abortive RNA in E. coli“, Genomics, 2017 (link)
  20. 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 (link)
    ⊗ = undergraduate; † = co-first authors; * = co-corresponding authors.


    Work done before joining Tufts

  21. 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 (link) † = Equal contribution
  22. J. Lian, T. Si, N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Design and Construction of Acetyl-CoA Overproducing Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains”, Metabolic Engineering, 2014 (link)
  23. 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 (link)
  24. 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 (link)
  25. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Selective Reduction of Xylose to Xylitol from a Mixture of Hemicellulosic Sugars”, Metabolic Engineering2010 (link)
  26. 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)
  27. C. A. Denard, N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Engineering of Enzymes for Selective Catalysis”, Current Organic Chemistry2010 (link)
  28. F. Wen, N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Protein Engineering in Designing Tailored Enzymes and Microorganisms for Biofuels Production” Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 2009 (link)
  29. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Improving Protein Function by Directed Evolution”, The Metabolic Pathway Engineering Handbook, C. D. Smolke (editor) CRC Press, 2009 (link)
  30. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Mutagenic Inverted Repeat Assisted Genome Engineering (MIRAGE)”, Nucleic Acids Research, 2009 (link)
  31. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Evolution in Reverse: Engineering a D-Xylose-specific Xylose Reductase”, ChemBioChem, 2008 (link)
  32. N. U. Nair, H. Zhao, “Biochemical Characterization of an L-Xylulose Reductase from Neurospora crassa“, Applied & Environmental Microbiology2007 (link)

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

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