A new manuscript by Inaba, West and Banta describes the engineering of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans for enhanced glutathione production. This leads to enhanced halotolerance, and the new results were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology and featured in the Editor's Spotlight.
The Banta Lab is pleased to welcome Dr. Zihang Su, who has joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Zihang earned his PhD in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
A new manuscript by Jiang, Khare and Banta describing a predicted structure of the Cyc2 outer membrane protein of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans was published in Protein Science. First author Virginia Jiang, a senior undergraduate student in the Banta Lab, used the Rosetta software to model the Cyc2 protein which is the key outer membrane protein that enables ferrous iron oxidation and electron transfer into the central metabolism.