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.
A new manuscript by Inaba, Kernan, West and Banta describing a method for the dispersion of sulfur useful for the growth of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans was published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
Yuta Inaba successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled "Engineering Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans for metal corrosion and recovery". Yuta is the 17th PhD student graduating from the Banta Lab. Congratulations Dr. Inaba!