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Govind S. Nadathur, Ph.D.

email: g_nadathur@cima.uprm.edu
Web Page: http://cima.uprm.edu/faculty/nadathur.html
Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
MAP Kinase Pathways in the Yeast Debaryomyces hansenii

Education:

B.S. Microbiology (1975), Gujarat University, India.
M.S Microbiology
(1977), Gujarat University, India.
Ph. D. Microbiology
(1982), University of Baroda, India.

Professional Experience:
2001-Present:
Program Director, MBRS-SCORE program, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
1998-present :
Tenured Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
1993-1998:
Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
1989-1993:
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
1987-1989:
Post-doctoral associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
1985-1987:
Post-doctoral associate, Molecular Biology Department, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA.
1982-1985:
Post-doctoral associate, Department of genetics, University of Seville,  Spain .

Honors and Awards:

  • Graduate Merit Scholarship from the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India . (1977-1982)

  • Gujarat University Merit scholarship for Graduate Studies (1975-1977 )

Publications:

  • Ana E. Pérez-Matos, William Rosado and Nadathur S. Govind Bacterial diversity associated with the Caribbean tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. ISSN 0003-6072 (Print) 1572-9699 (Online). Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

  • R.G. Maggi and N.S.Govind (2005) Characterization of the glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase promoter from Debaryomyces hansenii. Submitted to Marine Biotechnology.

  • O. Tirado, W. Rosado and N.S. Govind (2005) Characterization of bacteria with carbohydrase activities from tropical ecosystems. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K. In press.

  • Maggi, R., Govind, N. "Regulated expression of green fluorescent protein in Debaryomyces hansenii". Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004, vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 301-310 .

  • R. G. Maggi and N. S. Govind (2004)Regulated Expression of Green Fluorescent Protein in Debaryomyces hansenii. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 31:301-310.

  • M. Ashton, W. Rosado, N. S. Govind and T.R. Tosteson (2003) Culturable and nonculturable bacterial symbionts in the toxic benthic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis lenticularis . Toxicon 42: 419-424.

  • W. Rosado and N. S. Govind (2003) Identification of carbohydrate degrading bacteria in sub-tropical regions. International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 51: 205-210.

  • N. S. Govind, W. Rosado and O. Tirado (2002) Biodiversidad en el Caribe: Identificacion de microorganismas degradadores de carbohidratos. Revista Latinoaméricana de Microbiologia, 44: 160.

  • R. Zaidi, L.M. Hinkey, N. R. Rodriguez, N. S. Govind and S. H. Imam (2002) Biodegredation of toxic chemicals in Guayanilla bay, Puerto Rico: Confirmation of identity of phenanthrene-degrading bacterium by molecular techniques. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46:418-423.

  • R. Maggi-Ledda and N. S. Govind (2001) Developing Biotechnology innovations for the synthesis of biological products. Proceedings 5th International course in Agricultural Biotechnology, in press.

  • T. D. Leathers, N. S. Govind and R. V. Greene (2000) Biodegradation of poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by a tropical marine bacterium, Pseudoalteromonas sp. NRRL B-30083. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 8: 119-124.

  • S. H. Gordon, S. H. Imam, R. L. Shogren, N. S. Govind and R. V. Greene(2000) A semi-emperical model for predicting biodegradation profiles of individual polymers in starch-poly ( b -hydroxybutyrate- b -hydroxyvalerate) bioplastic. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 76: 1767-1776.

  • M. L. Ricaurte and N. S. Govind (1999) Construction of a plasmid vector and transformation of the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii. Marine Biotechnology, 1:15-19.

  • R. V. Greene, S. H. Imam, S. H. Gordon, R. L. Shogren, J. L. Willet , T. R. Tosteson and N. S. Govind (1997) Biodegradable performance of starch- poly(hydroxybutyrate-covalerate) in tropical marine environments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 65: 431-437.

  • M. D. de Jesus, N. S. Govind, R. V. Agbunag, R. Kahn, E. Avaniss-Aghajani, R. K. Trench, D. J. Chapmann and C. F. Brunck (1995) The small subunit ribosomal RNA gene of Teteraselmis convolutae--a feed alga for invertebrate mariculture.Journal of Applied Phycology, 7: 109-120.

  • E. L. Triplett, R. V. M. Jovine, N. S. Govind, S. J. Roman, S. S. Chang and B. B. Prezlin (1993) Characterization of two full length cDNA sequences encoding for the apoprotein of peridinin Chlorophyll a ( PCP) complex. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology, 2: 246-254.

  • E. L. Triplett, N. S. Govind, S. J. Roman, R. V. M. Jovine and B. B. Prezlin (1993) Characterization of the sequence organization of DNA from the dinoflagellate Heterocapsa pygmaea ( a.k.a. Glenodinium sp.). Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology, 2: 239-245.

  • R. Iglesias-Prieto, N. S. Govind and R. K. Trench (1993) Isolation and Characterization of three membrane- bound chlorophyll-protein complexes from four dinoflagellate species. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (B), 340: 381.

  • R. E. Kochevar, N. S. Govind and J. J. Childress (1993) Identification and Characterization of two carbonic anhydrases from the vent tubeworm Riftia pachyptila Jones.Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology, 2: 10.

  • N.S. Govind, K.L. McNally and R.K. Trench (1992) Isolation and Sequence Analysis of the small subunit Ribosomal RNA Gene from the euryhaline Yeast Debaryomyces hansenii. Current Genetics, 22: 191.

  • N. S. Govind and A. T. Banaszak (1992) Isolation and characterization of an autonomously replicating sequence (ARSD) from the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology, 1 (3): 215.

  • J.L. Matta, N.S. Govind and R.K. Trench (1992) Polyclonal antibodies against Fe-SOD from Escherichia coli cross-react with Superoxide Dismutases from the Symbiotic Dinflagellate Symbiodinium microadriaticum. Journal of Phycology, 28: 343.

  • L.A. Sadler, K. McNally, N.S. Govind, C.L. Brunk and R.K. Trench (1992) The Nucleotide Sequence of the 17s Ribosomal RNA Gene from Symbiodinium pilosum, a symbiotic dinoflagellate. Current Genetics, 21: 409.

  • R. Iglesias-Prieto, N.S. Govind and R.K. Trench (1991) Apoprotein composition and Spectroscopic Characterization of the water soluble Peridinin- Chlorophyll a Proteins from three Symbiotic Dinoflagellates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (B), 246: 275.




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