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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


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

Professional Experience:
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.
Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
Assistant Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
Post-doctoral associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
Post-doctoral associate, Molecular Biology Department, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA.
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 )


  • 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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