Alan Bakalinsky

Dr. Alan Bakalinsky, Associate Professor
Food Science and Technology
Associate Professor

B.S. 1979 - University of California, Davis, Fermentation Science
M.S. 1983 - University of California, Davis, Food Science/Enology
Ph.D. 1989 - University of California, Davis, Microbiology

Professional Activities
American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Enology and Viticulture, American Society for Microbiology, Genetics Society of America.

Research Interests: 
Characterization and improvement of industrial yeasts with emphasis on wine strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae; fermentation processes for production of biofuels, value-added products.

Representative Publications
Smith, M.R, Penner, M.H., Bennett, S.E., Bakalinsky, A.T. (2011) A quantitative colorimetric assay for total protein applied to the red wine Pinot noir. J. Agic. Food Chem. 59; 6871-6876.

Hadduck, A.N., Hindagolla, V., Contreras, A., Li, Q., Bakalinsky, A.T. (2010) Does aqueousfullerene inhibit growth of yeast or E. coli? Appl. Env. Micro.76:8239-8242.

Zara, S., Gross, M.K., Zara, G., Budroni, M., Bakalinsky, A.T. (2010) Ethanol-independent biofilm formation by a flor wine yeast. Appl. Env. Micro. 76:4089-4091.

Rowe, J.D, Harbertson, J.F., Osborne, J.P., Freitag, M., Lim, J., Bakalinsky, A.T. (2010) Systematic identification of yeast proteins extracted into model wine during aging on the yeast lees. J. Agic. Food Chem. 58:2337-2346.

Additional information on the proteins released into wine during aging on the yeast lees as described in Rowe et al., 2010:

Winter, G., Hazan, R., Bakalinsky, A.T., Abeliovich, H. (2008) Caffeine induces macroautophagy and confers a cytocidal effect on food spoilage yeast in combination with benzoic acid. Autophagy 4:1-9.

Cheng, V., Stotz, H.U., Hippchen, K., Bakalinsky, A.T. (2007) Genome-wide screen for oxalate-sensitive mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae . Appl. Env. Micro. 73:5919-5927.

Nordmark T.S., Bakalinsky A.T., Penner M.H. (2007) Measuring cellulase activity: application of the filter paper assay to low activity enzyme preparations. Appl. Biochem. Biotech. 136-140:131-139.

Chung, Y.-C., Bakalinsky, A., and Penner, M.H. (2005) Enzymatic saccharification and fermentation of xylose-optimized dilute acid-treated lignocellulosics. Appl Biochem. Biotech. 121-124:947-962.

Zara, S., Bakalinsky, A.T., Zara, G., Pirino, G., Demontis, M.A., Budroni, M. (2005) FLO11 -based model for air-liquid interfacial biofilm formation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae . Appl. Env. Micro. 71:2934-2939.

Martin, O., Brandriss, M.C., Schneider, G., and Bakalinsky, A.T. (2003) Improved anaerobic use of arginine by S. cerevisiae . Appl. Env. Micro. 63:1623-1628.

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