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: 

Physiology of fermentation with emphasis on the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


Representative Publications

Ding, J., Holzwarth, G., Bradford, S., Cooley, B., Yoshinaga, A.S., Patton-Vogt, J., Abeliovich, H., Penner, M.H., Bakalinsky, A.T. (2015). PEP3 overexpression shortens lag phase but does not alter growth rate in Saccharomyces cerevisiae exposed to acid stress. Appl. Micro. Biotech. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-015-6708-9.

Osborn, R.A., Almabruk, K.H., Holzwarth, G., Asamizu, S., LaDu, J., Kean, K., Karplus, P.A., Tanguay, R.L., Bakalinsky, A.T., Mahmud, T. (2015). De novo synthesis of a sunscreen compound in vertebrates. eLife 2015;4:e05919

Ding, J., Penner, M.H., Patton-Vogt, J., Bakalinsky, A.T. (2015). Overexpression of acetyl-CoA synthetase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae increases acetic acid tolerance. FEMS Micro. Lett. 362:1-7

Vincenzi, S., Bierma, J., Wickramasekara, S.I., Curioni, A., Bakalinsky, A.T. 2014. Characterization of a grape class IV chitinase. J. Ag. Food Chem. 62: 5660–5668.

Ding, J., Bierma, J., Smith, M.R., Poliner, E., Wolfe, C., Hadduck, A.N., Zara, S., Jirikovic, M., van Zee, K., Penner, M.H., Patton-Vogt, J., Bakalinsky, A.T. 2013. Acetic acid inhibits nutrient uptake in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: auxotrophy confounds the use of yeast deletion libraries for strain improvement. Appl. Micro. Biotech. 97:7405-7416.

Smith, M.R., Boenzli, M.G., Hindagolla, V., Ding, J., Miller, J.M., Hutchison, J.E., Greenwood, J.A., Abeliovich, H., Bakalinsky, A.T. 2013. Identification of gold nanoparticle-resistant mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae suggests a role for respiratory metabolism in mediating toxicity. Appl. Env. Micro. 79:728-733.

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. Ag. Food Chem. 59:6871-6876.

Hadduck, A.N., Hindagolla, V., Contreras, A., Li, Q., Bakalinsky, A.T. 2010. Does aqueous fullerene 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. Ag. Food Chem. 58:2337-2346.

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.

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