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. In press

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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