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Banta Lab

Protein and Metabolic Engineering

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Recent Lab News

9/2017 A paper entitled “Block V RTX domain of adenylate cyclase from Bordetella pertussis: A conformationally dynamic scaffold for protein engineering applications” by Bulutoglu and Banta was published in Toxins as an Invited Review for the Special Issue: Adenylate Cyclase (CyaA) Toxin

9/2017 A paper entitled “Catch and release: Engineered allosterically-regulated β-roll peptides enable on/off biomolecular recognition” by Bulutoglu, Dooley, Szilvay, Blenner and Banta was published in ACS Synthetic Biology.

9/2017 A paper entitled “Block V RTX domain of adenylate cyclase from Bordetella pertussis: A conformationally dynamic scaffold for protein engineering applications” by Bulutoglu and Banta was published in Toxins as an Invited Review for the Special Issue: Adenylate Cyclase (CyaA) Toxin.

9/2017 Congratulations to Yuta Inaba for passing his qualifying exam!

8/2017 Harun Ozbakir successfully defended his PhD thesis, the fifteenth from the Banta group. His thesis was entitled "Engineering Electron Transfer Processes in Oxidoreductases: Applications in Biocatalysis". Congratulations Dr. Ozbakir!

8/2017 Professor Banta and Professor Jin Montclare of NYU co-organized a 2 day Symposium consisting of 4 sessions entitled "Recombinant Type Materials" at the 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, DC. Professor Banta gave a presentation at the Symposium entitled “Engineering the Calcium-Regulated β-Roll Peptide for Biomaterials Applications”.


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Research Interests


Our Research Interests are rooted in the fields of:

Protein Engineering and Metabolic Engineering


The overall research goal of the Banta Lab is to use the techniques from these areas to create new solutions and enabling technologies for a variety of important applications.

We have many ongoing projects in the lab, and you can follow these links to learn more about our current research activities.

Bifunctional Proteinaceous Hydrogels for Bioelectrocatalysis

Novel Peptides for Targeted Drug Delivery

Evolving the Beta Roll Domain for Regulated Molecular Recognition

Altering the Substrate and Cofactor Specificities of a Dehydrogenase

Evolving Peptides for Molecular Recognition

Engineering Enzymatic Biosensors

Characterization of the Consequences of Protein Adsorption

Protein Engineering and Metabolic Modeling of Biofuel Cells

Engineering of Conformational Changes in Peptides