Recent Publications

A full list of publications from our lab can be found here.


Liu Y, Ghosh IN, Martien JI, Zhang Y, Amador-Noguez D, Landick R. 2020. Regulated redirection of central carbon flux enhances anaerobic production of bioproducts in Zymomonas mobilis. Metab Eng. In press.

Harden TT, Herlambang KS, Chamberlain M, Lalanne JB, Wells CD, Li GW, Landick R, Hochschild A, Kondev J, Gelles J. 2020. Alternative transcription cycle for bacterial RNA polymerase. Nat Commun. 11, 448.


Zhang Y, Vera JM, Xie D, Serate J, Pohlmann E, Russell JD, Hebert AS, Coon JJ, Sato TK, Landick R. 2019. Multiomic fermentation using chemically defined synthetic hydrolyzates revealed multiple effects of lignocellulose-derived inhibitors on cell physiology and xylose utilization in Zymomonas mobilis. Front Microbiol. 10, 2596.

Lal PB, Wells FM, Lyu Y, Ghosh IN, Landick R, Kiley PJ. 2019. A markerless method for genome engineering in Zymomonas mobilis ZM4. Front Microbiol. 10, 2216.

Kim J, Tremaine M, Grass JA, Purdy HM, Landick R, Kiley PJ, Reed JL. 2019. Systems metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli improves coconversion of lignocellulose-derived sugars. Biotechnol J. 14, e1800441.

Shen BA, Landick R. 2019. Transcription of bacterial chromatin. J Mol Biol. 431, 4040-4066.

Kang JY, Mishanina TV, Landick R, Darst SA. 2019. Mechanisms of transcriptional pausing in bacteria. J Mol Biol. 431, 4007-4029.

Liu Y, Landick R, Raman S. 2019. A regulatory NADH/NAD+ redox biosensor for bacteria. ACS Synth Biol. 8, 264-273.

Stumper SK, Ravi H, Friedman LJ, Mooney RA, Corrêa IR, Gershenson A, Landick R, Gelles J. 2019. Delayed inhibition mechanism for secondary channel factor regulation of ribosomal RNA transcription. eLife. 8, e40576.

Bellecourt MJ, Ray-Soni A, Harwig A, Mooney RA, Landick R. 2019. RNA polymerase clamp movement aids dissociation from DNA but is not required for RNA release at intrinsic terminators. J Mol Biol. 431, 696-713.

Saba J, Chua XY, Mishanina TV, Nayak D, Windgassen TA, Mooney RA, Landick R. 2019. The elemental mechanism of transcriptional pausing. eLife. 8, e40981.

Ghosh IN, Martien J, Hebert AS, Zhang Y, Coon JJ, Amador-Noguez D, Landick R. 2019. OptSSeq explores enzyme expression and function landscapes to maximize isobutanol production rate. Metab Eng. 52, 324-340.


Lawson MR, Ma W, Bellecourt MJ, Artsimovitch I, Martin A, Landick R, Schulten K, Berger JM. 2018. Mechanism for the regulated control of bacterial transcription termination by a universal adaptor protein. Mol Cell. 71, 911-922.e4.

Boudreau BA, Kotlajich MV, Landick R. 2018. In vitro transcription assay to quantify effects of H-NS filaments on RNA chain elongation by RNA polymerase. In: Dame R. (eds) Bacterial Chromatin. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1837, pp. 351-386. Humana Press, New York, NY.

Higgins DA, Young MKM, Tremaine M, Sardi M, Fletcher JM, Agnew M, Liu L, Dickinson Q, Peris D, Wrobel RL, Hittinger CT, Gasch AP, Singer SW, Simmons BA, Landick R, Thelen MP, Sato TK. 2018. Natural variation in the multidrug efflux pump SGE1 underlies ionic liquid tolerance in yeast. Genetics. 210, 219-234.

Kang JY, Mooney RA, Nedialkov Y, Saba J, Mishanina TV, Artsimovitch I, Landick R, Darst SA. 2018. Structural basis for transcript elongation control by NusG family universal regulators. Cell. 173, 1650-1662.e14.

Yang S, Vera JM, Grass J, Savvakis G, Moskvin OV, Yang Y, McIlwain SJ, Lyu Y, Zinonos I, Hebert AS, Coon JJ, Bates DM, Sato TK, Brown SD, Himmel ME, Zhang M, Landick R, Pappas KM, Zhang Y. 2018. Complete genome sequence and the expression pattern of plasmids of the model ethanologen Zymomonas mobilis ZM4 and its xylose-utilizing derivatives 8b and 2032. Biotechnol Biofuels. 11, 125.

Boudreau BA, Hron DR, Qin L, van der Valk RA, Kotlajich MV, Dame RT, Landick R. 2018. StpA and Hha stimulate pausing by RNA polymerase by promoting DNA-DNA bridging of H-NS filaments. Nucleic Acids Res. 46, 5525-5546.

Helmling C, Klotzner DP, Sochor F, Mooney RA, Wacker A, Landick R, Furtig B, Heckel A, Schwalbe H. 2018. Life times of metastable states guide regulatory signaling in transcriptional riboswitches. Nat Commun. 9, 944.

Kang J, Mishanina TV, Bellecourt MJ, Mooney RA, Darst SA, Landick R. 2018. RNA polymerase accommodates a pause RNA hairpin by global conformational rearrangements that prolong pausing. Mol Cell. 69, 802-815.e1.

Boyaci H, Chen J, Lilic M, Palka M, Mooney RA, Landick R, Darst SA, Campbell EA. 2018. Fidaxomicin jams Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNA polymerase motions needed for initiation via RbpA contacts. Elife. 7, e34823.

Bottoms S, Dickinson Q, McGee M, Hinchman L, Higbee A, Hebert A, Serate J, Xie D, Zhang Y, Coon JJ, Myers CL, Landick R, Piotrowski JS. 2018. Chemical genomic guided engineering of gamma-valerolactone tolerant yeast. Microb Cell Fact. 17, 5.