David Levin

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Biosystems Engineering
Bioengineering, biofuels, bioproducts
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David B. Levin has expertise in molecular biology, genome sciences (genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics), and biofuels (ethanol and hydrogen). Professor Levin leads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers focused on “bioengineering for biofuels and bioproducts”.

Munir RI, Spicer V, Shamshurin D, Krokhin OV, Wilkins J, Ramachandran U, Sparling R, Levin DB. 2015. Quantitative proteomic analysis of the cellulolytic system of clostridium termitidis CT1112 reveals distinct protein expression profiles upon growth on -cellulose and cellobiose. Journal of Proteomics, doi:10.1016/j.jprot.2015.04.026; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.jprot.2015.04.026

Fu J, Sharma P, Spicer V, Krokhin OV, Zhang X, Fristensky B, Wilkins JA, Cicek N, Sparling R, Levin DB. (2015). Effects of impurities in biodiesel production-derived glycerol on growth, mcl-PHA synthesis, and expression of heavy metal resistance genes and gene products in Pseudomonas putida LS46. Applied Microbology and Biotechnology 99(13), 5583-5592. DOI 10.1007/s00253-015-6685

Taillefer M, Rydzak T, Levin DB, Sparling R. 2015. Reassessment of the transhydrogenase/malate shunt pathway in Clostridium thermocellum ATCC 27405 through kinetic characterization of malic enzyme and malate dehydrogenase. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81(7), 2423-2432.

Levin DB, Chahine R. 2009. Challenges for Biomass-based Renewable Hydrogen Production. Presented at the International Conference on Hydrogen Production. Oshawa, Ontario. May 3rd-6th, 2009.

Bénard P, Chahine R, Hourri A, Levin DB. 2009. Hydrogen Production. Special issue of the Polish Journal of Environmental Studies at the International Scientific Conference “The State of Acquisition of Renewable Sources of Energy”, Lomza, Poland, April 17th-18th, 2009.

Levin DB, Carere CR, Cicek N, Sparling R. 2008. Challenges for biohydrogen production via direct cellulose fermentation. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Biohydrogen Technologies. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. February 7th-10th, 2008.

Levin DB, Verbeke TJ, Munir R, Islam R, Ramachandran U, Lal S, Schellenberg J, Sparling
R. 2014. Omics Approaches for Designing Biofuel Producing Co-cultures for Enhanced
Microbial Conversion of Lignocellulosic Substrates. In Direct Microbial Conversion of
Biomass to Advanced Biofuels, M. Himmel ed., Elsevier Publishing. ISBN 9780444595928

Levin DB, Agbor VB, Carare C, Cicek N, Sparling R. 2014. Biomass Pretreatment for Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP). Chapter 8, In, “Advances in Biofrefineries: Biomass and waste supply chain exploitation”, pp 234-258. KW Waldron (Ed.). Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 0 85709 521 8, ISBN-13: 978 0 85709 521 3

Levin DB, Jo HJ, Maness P-C. 2012. Biohydrogen Production from Cellulosic Biomass. Chapter 10, pp 256-275; In, Integrated Forest Biorefineries: Challenges and Opportunities, Christopher LP (Ed), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Publishing, Cambridge, UK, ISBN: 978-1-84973-321-2; ISSN: 1757-7039; DOI: 10.1039/ISBN.

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