Robert Blankenship

Emeritus Professor
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Publications

  • A Melkozernov, J Barber, Robert Blankenship. Light-harvesting in photosystem I supercomplexes. Biochemistry (2006).
  • Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . Photosynthesis: The Light Reactions. Plant Physiology, 4th Ed (2006).
  • Melkozernov, A N (Author) ,Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . Photosynthetic Functions of Chlorophylls. Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biological Function (2006).
  • Raymond, J (Author) ,Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . How did the Photosystem I Reaction Center Evolve?. In: Photosystem I: The Light-Driven, Plastocyanin:Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase (2006).
  • Raymond, J (Author) ,Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . How did the Photosystem I Reaction Center Evolve?. Photosystem I: The Light-Driven, Plastocyanin:Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase (2006).
  • Melkozernov, A, Barber, J, Blankenship, Robert. Light-harvesting in photosystem I supercomplexes. (2006).
  • Staples, C R, Blankenship, Robert E. Photosynthesis. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry, Second Edition, R. B. King , Ed., Vol. VII (2005).
  • A Melkozernov, J Kargul, S Lin, J Barber, Robert Blankenship. Spectral and kinetic analysis of the energy coupling in the PSI-LHCI supercomplex from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii at 77 K. Photosynthesis Research (2005).
  • A Melkozernov, Robert Blankenship. Structural and functional organization of the peripheral light-harvesting system in Photosystem I. Photosynthesis Research (2005).
  • J Beatty, J Overmann, M Lince, A Manske, A Lang, Robert Blankenship, C Van Dover, T Martinson, F Plumley. An obligately photosynthetic bacterial anaerobe from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2005).
  • M Chen, A Telfer, S Lin, A Pascal, W Larkum A, J Barber, Robert Blankenship. The nature of the Photosystem II reaction centre in the chlorophyll d containing prokaryote, Acaryochloris marina. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (2005).
  • M Hohmann-Marriott, Robert Blankenship, R Roberson. The ultrastructure of Chlorobium tepidum chlorosomes revealed by electron microscopy. Photosynthesis Research (2005).
  • M Hohmann-Marriott, Robert Blankenship, W Sharp, R Roberson. Digital position determination system for electron microscopy. Microscopy Research and Technique (2005).
  • M Yanyushin, M Del Rosario, D Brune, Robert Blankenship. A New Class of Bacterial Membrane Oxidoreductases. Biochemistry (2005).
  • R Niederman, H Frank, Robert Blankenship. An introduction to the special issue on photosynthetic antenna pigments and complexes. Photosynth Re (2005).
  • S Miller, S Augustine, T Olson, Robert Blankenship, J Selker, A Wood. Discovery of a free-living chlorophyll d-producing cyanobacterium with a hybrid proteobacterial cyanobacterial small-subunit rRNA gene. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (2005).
  • T Brixner, J Stenger, H Vaswani, M Cho, Robert Blankenship, G Fleming. Two-dimensional spectroscopy of electronic couplings in photosynthesis. Nature (2005).
  • W Swingley, M Hohmann-Marriott, T Olson, Robert Blankenship. Effect of iron on growth and ultrastructure of Acaryochloris marina. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2005).
  • Y Xin, S Lin, G Montaño, Robert Blankenship. Purification and characterization of the B808-866 light-harvesting complexes from green filamentous bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Photosynthesis Research (2005).
  • Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . Natural Organic Photosynthetic Solar Energy Transduction. Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials and Devices (2005).
  • Dismukes, G C (Author) ,Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . The Origin and Evolution of Photosynthetic Oxygen Production. Photosystem II: The Water/Plastoquinone Oxido-Reductase In Photosynthesis (2005).
  • Melkozernov, A N (Author) ,Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . Photosynthetic Functions of Chlorophylls. Chlorophylls and Bacteriochlorophylls: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biological Function (2005).
  • Yocum, C F (Author) ,Blankenship, Robert E (Author) ,Ferguson-Miller, S (Author) . Dedication/personal perspective: a tribute to Jerry Babcock. Photosystem II: The Water/Plastoquinone Oxido-Reductase In Photosynthesis (2005).
  • . Special Issue on Photosynthetic Antenna. (2005).
  • Oh-oka, H, Blankenship, Robert E. Green Bacteria: Secondary Electron Donor (Cytochromes). Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, W. J. Lennarz and M. D. Lane, Eds (2004).
  • A Melkozernov, J Kargul, S Lin, J Barber, Robert Blankenship. Energy coupling in the PSI-LHCI supercomplex from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J. Phys. Chem. B (2004).
  • G Montaño, Y Xin, S Lin, Robert Blankenship. Carotenoid and bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in the b808-866 complex from Chloroflexus aurantiacus. J. Phys. Chem. B (2004).
  • H Gest, Robert Blankenship. Time line of discoveries: Anoxygenic bacterial photosynthesis. Photosynth. Res (2004).
  • J Olson, Robert Blankenship. Thinking about the evolution of photosynthesis. Photosynth. Res (2004).
  • J Raymond, J Siefert, C Staples, Robert Blankenship. The Natural History of Nitrogen Fixation. Molecular Biology and Evolution (2004).
  • J Raymond, Robert Blankenship. Biosynthetic pathways, gene replacement and the antiquity of life. Geobiology (2004).
  • J Raymond, Robert Blankenship. The Evolutionary Development of the Protein Complement of Photosystem 2. Biochim Biophys Acta (2004).
  • R Ilagan, S Shima, A Melkozernov, S Lin, Robert Blankenship, F Sharples, R Hiller, R Birge, H Frank. Spectroscopic properties of the main-form and high-salt peridinin-chlorophyll a-proteins from Amphidinium carterae. Biochemistry (2004).
  • Robert Blankenship. Identification of a key step in the biosynthetic pathway of bacteriochlorophyll c and its implications for other known and unknown green sulfur bacteria. J. Bacteriol (2004).
  • V Lancaster, R LoBrutto, F Selvaraj, Robert Blankenship. Cambialistic superoxide dismutase in the thermophilic photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. J. Bacteriol (2004).
  • Y Xin, S Lin, G Montaño, Robert Blankenship. Structure analysis and excitation transfer dynamics in B808-866 light-harvesting complexes of the green bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Photosynthesis: Fundamental Aspects to Global Perspectives, A. van der Est and D. Bruce Eds (2004).
  • A Camara-Artigas, Robert Blankenship, J Allen. The structure of the FMO protein from Chlorobium tepidum at 2.2 Å resolution. Photosynth. Res (2003).
  • A Melkozernov, Robert Blankenship. Structural modeling of the Lhca4 subunit of LHCI-730 peripheral antenna in photosystem I based on similarity with LHCII. J. Biol. Chem (2003).
  • A Melkozernov, T Bibby, S Lin, J Barber, Robert Blankenship. Time-resolved absorption and emission show that CP43' antenna ring of iron stressed Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 is efficiently coupled to the Photosystem I reaction center core. Biochemistry (2003).
  • D Mi, M Chen, S Lin, M Lince, W Larkum A, Robert Blankenship. Excitation Dynamics in the Core Antenna in the Photosystem I Reaction Center of the Chlorophyll d-Containing Photosynthetic Prokaryote Acaryochloris marina. J. Phys. Chem. B (2003).
  • G Montaño, B Bowen, J LaBelle, N Woodbury, V Pizziconi, Robert Blankenship. Characterization of Chlorobium tepidum chlorosomes- A calculation of bacteriochlorophyll c per chlorosome and oligomer modeling. Biophys. J (2003).
  • G Montaño, H-M Wu, Su Lin, D Brune, Robert Blankenship. Isolation and characterization of the B798 baseplate light-harvesting complex from the chlorosomes of Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Biochemistry (2003).
  • J Raymond, O Zhaxybayeva, J Gogarten, Robert Blankenship. Evolution of photosynthetic prokaryotes: a maximum liklihood mapping approach. Phil. Trans of the Royal Soc. B (2003).
  • J Raymond, Robert Blankenship. Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic algal evolution. Proc. Nat'l. Acad. Sci. USA (2003).
  • M Rooney, M Honeychurch, F Selvaraj, Robert Blankenship, A Bond, H Freeman. A thin-film electrochemical study of 'blue' copper proteins, auracyanin A and auracyanin B, from the photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus: The reduction potential as a function of pH. J. Biolog. Inorg. Chem (2003).
  • Blankenship, Robert E (Author) . Antenna Complexes from Green Photosynthetic Bacteria. In: Light-Harvesting Antennas, B. R. Green and W. W. Parson, eds. (Dordrecht: Kluwer) (2003).
  • D Hu, Robert Blankenship. Rapid one step purification of the BChl-a containing FMO-protein from the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobium tepidum using a high efficiency immunomatrix. Photosynth. Res (2002).
  • Blankenship, Robert E. Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis. (2002).
  • A Melkozernov, S Lin, Robert Blankenship, L Valkunas. Spectral inhomogeneity of photosystem I and its influence on excitation equilibration and trapping in the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 at 77K. Biophys. J (2001).
  • C Bond, Robert Blankenship, H Freeman, J Guss, M Maher, F Selvaraj, M Wilce, K Willingham. Crystal structure of Auracyanin, a 'Blue' copper protein from the green thermophilic photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. J. Molec. Biol (2001).
  • C Yocum, S Ferguson-Miller, Robert Blankenship. Obituary: Gerald T.Babcock (1946-2000). Photosynth. Res (2001).
  • K Gibasiewicz, V Ramesh, A Melkozernov, S Lin, N Woodbury, Robert Blankenship, A Webber. Excitation dynamics in the core antenna of PS I from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii CC 2696 at room temperature. J. Phys. Chem. B (2001).
  • Robert Blankenship. It takes two to tango. Nature Structural Biology (2001).
  • Robert Blankenship. Molecular evidence for the evolution of photosynthesis. Trends in Plant Science (2001).
  • Z Kolber, P Falkowski, F Plumley, A Lang, J Beatty, Robert Blankenship, C Van Dover, C Vetriani, M Koblizek, C Rathgeber. Contribution of aerobic photoheterotrophic bacteria to the carbon cycle in the ocean. Science (2001).
  • Blankenship, Robert, Raymond, J, Lince, M, Larkum, A, Jermiin, L, Lockhart, P, Zhaxybayeva, O, Gogarten, J. Evolution of photosynthetic antennas and reaction centers. CSIRO Publishing (2001).
  • Jermiin, L, Blankenship, Robert, Lockhart, P, Larkum, A. Phylogenetic reconstruction of ancient photosynthetic lineages using chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll biosynthetic genes. CSIRO Publishing (2001).
  • Melkozernov, A, Lin, S, Schmid, V, Lago-Places, E, Paulsen, H, Blankenship, Robert. Molecular origin of red pigments in a peripheral light-harvesting antenna of Photosystem I: Ultrafast absorption spectroscopy of recombinant Lhca4. CSIRO Publishing (2001).
  • Montaño, G, Bowen, B, LaBelle, J, Woodbury, N, Pizziconi, V, Blankenship, Robert. Determination of the number of bacteriochlorophyll molecules per chlorosome light-harvesting complex in Chlorobium tepidum. CSIRO Publishing (2001).
  • A Melkozernov, S Lin, Robert Blankenship. Excitation dynamics and heterogeneity of energy equilibration in the core antenna of Photosystem I from the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biochemistry (2000).
  • A Melkozernov, S Lin, Robert Blankenship. Femtosecond transient spectroscopy and excitonic interactions in Photosystem I. J. Phys. Chem. B (2000).
  • A Melkozernov, V Schmid, S Lin, H Paulsen, Robert Blankenship. Excitation energy transfer in the Lhca1 subunit of LHC I-730 peripheral antenna of Photosystem I. J. Phys. Chem B (2000).
  • A Melkoznerov, S Lin, V Schmid, H Paulsen, G Schmidt, Robert Blankenship. Ultrafast excitation dynamics of low energy pigments in reconstituted peripheral light-harvesting complexes of photosystem I. FEBS Letters (2000).
  • C Young, G Small, H Wu, M Rätsep, Robert Blankenship. High pressure and stark hole burning studies of chlorosome antennas from green sulfur bacterium
    Chlorobium tepidum. Biophysical J (2000).
  • J Raymond, O Zhaxybayeva, S Gerdes, J Gogarten, Robert Blankenship. Whole genome analysis of photosynthetic prokaryotes. Science (2000).

Research Activity

Service

  • Agouron Institute Conference on Oxygen, Santa Fe, NM, Co-organizer (2006 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Prokaryotic Molecular Biology Program, Grant Review Panel Member (2004 - Present)
  • Biochemistry, Editorial Board Member (2001 - Present)
  • Center for Photochemical Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Scientific Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • International Journal of Astrobiology, Editorial Board Member (2001 - Present)
  • Biochemistry, Editorial Board Member (2001 - 2009)
  • International Scientific Committee for the Symposia on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Executive Committee (2000 - 2009)
  • International Society for Photosynthesis Research, Past President (2004 - 2007)
  • Internaitonal Journal of Astrobiology, Editorial Board Member (2001 - 2006)
  • CLAS Proteomics and Protein Analysis Facility, Advisor (1990 - 2006)
  • Dean's Strategic Planning and Academic Resources Advisory Council, Member (2003 - 2006)
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chair (2002 - 2006)
  • University of Washington, External Review Team Member, Astrobiology Program, 2005 (2005 - 2005)
  • National Science Foundation, Microbial Genome Sequencing Program, Grant Review Panel Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona State University, Director, NSF Summer Program on Bacterial Genome Annotation (2005 - 2005)
  • Cancer Research Institute, Interim Director (2004 - 2005)
  • Conference on Photosynthetic Antennas, Montreal, Canada, August 2004, Co-organizer (2004 - 2004)
  • International Society for Photosynthesis Research, President (2001 - 2004)
  • School of Life Sciences Director selection committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Louisiana Board of Regents review of nanotechnology at Louisiana Tech University, External Review Team Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Life Science Reorganization Committee, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Biophysical Journal, Editorial Board Member (2000 - 2003)
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology, Executive Committee Member (1999 - 2003)
  • Astrobiology Science Conference, Co-organizer (2003)
  • US-Australia Joint Workshop on Artificial Photosynthesis, Co-organizer (2003)
  • Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Co-organizer (2003)
  • Bio and Molecular Photonics Initiative, Director (1999 - 2002)
  • Biomedical Strategic Planning Committee, Member (1998 - 2001)
  • International Society for Photosynthesis Research, Executive Committee (1995 - 2001)