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Fiona K. Davies

Fiona K. Davies


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, 2008

Current position

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines, USA


  1. Jackson, S. A., Eaton-Rye, J. J., Bryant, D. A., Posewitz, M. C. and Davies, F. K. (2015). Dynamics of Photosynthesis in a Glycogen-Deficient glgC Mutant of Synechococcus sp. Strain PCC 7002. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(18): 6210-6222.
  2. Work, V. H., Melnicki, M. R., Hill, E. A., Davies, F. K., Kucek, L. A., Beliaev, A. S. and Posewitz, M. C. (2015). Lauric Acid Production in a Glycogen-Less Strain of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 3: 48.
  3. Davies, F. K., Jinkerson, R. E. and Posewitz, M. C. (2015). Toward a photosynthetic microbial platform for terpenoid engineering. Photosynth Res 123(3): 265-284.
  4. Davies, F. K., Work, V. H., Beliaev, A. S. and Posewitz, M. C. (2014). Engineering Limonene and Bisabolene Production in Wild Type and a Glycogen-Deficient Mutant of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2: 21.
  5. Bentley, F. K., Zurbriggen, A. and Melis, A. (2014). Heterologous expression of the mevalonic acid pathway in cyanobacteria enhances endogenous carbon partitioning to isoprene. Mol Plant 7(1): 71-86.
  6. Work, V. H., Bentley, F. K., Scholz, M. J., D’Adamo, S., Gu, H., Volger, B. W., Franks, D. T., Stanish, L. F., Jinkerson, R. E. and Posewitz, M. C. (2013). Biocommodities from photosynthetic microorganisms. Environ Prog Sustain 32:989-1001.
  7. Bentley, F. K., Garcia-Cerdan, J. G., Chen, H. C. and Melis, A. (2013). Paradigm of monoterpenes (beta-phellandrene) hydrocarbons production via photosynthesis in cyanobacteria. Bioenerg Res 6:917-929.
  8. Bentley, F. K. and Melis, A. (2012). Diffusion-based process for carbon dioxide uptake and isoprene emission in gaseous/aqueous two-phase photobioreactors by photosynthetic microorganisms. Biotechnol Bioeng 109(1): 100-109.
  9. Rhodes, J. M., Bentley, F. K., Print, C. G., Dorsett, D., Misulovin, Z., Dickinson, E. J., Crosier, K. E., Crosier, P. S. and Horsfield, J. A. (2010). Positive regulation of c-Myc by cohesin is direct, and evolutionarily conserved. Dev Biol 344(2): 637-649.
  10. Bentley, F. K., Luo, H., Dilbeck, P., Burnap, R. L. and Eaton-Rye, J. J. (2008). Effects of inactivating psbM and psbT on photodamage and assembly of photosystem II in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biochemistry 47(44): 11637-11646.
  11. Veerman, J., Bentley, F. K., Eaton-Rye, J. J., Mullineaux, C. W., Vasil'ev, S. and Bruce, D. (2005). The PsbU subunit of photosystem II stabilizes energy transfer and primary photochemistry in the phycobilisome-photosystem II assembly of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. Biochemistry 44(51): 16939-16948.
  12. Summerfield, T. C., Shand, J. A., Bentley, F. K. and Eaton-Rye, J. J. (2005). PsbQ (Sll1638) in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is required for photosystem II activity in specific mutants and in nutrient-limiting conditions. Biochemistry 44(2): 805-815.
Protocols by Fiona K. Davies
  1. HPLC Analysis of Secreted Organic Acids