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tania pozzo

Country of origin: Bolivia Currently in: United States, Union city California General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2013 Doctorate Other
2006 Master Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Other

strain / protein engineer, protein chemist, glycobiologyst


Publications resulting from Research: 


• Cabero K., Pozzo T., Liden G., Nordberg Karlsson E., (2012) A cellulolytic Hypocrea strain isolated from South American brave straw produces a modular xylanase. Carbohydrate research, 356, 215–223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carres.2012.03.030

• Higdon SM., Pozzo T., Yang ML., Kong N., Huang B., Lee yang M., Jeannote R., Brown T., Bennett AB., Weimer B. (2020). Genomic characterization of a diazotrophic microbiota associated with maize aerial root mucilage. bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.27.064337

• Higdon SM., Pozzo T., Tibbett EJ., Chiu C., Jeannote R., Weimer B., Bennett AB. (2020). Diazotrophic bacteria from maize exhibit multifaceted plant growth promotion traits in multiple hosts. bioRxiv https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.17.100859

• Khan S., Pozzo T., Megyeri M., Lindahl S., Sundin A., Turner C., Nordberg Karlsson E. (2011) Aglycone specificity of Thermotoga neapolitana β-glucosidase 1A modified by mutagenesis, leading to increased catalytic efficiency in quercetin-3-glucoside hydrolysis. BioMedCentral Biochemistry 12:11, 2-15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3056771/pdf/1471-2091-12-11.pdf

• Kazi A., Khan S., Kulkarni T., Pozzo T., Nordberg Karlsson E. (2013) Book Chapter 2: Glycoside hydrolases for modification of glycosylation in polyphenolic antioxidants. Book Advances in Enzyme Biotechnology, Springer. | https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-81-322-1094-8_2

• Plaza M., Pozzo T., Liu J., Kazi A., Turner L., Nordberg Karlsson E. (2014) Review: Substituent effects on in Vitro Antioxidizing properties, stability and solubility in flavonoids. Journal of Agricultural and food chemistry, 62, 3321-3333. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/ipdf/10.1021/jf405570u

• Pozzo T., Plaza M., Romero-García J., Faijes M., Nordberg Karlsson E., Planas A. (2014). Glycosynthases from Thermotoga neapolitana β-glucosidase 1A: A comparison of α-glucosyl fluoride reactions with reactions using exogenous nucleophile. Journal of molecular catalysis B: enzymatic, 107, 132-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molcatb.2014.05.021

• Pozzo T., Romero-García J., Faijes M., Planas A., Nordberg Karlsson E. (2017). Rational design of a thermostable member from glycoside hydrolase family 3 introduces β-glycosynthase activity. Glycobiology: Structural Biology, 2, 165-175. https://doi.org/10.1093/glycob/cww081

• Amicucci MG., Galermo AG., Guerrero A., Treves G., Nandita E., Higdon SM., Pozzo T., Labavitch JM., Bennett AB., Lebrilla CB. (2019) Analysis of a Maize Polysaccharide and a Platform for the General Structural Characterization of Polysaccharides. ACS AnalChem.
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.analchem.9b00789

• Pozzo T., Linares-Pasten J., Nordberg Karlsson E., Logan DT. (2010) Structural and functional analysis of a β-Glucosidase 3B from Thermotoga neapolitana: A thermostable three- domain representative of a glycoside hydrolase 3. Journal of Molecular Biology 397:3, 724-739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2010.01.072




Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Other

Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Mar 2014
Fellowship
Awarded as an International Fellow by the L'OREAL-UNESCO Programme for Young Women in Life Sciences. 2014 to 2015
Jun 2015
Fellowship
Innovative Developmental Award, Academic Federation Research Grants June 2015 – June 2017, Davis, CA | Award amount: 15,000 USD$
Sep 2014
Award
Recipient of the Marie Curie Award in 2014 from the Gender Commission of the National Academy of Sciences of Bolivia.

Other Awards

Sep 2003
Fellowship
Full scholarship for a Master’s Program from the Swedish Institute. 2003- 2005 Lund Sweden