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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


2013 Doctorate Other
2006 Master Other
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities


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.

• 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

• 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

• 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.

• 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. |

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

Current profession

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Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

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

Other Awards

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