Sarah Kessans

Research FellowSarah Kessans

Julius von Haast 631
Internal Phone: 92140
Developing synthetic biology solutions to combat climate change, facilitate space colonisation, and advance innovations in medicine and agriculture.

Qualifications

Research Interests

Developing synthetic biology solutions to combat climate change, facilitate space colonisation, and advance innovations in medicine and agriculture.

Recent Publications

  • Meador LR., Kessans SA., Kilbourne J., Kibler KV., Pantaleo G., Esteban M., Blattman JN., Jacobs BL. and Mor TS. (2019) Corrigendum to “A heterologous prime-boosting strategy with replicating Vaccinia virus vectors and plant-produced HIV-1 Gag/dgp41 virus-like particles” (Virology (2017) 507 (242–256), (S0042682217301095), (10.1016/j.virol.2017.04.008)). Virology 534: 143. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2019.05.018.
  • Van De Bittner KC., Cameron RC., Bustamante LY., Bundela R., Kessans SA., Vorster J., Nicholson MJ. and Parker EJ. (2019) Nodulisporic acid e biosynthesis:: In vivo characterisation of NodD1, an indole-diterpene prenyltransferase that acts on an emindole SB derived indole-diterpene scaffold. MedChemComm 10(7): 1160-1164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9md00143c.
  • North RA., Wahlgren WY., Remus DM., Scalise M., Kessans SA., Dunevall E., Claesson E., da Costa TPS., Perugini MA. and Ramaswamy S. (2018) The Sodium Sialic acid symporter from Staphylococcus aureus has altered substrate specificity. Frontiers in Chemistry 6(JUL) http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fchem.2018.00233.
  • Sterritt OW., Kessans SA., Jameson GB. and Parker EJ. (2018) A Pseudoisostructural Type II DAH7PS Enzyme from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Alternative Evolutionary Strategies to Control Shikimate Pathway Flux. Biochemistry 57(18): 2667-2678. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biochem.8b00082.
  • Sterritt OW., Lang EJM., Kessans SA., Ryan TM., Demeler B., Jameson GB. and Parker EJ. (2018) Structural and functional characterisation of the entry point to pyocyanin biosynthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa defines a new 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate 7-phosphate synthase subclass. Bioscience Reports 38(5) http://dx.doi.org/10.1042/BSR20181605.