Alberto Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Appointee

Portrait of Alberto Rodriguez

Rodriguez is interested in the biological valorization of lignocellulosic biomass with an emphasis on the production of biofuels and bioproducts using metabolically-engineered microorganisms.


Doctoral Degree: Biochemical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico (2010-2015)

Selected Publications

  • Sundstrom E, Yaegashi J, Yan J, Masson F, Papa G, Rodriguez A, Mirisiaghi M, Liang L, He Q, Tanjore D, Pray TR, Singh S, Simmons B, Sun N, Magnuson J, Gladden J. (2018). Demonstrating a separation-free process coupling ionic liquid pretreatment, saccharification, and fermentation with Rhodosporidium toruloides to produce advanced biofuels. (2018). Green Chemistry. DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00518D.
  • Yaegashi J, Kirby J, Ito M, Sun J, Dutta T, Mirisiaghi M, Sundstrom E, Rodriguez A, Baidoo E, Tanjore D, Pray T, Sale K, Singh S, Keasling JD, Simmons BA, Singer SW, Magnuson JK, Arkin AP, Skerker JM, Gladden JM. (2017). Rhodosporidium toruloides: a new platform organism for conversion of lignocellulose into terpene biofuels and bioproducts. Biotechnology for Biofuels. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-017-0927-5.
  • Rodriguez A, Salvachúa D, Katahira R, Black BA, Cleveland NS, Reed M, Smith H, Baidoo EEK, Keasling JD, Simmons BA, Beckham GT, Gladden JM. (2017). Base-catalyzed depolymerization of solid lignin-rich streams enables microbial conversion. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b01818.
  • Rodriguez A, Martínez, JA, Millard P, Gosset G, Portais JC, Létisse F, Bolivar F. (2017). Plasmid‐encoded biosynthetic genes alleviate metabolic disadvantages while increasing glucose conversion to shikimate in an engineered Escherichia coli strain. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26264.
  • Rodriguez A, Martínez JA, Flores N, Escalante A, Gosset G, Bolivar F. (2014). Engineering Escherichia coli to overproduce aromatic amino acids and derived compounds. Microbial Cell Factories. DOI: 10.1186/s12934-014-0126-z.
  • Rodriguez A, Martínez JA, Báez-Viveros JL, Flores N, Hernández-Chávez G, Ramírez OT, Gosset G, Bolivar F. (2013). Constitutive expression of selected genes from the pentose phosphate and aromatic pathways increases the shikimic acid yield in high-glucose batch cultures of an Escherichia coli strain lacking PTS and pykF. Microbial Cell Factories. DOI: 10.1186/1475-2859-12-86.
  • Centeno-Leija S, Utrilla J, Flores N, Rodriguez A, Gosset G, Martinez A. (2013). Metabolic and transcriptional response of Escherichia coli with a NADP+-dependent glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase from Streptococcus mutans. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. DOI: 10.1007/s10482-013-0010-6.