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Sandra Bonetti Ph.D.

Professor Biochemistry

Sandra Bonetti Ph.D.

Bio

Research Scientist I and II, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, University of Florida Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, University of Florida

Doctorate in Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Research in the Bonetti lab is focused on characterizing the structure and function of fungal enzymes and glycoproteins that impact the environment and human health. Of particular interest are the enzymes involved in the degradation of landfill biopolymers such as paper, wood, and shellfish and insect exoskeletons. The research objectives are to isolate the proteins involved in degradation of these biopolymers, obtain protein sequences, and ultimately, use this knowledge to scale up production of the proteins of interest. A second research project investigates the role of selenium in the environment.

Publications

Carsella, James & Sánchez-Lombardo, Irma & J. Bonetti, Sandra & Crans, Debbie. (2017). Selenium speciation in the Fountain Creek Watershed (Colorado, USA) correlates with water hardness, Ca and Mg levels. Molecules, 2017,  22(5), 708. 10.3390/molecules22050708.

 Carsella, James & Melnykov, Igor & Bonetti, Sandra & Sánchez-Lombardo, Irma & Crans, Debbie. (2017). Selenium speciation in the Fountain Creek Watershed and its effects on fish diversity. JBIC Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 2017, 22(5),751-763. 10.1007/s00775-017-1457-0.

 A. G. Sostarecz, E. Gaidamauskas, S. Distin*, S. J. Bonetti, N. E. Levinger, and D. C. Crans. Correlation of insulin-enhancing properties of vanadium-dipicolinate complexes in model membrane systems: phospholipid Langmuir monolayers and AOT reverse micelles. Chem. Eur. J., 2014, 20, 5149-5159. 

 D. C. Crans, A. M. Trujillo**, S. J. Bonetti, C. D. Rithner, B. Baruah, and N. E. Levinger. Penetration of negatively charged lipid interfaces by the doubly deprotonated dipicolinate. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2008, 73, 9633-9640.

 D.W. Lehmpuhl, J. S. Carsella, and S. J. Bonetti.  Shaken, not stirred: evidence of cellular damage from stirring cultures.  American Biotechnology Laboratory, 2007, 25(6), 18-20.

 Y. I. Park**, S. J. Bonetti, and J. E. Gander.  Influence of osmotic and nutritional stress and physiology of Penicillium fellutanum in removal of phosphocholine and modification of phosphor-1-[N-peptidyl-(2-aminoethanol)] phosphodiesters of peptidogalactomannan species. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2000, 66, 832-835.

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