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Food Biotechnology Laboratory

 

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Dr. Stylianos Fakas 
Assistant Professor of Food Biotechnology
Agricultural Research Center, Room 114 
Phone: (256) 372-4168
Email: stylianos.fakas@aamu.edu

Research

We study the regulation of lipid metabolism in the model oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica.

People

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Stylianos Fakas

Dr. Fakas received his BS and PhD from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece and his Master's degree from the National University of Athens, Greece. He completed his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. George Carman at Rutgers University where he studied the regulation of phospholipid metabolism in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In 2014, he joined the faculty of Food and Animal Sciences at Alabama A&M University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Food Biotechnology and serves as the advisor of the Alabama A&M student chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

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Taiwo Adebayo

Graduate student

tadebayo@bulldogs.aamu.edu

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Varsha Chowdary Anche

Graduate student

vanche@bulldogs.aamu.edu

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Taylor Carmon

Graduate student

 tcarmon@bulldogs.aamu.edu

 

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Sagar Pasham

Graduate student

spasham@bulldogs.aamu.edu

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Rahul Ukey

Postdoctoral Associate

rahul.ukey@aamu.edu

 
 Derrick 2

Derrick English

Undergraduate student

denglis8@bulldogs.aamu.edu

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Alexander Hall

Undergraduate student

ahall41@bulldogs.aamu.edu

 

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Na’Taja Hill

Undergraduate student

nhill6@bulldogs.aamu.edu

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Kamiah West

Undergraduate student

kwest11@bulldogs.aamu.edu

Publications

View Stylianos Fakas' Google Scholar Profile

2018

  • HARDMAN, D., UKEY, R., FAKAS, S., Phosphatidate phosphatase activity is induced during lipogenesis in the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica. Yeast, 2018, 35: 619-625. DOI: 10.1002/yea.3353

2017

  • HARDMAN, D., MCFALLS, D., FAKAS, S., Characterization of phosphatidic acid phosphatase activity in the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica and its role in lipid biosynthesis. Yeast, 2017, 34: 83-91. DOI: 10.1002/yea.3216
  • FAKAS, S., Lipid biosynthesis in yeasts: A comparison of the lipid biosynthetic pathway between the model non‐oleaginous yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the model oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica. Engineering in Life Sciences, 2017, 17: 292–302. DOI: 10.1002/elsc.201600040

2016

  • HARDMAN, D., FAKAS, S., Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as Dietary Supplements: Biological Activities and Sources. International Journal of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, 2016, 2:113. DOI: 10.15344/2456-8171/2016/113

2013

  • SEMBONGI, H., MIRANDA, H., HAN, G.-S., FAKAS, S., GRIMSEY, N., VENDRELL, J., CARMAN, G. M., SINIOSSOGLOU, S., Distinct roles of the phosphatidate phosphatases lipin 1 and 2 during adipogenesis and lipid droplet biogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2013, 288: 34502-34513. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.488445
  • QIU, Y., FAKAS, S., HAN, G.-S., BARBOSA, A. D., SINIOSSOGLOU, S., CARMAN, G. M., Transcription factor Reb1p regulates DGK1-encoded diacylglycerol kinase and lipid metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2013, 288:29124-29133. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.507392

2012

  • SOTO-CARDALDA, A., FAKAS, S., PASCUAL, F., CHOI, H-S., CARMAN, G.M., Phosphatidate phosphatase plays role in zinc-mediated regulation of phospholipid synthesis in yeast. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2012, 287:968-977. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.313130

 

Class Number Class Name Level
FAS 453 & 553 Agricultural Biochemistry Dual level
FAS 615 Food Enzymes Graduate
FAS 671 Introduction to Biotechnology Graduate
FAS 771 Advanced Food Biotechnology Graduate
FAS 780 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Graduate
Name  Classification Year
Derell Hardman Graduate (Master's) 2016
Vanessa Kishasha Graduate (Master's) 2019
     
     
     


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    Contact Us

    Fakas Lab at AAMU
    Agricultural Research Center, Room 125 
    Dr. Stylianos Fakas
    Principal Investigator
    Assistant Professor of Food Biotechnology
    stylianos.fakas@aamu.edu
    256-372-4168