Nikki Magdaong

Nikki Magdaong

Postdoctoral Researcher

1. Magdaong, N.C.M., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Goodson, C. and Blankenship, R.E. Carotenoid-to-Bacteriochlorophyll Energy Transfer in the LH1-RC Core Complex of a Bacteriochlorophyll b -Containing Purple Photosynthetic Bacterium Blastochloris viridis. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2016); 120, 5159–5171. 

2. Greco, J.A., LaFountain, A.M., Kinashi, N., Shinada, T., Sakaguchi, K., Katsumura, S., Magdaong, N.C.M., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Birge, R.R., and Frank, H.A. Spectroscopic Investigation of the Carotenoid Deoxyperidinin: Direct Observation of the Forbidden S0 → S1 Transition. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2016); 120, 2731–2744.

3. Adamec, F., Greco, J.A., LaFountain, A.M., Magdaong, N.C.M., Fuciman, M.,  Birge, R.R., Polívka, T. and Frank, H.A. Spectroscopic investigation of a brightly colored psittacofulvin pigment from parrot feathers. Chemical Physics Letters (2016); 648, 195–199. 

4. Magdaong, N.C.M., LaFountain, A.M., Hacking, K., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Gibson, G.N., Cogdell, R.J. and Frank, H.A. Spectral heterogeneity and carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in LH2 light-harvesting complexes from Allochromatium vinosum. Photosynthesis Research (2015); 127, 171–187. 

5. Zhang, Y., Magdaong, N.M., Shen, M., Frank, H.A. and Rusling, J.F. Efficient Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion using Spinach Photosystem II (PSII) in Lipid Multilayer Films. Chemistry Open (2014); 4, 111–114. 

6. Magdaong, N.M., LaFountain, A.M., Greco, J.A., Gardiner, A.T., Carey, A-M., Cogdell, R.J., Gibson, G.N., Birge, R.R. and Frank, H.A. High Efficiency Light-Harvesting by Carotenoids in the LH2 Complex from Photosynthetic Bacteria: Unique Adaptation to Growth Under Low-Light Conditions.. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2014); 118, 11172–11189. 

7. Wang, Y., Freund, D.M., Magdaong, N.M., Urban, V.S., Frank, H.A., Hegeman, A.D. and Tang, J.K-H. Impact of esterified bacteriochlorophylls on the biogenesis of chlorosomes in Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Photosynthesis Research (2014); 122, 69–86.

8. Magdaong, N.M., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Greco, J.A., Liu, H., Yano, K., Kajikawa, T., Sakaguchi, K., Katsumura, S., Birge, R.R. and Frank, H.A. Excited state properties of a short π-electron conjugated peridinin analogue. Chemical Physics Letters (2014); 593, 132–139. 

9. Magdaong, N.M.,Enriquez, M.M., LaFountain, A.M., Rafka, L. and Frank, H.A Effect of protein aggregation on the spectroscopic properties and excited state kinetics of the LHCII pigment-protein complex from green plants. Photosynthesis Research (2013); 118, 259–276. 

10. Zhang, Y., Magdaong, N.M., Frank, H.A. and Rusling. J.F. Protein film voltammetry and co-factor electron transfer dynamics in spinach photosystem II core complex. Photosynthesis Research (2013); 120, 153–167. 

11. Christensson, N., Zidek, K., Magdaong, N.C.M., LaFountain, A.M., Frank, H.A. and Zigmantas,D. The Origin of the Bathochromic Shift of Astaxanthin in Lobster Protein: 2D Electronic Spectroscopy Investigation of β-Crustacyanin. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2013); 117, 11209–11219. 

12.Zhang, Y., LaFountain, A.M., Magdaong, N.M., Fuciman, M., Allen, J.P., Frank, H.A. and Rusling, J.F. Thin Film Voltammetry of Wild Type and Mutant Reaction Center Proteins from Photosynthetic Bacteria. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2011); 115, 3226–3232.