Dan Kunz | Department of Biological Sciences

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Dan Kunz

Dan Kunz
Professor- Microbiology & Biochemistry
Dr. Kunz's research interests include diversity of microbial metabolism and enzymology of cyanide biodegradation.

Dr. Dan Kunz teaches classes in the following subjects: Microbiology, Bacterial Diversity and Physiology, and Advanced Metabolism.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Microbiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Master of Arts, Biology/Chemistry, Southwest Texas State University
  • Bachelor of Science Biology/Chemistry, Southwest Texas State University

Selected Publications

  • Bacterial cyanide oxygenase is a suite of enzymes catalyzing the scavenging and adventitious utilization of cyanide as a nitrogenous growth substrate (2005).
  • Enzymatic assimilation of cyanide in Pseudomonas fluroescens NCIMB 11764 proceeds via pterin-dependent oxygenolytic cleavage to formate and ammonia. (2004).
  • The transcriptional regulator AlgR controls cyanide production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. (2004).

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