Recent Research Publications.

Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills’ publications are available on her Google Scholar page.


  • Yaguchi A, Franaszek N, O’Neill K, Lee S, Sitepu I, Boundy-Mills K, et al. Identification of oleaginous yeasts that metabolize aromatic compounds. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology. 2020:1-13.
  • Vitanović E, Lopez JM, Aldrich JR, Jukić Špika M, Boundy-Mills K, Zalom FG. Yeasts Associated with the Olive Fruit Fly Bactrocera oleae (Rossi)(Diptera: Tephritidae) Lead to New Attractants. Agronomy. 2020;10(10):1501.
  • Vitanović E, Aldrich JR, Boundy-Mills K, Čagalj M, Ebeler SE, Burrack H, et al. Olive Fruit Fly, Bactrocera oleae (Diptera: Tephritidae), Attraction to Volatile Compounds Produced by Host and Insect-Associated Yeast Strains. Journal of Economic Entomology. 2020;113(2):752-9.
  • Sitepu I, Enriquez L, Nguyen V, Fry R, Simmons B, Singer S, et al. Ionic Liquid Tolerance of Yeasts in Family Dipodascaceae and Genus Wickerhamomyces. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2020:1-14.
  • Naumova ES, Boundy-Mills K, Naumov GI. Phylogenetics and Biogeography of Biotechnologically Important Methylotrophic Yeasts Komagataella. Microbiology. 2020;89(3):294-300.
  • Boundy-Mills K, McCluskey K, Elia P, Glaeser JA, Lindner DL, Nobles Jr DR, et al. Preserving US microbe collections sparks future discoveries. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 2020;129(2):162-74.
  • Boundy-Mills K, Greene SL, Knee EM, Nobles D, Lomas M, Bradford R, et al. Global COVID-19 Pandemic: The emergency that was not on the disaster planning list of living stock collections. SIMB News. 2020:126-35.


  • Sitepu IR, Garay AL, Cajka T, Fiehn O, Boundy-Mills KL. Laboratory Screening Protocol to Identify Novel Oleaginous Yeasts.  Microbial Lipid Production: Springer; 2019. p. 33-50.
  • Sitepu IR, Enriquez LL, Nguyen V, Doyle C, Simmons BA, Singer SW, et al. Ethanol production in switchgrass hydrolysate by ionic liquid-tolerant yeasts. Bioresource Technology Reports. 2019:100275.
  • Jones AD, Boundy-Mills KL, Barla GF, Kumar S, Ubanwa B, Balan V. Microbial Lipid Alternatives to Plant Lipids.  Microbial Lipid Production: Springer; 2019. p. 1-32.
  • Boundy-Mills, K.;  Garay Almada, L. A.;  Sitepu, I. R.; German, J. B. Methods of producing glycolipids. US10196663B2, 2019.
  • Vitanović, E.;  Aldrich, J. R.;  Winterton, S. L.;  Boundy-Mills, K.;  Lopez, J. M.; Zalom, F. G., Attraction of the Green Lacewing Chrysoperla comanche (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) to Yeast. Journal of Chemical Ecology 2019, 1-4. 


  • Naumov, G. I.;  Naumova, E. S.; Boundy-Mills, K. L., Description of Komagataella mondaviorum sp. nov., a new sibling species of Komagataella (Pichia) pastoris. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 2018, 111 (7), 1197-1207. 
  • McCluskey, K.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Beattie, G. A., Complying with the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity. SIMB News 2018, 68 (1), 8-9.
  • Garay, L. A.;  Sitepu, I. R.;  Cajka, T.;  Xu, J.;  Teh, H. E.;  German, J. B.;  Pan, Z.;  Dungan, S. R.;  Block, D. E.; Boundy-Mills, K. L., Extracellular fungal polyol lipids: A new class of potential high value lipids. Biotechnology advances 2018, 36 (2), 397-414. 


  • Zaragoza, J.;  Bendiks, Z.;  Tyler, C.;  Kable, M. E.;  Williams, T. R.;  Luchkovska, Y.;  Chow, E.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Marco, M. L., Effects of Exogenous Yeast and Bacteria on the Microbial Population Dynamics and Outcomes of Olive Fermentations. mSphere 2017, 2 (1), e00315-16. 
  • Sitepu, I.;  Garay, L.;  Enriquez, L.;  Fry, R.;  Butler, J.;  Lopez, J.;  Kanti, A.;  Faulina, S.;  Nugroho, A.;  Simmons, B. A.;  Singer, S.;  Simmons, C.; Boundy-Mills, K., 1-Ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tolerance and intracellular lipid accumulation of 38 oleaginous yeast species Applied microbiology and biotechnology 2017, 101 (23-24), 8621-8631. 
  • Garay, L. A.;  Sitepu, I. R.;  Cajka, T.;  Fiehn, O.;  Cathcart, E.;  Fry, R. W.;  Kanti, A.;  Joko Nugroho, A.;  Faulina, S. A.;  Stephanandra, S.;  German, J. B.; Boundy-Mills, K. L., Discovery of synthesis and secretion of polyol esters of fatty acids by four basidiomycetous yeast species in the order Sporidiobolales. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 2017, 44 (6), 923-936. 
  • Garay, L.;  Sitepu, I.;  Cajka, T.;  Cathcart, E.;  Fiehn, O.;  German, J. B.;  Block, D. E.; Boundy-Mills, K., Simultaneous production of intracellular triacylglycerols and secretion of polyol esters of fatty acids by Rhodotorula babjevae and Rhodotorula aff. paludigena. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 2017, 44 (10), 1397-1413. 


  • Garay, L. A.;  Sitepu, I. R.;  Cajka, T.;  Chandra, I.;  Shi, S.;  Lin, T.;  German, J. B.;  Fiehn, O.; Boundy-Mills, K. L., Eighteen new oleaginous yeast species. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 2016, 43 (7), 887-900.
  • Cajka, T.;  Garay, L. A.;  Sitepu, I. R.;  Boundy-Mills, K. L.; Fiehn, O., Multiplatform mass spectrometry-based approach identifies extracellular glycolipids of the yeast Rhodotorula babjevae UCDFST 04-877. Journal of Natural Products 2016, 79 (10), 2580-2589.
  • Bokulich, N. A.;  Lewis, Z. T.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Mills, D. A., A new perspective on microbial landscapes within food production. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 2016, 37, 182-189.


  • Shelomi, M.;  Sitepu, I. R.;  Boundy-Mills, K. L.; Kimsey, L. S., Review of the gross anatomy and microbiology of the Phasmatodea digestive tract. Journal of Orthoptera Research 2015, 24 (1), 29-40.


  • Sitepu, I.;  Shi, S.;  Simmons, B. A.;  Singer, S.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Simmons, C., Yeast tolerance to the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate. FEMS Yeast Res 2014, 14 (8), 1286-1294.
  • Sitepu, I.;  Selby, T.;  Zhu, S.;  Lin, T.; Boundy-Mills, K., Carbon source utilization and inhibitor tolerance of 45 oleaginous yeast species. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 2014, 41 (7), 1061-1070.
  • Sitepu, I.;  Jin, M.;  Fernandez, J.;  Sousa, L.;  Balan, V.; Boundy-Mills, K., Identification of oleaginous yeast strains able to accumulate high intracellular lipids when cultivated in alkaline pretreated corn stover. Applied microbiology and biotechnology 2014, 98 (17), 7645-7657.
  • Sitepu, I.;  Garay, L.;  Sestric, R.;  Levin, D.;  Block, D. E.;  German, J.; Boundy-Mills, K., Oleaginous yeasts for biodiesel: Current and future trends in biology and production. Journal of Biotechnology Advances 2014, 32 (7), 1336-1360.
  • Garay, L.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; German, J., Accumulation of high value lipids in single cell microorganisms: A mechanistic approach and future perspectives. J Agric Food Chem 2014, 62 (13), 2709-2727.
  • Boundy-Mills, K. L., Methods for the Isolation and Investigation of the Diversity of Cold-Adapted Yeasts and Their Ex Situ Preservation in Worldwide Collections. In Cold-adapted Yeasts. , Springer Berlin Heidelberg: 2014; pp 23-45.


  • Sitepu, I. R.;  Sestric, R.;  Ignatia, L.;  Levin, D.;  Bruce German, J.;  Gillies, L. A.;  Almada, L. A.; Boundy-Mills, K. L., Manipulation of culture conditions alters lipid content and fatty acid profiles of a wide variety of known and new oleaginous yeasts species. Bioresource Technology 2013, 144, 360-369.
  • Kanti, A.;  Sukara, E.;  Latifah, K.;  Sukarno, N.; Boundy-Mills, K., Indonesian oleaginous yeasts isolated from Piper betle and P. nigrum. Mycosphere 2013, 4 (5), 1015-1026.
  • Johnson, T. A.;  Sohn, J.;  Ward, A. E.;  Cohen, T. L.;  Lorig-Roach, N.;  Chen, H.;  Pilli, R. A.;  Widjaja, E. A.;  Hanafi, M.;  Kardono, L.;  Lotulong, P. D.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Bjeldanes, L. F., (+)-Altholactone exhibits broad spectrum immune modulating activity by inhibiting the activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines in RAW 264.7 cell lines. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 2013, 21 (14), 4358-4364.


  • Stamps, J. A.;  Yang, L. H.;  Morales, V. M.; Boundy-Mills, K. L., Drosophila regulate yeast density and increase yeast community similarity in a natural substrate. PLoS ONE 2012, 7 (7), e42238.
  • Sitepu, I.;  Ignatia, L.;  Franz, A.;  Wong, D.;  Faulina, S.;  Tsui, M.;  Kanti, A.; Boundy-Mills, K., An improved high-throughput Nile red fluorescence assay for estimating intracellular lipids in a variety of yeast species. Journal of Microbiological Methods 2012, 91 (2), 321-328.
  • Hamby, K. A.;  Hernández, A.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Zalom, F. G., Associations of yeasts with spotted-wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii; Diptera: Drosophilidae) in cherries and raspberries. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2012, 78 (14), 4869-4873.
  • Golomb, B. L.;  Morales, V.;  Jung, A.;  Yau, B.;  Boundy-Mills, K. L.; Marco, M. L., Effects of pectinolytic yeast on the microbial composition and spoilage of olive fermentations. Food Microbiology 2012, 33 (1), 97-106.
  • Davis, T. S.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Landolt, P. J., Volatile emissions from an epiphytic fungus are semiochemicals for eusocial wasps. Microbial Ecology 2012, 64 (4), 1056-1063.


  • Boundy-Mills, K.;  Stratford, M.; Miller, M., Saccharomycodes E. C. Hansen (1904). In The Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study, 5 ed.; Kurtzman, C. P.;  Fell, J.; Boekhout, T., Eds. Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2011; Vol. 2, pp 747-750.
  • Boundy-Mills, K.; Miller, M., Cyniclomyces van der Walt & D.B. Scott (1971). In The Yeasts: A Taxonomic Study, Kurtzman, C. P.;  Fell, J.; Boekhout, T., Eds. Elsevier: Amsterdam, 2011; Vol. 2, pp 357-360.
  • Bokulich, N.;  Hwang, C.;  Liu, S.;  Boundy-Mills, K.; Mills, D., Profiling the yeast communities of wine fermentations using terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 2011, 63 (2), 185-194.


  • Ganter, P.;  Cardinali, G.; Boundy-Mills, K., Pichia insulana sp. nov., a novel cactophilic yeast from the Caribbean. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 2010, 60 (Pt 4), 1001-1007.