• Venkatraman K, Lee CT, Garcia GC, Mahapatra A, Perkins G, Kim K-Y, Pasolli HA, Phan S, Lippincott-Schwartz J, Ellisman M, Rangamani R, and Budin I. Cristae formation is a mechanical buckling event controlled by the inner membrane lipidome. bioRxiv 10.1101/2023.03.13.532310 (2023). Paper.


  • Winnikoff JR, Haddock SHD, and Budin I. Depth- and temperature-specific fatty acid adaptations in ctenophores from extreme habitats. Journal of Experimental Biology 224 (21): jeb242800 (2021). Paper.
  • Moore WD, Milshteyn D, Tsai Y-T and Budin I. Engineering the bilayer: Emerging genetic tool kits for mechanistic lipid biology. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 65: 66-73 (2021). Paper.


  • Nirody JA, Budin I and Rangamani P. ATP synthase: evolution, energetics, and membrane interactions. Journal of General Physiology 152: e201912475 (2020). Paper.
  • Tsai Y-T, Moore WD, Kim H and Budin I. Bringing rafts to life: lessons learned from lipid organization across diverse biological membranes. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 233: 104984 (2020).
  • Skowronska-Krawczyk D and Budin I. Aging membranes: Unexplored functions for lipids in the lifespan of the central nervous system. Experimental Gerontology 131: 110817 (2020). Paper.


  • Brenac L, Baidoo EEK, Keasling JD, and Budin I. Distinct functional roles for hopanoid composition in the chemical tolerance of Zymomonas mobilis. Molecular Microbiology 112:1564-1575 (2019). Paper.
  • Jessop‐Fabre MM, Dahlin J, Biron MB, Stovicek V, Ebert BE, Blank LM, Budin I, Keasling JD, and Borodina I. The transcriptome and flux profiling of crabtree‐negative hydroxy acid‐producing strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae reveals changes in the central carbon metabolism. Biotechnology Journal 14: 1900013 (2019). Paper.
  • Degreif D, Cucu B, Budin I, Thiel G, and Bertl A. Lipid determinants of endocytosis and exocytosis in budding yeast. BBA – Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids 1864: 1005-1016 (2019). Paper.
  • Budin I and Keasling JD. Synthetic biology for fundamental biochemical discovery. Biochemistry 58:1464–1469 (2019). Paper.


  • Budin I, de Rond T, Chan Y, Chen L, Petzold C, and Keasling JD. Viscous control of cellular respiration by membrane lipid composition. Science 362:1186-1189 (2018). Paper. SM.
    • Featured in: Schon EA. Bioenergetics through thick and thin. Science 362:1114-1115 (2018).


  • Degreif D, de Rond T, Bertl, A, Keasling JD, and Budin I. Lipid engineering reveals regulatory roles for membrane fluidity in yeast flocculation and oxygen-limited growth. Metabolic Engineering 41:46-56 (2017). Paper.


  • Budin I, Prywes N, Zhang N, and Szostak JW. Chain-length heterogeneity allows for the assembly of fatty acid vesicles in dilute solutions. Biophysical Journal 107:1582-90 (2014).
  • Zhu TF, Budin I, and Szostak JW. Preparation of fatty acid micelles. Methods in Enzymology 533:283-8 (2013).
  • Zhu TF, Budin I, and Szostak JW. Vesicle extrusion through polycarbonate track-etched membranes using a hand-held mini-extruder. Methods in Enzymology 533:275-82 (2013).
  • Zhu TF, Budin I, and Szostak JW. Preparation of fatty acid or phospholipid vesicles by thin-film rehydration. Methods in Enzymology 533:267-74 (2013).
  • Budin I, Debnath A, and Szostak JW. Concentration-driven growth of model protocell membranes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134:20812-9 (2012).
  • Budin I and Devaraj NK. Membrane assembly driven by a biomimetic coupling reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134:751-3 (2012).
  • Budin I and Szostak JW. Physical effects underlying the transition from primitive to modern cell membranes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108:5249-54 (2011).
  • Budin I and Szostak JW. Expanding roles for diverse physical phenomena during the origin of life. Annual Reviews of Biophysics 39:245-63 (2010).
  • Budin I, Bruckner RJ and Szostak JW. Formation of protocell-like vesicles in a thermal diffusion column. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131:9628-9 (2009).