Hem R. Thapa
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, USA, USA,
  • Plant science


Ph.D, Texas A&M University, USA, 2017

Current position

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


  1. Chun, H. J., Waqued, S., Thapa, H. R., Han, A., Yakovlev, V. V., Laane, J. and Devarenne, T. P. (2017). Raman spectra and DFT calculations for tetraterpene hydrocarbons from the L race of the green microalga Botryococcus braunii. Journal of Molecular Structure 1129: 216-221.
  2. Cornejo-Corona, I., Thapa, H. R., Browne, D. R., Devarenne, T. P. and Lozoya-Gloria, E. (2016). Stress responses of the oil-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii Race B. PeerJ 4: e2748.
  3. Thapa, H. R., Naik, M. T., Okada, S., Takada, K., Molnar, I., Xu, Y. and Devarenne, T. P. (2016). A squalene synthase-like enzyme initiates production of tetraterpenoid hydrocarbons in Botryococcus braunii Race L. Nat Commun 7: 11198.
  4. Kim, H. S., Guzman, A. R., Thapa, H. R., Devarenne, T. P. and Han, A. (2016). A droplet microfluidics platform for rapid microalgal growth and oil production analysis. Biotechnol Bioeng 113(8): 1691-1701.
  5. Cornejo-Corona, I., Thapa, H. R., Devarenne, T. P. and Lozoya-Gloria, E. (2015). The biofuel potential of the green colonial microalga Botryococcus braunii. Microalgae and Other Phototrophic Bacteria pp.41-58.
  6. Kim, H. S., Weiss, T. L., Thapa, H. R., Devarenne, T. P. and Han, A. (2014). A microfluidic photobioreactor array demonstrating high-throughput screening for microalgal oil production. Lab Chip 14(8): 1415-1425.