Rojda Aslan-Sungur: Analyzing Ag Resilience in a Changing Climate

A native of Turkey, Postdoc has found a sense of home at CABBI, Iowa State University.

Eleanor Brant: Fine-Tuning DNA to make the World More Sustainable

Florida Ph.D. candidate optimizes and applies genome editing protocols for sugarcane and other bioenergy crops.

Soil-Plant Interactions and More: A Q&A With Marshall McDaniel

Get to know the newest CABBI Sustainability Investigator from Iowa State.

Stephanie Juice: Simulating Crop Dynamics below the Surface

CABBI Postdoctoral Fellow at West Virginia University studies the interplay between crops, soils, and microbes.

Kisurb Choe: Improving Microbiology With Science, Gadgetry, and Fun

Ph.D. student has found his perfect niche: building tools to efficiently screen yeasts for key components in plant-based bioproducts

Himaya Mula-Michel: Breeding Sugarcane Resilience in the Eye of a Hurricane

Postdoc at CABBI’s Houma, La., cultivates new sugarcane varieities that withstood the wrath of Hurricane Ida

Danim Yun: Unraveling Reactions To Uncover Solutions

Postdoctoral researcher analyzes chemical reactions to find new networks for creating building blocks for lubricants and polymers from fatty acids in plants.

Rachel Van Allen: Solid Ground for Sustainability Research

Rachel Van Allen is a sustainability research jack-of-all-trades — a water specialist working in a soils lab, the go-to person for help in Wendy Yang’s CABBI Sustainability group.

Ayman Eid: Gene Editing for All

CABBI postdoctoral researcher is developing gene editing platforms that will allow scientists to efficiently modify the sugarcane genome.

Josh Bendorf: Bringing Sustainability Home to the Farm

Ag meteorology M.S. Candidate studies bioenergy feedstocks and adapts models to simulate crops and help evaluate environmental and economic sustainability.

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