STRAIGHT FROM THE SCIENTISTS: Research Profiles

Meera Gupta: Solving the Protein Puzzle – and Testing the Limits

Ph.D. Candidate has developed a mass spectrometry-based technique to accurately measure protein degradation rates.

Meet CABBI’s Remote — but Essential — Team

Don’t forget about Idaho! Team Hudiburg’s ecosystem modeling is a key connecting all of the Center’s researchers to the future of bioenergy crops.

Kiyoul Park: Research to Fuel the Future

A molecular biologist and metabolic engineer, this Nebraska postdoc zones in on sorghum’s stem to study its intricate genetic makeup.

Qiang Yan: Keeping Cells ‘Happy & Healthy’ to Brew Sustainable Products

CABBI Conversion Postdoc works on oleochemical production in yeast.

Dalton Stewart: Economics and Environment both Vital to Sustainability

CABBI Sustainability researcher’s adolescent affinities for farms and fauna are a given. But his fascination with agricultural sustainability remains from his middle school days.

Postdoc Matthew Waugh: One of CABBI’s ‘Molecular Mechanics’

His research focuses on finding ways to produce necessary molecules from renewable resources instead of traditional oil. 

Yingqi Cai: Passion for Plants Leads to Promising Biofuel Research

Growing up in a small town on the east coast of China, Yingqi Cai was fascinated with plants. Her mom loved gardening, and their home was filled with greenery. Cai would sit and stare at the plants, waiting in vain to catch the exact moment they flowered. “It was...

Zia Fatma: From Genes to Cuisines, CABBI Researcher is Driven by Discovery

“Every day is exciting. Every day you perform different experiments and have a different hypothesis.”

Xueyi Xue: Exploring the Complexities of Plant Sugar Flux

Xue was always intrigued by biotechnology and natural biodiversity — and how those two seemingly separate subjects matter need one another.

Luoye Chen: A Taste for Sustainable Agriculture

From agro-environmental policy analysis to the production analysis of biofuels — like perennial grasses — Ph.D. candidate’s research within CABBI’s Sustainability theme ranges over several topics.

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