STRAIGHT FROM THE SCIENTISTS: Research Profiles

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.

Integration Postdoc Bridges the Gap Between Feedstocks and Conversion

Researchers from the two different CABBI themes are pooling their skills to engineer plants that produce organic acids directly from CO2 and sunlight — cutting out the extra step of conversion via microbes.

Teresa Clark: Celebrating Everything Plants Have to Offer

BNL feedstock production postdoc researches how to improve oil production in bioenergy crops.

CABBI Welcomes Sustainability Theme PI Jennifer Pett-Ridge

Lawrence Livermore National Lab soil expert joins the team!

Anshu Deewan: Finding the ‘Fun’ in Computational Biology

Ph.D. Candidate’s work helps improve lipid production in yeasts.

Sierra Raglin: From ‘Super-Nerd’ to Microbial Ecologist

Ph.D. Candidate studies how domestication of maize and sorghum has changed their biochemical pathways and interactions with microorganisms.

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.

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