||Assistant Research Professor
|Department / Research Program:
||Plant Biology and Pathology
||Biofuel, Plant engineering, Starch to Bioethanol, Cellulosic Biomass
|Energy Research Focus:
||Genetic engineering cassava plants with apoplast-targeting alpha-amylase and glucoamylase genes to facilitate the conversion of starch to fermentable sugar for the production of bioethanol. Genetic engineering switchgrass plants with apoplast-targeting cellulosic biomass-degrading enzyme genes to facilitate the conversion of cellulosic biomass to fermentable sugar for the production of bioethanol.