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Investigators in Biomass Energy
Gregory Asner Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institute of Science
Secondary Affiliation: Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
GCEP Project: The Climate-Protective Domain

Wout Boerjan Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics, Ghent University
Secondary Affiliation: Department of Plant Biotechnology and Genetics
GCEP Project: Towards New Degradable Lignin Types

Clint Chapple Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Biochemistry
Area of Study: Biochemistry and molecular biology of plant secondary metabolism
GCEP Project: Assembly of a Lignin Modification Toolbox

Christopher Field Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Carnegie Institution of Science, Department of Global Ecology, Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Area of Study: Feasibility study to assess biological, ecological, and economic limits to biofuels production
GCEP Projects: The Climate-Protective Domain
Technology Potential of Biofuels: Feasibility Assessment

Alan Friedman Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Biological Sciences
GCEP Project: Assembly of a Lignin Modification Toolbox

Claire Halpin Email | Lab
Area of Study: Plant Sciences
GCEP Project: Novel Mutants Optimized for Lignin, Growth and Biofuel Production via Re-Mutagenesis

Chaitan Khosla Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Chemistry, Stanford University
Area of Study: Natural Product Biosynthesis, Biomedicine, Protein Engineering, Metabolism
GCEP Project: Microbial Synthesis of Biodiesel

David Lobell Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Environmental Earth System Science
Secondary Affiliation: Center Fellow in Stanford's Program on Food Security and the Environment
Area of Study: Identifying opportunities to raise crop yields in major agricultural regions, with a particular emphasis on adaptation to climate change.
GCEP Project: The Climate-Protective Domain

Bruce Logan Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Secondary Affiliation: Director, Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute; Director, Hydrogen Energy (H2E) Center
GCEP Project: Capturing Electrical Current via Microbes to Produce Methane

Rosamond Lee Naylor Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Julie Wrigley Senior Fellow in Environmental Science and Policy, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: The Climate-Protective Domain
Technology Potential of Biofuels: Feasibility Assessment

John Ralph Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Dept of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin
Secondary Affiliation: Dept. Biological Systems Engineering
Area of Study: Lignin Biosynthesis
GCEP Project: Efficient Biomass Conversion: Delineating the Best Lignin Monomer-Substitutes

Frank Rosenzweig Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
Area of Study: Ecology and Evolution of Microbes including Yeast: Genetics and Metabolism
GCEP Project: Directed Evolution of Novel Yeast Species

Gavin Sherlock Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Genetics, Stanford University
Area of Study: Yeast Evolution, Five Carbon Sugar Metabolism, Microarrays, Genomics, Bioinformatics
GCEP Project: Directed Evolution of Novel Yeast Species

Gorden Simpson Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Plant Sciences
GCEP Project: Novel Mutants Optimized for Lignin, Growth and Biofuel Production via Re-Mutagenesis

Christopher Somerville Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Biological Sciences, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Carnegie Institution
Area of Study: Genetic Engineering of Biomass Polysaccharide Composition
GCEP Project: Genetic Engineering of Cellulose Accumulation

Alfred Spormann Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Synthesis of Biofuels on Bioelectrodes
Capturing Electrical Current via Microbes to Produce Methane
Biohydrogen Generation

 
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