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Identification of novel genes involved cellulosic biofuel production

Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer on earth. The great abundance of cellulose places it at the forefront as a primary source of biomass for renewable biofuels. Our research is focused on understanding the biological mechanisms underlying biofuel production so that those mechanisms can be redesigned, improved, and used to develop novel, efficient bioenergy strategies that can be replicated on a mass scale.

Website: http://bmb.psu.edu/directory/yug13
Number of undergraduates needed: 2-4
Minimum qualifications: Sophomores Majoring in Biochemistry or Microbiology; Honors student preferred.

Contact Info

Ying Gu
262 North Frear
Science, Eberly College
814-867-3824
yug13@psu.edu