University of Kentucky, PSS
1401 University Drive (Office:200L)
Lexington, KY 40546-0236
Gene transcriptional regulation, protein engineering, directed evolution, metabolic pathway engineering
1989, Postdoctoral fellow, Univeristy of California, San Francisco, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
1989, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Biochemistry and molecular biology
1983, B.S. Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, Biology
My research interests are centered in two main areas:
(i) mechanistic study of transcription factors (TFs) for plant metabolic pathway regulation, and
(ii) improvement of bioenergy production through engineering tobacco plants to produce high-density biofuels and engineering enzymes for novel functions in biomass conversion.
A new research focus in my lab is the modification of leaf characteristics and surface chemistry. The research in my lab addresses some of the key issues in molecular biology and protein biochemistry and contributes to the development of new-crop opportunities and bioenergy, two important areas in the agricultural economies of Kentucky and the nation. My current research is supported by the US Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy, The Kentucky Office of Energy Policy and Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center, University of Kentucky.
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This person page last updated on 2013-06-27
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