Josh Michener

Josh Michener: Engineering evolution for better microbes

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Working backwards has moved Josh Michener’s research far forward as he uses evolution and genetics to engineer microbes for better conversion of plants into biofuels and biochemicals.

Jerry Tuskan

Bringing technological advances to bioscience: Jerry Tuskan

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It’s been 10 years since the US Department of Energy first established a BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and researcher Gerald “Jerry” Tuskan has used that time and the lab’s and center’s resources and tools to make good on his college dreams of using genomics to study and improve plant species. Now he is getting ready to lead the new Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) at ORNL, a DOE Bioenergy Research Center that will launch in FY2018 with the mission of accelerating the development of specialty plants and processes for a new generation of biofue

Jerry and Udaya

DOE funds Center for Bioenergy Innovation at ORNL

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The Department of Energy has announced funding for new research centers to accelerate the development of specialty plants and processes for a new generation of biofuels and bioproducts. The Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI), led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass.

Mindy Clark

Sowing the seeds for scientific breakthroughs: Mindy Clark

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Mindy Clark’s enthusiasm for plant biology has only grown from her time in the classroom at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) to her years working in greenhouse operations for private industry and more recently at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Melissa Craggier

A road less traveled: Melissa Cregger

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After traveling an unconventional path to get here, Melissa Cregger has found Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) a perfect place to accommodate, and even encourage, her diverse scientific interests.

Brian Davison

Brian Davison: Seeking new challenges, forging new connections in bioenergy

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Brian Davison has advice for anyone planning a long career in science, gleaned from more than three decades in the field: Appreciate the ‘eureka’ moments, both big and small.

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