Faculty & Staff - Jody Jellison
My personal research is focused on the bioconversion and biomodification of lignocellulose by microorganisms. I work with a graduate student and an undergraduate student on this research; our efforts are focused upon basic fungal physiology,cellulose characterization and bio-treatment optimization.
In Other Words
Our group is interested in the use of microorganisms to break down and change wood. We are working with a group of fungi that are very good at taking apart the wood cell wall and changing and using chemicals in the cell wall such as cellulose and hemicellulose. These fungi are important because they can selectively modify the wood and make it more valuable as a starting material for industrial processes.
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