Robert Jernigan part of ISU team awarded $969,000 DOE grant to optimize fermentation
Congratulations to Robert Jernigan, an Iowa State Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Jernigan is part of a three-person ISU team awarded a three-year, $969,000 grant from the Department of Energy. The researchers will pursue microbial engineering to expand conditions in which industrial fermentation may occur. In his words, “I’ve studied proteins all of my life and we have incredibly rich data – several hundred million protein sequences – and this is an opportunity to make practical applications of this information."