REU project: Functional analysis of maize genes using heterologous yeast expression systems as a means of producing biorenewable chemicals
I am working to identify and characterize one type of condensation enzyme, ELO-type, within maize fatty acid elongation systems. We have identified nine candidates, and are using a yeast expression system to elucidate their functions.
School: Iowa State University
Major: Microbiology and Genetics
Mentors: Dr. Alexis Campbell, associate scientist, and Kenna Goodlaxson, MS student, Nikolau research group