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Di, Rong

Title: Associate Research Professor
Department / Research Program: Plant Biology and Pathology
Email: di@aesop.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-6350
Detailed Profile: http://plantbiopath.rutgers.edu/faculty/di/di.html
Research Areas: Biofuel, Plant engineering, Starch to Bioethanol, Cellulosic Biomass
Energy Research Focus: Genetic engineering cassava plants with apoplast-targeting alpha-amylase and glucoamylase genes to facilitate the conversion of starch to fermentable sugar for the production of bioethanol. Genetic engineering switchgrass plants with apoplast-targeting cellulosic biomass-degrading enzyme genes to facilitate the conversion of cellulosic biomass to fermentable sugar for the production of bioethanol.

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