Plant Biology and Pathology

  • Title: Associate Professor
    Department / Research Program: Plant Biology
    Email: bonos@aesop.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-6367
    Detailed Profile: http://plantbiopath.rutgers.edu/faculty/bonos/bonos.html
    Research Areas: Biofuels, Biomass Crops, Switchgrass
    Energy Research Focus: Breeding and development of switchgrass for biofuel production with particular emphasis on improvement on marginal land, disease resistance, biomass quality and increased yield.
  • 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.
  • Title: Extension Specialist in Agriculture Energy - Emeritus
    Department / Research Program: Plant Biology, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
    Email: helsel@AESOP.Rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-445-5232
    Detailed Profile: http://plantbiopath.rutgers.edu/faculty/helsel/helsel.html
    Research Areas: Biomass, Energy Crops
    Energy Research Focus: Production and evaluation of potential biomass energy crops (primarily temperate and tropical grasses) and their conversion to energy (combustion and liquid)
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Plant Biology and Pathology
    Email: hjanes@rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-6334
    Detailed Profile: http://plantbiopath.rutgers.edu/faculty/janes/janes.html
    Research Areas: Plant Biology, Plant growth models for crops
  • Title: Professor
    Department / Research Program: Plant Biology and Pathology
    Email: lam@aesop.rutgers.edu
    Phone: 848-932-6351
    Detailed Profile: http://plantbiopath.rutgers.edu/faculty/lam/lam.html
    Research Areas: Biomass and Biofuel Production
    Energy Research Focus: Creating more optimized “energy crops” by engineering enzymes of interest into genomes of target feedstocks. Specifically, duckweed as a Versatile System to Link Bioremediation and Biofuel Production.