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Edgar Cahoon

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Expertise: Plant biochemistry, plant biotechnology, plant metabolic engineering, lipid metabolism, lipid/membrane biological properties, algal biofuels
Research Interests: Nutritional enhancement of crops; improvement of seed oil content and quality for nutritional, biofuel, biomaterials, and livestock feed; engineering of plant membrane composition for improved stress tolerance
Outreach Emphasis: Undergraduate training
Facilities: Laboratory, E310 Beadle Center
US Interest Areas: Midwest, Great Plains
US Collaborators: Chaofu Lu, Montana State University; Basil Nikolau, Iowa State University; John Ohlrogge, Michigan State University; Richard Sayre, Jan Jaworski, Sam Wang, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
US Graduate Students: Athen Kimberlin, Kyle Luttgeharm
International Interest Areas: Nigeria, Kenya, India, Europe, South Korea, China
International Collaborators: Johnathan Napier, Rothamsted Research UK; Sten Stymne, Swedish Agricultural University; Marina Gavilanes, Autonomous University of Mexico; Youngsook Lee, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea; Chunyu Zhang, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
International Graduate Students: Anjireddy Konda
International Experience: Provitamin A biofortification of cassava storage roots for Sub-Saharan Africa (BioCassavaPlus, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

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