USDA funding to Alonso lab!

January 15, 2016
Dr. Ana Alonso
Congratulations to Ana Alonso, whose grant entitled "A systems approach to understanding and improving industrial oil biosynthesis in an emerging crop Physaria fendleri” has been funded by the USDA for three years. This grant will develop a comprehensive understanding of how industrially relevant hydroxy fatty acids (HFAs) are synthesized in the emerging crop Physaria fendleri. HFAs produced by this plant could some day be used for the manufacture of biofuels, lubricant greases,  plastics, and other materials.