Research projects with our academic and corporate collaborators are geared toward developing cost-effective processes for recovery of industrial and biopharmaceutical products derived from a variety of raw sources such as corn, rice, sugarcane, Lemna minor, and microalgae. Our lab is located in the Norman E. Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement and is part of the Texas A&M Institute of Plant Genomics and Biotechnology.
Our current focus include-
Purifying high-value recombinant proteins from microalgae – We are exploring pretreatment and purifications options to optimize the purification process. This project aims at producing a physically stable, functional and highly pure fraction of recombinant protein from clarified Chlamydomonas reinhardtii lysate.