Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

A DOE Office of Science User Facility

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Shank
Bacteria live everywhere, from the soil and sea to the surface of every plant and animal on earth. Most bacteria exist within diverse, multispecies communities that exert profound impacts on their hosts as well as on ecosystem-level processes. In...
Lead Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Esther Singer
Nitrogen limitation is a global challenge for biofuel crop resilience and hence bioenergy security. Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) can help to mitigate plant stress by forming symbiotic relationships with their host that are mediated by...
Lead Institution: Michigan State University
Principal Investigator: Lisa Tiemann
To meet the goals of highly productive and sustainable bioenergy cropping systems, we need to explore all options for improving the efficiency of bioenergy crops, including optimizing the positive relationships between bioenergy crops and indigenous...
Lead Institution: Rice University
Principal Investigator: Janet Braam
Exosomes are powerful vehicles for local, distal and even transpecies cell-to-cell communication in diverse eukaryotes, but whether plant extracellular vesicles can act similarly to exosomes characterized in animals and are used for plant...
Lead Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Hurley
Biofuel production using cellulases extracted from fungi has the potential to be a major resource to replace fossil fuels and regulating the synthesis of these and other enzymes is crucial for the economics of biofuel production from lignocellulose...