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Grain Science and Industry


Principal Investigator

Dr. Praveen Vadlani - Gary and Betty Lortscher Associate Professor in Renewable Energy

Current Graduate Students

Yixing Zhang

Jonathan Wilson

Yadhu Guragain

JungEun Lee

Yanguang Liu

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Krishna Bastola

Kyle Probst

Past Students

Kyle Probst, PhD 2014

Single Cell Oil Production using Lipomyces Starkeyi: Fermentation, Lipid Analysis and use of Renewable Hemicellulose-Rich Feedstocks

Liyan Chen, PhD 2013

Detoxification and Nutritional Enhancement of Soy Meal via Microbial Bioprocessing

Yixing Zhang, MS 2010

Production of Nitrogen-Based Platform Chemical: Cyanophycin Biosynthesis using Recombinant Escherichia coli

Sunil Bansal, MS 2010

Evaluation of Different Agricultural Biomass for Bioethanol Production

Achira Mukhopadhyay, MS 2009

Innovative Bioprocessing of Lignocellulosic Material for Value Added Product-Lactic Acid

Ananda Nanjunda, PhD 2010

Carotenoid Value Addition to Distiller's Dried Grain with Solubles by Red Yeast Fermentation

Khushal Brijwani, PhD 2010

Solid State Fermentation of Soybean Hulls for Cellululolytic Enzymes Production

Laboratory Assistants

Reggeany Barrios

Akhila Pose Prabin Kingsly

REU Students


Rebecca Demarco

Erika Demel


Amanda Chura

Roger Cochrane

Garrett Meier


Akeem Obe

Alison DeNunzio


Evan Davis

Bethany Vosburgh