Current Research

Identifying and Screening Glycoside Hydrolases to Improve Ethanol Production

My project focuses on identifying and screening glycoside hydrolases for use in lactic acid bacteria to allow conversion of a wider range of polysaccharides into ehtanol.  The focus so far has been on enzymes with exo-xylanase activity, as well as developing new methodologies for determining enzyme activity, specificity, and kinetics.