We are looking for people with expertise in various aspects of the Corn Transformation and development processes for expression of recombinant proteins optimized from soil bacteria. We have generated novel lead plants indicating in planta expression of normative anaerobic enzymes like nitrous oxide reductase. Such plant biotechnology may enable significant detoxification of nitrous oxide in air-streams and in soil. Our lab has pioneered atmospheric bio-remediation using transgenic plants, using the standing crop to amplify beneficial soil reduction of N2O into Nitrogen gas. Our published results suggest even higher yield of nosZ protein in commercial corn lines may be possible. Foliar and root expression of nitrous oxide reductase needs to be applied to a broad range of agricultural crops starting with local corn varieties. We are now moving this technology into the scale-up and development process, focusing on the commercialization of such gas biocatalysts for applications in agri-food especially. Experience with Baby Boom and Wuschel genes to enhance transformation efficiencies will be especially interesting.
PhD in plant molecular biology with postdoctoral experience in corn transformation. To strengthen and complement the current team we are looking for people with expertise in various aspects of the transgenic plant development process. Key positions include:
Molecular Biology Researcher for codon optimization of soil-sourced nosZ gene variants
Corn Tissue Culture and Corn Transformation Specialists