MEET THE BRUTNELL LAB

ABOUT TOM BRUTNELL

As the Director of the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels, a primary objective of Tom’s program is to expand the research portfolio to include the use of model plant systems to accelerate gene discovery and the development of second-generation lignocellulosic feedstocks.  This work will complement ongoing algal research and provide new opportunities for forming academic and industrial partnerships.

Thomas Brutnell, Ph.D.
Director of the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels
Danforth Center
975 N. Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 587-1485
tbrutnell@danforthcenter.org

CURRENT RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS

Dong-Yeon Lee, Postdoctoral Associate

Hui Jiang, Senior Research Associate

Indrajit Kumar, Postdoctoral Associate

Xiaoping Li, Lab Tech

Yingying Cao, Graduate Student

Zhonghui Wang, Lab Tech

Jennifer Arp

Jinxia Wu, Visiting Scientist (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)

FORMER RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS

  • Tim Anderson (Elemental Enzymes)
  • Matthew Baca, Visiting Graduate Student (Washington University)
  • Alexandra Chapovskaya, Summer Intern 2014
  • Carla Coelho
  • Alyssa Cradic
  • Priscilla Glenn, Summer Intern 2015
  • Pu Huang (BASF, North Carolina)
  • Allison Huskey, Summer Intern 2016
  • Kazuhiro Kikuchi (Syngenta)
  • Carol Laiben (Koven Technology, Inc.)
  • Julia Lambret-Frotte, Visiting Scientist 2014-2015 (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • Tak Lee, Visiting Scientist 2015 (NETBIOLAB at Yonsei University)
  • Erin Mattoon, Summer Intern 2015
  • Kimberly Maxson-Stein (The Pregnancy Pause)
  • Dustin Mayfield-Jones (University of Illinois)
  • Rachel Mertz (University of Missouri)
  • Kelsey Reed, Summer Intern 2017
  • James Schnable (University of Nebraska)
  • Christine Shyu (Monsanto)
  • Anthony Studer (University of Illinois)
  • Lin Wang (Monsanto)
  • Sankalpi Warnasooriya (Danforth Center-Education Outreach)
  • Sarit Weissmann (Danforth Center-Mockler Lab)
  • Quan Zhang (NewLeaf Symbiotics)
  • Yang Zhang (Hainan University, China)
  • Hui Zhao, Visiting Scientist 2016 (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Dennis Zhu, Visiting Graduate Student 2016 (Washington University)
  • High School Interns: Neil Boes, Matt Butler, Margaret Derdeyn, Jennifer Voss, Xinyu He
  • Volunteers: Anna Lu, Alex Smith

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