Dhekney mentors Sheridan College students for NSF innovation challenge

[USA] Sadanand Dhekney, Plant Sciences Assistant Professor at the Sheridan Research and Extension Center, mentors four Sheridan College students who are carrying out a project at the Sheridan R&E Center’s lab for the NSF Community College Innovation Challenge.

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The four students on the project are Hannah Shafer (Rapid City), Ceirra Carlson (Greybull), Hannah Jernigan (Cheyenne) and Paige Jernigan (Cheyenne).

They proposed to genetically engineer algae for enhanced lipid production.They’re figuring out how to replace the original genes—yank out wimpy stock genes, insert turbo-charged replacements—and turn the algae into lipid megaproducers.

 

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