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[[Image:hikingshasta.jpg|thumb|right|Me hiking up Mt. Shasta.  6AM at tree-line.]]
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[[Image:mikesorganick.jpg|200px|right|My Golf-Disc Recycling Enterprise]]
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[[Image:mikesorganick.jpg|thumb|right|My golf-disc recycling enterprise. Look for this stencil on the bottom of your discs. If it's there, then the disc was once in my possession and before that it was probably at the bottom of a water hazard.]]
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===Contact Information===
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*The best way to reach me is by email: mas853@psu.edu
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*Phone (801) 471 - 4870.
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===Research News===
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==Contact Information==
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*The best way to reach me is by email: '''mas853'''at'''psu'''dot'''edu'''
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*Phone (641) 471 - 4870.
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==Research Info==
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I currently live in Iowa, where I work for Cargill doing fermentation research.
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===Graduate Work===
*'''Development of a Silage Inoculant for Biological Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass'''.
*'''Development of a Silage Inoculant for Biological Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass'''.
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**Production of heterologous ligninases in ''Lactobacillus plantarum'' and ''Lactobacllus buchneri''
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**Production of heterologous proteins in ''Lactobacillus plantarum''.
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**Development of conditionally active expression/secretion systems for lactobacillus
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***Xylanases
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***Ferulic Acid Esterases
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***Laccases
**Determination of ideal enzyme secretion levels based on a balance between production and survival
**Determination of ideal enzyme secretion levels based on a balance between production and survival
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***Optimization of endogenous beneficial enzymes (not regulated under [http://www.epa.gov/biotech_rule/pubs/biorule.htm TSCA])
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**Development of conditionally active expression/secretion systems for lactobacillus
**Determination of optimal inoculation ratios between two recombinant species
**Determination of optimal inoculation ratios between two recombinant species
**Development of Aerobic/Anaerobic storage pretreatment strategies
**Development of Aerobic/Anaerobic storage pretreatment strategies
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Please check out our [[Richard_Lab:protocols | Protocols]] page for more information on exactly what I do.
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===Publications===
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*Expect great things Spring 2011
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===Teaching===
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*Taught ASM 221 in Fall 2010
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**This is basically a broad engineering course for non-engineers
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**Topics included:
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***Circuits
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***Statics
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***Mechanics of Materials
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***Fluid Dynamics
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***Thermodynamics
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**It was a great time
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==Other Stuff==
===General Information===
===General Information===
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*I graduated from UC Davis in Biological Systems Engineering in 2007.
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*I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biological Systems Engineering in 2007.
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*I'm currently a PhD student at Penn State University.
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*I was a PhD student at Penn State University in the [[Richard Lab]].
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*My wife's name is Colleen and we have been married since 2006
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*I've got a wife and some kids.  They're all great.
===Hobbies===
===Hobbies===
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#skiing
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#Hiking
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#hiking
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#Bicycles
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#metalurgy
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#Metalurgy
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#home improvement
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#Disc Sports (ultimate and frolf)
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#Art
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#Sailing
#Editing [[Richard_Lab:protocols | Protocols]]
#Editing [[Richard_Lab:protocols | Protocols]]
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====Hobbies I used to have, but can't do anymore because I live in Iowa====
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#Windsurfing
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#Skiing (on real mountains)
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==Useful Websites==
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===Sites for Research===
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*[[Richard Lab]]
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*[http://www.attotron.com/cybertory/analysis/seqMassager.htm The best sequence editing tool EVER!!!]
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*[http://partsregistry.org/Main_Page The Parts Registry]
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*[http://www.finnzymes.fi/tm_determination.html Tm Calculator]
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*[http://www.salis.psu.edu/RBS_Calculator.shtml RBS Calculator]
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*[http://www.bioinformatics.org/SMS/rev_comp.html Reverse Complement Generator]
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*[http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ NCBI]
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===Other Sites I think are Cool===
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*[http://www.backyardmetalcasting.com/ Backyard Metal Casting]
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*[http://www.sheldonbrown.com/ Prometheus' Encyclopedia of Divine Knowledge]
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*[http://www.statecollegediscsports.org/ State College Disc Sports]
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*[http://librivox.org/ Librivox]
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*[http://www.npr.org/ NPR]
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*[http://rvwa.com/ Rio Vista Windsurfing Association]
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Welcome to Mike Speer's User Page

Me hiking up Mt. Shasta.  6AM at tree-line.
Me hiking up Mt. Shasta. 6AM at tree-line.
My golf-disc recycling enterprise. Look for this stencil on the bottom of your discs.  If it's there, then the disc was once in my possession and before that it was probably at the bottom of a water hazard.
My golf-disc recycling enterprise. Look for this stencil on the bottom of your discs. If it's there, then the disc was once in my possession and before that it was probably at the bottom of a water hazard.


Contact Information

  • The best way to reach me is by email: mas853atpsudotedu
  • Phone (641) 471 - 4870.

Research Info

I currently live in Iowa, where I work for Cargill doing fermentation research.

Graduate Work

  • Development of a Silage Inoculant for Biological Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass.
    • Production of heterologous proteins in Lactobacillus plantarum.
      • Xylanases
      • Ferulic Acid Esterases
      • Laccases
    • Determination of ideal enzyme secretion levels based on a balance between production and survival
      • Optimization of endogenous beneficial enzymes (not regulated under TSCA)
    • Development of conditionally active expression/secretion systems for lactobacillus
    • Determination of optimal inoculation ratios between two recombinant species
    • Development of Aerobic/Anaerobic storage pretreatment strategies

Please check out our Protocols page for more information on exactly what I do.

Publications

  • Expect great things Spring 2011

Teaching

  • Taught ASM 221 in Fall 2010
    • This is basically a broad engineering course for non-engineers
    • Topics included:
      • Circuits
      • Statics
      • Mechanics of Materials
      • Fluid Dynamics
      • Thermodynamics
    • It was a great time

Other Stuff

General Information

  • I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biological Systems Engineering in 2007.
  • I was a PhD student at Penn State University in the Richard Lab.
  • I've got a wife and some kids. They're all great.

Hobbies

  1. Hiking
  2. Bicycles
  3. Metalurgy
  4. Disc Sports (ultimate and frolf)
  5. Art
  6. Sailing
  7. Editing Protocols

Hobbies I used to have, but can't do anymore because I live in Iowa

  1. Windsurfing
  2. Skiing (on real mountains)

Useful Websites

Sites for Research

Other Sites I think are Cool

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