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*'''Development of a Silage Inoculant for Biological Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass'''.
 
*'''Development of a Silage Inoculant for Biological Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass'''.
 
**Production of heterologous proteins in ''Lactobacillus plantarum''.
 
**Production of heterologous proteins in ''Lactobacillus plantarum''.

Revision as of 10:34, 22 February 2011

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Welcome to Mike Speer's User Page

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

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My Golf-Disc Recycling Enterprise

Contact Information

  • The best way to reach me is by email: mas853atpsudotedu
  • Phone (801) 471 - 4870.

Research Info

In Progress

  • 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
    • 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

Publications

  • Expect great things Spring 2011

Other Stuff

General Information

  • I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Biological Systems Engineering in 2007.
  • I'm currently a PhD student at Penn State University in the Richard Lab.
  • My wife's name is Colleen and we have been married since 2006

Hobbies

  1. Hiking
  2. Bicycles
  3. Metalurgy
  4. Disc Sports
  5. Art
  6. Editing Protocols

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

  1. Windsurfing
  2. Skiing (on real mountains)

Useful Websites

Sites for Research

Other Sites I think are Cool