Consortium for Algal Biofuels Commercialization (CAB-Comm)

In 2010 the then San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology won a  four-year, eleven million dollar grant from the Department of Energy to create a Consortium for Algal Biofuels Commercialization. The Consortium spans 20 faculty members across five academic institutions and collaborates with two industry partners. CAB-Comm was awarded the grant to study three aspects of the algal biofuels value chain: Crop Protection, Nutrient Utilization and Recycling, and Genetic Tools.

Algae Biofuel Production Life Cycle Research Areas

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Steven Briggs

Steven Briggs, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Micheal Burkart

Michael Burkart, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

James W. Golden

James W. Golden, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology

Susan Golden

Susan Golden, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Molecular

Stephen Mayfield

Stephen Mayfield, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology and
John Dove Isaacs Chair of Natural Philosophy

Jonathan Shurin

Jonathan Shurin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution

Bianca Brahamsha

Bianca Brahamsha, Ph.D.
Research Biologist

Mark Hildebrand

Mark Hildebrand, Ph.D.
Research Professor

Greg Mitchel

Greg Mitchell, Ph.D.
Research Professor

Brian Palenik

Brian Palenik, Ph.D.
Professor of Marine Biology

Alissa Kendell

Alissa Kendell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

James Van Etten

James Van Etten, Ph.D.
William Allington Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology

Donald Weeks

Donald Weeks, Ph.D.
Maxcy Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources

George Oyler

George Oyler, M.D., Ph.D.
President of Synaptic Research

Debashish Bhattacharya

Debashish Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Professor Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources

Charles Dismukes

Charles Dismukes, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Paul Falkowski

Paul Falkowski, Ph.D.
Professor of Geological Sciences, and Marine and Coastal Sciences

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