Trinh’s DOE-Supported Research Could Bring Big Changes to Biofuels
Ferguson Faculty Fellow Cong Trinh was awarded $1.1 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science for research aimed at producing the next generation of biofuels.
Exploring Proteomes of Robust Yarrowia lipolytica Isolates Cultivated in Biomass Hydrolysate Reveals Key Processes Impacting Mixed Sugar Utilization, Lipid Accumulation, and Degradation
By analyzing the genetic diversity of undomesticated Y. lipolytica strains, coupled with detailed strain characterization and proteomic analysis, Associate Professor […]
Engineering promiscuity of chloramphenicol acetyltransferase for microbial designer ester biosynthesis
By discovering and simply twisting a single amino acid in alcohol acetyltransferases, Associate Professor Cong Trinh’s team presents an innovative […]
Lab Partners: Eastman, UT Share History of Success
The partnership between CBE and Eastman Chemical Co. over the past decade has positively impacted faculty, students, and spaces on campus.
Trinh’s Research Highlighted by Department of Energy
Research by Ferguson Faculty Fellow Cong Trinh was highlighted on the DOE Office of Science’s website.
Endogenous Carbohydrate Esterases of Clostridium Thermocellum are Identified and Disrupted for Enhanced Isobutyl Acetate Production from Cellulose
Esters are versatile chemicals with broad applications as flavors, fragrances, solvents, and biofuels. By using bioinformatics and enzymatic characterization, Cong […]
Single Mutation at a Highly Conserved Region of Chloramphenicol Acetyltransferase Enables Isobutyl Acetate Production Directly from Cellulose by Clostridium Thermocellum at Elevated Temperatures
Cong Trinh and his research team discovered an engineered chloramphenicol acetyltransferase can be harnessed to create a novel thermophilic microbial […]
Microbial Biosynthesis of Lactate Esters
Cong Trinh’s lab developed novel microbial cell factories capable of producing lactate esters from fermentable sugars. This finding opens new […]
Multiobjective Strain Design: A Framework for Modular Cell Engineering
Cong Trinh’s research team developed a Modular Cell (ModCell) design computational tool that helps guide rapid generation of novel microbial […]
Exceptional Solvent Tolerance in Yarrowia lipolytica Is Enhanced by Sterols
Cong Trinh and his research team discovered exceptional solvent tolerance in Yarrowia lipolytica is enhanced by sterols. This finding enables […]