Trinh Lab’s New Yeast Strain Upcycles Stubborn Plastics
Professor Trinh has helped develop a yeast strain that can upcycle polyolefin plastic, a major pollutant, into useful biochemicals and biodegradable plastics.
Trinh Part of ORNL-Led Center Focused on Biofuels Receiving Funding Renewal
UT Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Cong Trinh is part of an ORNL-led biofuel center that received renewed funding.
Proteome reallocation enables the selective de novo biosynthesis of non-linear, branched-chain acetate esters
Cong Trinh and his research team elucidate and control proteome reallocation in living cells to enable the selective de novo […]
Gene Coexpression Connectivity Predicts Gene Targets Underlying High Ionic-Liquid Tolerance in Yarrowia lipolytica
Cong Trinh and his research team developed the Gene Co-Expression Connectivity (GeCCo) method to predict gene targets underlying high ionic […]
Ha Selected for Advanced Undergraduate Research Activity Program
Senior Khanh Ha was selected for the Advanced Undergraduate Research Activity (AURA) program, which promotes research for undergraduate students at UT.
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.