Dominique Loqué Wins ASPB’s Robert Rabson Award

March 14, 2014

JBEI’s Dominique Loqué, who directs the cell wall engineering program for the Feedstocks Division, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Robert Rabson Award by the American Society of Plant Biology. Loqué is being recognized for his contributions to bioenergy research through the genetic engineering of healthy plants whose lignocellulosic biomass can more easily be broken down into simple sugars for the production of advanced biofuels. Working with the model plant, Arabidopsis, and using the tools of synthetic biology, Loqué is developing ways to reduce the production of lignin while increasing the yield of fuel sugars in plant cell walls. For more about Loqué’s research go here