logo

Last Update

This profile was last updated on 8/9/2017 and contains contributions from the  Zoominfo Community.

is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong Audrey Gasch?

Audrey P. Gasch

Researcher

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

HQ Phone:  (608) 890-2042

GET ZOOMINFO GROW

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions.

I agree to the  Terms of Service and  Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!

computers
  • 1.Download
    ZoomInfo Grow
    v sign
  • 2.Run Installation
    Wizard
  • 3.Check your inbox to
    Sign in to ZoomInfo Grow

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Community Edition at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

1552 University Ave.

Madison, Wisconsin,53726

United States

Company Description

GLBRC is one of three Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Centers funded to make transformational breakthroughs that will form the foundation of new cellulosic biofuels technology. GLBRC is led by UW-Madison, with Michigan State University as the major par...more

Background Information

Employment History

Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Assistant Professor, Genetics

UW-Madison


Instructor

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute


Affiliations

Gordon Research Conferences incorporated

Board of Trustees Member


Education

Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Web References(29 Total References)


Directory | Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

www.glbrc.org [cached]

Audrey Gasch


JGI - Fungal Program User Advisory Committee

contact.jgi-psf.org [cached]

Audrey Gasch, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center


Tweaking Yeast's Appetite Improves Biofuel Yield | Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

www.glbrc.org [cached]

(Left) Audrey Gasch (right) and graduate student Maria Sardi discuss how naturally occurring yeast can help engineer a more stress-tolerant strain for ethanol production.
"It doesn't seem like one less carbon molecule should be a big deal," Audrey Gasch says, "but to the yeast, it is." Gasch, a genetics professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and researcher at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), studies the chemical conversion of cellulosic - or non-food - biomass into ethanol and other biofuels. Recently, she and her colleague Trey Sato have focused on engineering a yeast strain that produces more ethanol from corn stover, the corn stalks, leaves, husks and cobs that remain in fields after the harvest. Gasch and Sato have accomplished this by coaxing yeast to consume xylose, the five-carbon sugar molecule for which it lost its appetite a long time ago. To get yeast to eat something it won't touch in nature, Gasch and Sato first had to turn back the evolutionary clock. Sato and Gasch have re-introduced this ability into the present-day strain by challenging a set of wild yeast cells to survive in an environment where xylose is the only carbon source. "There's essentially zero growth of the colony initially," Gasch says. Next, Gasch and Sato needed to ensure that Y128 would do its job well in the presence of environmental stressors, in this case the toxic chemicals used in pre-treating corn stover before its conversion into biofuel. "The combination of learning from nature, performing directed laboratory evolution, and genetically engineering specific properties into the strain is a very unique GLBRC approach," Gasch says. "It's been incredibly productive."


Nature leads research team to better yeast | Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

www.glbrc.org [cached]

"We were very pleased with how successful we were in identifying genes that are new engineering targets, but it's almost like the tip of the iceberg," said Audrey Gasch, assistant professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gasch is also a researcher at the GLBRC and co-author of a study on the group's research that was published in the December issue of Genetics - the Genetics Society of America's scientific journal. She said the inability of yeast cells to cope with toxins found in cellulosic material has been a "major bottleneck" in the task of producing cellulosic ethanol efficiently and is now the focus of the team's research. "The combination of ethanol and these other toxins is kind of a double whammy for the yeast cells," she said.


Marine Biological Laboratory Archives - Woods Hole Inn

woodsholeinn.com [cached]

"Leveraging Functional Genomics in Yeast to Inform on Stress Biology and Disease Signaling" - Audrey Gasch, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison


Similar Profiles

city

Browse ZoomInfo's Business
Contact Directory by City

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

city

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory