UTAH STATE GREATS 2011

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"The Cutting Edge"



HARDEEP RAI, Wildland Resources, used computer-automated analyses of the largest taxonomic dataset, finding that dinoage plants may not be a classic example of “living fossils.”

THE USU EXTENSION CENTER FOR AGRONOMIC AND WOODY BIOFUELS, near the S.L.C. airport, provides research that supports crops and their conversion to biofuels in Utah, the region, and the nation.

THE BIOINNOVATIONS CENTER, a hub for cutting-edge and collaborative research projects, located on USU’s Innovation Campus, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

PETER ADLER, Wildland Resources, challenged a nearly 40 year-old international ecological model shedding new light on ecological debates.

Randy Lewis

RANDY LEWIS, USTAR professor and Synthetic Bio-manufacturing Center team member, is pioneering research on the production of large quantities of spider silk proteins via goats’ milk. The silk could have many implications in the medical device and equipment market and has even been made into a “bullet-proof” skin.