Dr. Ying Gu

Associate Professor

Department:  Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
College:  Eberly College of Science
Address:  262 North Frear
Phone:  814-867-3827
E-mail:  yug13@psu.edu
Website: http://www.gulilab.org/

Regulation of cellulose synthesis
Gu Lab uses biochemical, molecular genetics, and spectroscopic approaches to decipher mechanisms of cellulose biosynthesis. Cellulose is a major source of raw materials for paper, textiles, and an abundant source for sustainable and environment-friendly cellulosic biofuels. A long-term goal of our research is to gain a deeper understanding of the regulation of cellulose biosynthesis so that the fundamental knowledge can be transferred for designing new cellulosic materials with diverse economic applications.