Elizabeth Kellogg, Professor, Biology, UM St. Louis
Over half of the world’s calories come from grasses, but imagine generating enough fuel from grass to run a car or even light up a house. Actually, the dream of turning a blade of grass into usable energy is not as far-fetched as it might seem. Doing her part toward realizing this goal, Elizabeth Kellogg, Professor of Biology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is researching the history behind switchgrass and its relationship with other grasses.
The UMRB grant has allowed me to hire a very talented postdoctoral scholar to run the project in the lab.