Jeff Kent

I am a student in GDPE as well as CSU's interdisciplinary MAS Bioenergy training program, which brings together a range of disciplines to surmount obstacles facing the emerging bioenergy industry. My primary research experiences have been oriented toward genetics and molecular-scale biological processes, and I am interested in both the biotechnological challenges of optimizing feedstocks for cellulosic biofuel production, as well as the ecological impacts of large feedstock monocultures, and how these impacts can be minimized. Ken Reardon will act as my temporary advisor pending my identification of a permanent dissertation advisor. In my spare time I like to backpack, run, and learn ancient languages.