EBI Personnel Directory Parvin, Bahram
A detailed knowledge of the 3D architecture of Type I and Type II plant cell walls is key for a rational design of plants that can be more easily broken down into fermentable sugars. In addition, a model of the cell wall based on experimental data will serve as the framework for understanding and further optimizing chemical and microbial deconstruction regimens. This project will use sophisticated sample preparation and imaging techniques to achieve its goals. In addition, this group’s expertise serves as a resource for other EBI investigators with imaging needs.