Professor Banta gave a seminar entitled “Extreme Makeover: Engineering a thermostable alcohol dehydrogenase for biotechnology applications” in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
A new manuscript by Vardner, Inaba, Jung, Farinato, Nagaraj, Banta and West presents a novel reductive leaching process for recovering copper from chalcopyrite using chromium as the reductant. The reaction offers superior kinetics and the chromium could be easily regenerated electrochemically. The new results were published in ChemistryOpen.
Emma Willett successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled "Engineering Redox Pathways: A Synthetic NAD(P)(H) Cycle for ATP Regeneration and A Designed Pathway Using Directed Evolution for DMP Synthesis ". Emma is the 19th PhD student graduating from the Banta Lab. Congratulations Dr. Willett!