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Industrial Fellowship Support - Kerry Caffall - Year 2

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Award date: 
May 22, 2015
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Organization name: 
Benson Hill Biosystems, Inc.
Principal Investigator: 
Crisp, Matthew B.
Grant program category: 
Business Financing
Grant program name: 
Industrial Fellowship Program
Research Triangle

Benson Hill Biosystems is a plant biotechnology company focused on developing traits to improve intrinsic yield in crop plants of major economic importance, primarily by focusing on improved photosynthetic efficiency. As a Fellow, Dr. Caffall will participate in vital experiments to demonstrate and validate technologies for improved photosynthetic efficiency, participate in discussions to help shape the company's research program, assist in preparing grant proposals and other documents related to funding, and interact with leaders in the plant biotechnology industry. A particular focus will relate to a project to demonstrate improved photosynthetic efficiency and yield in cotton engineered to co-express up to four transgenes involved in photosynthetic pathways.

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