Dr. Nadav Sorek
Nadav is a Philomathia Postdoctoral Fellow at the Energy Biosciences Institute. He obtained his doctorate in Plant Biology at Tel Aviv University, where he focused on protein lipid modifications and their importance for protein targeting. Nadav currently works with Professor Chris Somerville on understanding the basic mechanisms of plant cell wall biosynthesis. He has identified several novel genes involved in the synthesis and organization of cell wall polymers. Lignocellulosic biofuels, sometime referred to as second generation biofuels, rely on the conversion of non-crop plants into fuel. Since the plant cell wall is the dominant component of plant biomass, this work contributes to the understanding and characterization of the substrate for lignocellulosic fuels.
- UC Berkeley