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Department of Biology at Illinois State University
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Dr. Cynthia Cass

Research Scientist
  • Undergraduate: UC Santa Cruz PhD: University of Virginia, Cell and Molecular Biology, RNA splicing in Drosophila, Dr. Anne Beyer Post doc: Illinois State University, Schistosoma mansoni, Dr. David Williams Post doc, research scientist: Plant molecular genetics, Dr. John Sedbrook
  • Hands on research!
  • Reducing dependence upon non-renewable energy sources by optimizing the deconstructability of lignocellulosic biomass.
  • Ph D Cell and Molecular Biology / RNA splicing - 1993
  • University of Virginia
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Molecular and Genetic Analysis of HnRNP Proteins in Drosophila melanogaster