University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering

Jonathan Schilling, Associate Professor

Jonathan Schilling
108 Kaufert Lab
University of Minnesota
2004 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: (612) 624-1761
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Institute on the Environment Resident Fellow

Areas of Interest

Wood-degrading microbes are uniquely adapted to metabolize carbon from recalcitrant, nitrogen-poor lignocellulose. These organisms, principally basidiomycetous fungi, are managed pests in the built environment; however, they play a vital role in forest biogeochemistry, and their mechanisms offer commercial potential in biofuels, bioplastics, and bioremediation. My research therefore aims to better characterize the mechanisms of wood biodegradation and to apply this information to wood preservation, forest management, and ‘green’ biotechnology.

Courses Taught