Headshot portrait of Wayne Sheu - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Chemical Engineering
Supported by: anonymous donor
Mentor: Alfred Spormann, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Wayne's research involves using the qPCR technique for amplifying DNA to characterize expression of genes in methanogens involved in methane production. The potential large-scale application of his contribution to the Spormann lab's work is microbe cultures producing methane across the country that can be stored and used to fuel everything from airplanes to cars.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Inhibiting Methanogenesis from Carbon Monoxide in Methanosarcina acetivroans C2A to Enhance Acetate Formation

Wayne Sheu1, Ann Lesnefsky2, Alfred Spormann1,2
[Departments of Chemical Engineering1 and Civil Engineering2, Stanford University]