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Buz Barstow

Buz Barstow
Department: 
Biological and Environmental Engineering
Office: 
228 Riley-Robb Hall
Phone: 
607-255-5139

The Barstow lab’s mission is to solve problems in sustainable energy with applied biology. We will develop new tools to understand biology; understand the genetics and physics behind the amazing capabilities that biology brings to energy; and apply all of this to problems in energy. In the first five years of the Barstow lab at Cornell, we plan on understanding the genetics and physics of the amazing capabilities that electroactive microbes like Shewanella oneidensis bring to energy; developing new ultra-low-cost genomic analysis tools that build upon Knockout Sudoku; and applying this knowledge to challenges in electrochemical energy storage; the recovery and purification of energy critical materials; and artificial photosynthesis.

Research Interests: 
Genetics
BioG 2990/4990 Credit: 
Yes
Paid Work Study: 
Yes
Volunteer: 
Yes
Honors Thesis: 
Yes
Research Activities in Which Undergraduates Participate: 
Computer programming, robotics, molecular biology
Approximate Number of Students in the Lab per Semester: 
2-3
Is There a Minimum Number of Hours per Week: 
Yes
If So, How Many?: 
12