Gerald A Tuskan

Gerald A Tuskan

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Bioenergy Innovation, and ORNL Corporate Fellow


  • Received the 2012 Forest Biotechnologist of the Year
  • Received the 2007 ORNL Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
  • Received the 2007 Alumnus of Year at Northern Arizona University


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  1. Timm, C, DA Pelletier, SS Jawdy, LE Gunter, JA Henning, N Engle, J Aufrecht, E Gee, Z Yang, T-Y Lu, TJ Tschaplinski, MJ Doktycz, GA Tuskan, DJ Weston. 2016.  Two poplar isolates induce additive favorable responses in a constructed plant-microbiome system. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:497. doi:  10.3389/fpls.2016.00497.
  2. Bryan, AC, W Muchero, S Jawdy, L Gunter, E Gjersing, R Sykes, M Hinchee, KA Winkeler, CM Collins, N Engle, TJ Tschaplinski, X Yang, G Tuskan, J-G Chen. 2016. Knockdown of a laccase in Populus deltoides confers altered cell wall chemistry and increased sugar release. Plant Biotech Journal doi: 10.1111/pbi.12560.
  3. Bhagia, S, W Muchero, R Kumar, GA Tuskan, CE Wyman. 2016. Natural genetic variability reduces recalcitrance in poplar. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9:106. doi: 10.1186/s13068-016-0521-2.
  4. Sun, Q, R Khunsupat, K  Akato, J  Tao, N  Labbé, NC  Gallego, JJ Bozell, TG Rials, GA Tuskan, TJ Tschaplinski, AK Naskar, Y Pu, R  Ragauskas. 2016. A study of poplar organosolv lignin after melt rheology treatment as carbon fiber precursors. Green Chemistry doi: 10.1039/C6GC00977H.
  5. DePaoli, HC, GA Tuskan, X Yang. 2016. An innovative platform for quick and flexible joining of assorted DNA fragments. Scientific Reports 6:19278. doi:10.1038/srep19278.
  6. Liu, D, R Hu, KJ Palla, GA Tuskan, X Yang. 2016. Advances and perspectives on CRISPR/Cas9 systems in plant genomics research. Current Opinions in Plant Biology 30:70–77.
  7. Czarnecki, O, AC Bryan, SS Jawdy, X Yang, J-G Chen, GA Tuskan. 2016. Simultaneous knock-down of six non-family genes using a single synthetic RNAi fragment in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Methods 12:16. doi:10.1186/s13007-016-0116-8.
  8. Zheng, K, X Wang, DA Weighill, H-B  Guo, M  Xie, Y  Yang, J Yang, S Wang, DA Jacobson, H Guo, W Muchero, GA Tuskan, J-G  Chen, J.-G. 2016. Characterization of DWARF14 genes in Populus. Scientific Reports 6: 21593.
  9. Mewalal, R, DK Rai, D Kainer, F Chen, C Külheim, GF Peter, GA Tuskan. 2016. Plant-derived terpenes: A feedstock for specialty biofuels. Trends in Biotechnology doi:org/10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.08.003.
  10. Kalluri, UC, R Payyavula, JL Labbé, N Engle, G Bali, SS Jawdy, R Sykes, M Davis, A Ragauskas, G Tuskan, T Tschaplinski. 2016. Down-regulation of KORRIGAN-like endo-β-1,4-glucanase genes impacts carbon partitioning, mycorrhizal colonization and biomass production in Populus. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01455.