Biologically Based Materials and Products

We are discovering novel approaches using genetic systems and biological materials to create value-added commercial and consumer products.

Faculty are especially interested in investigating the economic viability and competitiveness of various products, the political implications of the use of various products, supply-chain issues related to various products, and ways to promote entrepreneurship among members of the college, including students.

Research Expertise

Research Video

Natural Bed Bug Killer: See how microbiologists are using a fungus to wipe out bed bugs.

Office for Research and Graduate Education


217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802-2600