Two U.S. patents in plant biotechnology and agriculture have been issued to Dr. Elizabeth Hood, Lipscomb Distinguished Professor of Agriculture. The first, regulatory sequence of cupin family gene, has potential applications in the pharmaceutical industry and other areas. The second, methods of expressing and detecting the activity of expansion in plant cells, helps to make large amounts of the protein expansin. Details are in a news release<>.

Dr. Elizabeth Hood is the CEO of Infinite Enzymes, a sustainable industrial enzyme manufacturer.