Jimmy Gosse, Ph.D., joined AURI’s staff as microbiologist in February. He will work primarily out of AURI’s lab in Crookston. Gosse aims to improve and expand the ways in which microbes add value, treat waste and provide new products for Minnesota entrepreneurs and established agribusinesses. He provides laboratory support and technical advice in the areas of microbial biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics for AURI partners.
Gosse’s background includes academic research appointments, teaching and industrial research experience. While working at the University of Minnesota and in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at North Carolina State University, he developed a network of scientists at educational institutions and federal research laboratories and has published peer-reviewed papers with many of them. Most recently Gosse was director of research and development for the Minnesota-based biotechnology start-up BioCee.
Gosse received his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics.