Dr. Jay-Lin Jane, who has recently retired from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition as ISU Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University with her husband David.
Dr. Jane is a world authority in starch research and its food and industrial applications. She developed a digestion-resistant starch that may aid colon cancer and diabetes research, and she led efforts to significantly improve the efficiency and yield of ethanol production from raw starch. She has pioneered methods to make molded biorenewable plastics from proteins in soybeans, corn, and even chicken feathers.
It was a great pleasure to have Dr. Jane come to visit.