Rubber root dandelion as a source of high quality natural rubber

Katrina Cornish

Professor

The Ohio State University

Dr. Cornish holds an Endowed Chair at The Ohio State University and is the first Ohio Research Scholar to be appointed. She leads a program in alternate rubber production and bioemergent materials including exploitation of opportunity feedstocks from agriculture and food processing wastes for value-added products and biofuels. She is also the leading U.S. scientific expert, and is internationally recognized as a principal authority, on alternative natural rubber production, properties and products, and on natural rubber biosynthesis in general.