The Mansfield Lab

UBC Tree Molecular Biology Research Lab’s areas of research include:

  • Tree biotechnology
  • Relationship between genes expression and phenotypic fibre characteristics
  • Plant Metabolism (Metabolomics)
  • Cell Wall Development
  • Cellulose Biosynthesis
  • Lignin Biosynthesis
  • Lignocellulosic chemistry and ultrastructure as it relates to wood quality
  • Fibre morphology and chemistry as related to the formation and properties of paper
  • Enzyme applications in the pulp and paper industry
  • Enzyme-substrate interactions