The Crop Science Podcast Show - Dr. Katrina Cornish: Rubber and Latex Breakthroughs | Ep. 06

the crop science podcast show Jan 23, 2024

In this episode of "The Crop Science Podcast Show," our special guest is Dr. Katrina Cornish, a researcher in bioemergent materials at The Ohio State University. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Cornish explored the world of alternative rubber and latex production. The conversation covers the challenges faced in global rubber supply and explores the promising future of alternative rubber crops like guayule latex. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of crop science and sustainable material production.


What will you learn:

  • Cloning in rubber
  • Guayule latex potential
  • Current rubber research
  • Rubber crop innovations

Meet the guest:

Dr. Katrina Cornish has over 30 years of experience on alternate rubber and latex production. She holds a B.Sc. and Ph.D. from The University of Birmingham, UK, and her expertise is in rubber biosynthesis, germplasm improvement, and innovative production systems. Currently, she is at The Ohio State University, as a Research Scholar/Endowed Chair in Bioemergent Materials. A fellow of prestigious academies and founder and CEO of EnergyEne, Inc, Dr. Cornish is at the forefront of developing sustainable natural rubber crops, bio-based fillers, and exploiting agricultural wastes for biofuels. With over 250 papers and around 20 patents, her work is crucial in shaping the future of the rubber industry.

Connect with our guest on Social Media: LinkedIn