The mission of CAPS is to find practical solutions to challenging problems within four main Strategic Areas: Photosynthesis & Carbon Fixation, Biomass & Bioproducts, Crop Improvement & Functional Foods, and Plant- Microbe Interactions. CAPS seeks to bring together the wide-ranging expertise available at OSU to bridge basic and applied research largely by catalyzing formation of interdisciplinary teams from across the university.
STs must be formed by a minimum of three OSU individuals with PI status (includes Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Full Professors, Research Scientists and Research Assistant Professors). Being a member of one Scientific Team (ST) does not disqualify a researcher from being part of another. We discourage, however, the same individual to be the contact PI in more than one ST.
Current Scientific Teams
CMAP: Conversion of Greenhouse Gases into High Value Materials
BAIT: The Bioplastic Alternatives Interdisciplinary Team
BPBFP: Bioconversion of plant-based feedstocks to products
SMART: Strategic Modern Approaches for Resilient Trees
Previous Scientific Teams
TIRE: Overcoming barriers to establishing a viable rubber crop for Ohio farmers
MBSA: Microbial Based Solutions for Agriculture
SoyRes: Comparison of Genetic Resistance Responses to Biotrophs, Necrotrophs and Pests in Soybean
RapRes: Developing Vectors as Tools to Rapidly and Flexible Alter Plant Phenotypes
PlantDom: Plant Domestication and the Evolution of Plant-Associated Organisms