Dr. Argelia Lorence is a professor of metabolic engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Physics at Arkansas State. She is the co-principal investigator of a major project through the National Science Foundations. A-State works with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Kansas State University. The research is part of an almost six million dollar grant that lasts through 2021. She is also a Vaughn Endowed Professor at A-State. She has been supervising numerous students during the research process. One of those students is Lucia Acosta. Acosta joined Dr. Lorence for this interview on A-State Connections, Lorence talks about what the research project is about.