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Sugar institute names new director

Gillian EgglestonAfter a lengthy search, the LSU AgCenter has named Gillian Eggleston director of the Audubon Sugar Institute.

The institute, located in St. Gabriel, is a research facility that also offers educational programs for the sugarcane industry.

Eggleston will begin her new role on June 1. She previously was a research chemist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans.

"As a research chemist at the USDA-ARS, I have worked extensively with Louisiana raw sugar factories during this time solving key problems,” she said.

Eggleston earned undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Nottingham in England. Her doctorate in carbohydrate biophysics is from the Cranfield Institute of Technology, also in England.

Eggleston has an impressive publishing record and extensive international experience.

Reported by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter
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