UW-Madison Dept of Bacteriology
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Professor of Bacteriology, Emeritus

3472 Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive

Office: (608) 698-4470
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Education
Ph.D. 1975 Rutgers University
Postdoctoral Research: Columbia University
Research Focus

Our research interests are in the areas of microbial physiology, metabolic regulation and metabolic engineering as they apply to the utilization of lignocellulosic materials. This involves genetic engineering of novel yeasts, strain screening, scale-up, microbial biochemistry, and molecular genetics. Areas of emphasis are the fermentation of xylose by yeasts and metabolic pathway engineering. Research activities include metabolic engineering in the xylose-fermenting yeast, Pichia stipitis; optimization of metabolic pathways in Saccharomyces cerevisiae; determination of rate-limiting steps in yeast fermentation and growth; and alteration of intermediary metabolism to regulate energetics.

Teaching
  • Microbiology 632: Industrial Microbiology
Activities
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Department of Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706

Phone (608) 262-2914
Department Chair: Richard Gourse
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