Alli Werner

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Personal Profile

Allison Z. Werner utilizes systems biology and synthetic biology approaches to understand and engineer biological conversion processes. Specifically, her research focuses on developing microbial chassis for the conversion of low-value and waste feedstocks (e.g., lignin and plastics) into precursors for performance-advantaged chemicals, materials, and fuels. 

Professional Experience

Scientist III, NREL (2021–present)

Visiting Scientist and Early Career Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2021)

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL (2018–2021)

Ph.D. Student, Colorado State University (2014–2018)

National Science Foundation REU Fellow, Colorado State University (2013)

National Science Foundation REU Fellow, University of Alaska at Anchorage (2012)

Kern Foundation Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin (2011–2013)

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University

Bachelor, Biomolecular Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering


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