Christopher Johnson

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Christopher Johnson is a senior scientist in NREL’s Renewable Resources and Enabling Sciences Center. Using synthetic biology and laboratory evolution, his research aims to develop bacterial strains for hybrid electrocatalytic/biocatalytic systems that can convert carbon dioxide and renewable electricity into fuels and chemicals. Christopher is also a member of the Agile BioFoundry, a consortium of national labs developing synthetic biology tools, technologies, and infrastructure to advance sustainable biomanufacturing. 

Professional Experience

Staff Scientist, NREL, NBC (2015–present)

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL, NBC (2012–2015)

Molecular Biologist, Gevo (2011–2012)

Research Associate, Metabolix (now Yield10 Bioscience) (2000–2005)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Microbiology, Indiana University Bloomington

PhD, Molecular Biology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


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