Eric Knoshaug

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Personal Profile

Eric. P. Knoshaug works in the Applied Biology Section of the National Bioenergy Center at NREL. He joined NREL in August 2000 and has since worked on engineering yeast for efficient utilization of biomass-generated pentose sugars, protein design and evolution for increased activity on recalcitrant biomass substrates, and increasing biomass and lipid production in microalgae. 

Research Interests

Microbiology, molecular biology, and microbial physiology

Fermentation and growth systems development

Metabolic engineering in yeast for hydrocarbon production

Enzyme and protein engineering

Pentose transport and utilization in yeast

Algal growth systems

Enhancing algal biomass and lipid production

Nitrogen stress responses in oleaginous microorganisms

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Microbiology, Oregon State University

Bachelor, Biology, Environmental Conservation, minor in Economics, University of Colorado Boulder


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