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Maria Ghirardi

Senior Research Fellow I-Molecular Biology

Maria.Ghirardi@nrel.gov | 303-384-6312

Dr. Maria Ghirardi is a principal scientist at NREL, a research associate professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and a Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) Fellow. She is involved in both basic and applied research and has had extensive experience working with photosynthetic organisms.

Dr. Ghirardi's work at NREL involves photobiological hydrogen production and covers metabolic, biochemical, and genetic aspects of algal metabolism.

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