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Sharon Smolinski

Researcher II-Biological Science

Sharon.Smolinski@nrel.gov | 303-384-6275

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Denver, 2012present

  • M.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado at Denver, 20072011

  • Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Analysis, University of Colorado at Denver, 2011

  • B.S., Biology, University of Colorado at Denver, 19931998


Professional Experience

  • Scientist II, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 2010present

  • Scientist I, NREL, 20092010

  • Senior Research Technician, NREL, 20092009

  • Research Technician I, NREL, 20082009

  • Research Associate, NREL, 20002008


Patents

  1. "Process and genes for expression and overexpression of active [FeFe] hydrogenases," U.S. Patent No. 8,835,153 (2014)


Featured Publications

  1. "New Method for Discovery of Starch Phenotypes in Growing Microalgal Colonies," Analytical Biochemistry (2013)

  2. "De Novo Transcriptomic Analysis of Hydrogen Production in the Green Alga Chlamydomonas moewusii Through RNA-Seq," Biotechnology for Biofuels (2013)

  3. "Examination of Triacylglycerol Biosynthetic Pathways via De Novo Transcriptomic and Proteomic Analyses in an Unsequenced Microalga," PLOS One (2011)

  4. "Algal Hydrogen Production," Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology (2010)

  5. "Characterization of Genes Responsible for the CO-Linked Hydrogen Production Pathway in Rubrivivax gelatinosus," Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2010)

  6. "Energy Generation from the CO Oxidation-Hydrogen Production Pathway in Rubrivivax gelatinosus," Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2005)

  7. "Hydrogen Production is Attenuated by Disruption of an Isoamylase Gene in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii," Plant Cell (2004)

  8. "Discovery of Two Novel Radical S-adenosylmethionine Proteins Required for the Assembly of an Active [Fe] hydrogenase,"J. Biol. Chem.(2004)

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