Christine English

Researcher IV-Biological Science


Christine English is a member of the Industrial Systems and Fuels Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Validation of bio-based renewable energy technologies

Technical analysis of new technologies, barriers, and challenges related to sustainable and affordable biofuels

Proposal review, project management, and process improvement

Strategic planning

Research Interests

Production, conversion, and logistics of algal biofuels

Development of commercially-viable technologies for converting terrestrial biomass feedstocks into finished liquid transportation fuels, such as renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, as well as into bioproducts or chemical intermediates and biopower

Facilitation of data-driven project and portfolio management decisions


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado Denver (2006)

B.S. in Chemistry, The College of Wooster (2001)

Prior Work Experience

Senior Scientist, Systems Engineering and Program Integration Office, National Renewable Energy Laboratory,  (2014–present)

Navarro Research and Engineering and CNJV, Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Department of Energy (DOE)  (2009–2014)

  • Technical Advisor (2013–2014)
  • Principal Scientist I (2011–2013)
  • Senior Project Scientist (2009–2011)

Post-Doctoral Position, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2007–2009)

Featured Work

Recombinant and in vitro Expression Systems for Hydrogenases: New Frontiers in Basic and Applied Studies for Biological and Synthetic H2 Production, Dalton Transactions (2009)

The Histone Chaperone Anti-Silencing Function 1 Stimulates the Acetylation of Newly Synthesized Histone H3 in S-Phase, Journal of Biological Chemistry (2007)

Structural Basis for the Histone Chaperone Activity of Asf1, Cell (2006)

The Histone Chaperone Anti-Silencing Function 1 Binds to an H3-H4 Heterodimer: A Two-step Mechanism for the Assembly of the H3-H4 Heterotetramer on DNA, Biochemistry (2005)